Leading Lady

  • by Stephen Galloway
  • Narrated by Kirsten Potter
  • 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The definitive biography of movie executive and philanthropist Sherry Lansing traces her groundbreaking journey to become the first female head of a major motion picture studio, shares behind-the-scenes tales from movie sets and Hollywood boardrooms, and explains what inspired her to walk away from it all to start the Sherry Lansing Foundation.


What the Critics Say

"An energetic and entertaining story, filled with divas, tantrums, and abundant Hollywood gossip...[Leading Lady] is a brisk, breezy look at the turbulent world of moviemaking." (Kirkus Reviews)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

no one

What was most disappointing about Stephen Galloway’s story?

it was so boring, I do not think insiders would even read it...nothing new here

Would you be willing to try another one of Kirsten Potter’s performances?

NO No No this women cannot pronounce proper names let alone simple words.....her Mother was MARGO.....NOT MARGOAT......truly disappointing.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Leading Lady?

the self serving ones, it was clear this was a rose colored look at her life, the texture was not there

Any additional comments?

I am pleading to producers of audio books to check the narration before releasing

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- Anne

Working your way to the top with grace and integrity.

Ms Lansing's book is an exemplary model of how to work your way through corporate America with dignity, integrity and grace as a woman.

Although Ms. Lansing has achieved such monumental levels of success, it was very relatable to hear that she deals in real life like everyone else. I believe most women could relate to staying in their home for several days after a bad romantic break up,

The current chapter of her life shares of the importance of giving back to the community, in her case at a national level.

It strengthens the belief that when one volunteers or
works in the nonprofit world there is a self satisfaction that comes from helping others.

I have admired Ms. Lansing's career for many years I really enjoyed reading her story.
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- P.K. Fields

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-25-2017
  • Publisher: Random House Audio