• Riding in Cars with Boys

  • Confessions of a Bad Girl Who Makes Good
  • By: Beverly Donofrio
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (102 ratings)

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Riding in Cars with Boys

By: Beverly Donofrio
Narrated by: Christina Moore
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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Beverly Donofrio is building a growing following of fans with her honest, moving accounts of experiences from her own colorful life. Riding in Cars with Boys--the basis of the hit movie starring Drew Barrymore--is her funny and touching account of growing up too fast in the 1960s.

Once her strict family told her she couldn’t go to college, Beverly lost interest in everything except smoking, drinking, and rebelling against authority. She was a "bad" girl, and her behavior soon got her into trouble--as in the pregnant kind of trouble. From becoming a teen-aged wife and mother through finally going to college and getting her life back in order, Donofrio faced one challenge after another in her ambivalent efforts to "grow up" as she raised her son. By turns laugh-out-loud hilarious and poignantly insightful, Riding in Cars with Boys is perfectly served by a bright, smart narration from Christina Moore.

©1990 Beverly Donofrio (P)2001 Recorded Books,LLC

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Even better than the movie!

I loved the movie but, as usual, the book is SO much better! It's actually a bit of a different story; better in my opinion.

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Awesome story

I watched the movie with Drew berrymore. I loved the movie, I didn't realize the book and the movie were so different. Both are real good. I laughed and cried. I highly recommend this book .

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Loved The Book

Absolutely loved the book! Completely different from the movie. My opinion, the book is way better!

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Better than the movie

I saw the movie first. The book is so much better! Highly recommend this one!

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Excellent

of course the book will ve different from the movie, and at the beginning it bothered me (because I love the movie so much!); BUT by the middle of the book I absolutely LOVED that every concept from the box is played out in the movie even if the scenario is different [Example all the female characters in her life take the role of Fae in the movie]. I very much enjoyed the book!!

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Loved it

If you liked the movie, you'll definitely love the book. This audiobook was perfect! It wasn't monotoned or boring, and I found it completely enjoyable.

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Good storyline overall.

Wish it was a bit more exciting. Narrator is kind of monotone but not terrible.

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A Great Ride with Bev Donofrio!

You rarely hear a coming of age memoir with such wit, comedy, and vulnerability. How Bev manages to take her life trials (that another woman might cry about) and keep the whole world laughing is beyond me. I saw her do a live reading and knew I had to get her Audible book. I was not disappointed. LOVED IT!