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3.00001299283445 out of 53.00001299283445 out of 53.00001299283445 out of 53.00001299283445 out of 53.00001299283445 out of 5 3.00 (153,931 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wally Lamb Narrator: Kathy Najimy Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 1997 ISBN: 9780743519410
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"Mine is a story of craving: an unreliable account of lusts and troubles that began, somehow, in 1956 on the day our free television was delivered...."
Meet Dolores Price. She's 13, wise-mouthed but wounded, having bid her childhood goodbye. Beached like a whale in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the Mallomars, potato chips, and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally rolls into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she's determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before really going belly-up.
In this extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch a wild ride on a journey of love, pain, renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years. At once a fragile girl and a hard-edged cynic, so tough to love yet so inimitably lovable, Dolores is as poignantly real as our own imperfections. She's Come Undone includes a promise: you will never forget Dolores Price. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An ambitious, often stirring and hilarious book.”

    New York Times 

  • “[A] supremely touching journey.” 

    Glamour  

  • “A promising debut.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “You’ll be drawn into Dolores’ warped, hilarious, Mallomar-munching world.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Combines sorrow and wonder in a remarkable way.”

    Library Journal

  • “A warmblooded, enveloping tale of survival, done up loose and cheering.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller
  • A New York Times Notable Book in 1992
  • A 1996 Oprah’s Book Club Selection
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • Finalist for the 1992 Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Prize for First Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri | 4/10/2017

    " Been searching for this online and glad I found this site. I love the story and I LOVE KATHY NAJIMY as the narrator. She brings you right into the story and never lets you down. Love this audio book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Sylvester | 2/12/2014

    " This is really one of my favorite books of all time. It is the dramatic tale of a young girl who repeatedly yanks herself back out of hell, only to fall in again, and yank herself back out. It is a great drama. You will laugh, and cry, and cry some more. A great book for women of all ages, and a very quick read. Wally Lamb is an amazing author, truly all of his books are outstanding. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mayra Calderon | 2/12/2014

    " Like many other of the reviewers, I also disliked this book. It is by far one of the worst books I've ever read. The story of Dolores Price is perhaps one of the most depressing stories ever heard - sadly, there are many Delores Prices around the world. Definetely not a good book to instill self-esteen in today's young generation. As a mother of two daughters, I was appalled to see how Delores' mother was so oblivious to what she was doing to her own child! And how this poor girl had to resort to food and TV in order to have some sort of joy in her life. I am not sure if I would read any other Wally Lamb's books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erika | 2/4/2014

    " One of my favorite books! "

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

    " This book kept me interested the whole way. I kept on reading because I wanted to see how she dealt with her emotional trauma. In the beginning, Dolores Price has to deal with her parent's relationship problems, and from there her problems become much worse as more bad events happen to her. I enjoyed reading this book because it showed bold character development, and I have enjoyed many other books like that in the past. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 1/27/2014

    " Really excellent and engaging. Started a bit slow, but thoroughly satisfied by the end, rooting for Dolores all the way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dorothy | 1/26/2014

    " Covers alot of feminist issues. Her trials and tribulations sure make my live seem so smooth! Enjoyed the character's growth, only wish she didnt have to find a man to find herself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marian | 1/25/2014

    " Wow. I *loved* this book! I really thought I wouldn't, but a good friend recommended it so I tried it and kept going. I was totally wrong. LOVE IT, everything about it. Made me think and feel and even cry a little. And then think and feel some more. I'm still thinking and feeling about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/21/2014

    " So depressing but well done. Hard to believe it was written by a man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindi Stevens | 1/16/2014

    " One of the funniest books you will ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn Finch | 1/16/2014

    " I loved this book. This book makes me ache for the main character "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy Theriault | 1/15/2014

    " the book was strangely oddly wierdly not able to put down type of book. loved it!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen J. | 1/12/2014

    " It's hard to give a depressing story a good review. This comes about as close as you can get. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 12/30/2013

