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What did you love best about My Mother Was Nuts?
I loved listening to Penny Marshall for over 8 hours - I wish it could have been longer!
What was one of the most memorable moments of My Mother Was Nuts?
Too many to remember, it is such a great memoir.
Which character – as performed by Penny Marshall – was your favorite?
Her own. She does a good impression of herself!
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I laughed more with this book than any other I've listened to. Without a doubt.
Any additional comments?
This is not a book to be read - it MUST be listened to. Penny's voice makes her own life story so much more real & visual.
20 of 20 people found this review helpful
Wow - what an amazing lady and an amazing life! Penny Marshall broke boundaries and found success without really knowing what she was doing - her incredible talent and intelligence drove her through it all. She is honest, humble, and above all, hilarious - plus her narration skills are superb (she has the vocabulary of a trucker - not offensive to me at all but you probably don't want your 6 year old to listen with you unless you want them to learn the proper usage of the f-word in all of its glory). I really enjoyed hearing about her antics with her Hollywood pals and the inside info on how movies and television shows are made. I wish all memoirs were like this - Penny should teach a class.
18 of 18 people found this review helpful
The funny and self-deprecating Penny Marshall guides us through her adventurous life - from her upbringing in New York City, creating the role of Laverne in Laverne & Shirley, various relationships and marriages, to becoming the first female director of a $100-million-dollar movie (Big). Her New York energy and wit shine through in this charming memoir, along with her striking NY accent. Plenty of A-List name-dropping, too.