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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara Eden, Wendy Leigh Narrator: Barbara Eden Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9780307914354
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Over the past four decades, the landmark NBC hit television series I Dream of Jeannie has delighted generations of audiences and inspired untold numbers of teenage crushes on its beautiful blond star, Barbara Eden. Part pristine Hollywood princess and part classic bombshell, with innocence, strength, and comedic talent to spare, Barbara finally lets Jeannie out of her bottle to tell her whole story.

Jeannie Out of the Bottle takes us behind the scenes of I Dream of Jeannie as well as Barbara’s dozens of other stage, movie, television, and live concert performances. We follow her from the hungry years when she was a struggling studio contract player at 20th Century Fox through difficult weeks trying to survive as a chorus girl at Ciro’s Sunset Strip supper club, from a stint as Johnny Carson’s sidekick on live television to tangling on-screen and off with some of Hollywood’s most desirable leading men, including Elvis Presley, Clint Eastwood, Paul Newman, and Warren Beatty. From the ups and downs of her relationship with her Jeannie co-star Larry Hagman to a touching meeting with an exquisite and vulnerable Marilyn Monroe at the twilight of her career, readers join Barbara on a thrilling journey through her five decades in Hollywood.

But Barbara’s story is also an intimate and honest memoir of personal tragedy: a stillborn child with her first husband, Michael Ansara; a verbally abusive, drug-addicted second husband; the loss of her beloved mother; and the accidental heroin-induced death of her adult son, just months before his wedding. With candor and poignancy, Barbara reflects on the challenges she has faced, as well as the joys she has experienced and how she has maintained her humor, optimism, and inimitable Jeannie magic throughout the roller-coaster ride of a truly memorable life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This autobiography isn’t just a behind-the-scenes reprise of that magical fantasy; it's a fascinating recap of Eden’s entire long, eventful life till now. Marked by candor and celebrity stories, Jeannie Out of the Bottle marks the materialization of a most welcome memoirist.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Eden herself reads in an engaging, conversational tone that will appeal to fans of the star and the show.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dara S. | 2/10/2014

    " Lots of gossip about Larry Hagman and many of the other stars Barbara Eden met along the way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 2/3/2014

    " Light celebrity autobiography/memoir. I enjoyed this trip down memory lane. I know many faulted this as being too shallow, but I found it interesting and (mostly) fun. I think she was honest, and told her story as she remembers it. A quick read, full of "Jeannie blinks." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 2/2/2014

    " I love this book aobut the life of Barbara Eden! I love to read biographies. I picked Jeannie Out of the Bottle up because I remember watching I Dream of Jeannie and laughing many time growning up. I love Jeannie. Barbara Eden did a great job of telling the story of her life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mamarose49 | 1/29/2014

    " Light, funny, and gossipy...just what I was in the mood for.... "

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

    " I have always been a big "I Dream of Jeannie" fan but, quite frankly, I was expecting more from this book. While I liked the story, I thought that she did too much going back and forth in time - this led me to be confused, on occasion, as to what time frame she was referring to. It took too much work to figure it out and thus I was unable to fully enjoy her story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 1/17/2014

    " If you liked I Dream of Jeannie, you will love this book. It is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at not only all of the actors and actresses on the show (such as Larry Hagman peeing on the set), but also Barbara Eden's autobiography. She has truly met nearly every celebrity in Hollywood, from the 1950s until now, and several big celebrities tried to "hit on" her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darlene | 1/9/2014

    " Brought back a lot of memories. Such a nice lady. My heart goes out to her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chele | 1/8/2014

    " Surprisingly interesting - but possibly only for those of a certain vintage :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janis | 12/31/2013

    " Marginally interesting as a Hollywood tell-all. Another reference, yet again, to the 'amazing' unit of Milton Berle!! Apparently, not a shy man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 12/7/2013

    " This is a really great autobiography. Although, I think that she should have talked more about her experiences working on Jeannie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M.G. | 11/22/2013

    " I'm suprised I enjoyed it as much as I did. I don't usually read non-fiction. It was very readable. It was like she was talking to you and telling you what happpened. It wasn't dry like some non-fiction can get. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 11/5/2013

    " I really enjoyed her autobiography. Many celebrity books are quite boring; the only other I successfully completed and enjoyed was Kristen Chenoweth's. I thought it was very interesting and I still think she is one of the prettiest women on television "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marcy | 10/7/2013

    " To review this book, unfortunately, I first have to admit that I read this book. I am blushing even as I type this. And for all that humiliation, I can only report that I learned two things from "Jeannie: Out of the Bottle": (1). Larry Hagman was a jerk; (2). Barbara Eden should not write books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Riccardo | 9/17/2013

    " Love her. The book was a bit light; but, it was interesting and there's quite a bit on what everyone really wants to know about: "I Dream of Jeannie." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 5/16/2013

    " I really enjoyed it. Made me laugh, sad.. Made my drive to work pleasant! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/29/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book and couldn't put it down. I learned so much about her history and what happened off screen. I would totally recommend this book!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacqueline115 | 12/17/2012

    " having grown up watching this show, i appreciated the inside information on the show and on barbara's acting background. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Sam | 9/11/2012

    " Barbara Eden is the reader of this audiobook! It really made it special because her voice was telling her story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Fisher | 5/30/2012

    " I always loved her in I Dream of Jeannie. A nice memoir of her years in Hollywood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 4/8/2012

    " Pretty interesting book. She's had a much harder life than I would have ever guessed. She's a very strong woman in many ways. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie King | 10/28/2011

    " Great airplane book from Audible! And filled with a lot I did not expect. Not exactly a feminist but full of passion. And by the end, lots of confusion and sorrow. Hearing her own voice -- how weird to talk about one's own darkest moments, in that perky Gennie voice.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karijean31 | 10/26/2011

    " very interesting read about Barbara Eden's life "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 6/22/2011

    " Cute book. She seems like a very decent person. Very sad about her son
    dieing from heroine overdose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 6/19/2011

    " Pretty interesting book. She's had a much harder life than I would have ever guessed. She's a very strong woman in many ways. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dona | 6/2/2011

    " I think if I read the work "Jeannie Blink" one more time in this book I would have set it on fire. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 5/28/2011

    " Barbara has written an honest, very readable autobiography. I felt her luck and happiness as well as her heartbreak pain over the lose of her children. What a nice person! I liked this book more than I expected to!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janis | 5/22/2011

    " Marginally interesting as a Hollywood tell-all. Another reference, yet again, to the 'amazing' unit of Milton Berle!! Apparently, not a shy man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M.G. | 5/1/2011

    " I'm suprised I enjoyed it as much as I did. I don't usually read non-fiction. It was very readable. It was like she was talking to you and telling you what happpened. It wasn't dry like some non-fiction can get. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacqueline115 | 4/27/2011

    " having grown up watching this show, i appreciated the inside information on the show and on barbara's acting background. "

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About the Author

Barbara Eden has been a television, film, and stage actress, and a Las Vegas headliner, for more than five decades. She is best known for her title role in the hit television series I Dream of Jeannie. She grew up in San Francisco and currently lives in Beverly Hills with her husband, Jon Eicholtz, and their Labradoodle, Djin Djin.