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3.03 out of 53.03 out of 53.03 out of 53.03 out of 53.03 out of 5 3.03 (39 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margaret Cho Narrator: Margaret Cho Publisher: HighBridge Company Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2001 ISBN:
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At age 16, Margaret Cho dropped out of school and began touring as a standup comedian. By 23, she was the star of her own sitcom, All-American Girl, the groundbreaking show featuring television's first Asian American family. But the road to fame wasn't smooth, and when the sitcom crashed and burned, so did Margaret.

Without ever losing her trademark humor, Margaret tells her astonishing tale of dieting her way into the hospital, drinking herself into oblivion, then rising from the ashes in her smash-hit, one-woman show and record-breaking concert film. I'm the One That I Want, based on her show of the same name, is filled with dead-on insights about the experience of being a woman with attitude, of flowing with the highs and lows of life, and of creating one's own identity and acceptance. It is every bit as hilarious, shocking, and irreverent as she is. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Ruth | 2/15/2014

    " A hilarious ride through Cho's early years in life and show business. She writes in her usual brash, irreverant, tender way about bodies and loving them, about addiction and recovery, about the pain of childhood and the joy of performing well. Basically, I want to be her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zeo | 2/13/2014

    " Her early standup was alright but had little lasting power for me; her later work was a bit like watching someone I really wanted to like telling "you had to be there" stories, poorly. This book was more engaging to me than any of her standup though. Or maybe, I find her storytelling fascinating, but poorly presented in stand-up format (and I find the whole fag hag thing a little gross, so, stuff). The backstory on her experience with her failed TV show is worth reading if nothing else. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dorothea | 2/12/2014

    " Between the funny stuff, Margaret bears her soul quite a bit in this memoir. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Mae | 2/5/2014

    " This is a great book. Comedienne Margaret Cho makes you laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time, as she relates her years of eating disorders and drug abuse while trying to make it in Hollywood. I haven't seen the eponymous movie but I've been planning to. I did see Notorious C.H.O.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tera | 2/2/2014

    " I love margaret cho, but she shines more live "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/29/2014

    " I listened to this book on CD. Cho reads, and it is obvious that she is reading rather than telling, her story. She is funny at times, especially when imitating her mother and other people in her life. At other times she sounds very smug. Overall I enjoyed this, but I'd rather have seen her comedy routine live instead. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Esmeralda | 1/23/2014

    " The gritty path of self loathing acted out in drugs, weight issues, and alcoholism chronicled herin is offset by a knack for honestly portraying people. I was expecting to hear more social commentary. It would have benefited from less repetitive reporting of self hate, more women/gay/korean-american analysis. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 1/22/2014

    " I admire Margaret Cho so much more after reading this book. I didn't really know anything about her before I read this. Her story was just so raw and honest. I left the book feeling empowered and in awe of this amazing woman. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue-Ellen | 1/16/2014

    " I thought that since I loved her humour that I would love her book but didn't happen. Couldn't even finish reading it unfortunately. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 1/10/2014

    " not as funny as I expect, but i will likely read it all anyway "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 12/1/2013

    " I love this book and I love Margaret Cho. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deidre | 8/29/2013

    " If you saw the video, no need to read. Good stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 8/19/2013

    " very funny and entertaining. a must read if you're a fan of her comedy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 8/18/2013

    " Incredibly disappointing. Not funny, very preachy, and no explanation of how her epiphany of self-confidence occurred. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amber | 8/10/2013

    " I did not like this book one bit. I enjoy Cho's stand-up, but she comes off as very unpleasant in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen Dee | 7/23/2013

    " Her standup is better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi Bumpus | 7/22/2013

    " It's Margaret Cho's therapy -- sometimes painfully funny, sometimes just painful. This book didn't make me laugh out loud like listening to her does. It did make me want to hug her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jen | 1/11/2013

    " this book is a different side of margaret cho, where she reveals her heartaches in life. its funny at times and it can also make you cry at times. it was a difficult book to read, but afterwards you feel inspired that you can still get up and live your life the way you want to again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luz-Maria | 12/23/2012

    " funny..kinda sad..but good "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dennis | 11/30/2012

    " I didn't care for it, but I still love Margaret Cho. It was kind of depressing, but she is an incredible person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kiki Bolling | 11/22/2012

    " great book. i love how her story chronicles her sick journey of self hate into self love. She got there the worst ways possible. But i guess as long as it happens....thats all that matters. She's funny and awesome. i love her "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Matthew | 11/7/2012

    " Cho shares a lot about her struggles around self-image and substance abuse, but the reason this was painful to listen to was the stilted delivery. Not sure if this is because the writing was choppy, or just poor delivery, but it was an unfortunate distraction throughout. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dee | 10/8/2012

    " An amazing woman. I laughed, I cried, and I saw what it's like to be an Asian woman in this culture. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sylvia Jung | 9/6/2012

    " I love Margaret Cho. This book? Not so much. She's got a lot of amazing stories to tell, but the writing and storytelling was erratic and left me with a headache. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth Gordon | 7/9/2012

    " I don't think I laughed once while reading this. It was written in a detached way, and she was kind of whiny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 7/5/2012

    " A rollicking read that is just as raunchy as her stand-up comedy act. I really enjoyed this self-effacing autobiography, with no dirty details spared. Cho is a great gal, and she really has seen it all! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Cassandra | 6/1/2012

    " lots of reflections on the underside of drugs/alcohol/fame/fatness (or perceived fatness) with a bit of humor "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 10/27/2011

    " Not a great book. It didn't seem to have any sort of organization- chronological or thematic. There was a whole chapter on Fag Hags. It got better as it went on but not as funny as I had hoped. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vince M | 9/26/2011

    " Loved thsi book. Its a memior but if you know margaret cho then you know she can never be dull. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kara Berhow | 9/25/2011

    " There were a few instances where I felt like I was reading the same things over and over. I am I huge Cho fan, so I naturally liked the book. The writing left something to be desired though. If you love Cho, you will be entertained for sure! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 M | 8/4/2011

    " I didn't realize that she was an alcoholic. I like her stand up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kara | 4/25/2011

    " There were a few instances where I felt like I was reading the same things over and over. I am I huge Cho fan, so I naturally liked the book. The writing left something to be desired though. If you love Cho, you will be entertained for sure! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 9/15/2010

    " Not a great book. It didn't seem to have any sort of organization- chronological or thematic. There was a whole chapter on Fag Hags. It got better as it went on but not as funny as I had hoped. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amber | 7/1/2010

    " I did not like this book one bit. I enjoy Cho's stand-up, but she comes off as very unpleasant in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dorothea | 11/26/2009

    " Between the funny stuff, Margaret bears her soul quite a bit in this memoir. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 8/29/2009

    " This is an interesting book with great personal insights but as with everything Cho it strikes me as a little unnecessarily vulgar. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dan | 7/6/2009

    " I found nothing funny about this book. She is reliving and complaining about everything in her past. Not interesting. So boring I couldn't finish it. Paid $1 for the book. I got what I paid for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Movieguru14 | 2/4/2009

    " This is a great book because it tells the history of Margaret Cho and how she became who she is today. We all have that insecure kid in us, and she took those insecurities and built a career out of it. This is my favorite Cho book for how it reads true to my own growing pains. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jen | 12/26/2008

    " this book is a different side of margaret cho, where she reveals her heartaches in life. its funny at times and it can also make you cry at times. it was a difficult book to read, but afterwards you feel inspired that you can still get up and live your life the way you want to again. "

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