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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Mamarose49 | 1/29/2014

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

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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.