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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (185 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brett Butler Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN:
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I spent the first 20 years of my life waiting for two men I was reasonably certain would never come back - my daddy and Jesus Christ. I don't wait for them anymore. My dad anyway. And at least with Jesus I didn't spend all that time thinking he was gone because of something I did.

So begins Brett Butler's extraordinary memoir, the story of a woman who has survived a gothic childhood in the Deep South, a bewildering adolescence, and an abusive first marriage with her sense of humor - and love of language - intact.

With a phoenix-like power to re-create herself from the ashes she had made of her life, Brett found comedy. As she found her own voice - a voice as forthright as the experiences it describes - she found success. But the popularity Brett now enjoys is rooted in the stuff of her past, and it is the past she describes here, not sparing herself along the way.

Much more than an autobiography from a celebrated personality, Knee Deep In Paradise is a portrait of the South, a moving document of one woman's hardship and renewal, and a testament from one of our most intelligent comic minds. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Arcane Master | 12/7/2013

    " Funny as hell, and a bit tragic as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crista | 10/3/2013

    " This incredible woman has been through A LOT! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhonda | 7/27/2013

    " This was good. Not a, "I can't put this down type of book", but decent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theadra | 7/24/2013

    " I have bought this book twice. I'd loaned it and it wasn't returned. Butler is a really great writer and I wish she'd write something again. I think this book is as good as any southern gothic novel I've read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 5/5/2013

    " Heard her discuss this on a talk show and found her story to be interesting; although, I hadn't been a fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hallie Huffman | 4/14/2013

    " This book came at just the right time in my life. Anyone living under the tyranny of their spouse will recognize themselves in this book, and if you are a hick (like me) it just might be disturbing how much you can actually relate! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 12/16/2012

    " really awesome and intriguing book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynne | 9/6/2012

    " loved this book...she's a very funny lady who has lived a difficult life....and managed to come out on top "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 8/4/2012

    " Got this one at a dollar store. Another one of the comedian/sitcom star/authors of the 90s. It's a miracle of the human condition, the connection between laughter and tears, heartbreak and humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valissa | 6/29/2012

    " "I threw my virginity out of the speeding car that was my life" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Coleen | 6/14/2012

    " I never was intrested in Brett Butles, but her story is a good one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn Betts-Green | 1/24/2012

    " One of my favorite autobiographies and comedians of all time. Need more stars to click! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rae | 9/24/2011

    " An uncommonly well-written celebrity bio from the television star and stand-up comic Brett Butler. She has battled drug and alchohol abuse, suffered through an abusive marriage, and continues to heal from her dysfunctional Southern family environment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meen | 7/27/2011

    " I got this one before I got sober, but after Peg got sober, so it was a little uncomfortable reading about Brett Butler's alcoholism and recovery... I was still in denial, of course. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaethe | 7/8/2011

    " I quite like Brett Butler and her comedic persona. She's funny. If you're looking for a celebrity memoir of alcoholism and sobering up, you could no doubt read something much worse. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynne | 5/21/2011

    " loved this book...she's a very funny lady who has lived a difficult life....and managed to come out on top "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valissa | 10/25/2010

    " "I threw my virginity out of the speeding car that was my life" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaethe | 4/21/2010

    " I quite like Brett Butler and her comedic persona. She's funny. If you're looking for a celebrity memoir of alcoholism and sobering up, you could no doubt read something much worse. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Coleen | 3/11/2009

    " I never was intrested in Brett Butles, but her story is a good one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 11/10/2008

    " Got this one at a dollar store. Another one of the comedian/sitcom star/authors of the 90s. It's a miracle of the human condition, the connection between laughter and tears, heartbreak and humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crista | 7/23/2008

    " This incredible woman has been through A LOT! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhonda | 7/19/2008

    " This was good. Not a, "I can't put this down type of book", but decent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Arcane Master | 6/24/2008

    " Funny as hell, and a bit tragic as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theadra | 3/9/2008

    " I have bought this book twice. I'd loaned it and it wasn't returned. Butler is a really great writer and I wish she'd write something again. I think this book is as good as any southern gothic novel I've read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/26/2008

    " Her life was hard, but that's no excuse.

    BTW, that's just a joke. I have nothing personally against Brett or her book. "

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