Both of Us

  • by Ryan O'Neal, Jodee Blanco, Kent Carroll
  • Narrated by Ryan O'Neal
  • 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ryan O’Neal and Farrah Fawcett: He was the handsome Academy Award-nominated star of Paper Moon and the classic romance Love Story. She was the beautiful, all-American Charlie’s Angel, whose poster adorned the bedroom walls of teenage boys everywhere. One of the most storied love affairs in Hollywood history, their romance has captivated fans and media alike for more than three decades. In a tragic turn, the world lost Farrah after a tragic battle with cancer in 2009, but in his intimate memoir Both of Us, Ryan brings their relationship to vivid life.
Fans of each other from afar, Ryan and Farrah met through her husband, Lee Majors, and fell passionately in love. Soon, however, reality threatened their happiness and they struggled with some serious matters, including the disintegration of Farrah’s marriage; Ryan’s troubled relationship with his daughter, Tatum, and son, Griffin; mismatched career trajectories; and raising their young son, Redmond - all leading Ryan and Farrah to an inevitable split in 1997.
Ryan fought to create a life on his own but never stopped longing for Farrah. Eventually he realized that he had lost his true soul mate. Older and wiser, he and Farrah found their way back to each other and were excited to start a new life together. But their bliss was cut short when Farrah was diagnosed with cancer and passed away just three years later.
Ryan’s deep love for Farrah and his devotion to preserving her memory are evident in Both of Us. Drawing on decades’ worth of personal records and keepsakes, he has included never-before-seen photographs, letters exchanged between him and Farrah, and his own diaries, making this a poignant and compelling memento for her fans. Written with candor and emotional honesty, it is a true Hollywood love story.


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Tender Memoir

I found this book incredibly moving, largely due to Ryan O'Neal's narration.
Often having to fight back being overwhelmed with emotion as he speaks candidly about his life. I am glad he has taken the time to write this, there is so much negative information about him as father out there. He never shy's away about taking culpability for his children's problems, and is frank about his failure as a partner to the various women in his life. Here is man who is desperate to go back and relive moments of his life to do them differently, and has come to the realisation that no one gets a make over or do again in their life. I think his children are now grown up adults and should take responsibility for their life,
and stop blaming 'Daddy'. Even with all the money in the world for the best rehab's that money can buy could not combat the evil that is drug addition. I was ambivalent about this man, but was so moved by this book. At the end of the day he is human being trying to do the best that he can to live his life. I wish him well with his own struggle with illness.
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- Chris "Tell us about yourself! I love to escape into a good book."

Poor Ryan O'Neal?

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Have someone who knows how to read narrate this book!

If you’ve listened to books by the authors before, how does this one compare?


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Ryan O'Neal?

not sure.

Was Both of Us worth the listening time?


Any additional comments?

He glosses over so many events that the listener is not sure what's true. Addiction is a mental disease and one that is often hereditary. I can't believe that neither Ryan nor Farrah didn't have some issues surrounding drugs and/or alcohol.

I do not recommend this book.

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- Carolyn Zahnow "I listen to audio books on my M-F 40 minute commute into Raleigh NC. I am the founder of The Shore Grief Center, a nonprofit."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-01-2012
  • Publisher: Random House Audio