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

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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

One of the best Hollywood Memoirs!!

What made the experience of listening to Leading Lady the most enjoyable?

Following Lansing's career, as well as very good narration by Kirsten Potter, made it a great read/listen. Potter did very well with emotion, etc.

Who was your favorite character and why?


What about Kirsten Potter’s performance did you like?

Kirsten Potter made it a great read/listen. Potter did very well with emotion, etc. She did great when doing different characters that are talking to each other as well as emoting Lansing's feelings. One of the best narrators I have heard!!!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?


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- James M. Patton

Book Details

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