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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,454 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gilda Radner Narrator: Gilda Radner Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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"I started out to write a book called A Portrait of the Artist as a Housewife. I wanted to write a collection of stories, poems and vignettes about things like my toaster oven and my relationships with plumbers, mailmen and delivery people. But life dealt me a much more complicated story..."

Gilda Radner died on May 20, 1989, shortly before publication of her book It's Always Something. A month before her death, Gilda entered a Los Angeles recording studio to deliver what would be her final performance -- this remarkable audio autobiography, in which she reveals the inspirational story of her struggles with cancer...a private, personal battle in which the humor and humanity that has touched millions became her most powerful weapon. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Touching and witty.”  

    USA Today

  • “Extraordinarily candid...A testament to her courage and comedic spirit.” 

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Death be not proud: the book remains a victorious volume.”  

    Detroit Free Press

  • “Gilda mined her humor from everyday life, and what resulted really was something.” 

    San Diego Union-Tribune

  • New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Leigh | 2/15/2014

    " As alot of celebrity books do, this one reveals more about the author's life than she may have intended. Her determination to beat a terminal condition is admirable and her courage never flagged. But it also shows glimpses of her husband's (Gene Wilder) struggle, his exhaustion and gives some idea of what it must be like for the family of cancer sufferers. Medically out of date but a fascinating glimpse into a complex situation. UPDATE: I wrote this review and since then, my husband has been diagnosed with advanced colon cancer. I went back and re-read the book. It's discouraging how different her experiences were with the more middle class majority of cancer patients. Since my husband's diagnosis, I've struggled with endless paperwork, legal issues and terrifying onslaughts of bills. When I got to the part where her husband brings her a very expensive bracelet, and then she goes home from the hospital with round the clock private nurses, I gave up and tossed the book out. I think Gilda's story is an inspiration to many with cancer, but most folks will not have her experiences because their background is so different from that of a successful Hollywood celebrity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Holly | 2/14/2014

    " "Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Aline | 2/7/2014

    " A look at the trials and nightmare that cancer is as only Gilda Radner can tell it. Funny and heartbreaking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Paula | 2/5/2014

    " Was a very touching story, that I learned alot of things I need to remember for my own health. Gilda was her own biggest cheerleader and wouldn't take no for an answer. Another book that I am eger to re-read. "

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