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Melissa has been entertaining audiences most of her life; when there were no girls named Melissa on her favorite show, the forceful four year old decided she’d get on TV her way. From that moment on, Melissa has shown a singular determination and focus whether it’s for booking three national commercials so her dad would build her a tree house or for nailing the audition for Clarissa.
From her first commercial to her current starring role in ABC Family’s hit Melissa and Joey, Hart never let fame go to her head. She always had one foot in Hollywood and one foot in reality - and still does. Melissa makes us laugh along with her as she talks about:

guest appearances in shows like Saturday Night Live and The Equalizer
auditioning for Punky Brewster and Clarissa
her early Broadway days
wacky parties she’s thrown and attended
the actors who influenced her and whom she befriended, worked with and competed against
her experiences both on and off-set - with Sabrina’s Salem the Cat and Elvis the Alligator on Clarissa
how she met the love of her life at the Kentucky Derby

Melissa Joan Hart explains all that she’s learned along the way - what’s kept her grounded, normal and working when others have not been so fortunate - and that she’s the approachable, hilarious girl-next-door her fans have always thought she’d be.
©2013 Melissa Joan Hart with Kristina Grish (P)2013 Macmillan Audio
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By donna on 11-05-13

Very Enjoyable listen LOVED IT !!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes differently , if your a fan of her work this well ad to her awesomeness ! and if your not (your crazy) still a great listen

What did you like best about this story?

first that melissa is the narrator and to get a personal look into her life both with her work and personal life

What about Melissa Joan Hart’s performance did you like?

that its her lol she does an awesome job !

Any additional comments?

5/5 listen, i listened in one go .. its now 4.36 am lol either use credit or buy wont regret it!!

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By jwaldo on 11-03-13

A good listen

Would you recommend Melissa Explains It All to your friends? Why or why not?

I recommend it to mid-30s girls like me who grew up watching Clarissa Explains It All wondering what it would have been like to be her. It's fun following normal celebrities who are my age. Since I am Melissa's actual age (thus older than her Sabrina character), I didn't really watch Sabrina. I recently caught up on Melissa & Joey on Netflix and enjoyed it.

What about Melissa Joan Hart’s performance did you like?

It was herself, real and familiar. I would not have purchased it otherwise. She did great.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes I pretty much did, and I felt like I was spending the day with Melissa. But I reeeeeeely had questions that I wanted to ask her and wished I was having an actual conversation.

Any additional comments?

I recommend this for some "light listening." I enjoyed listening to Melissa speak about her life and experiences, and a bit of behind the scenes. The book is exactly what it claims to be. Maybe when she is older she'll write another book which would be juicier!

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By crystal on 10-14-17

brilliant read 100%

I really enjoyed it and even better that melissa was reading it to me lol I would recommend if your a fan of her shows you will enjoy this book. hope she writes more books I would buy them

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By Mark L. on 09-30-16

All is explained

ABSOLUTELY AWESOME- it was great from start to finish. Melissa has a very beautiful voice

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By Amazon Customer on 02-11-18


If you’re looking for insight and self realisation - look elsewhere, this feels heavily self edited to portray herself as almost perfect, heavy name drops but no actual insight into anyone or anything. There is even a chapter talking about struggling to come to terms with her husband watching football on the weekends. For a multi decade career; that does not seem like a necessary chapter.

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By Matthew on 01-22-17


It was painful, too much name dropping and very impersonal. If you don't want to let people in, don't write an autobiography. I nappy story near the end was funny, but not worth the rest of the book.

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