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message 1: by Seemita (new)

Seemita Good to see you rating this work so high, Elyse. I have this book with me but never found any inspiration to pick it. But you have changed that :)

message 2: by Elyse (last edited Nov 05, 2015 06:02AM) (new)

Elyse Walters Seemita, if possible...see if you can get a copy of the audiobook (overdrive from the library had it here).
When I took my walks (had to take them anyway) --she was a delight to walk-'with'!

Sure there were moments she talked about people in the 'show-business' I knew nothing about and couldn't relate to much --but there was value in 'listening' to the tape.
Woman know when other woman are being authentic --right? We also know when woman are being 'snakes'...lol
Amy is an inspiring 'woman'... (she even talks about women friendships -the female wars between stay at homes mom's and working moms -etc.) --
She just touches on so many real life situations --
I didn't look at this as 'only' a funny book.

When children love their parents --really are friends with them --even 'that' shifts the world.

I'm sure the book has many of the same qualities as the audio --but to 'hear' her parents speak (hear their voices) -- made things being said that much more truthful and profound.

I'm going to buy the audiobook for my 34 year old daughter. She comes for a visit this month --We can load it on her iphone. She is a busy actress in LA. Steady working --but not famous --She is tiny like Amy. My daughter told me many of her friends told her to read the book --
I say--'forget it'....
Listen to the book if possible. The add-ins are worth it.

By the way-- I'm still so moved by many of the classic books YOU read --(you're killing me)...lol
I have "Family Matters" that you soooo inspired me with sitting 'waiting' for me to read before New Years this year...
along with another book that Steve inspired me with called: "Mr. Ives's Christmas".

Just 15 more Netgalley books to read...lol

Audiobooks don't count --(they are 'walking -sauna -and laundry-books) --They fill in the 'extra' time!

Hugs Seemita!
Off to the gym to 'read& ride'...xoxo

message 3: by Dawn (new)

Dawn I listened to this book as well. I feel it made it so much more enjoyable than reading it. Glad you liked it, too!

message 4: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Walters Thanks for sharing Dawn. ( and you too, huh?). Wonderful enjoyment and wise reminder messages for our soul ...and good laughs.

message 5: by Glenn (new)

Glenn Sumi Great review, Elyse! I just finished it a few weeks ago and teared up too at the chapter about finally acknowledging her mistake! The audio was a riot.

message 6: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Walters Thanks Glenn, I agree "The audio was a riot". So many wonderful moments listening to Amy --from when she was a child in her neighborhood -- to present day!

message 7: by JanB (new)

JanB Add another fan of the audiobook here! I agree that she's someone I'd like to be friends with. I also thought she "over-shared" on some topics :) I loved Tina Fey's Bossypants even more!

message 8: by Iris P (new)

Iris P With your charming review along with so many thumbs up on this thread, Illegal have to invest one of my Audible credits on this book soon!

message 9: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Walters Yeah... Tina Fey and Amy are both a kick together. It's fun to watch their friendship too. Nice to witness.

Iris...parts of the audible are better than others of course - but overall ..
Good messages

message 10: by Toni (new)

Toni I was disappointed when I read the book. The audiobook definitely changed my mind. You're right, she poured out her soul in the audio. Game-changer for sure.

message 11: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Walters Yeah, Toni... I was thinking, I might not have even care much for the book itself.

I'm starting to see, (as a newbie to audiobooks), that some stories really 'are' enhanced with a speaker who is 'real'...and "pours their heart and soul" into it ...
such as you say, Toni, ...which Amy sure did!

message 12: by Esil (new)

Esil Elyse -- Id didn't realize I hadn't "liked" your review. Just re-reading now. It's a perfect description of how I'm enjoying this audio so far

message 13: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Walters Aww. Don't parts of it really touch you in a very human - 'lasting' way?

I've been sad - on and off lately. It happens to me this time of year.
Some years worse than others.

Paul's accident was a year ago tomorrow. He bought a new car today.

My emotions -( privately Esil - are a little raw right now)..,
Holidays bring up memories from childhood -deeply lonely - my fathers death -
and a little mad at myself for pulling away from everyone I can in my life - like dodge ball -
Finding excuses not to go to social gatherings --
So the opposite of the aliveness I adore in Amy and her audio tape
I connected with her on many levels ( I suppose many of us do)..
I have times when I feel sooo alive .,,
Yet times like these where any little thing is enough to set me off --
Finding myself say those words again ."I quit"
I'm not even sure what I'm trying to quit ..
Other than its a feeling of wanting to bolt

Oops. Paul needs me.
I'll be ok.

Enjoy the tape.

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