My Life as a 10-Year-Old Boy

  • by Nancy Cartwright
  • Narrated by Nancy Cartwright
  • 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Nancy Cartwright is the ultimate Simpsons insider. Her raspy, childlike voice is immediately recognizable as none other than Bart Simpson, the most precocious, irreverent, and intriguing 10-year-old ever to enter the American consciousness. In this behind-the-scenes story, Nancy Cartwright tells of the Simpsons' early days, when the cast was given a closet-sized space to record commercial bumpers for The Tracey Ullman Show. She traces the Simpsons' rapid rise to wild popularity, offers hilarious anecdotes about cast members and guest stars including Mel Gibson, Meryl Streep, and Elizabeth Taylor, and explains what goes into making the half-hour animated series. And she reveals what it's like to be at the center of an American institution, one that reinvented the sitcom, rocked the networks to the core, and changed forever the face of American television.
Packed with more information than has ever been revealed about the longest-running animated show, here is the perfect book for the millions of Simpsons fans who can't get enough of America's favorite dysfunctional family.

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What the Critics Say



Audie Award Finalist, Humor, 2005
"Enthusiastic, candid memoir....A hilarious must-read." (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

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This audiobook blows man

If you think it would be fun to be shut in a closet with Bart Simpson for six hours maybe you'll like this book. I'm a pretty avid Simpson fan and I would love to hear some inside scoop on the show, but I can't take the author's voice, style or substance. It feels like getting sprayed by a helium charged fire hose, and even if I could tolerate that, the 'inside' stories promised turn out to be nothing more than adolescent musings rising to the level of how nice Mel Gibson's butt is but not much higher. This is a stinker from start to finish...and I won't hear the finish.
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- R. Jones

squeaky fun

I liked this audiobook very much - hearing more about Cartwright's growing interest in performing and her career beginnings and progression. She also describes how it takes 8 months to make each show and tells a little about the other voice actors. Very energetic and fun, the style is very suitable. Lots of celeb anecdotes, which hopefully the listener agrees are of interest and add to the fun.

(Serious Simpsons fans did not like the print edition of this book. They judge as tedious the material extraneous to Simpsons show. But Cartwright titled the book "My Life", so it's her story to tell and include what she wishes.)
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- Cynthia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-22-2004
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.