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Don't Look Back, We're Not Going That Way!

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Don't Look Back, We're Not Going That Way! is a book for anyone who has felt unloved and unattractive, been broke, experienced failure, been fat and thin and fat again, had a fire, had cancer and/or a nervous breakdown, or been widowed. This is also a book for anyone who has found love in midlife, experienced success, adopted a child, had a spiritual awakening, flourished ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published July 13th 2004 by Off The Wall Publications (first published March 2004)
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Bill Krieger
Nov 03, 2013 Bill Krieger rated it really liked it
Marcia Wallace of the Bob Newhart Show ("Hi Bob") recently passed away, so I grabbed the Kindle version of her autobiography off Amazon. It was outstanding!

The striking thing about this book - I've never read a more honest memoir. Marcia Wallace is very open about her chaotic life and brutal upbringing. She was a victim of child abuse, and this pretty much defined her. It spawned the insecurity and mania that she needed to move to NYNY and then Hollywood to be a comedic actress. Her writing "voi
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Ann-Marie
Nov 04, 2013 Ann-Marie rated it liked it
I only knew of her from her voicework for Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons and was made aware of Wallace's autobiography only after her recent death. She tells the story of a life rife with hardships that would make most people buckle. There is a lightness or joviality with which she relates many of these awful events that speaks of a strength of spirit, even when it seemed ridiculous or futile.

"Rational? Of course not. Reasonable? No, but then I have never felt the need to be reasonable."

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Susanrgrimes
Dec 17, 2013 Susanrgrimes rated it it was amazing

When Marcia Wallace died earlier this year from complications of breast cancer first diagnosed 30 years earlier I learned that she had written an autobiography. Although I have never seen one episode of the Bob Newhart Show and I stopped watching the Simpson's when my children left home, I remembered Marcia from The Match Game. I watched that show ever day after school as a child. I decided to pick up this memoir and find out what happened to her in all those years after her game show celebrity.
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Denise
Oct 30, 2013 Denise rated it really liked it
Marcia Wallace was the smart mouthed receptionist on the Bob Newhart Show and voiced Bart's teacher, Edna Krabappel on the Simpsons. I met her at an autograph collector show intending to just get a picture, but also walked away with an autographed copy of her autobiography. She accomplished this by telling me that the only reason she attended those shows was to promote her book, which she wrote to reach out to other people who could learn from her life story. From an eating disorder, to the adop ...more
Pamela
Jun 06, 2011 Pamela rated it it was amazing
Finally a celeb memoir worth reading! Marcia Wallace, actress on The Bob Newhart Show, The Simpsons, etc. has experienced just about everything. Her autobiography is at times poignant, hysterical and incredibly inspirational. She shares stories about her tough midwestern childhood, her many acting gigs, love life giggles and heartbreaks. She tells what it's like to survive cancer, become a young widow, raise a child by herself and even have her house burn down. Marcia is smart, funny and I total ...more
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Jan 25, 2016 Gr8serenity rated it it was amazing
Great book. I think I really enjoyed it because she spoke in my kind of mid west scattered story telling language.
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Jan 11, 2011 Katherine rated it liked it
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A quick read and like the author a bit overblown at times. An innocuous little book with some funny moments. She grew up in the Midwest during the same time I was growing up in NYC so there were some parallels I could appreciate. Not sure anyone unfamiliar with the Newhart Show or younger than we would get anything from this " autobiography." Glad I borrowed it rather than spent any money on it.
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