I think this was an excellent autobiography of Goldie's life.It was more than just a biogrpahy,it was very inspirational as well. A lot of times I fou...moreI think this was an excellent autobiography of Goldie's life.It was more than just a biogrpahy,it was very inspirational as well. A lot of times I found myself reading more about her spiritual life than I did about her movies and acting. I think she could have told a little bit more about that, especially about her days on Laugh-In, but she did tell a lot of info on how she got started and how she was a dancer in her early years. She also tells a little bit about certain movies.
I like how she told a story in the point of view as if she was experiencing it right then and there; I was especially impressed with her excellent remembrence of her conversations. She had a lot of conversations in the book, which surprised me that she could remember so much of them, and it made it feel kind of like you were reading a regular novel, rather than a biography, which was alright.
After she told a story, most times she went on to analyze the story with a life lesson. I really liked that she did that. There were so many times were I said to myself, 'I want to write this passage down, because it's so meaningful/inspirational'; It was something I didn't want to forget.
Overall, I think this was a great book; it was very long, but it has a lot of stories, which is good, it also has plenty of pictures too, from her childhood, all the way until now. I think this is a great book for all Goldie fans to read, but also, anyone who is looking for inspiration, and just a good person to look up to. After reading this book, I found her more wonderful than I already thought she was. :)(less)
I think this was a perfect representation of what an autobiography is supposed to be like. Therefore, I couldn't rate it any less than 5 stars! I thin...moreI think this was a perfect representation of what an autobiography is supposed to be like. Therefore, I couldn't rate it any less than 5 stars! I think Sonny described his life's events perfectly, I especially liked the way he compared things, using plenty of unique similes, I couldn't think of a better way to explain things the way he did. He told about everything, from the day he met Cher, to the nights he sat by the piano and wrote their classic hit "I Got You Babe", when he opened his first resaurant, called "Bono's", to the day he became mayor.He's led quite an interesting life, with a variety of accomplishments-song writer,entertainer,owner of a restaurant, and mayor. Also, I'm a hudge fan of Sonny &(Cher) so I really liked reading about his relationship with her, which took up a lot of the book. They started off as the sweetest couple ever in the 60s, but in the 70s were stressed about their career, which was masked by their forced smiles on the S&C show. You will read the real true story of Sonny and Cher with this book! (less)
This book was just amazing, anyone who says otherwise, doesn't know a real book. This book posseses all the qualities a great book should have-symboli...moreThis book was just amazing, anyone who says otherwise, doesn't know a real book. This book posseses all the qualities a great book should have-symbolism, a lesson learned, and a good plot line. The book, told in the pespective of 6-year old Scout, takes place in the south, in the 1930s. Of course segregation is going on at this time,and Scout's father is defending an African-American. Things heat up in the town, and Scout and her older brother Jem have to hear all about this trial.
This story is beautifly written about the innocence children have, and that innocence is taken away as you get older. It shows all the carefree activites Scout and Jem do. Jem is growing out of chilhood, and you can see both him and Scout mature throughout the story. This is a must-read for anyone in their teen years to an adult. Either way, you have to read this book at one point or another in your lifetime! (less)