All That Is Bitter and Sweet: A Memoir
Asked why she was opting out of a successful care ...more
I read a couple of reviews that say this book has a lot of clichés and is (over) emotional however, Judd longs to bring a voice to the voiceless and s ...more
She managed to flip her fate around through her heal ...more
Walk away very fast.
I could not figure out what this book was supposed to be. It's kind of like "My mom is a famous superstar but as a mom she is awful. I like kittens. My entire family is dysfunctional. I li ...more
Of course she's an actress that comes from a famous (and famously dysfunctional) family but she has also spent a great many years as a feminist activist, quietly traveling the world with NGOs and coming face to face with the poorest, most exploited people on the planet.
And this memoir balances those two lives, providing insight on the tumultuous personal life that formed her d ...more
Judd's volunteer work with a group that helps underprivileged women and children all over the world takes up a big portion of this book, as it ought to. It has really defined much of the ...more
There's a discomfiting truth at the heart of the book, of which Judd is articulately aware - that a white, American movie star has better ...more
The way Ms. Judd connects her own depression and wounds to those of the women and children she aims to help has an equalizing effect. She doesn't try to equate her life of great privilege with their lives of huge deprivation and abuse, but she steps out of the role of ...more
Ashley Judd does an excellent job of pr ...more
Like other readers, I came out of it a little bit less enthused about Ashl ...more
This was a difficult book to get through. Not because of the way it was written, but because it
covers such dif ...more
\Why did she not say THEN about losing roles in Hollywood due to Weinstein (she could have stated that it happened but left out the name) did she say this was the reason she left?
"Asked why she was opting out of a successful career, walking away while she was one of the highest-paid women in Hollywood, Ashley herself could not provide an answer. She simply knew that after her first trip to the notorious brothels, slu ...more
“All That Is Bitter and Sweet,” is, at its heart, the story of Ashley Judd’s awakening. In sharing the secrets of a childhood fraught with neglect, abuse and debilitating depression, she confronts the stigma of mental illness and celebrates the serenity that comes with the hard work of recovery. The reward is a new role on a new stage -- global advocate for HIV/AIDS sufferers. The humanitarian pursuit of social justice and gender equality is gritty work, but the people she meets in
|This book galvanised me to act and DO something for the Developing World. Have any books You have read made you take action for Good?||1||6||Jun 15, 2013 10:41AM|
A celebrated and acclaimed actor, she has starred in 20 films, both box office hits and independent treasures, and on Broadway. Titles include, Ruby in Paradise, her debut, which won the Sundance ...more