    " My fave book ever..have reread it at least 10 times since 1995! Wally lamb writes with such power and emotion sometimes I just want to get lost in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Currie Underwood | 12/27/2013

    " the beginning was rather slow..an emotional story of a young woman who goes throught almost every issue a woman can face. Enjoyed reading it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeny | 12/23/2013

    " Few boring parts.Overall good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Ward | 11/27/2013

    " A little depressing, but for some reason I couldn't put it down. Glad I finished it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christa | 10/24/2013

    " I could not connect with Ruth at all and found the character dull, one-dimensional, and annoying. I forced myself to keep reading but only to the halfway mark before I finally just gave up. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 P Era | 10/15/2013

    " I did not appreciate this as much as his other's. But at least it's not as long as them! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Regina | 9/7/2013

    " I read this when I was a teenager, but it had such an impact on me that I still talk about it. I think its time to read it again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie Sutton | 8/15/2013

    " This book got me hooked on Wally Lamb. Probably my all time favorite book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi Dunster | 7/25/2013

    " This book is the easiest read, I got lost in it and couldn't put it down. Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberley Stewart | 5/12/2013

    " One of the best books I have ever read. Lamb is a master story teller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin Maclean-berko | 2/13/2013

    " Not "This much I know is true" but still a moving tale. Beautifully written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claudia Hailwood | 2/7/2013

    " The writing style and degree of the main character's cynicism reminded me of Holden and Catcher in the Rye. Very sad and hard to read at times but a definite page-turner for sure. I kept pulling for Dolores Price to get herself back together again the entire time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn Duncan | 8/23/2012

    " Different; had some slow areas but overall a good book beginning with a young girl and her many obstacles with life her weight and many obstacles of the two all the up into adulthood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 4/4/2012

    " I found this book moving and perceptive, I don't know if enjoyed is the right word though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jakki Leonard | 12/12/2011

    " Brilliant writer; great book!! Characterisation was excellent- but I did dislike her for a lot of the book... But that's ok!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karen Fruetel | 8/11/2011

    " It's was only OK. It was too long in my opinion.i kept reading hoping it would live up to its billing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 5/23/2011

    " This is one of my favorite books. I have read it numerous times. Very hard to believe that it was written by a man. "

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

    " this was deffinately the BEST book i have ever read.. since reading this 3 years ago, i have yet to find one even remotely close to being as great as this. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/19/2011

    " I don't like whiny, bitchy, bitter "boo hoo my childhood sucked and I never let it go" self proclamed victims. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 5/17/2011

    " A little on the dark side...a bit bizarre, and even a bit perverse at times, this book is not for those easily offended. It has been years since I have actually read the book, but I keep a copy of it in my collection. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 5/17/2011

    " Could not even finish this book. So depressing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/16/2011

    " Almost definitely in the top five books I've ever read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michelle | 5/16/2011

    " This is a feel-bad story of non-redemption. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia | 5/15/2011

    " I think Wally Lamb is an exceptional author. Enjoyed this book enough to read it twice. A hitting rock-bottom and coming of age story where the heroine does the best she can within her unique limitations. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Danielle | 5/13/2011

    " I hated the main character so much in this book that I wanted bad things to happen to her. I'm shocked by how many people loved this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/12/2011

    " Read during my first weeks living in France. It was a good escape from culture shock. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 5/12/2011

    " I read this book in late high school, but I really loved it then. It's written from a 14 year old girl's perspective but the author is a male. I remember being impressed because I thought he did a great job. Good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesa | 5/11/2011

    " This was an "unusual" story. Hard for me to follow or like the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 5/10/2011

    " About half way through. I am anxious to see how her life turns out since she has had so much despair. "

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About the Author
Author Wally Lamb

Wally Lamb is the author of the New York Times and national bestseller The Hour I First Believed, as well as the novels She’s Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True, both #1 New York Times bestsellers and Oprah’s Book Club selections. He lives in Connecticut with his family.