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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (175 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Teri Garr Narrator: Teri Garr Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2006 ISBN:
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From the directors she's worked with and admired to the men she's loved; from sipping Cokes with Elvis Presley on Good Friday to hangin' with the Beatles; from her secrets to succeeding in Hollywood without losing her sanity to dealing with the fear and anxiety of being plagued by mysterious physical problems that eluded diagnosis for more than 20 years, the insights in Speedbumps are honest, heartfelt, and often profound.

Since she was eight-years-old, little Terry Ann Garr was a natural performer, staging elaborate productions for the neighborhood in her family's garage. By the age of 17, she was swiveling her hips alongside Elvis and Ann-Margret in Viva Las Vegas.

By the time she was 30, Teri was on her way to becoming known as one of Hollywood's best-loved comic actresses, receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance alongside Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie.

In October 2002, Teri announced on national television that she had multiple sclerosis, making headlines across the country. Since then, she has become a leading advocate in raising awareness for MS and the latest treatments for the disease.

Now, in a book that is at once Hollywood hilarious and personally moving, Teri writes about her life, speedbumps and all, with the same characteristic wit and warmth that have won the hearts of fans and Hollywood for more than three decades. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 2/10/2014

    " Somehow I missed or forgot that Teri Garr had MS. I love reading about public lives, and I have always enjoyed Teri Garr in movies, so this was an interesting read. I found out a lot of information about her life that I didn't know. I am glad she wrote a book including her discovery of her MS and how she has dealt with all life has thrown into her path. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shellie | 2/7/2014

    " I highly recommend listening to this book on audio as I did. Teri Garr reads it herself and so much more of the story and the humor of her life come out in her reading. Really good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 2/1/2014

    " Teri GArr is amazing - her frank account of her life is full of humor and pathos. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsea | 1/19/2014

    " This was a light and refreshing read. It was fun to learn that Teri Garr was a dancer early in her career and even danced in Elvis movies. She even met the Beatles and I wish I got to do that in my lifetime! (The greatest band of all time!!) She has a great outlook on life but not so good in the relationship department. She adopts a daughter and when she is finally diagnosed with MS, she learns to slow down and do what she can. She is funny and I think anyone would enjoy her outlook on life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marla | 1/15/2014

    " I got this because it was $1.99 and I've liked Teri Garr in a couple of things. After reading Steve Martin's biography and this one, I think I'm done reading the biography of celebrities. Or at least I'll be a lot more particular about who I think may have a life worth reading a whole book about. Both were barely more than a list of jobs on their way to success. The ending of "Speedbumps" was a little more inspiring as Teri talks about important lessons she's learned/is learning as she deals with Multiple Sclerosis, but that part is a small percentage of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 1/8/2014

    " This was a very refreshing look at a very public person, someone we've all seen, someone with MS. Teri Garr is incredibly positive and inspiring - and very honest. I learned a lot of things about this funny lady. She's hilarious, yet real about her disease. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Francine | 11/21/2013

    " This is a nice gentle introduction to MS. If you have a friend or familiy member who is diagnosed with MS, this will help you grasp part of what they are dealing with. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michele Marie | 11/20/2013

    " Boring: total waste of time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patti | 10/10/2013

    " An inspirational, interesting and amusing tale about an actress' climb to the top and her current challenges with MS. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liston Morris | 10/1/2013

    " A book about the upa and downs of show business. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannine | 8/28/2013

    " I loved it and love her story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 8/26/2013

    " Interesting and funny. Actually I listened to it read by Terri which made it even more enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alison | 6/30/2013

    " My favorite part was when she talked about the show "2.5 Dads" and it wasn't a joke. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bayneeta | 6/21/2013

    " Terri Garr reads her autobiography. Always liked her and wondered why she'd sort of disappeared: MS. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sara | 5/11/2013

    " Got this on CD for the drive to Minocqua. There is rarely something that both Bob and I will listen to. But his was interesting. Tons of name-dropping, and focuses on her quest for a diagnosis of her MS. Worth a listen, but not awesome. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 10/25/2012

    " teri garr is the shit! funny, entertaining and all that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teena in Toronto | 8/19/2012

    " Not an overly exciting life story but worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christel | 7/29/2012

    " Very interesting and entertaining, I've always enjoyed her work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 7/27/2012

    " Bear in mind that her story of battling MS doesn't begin until late in the book. Until then, it's an autobiography of a second-tier film actress, nothing more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rozanne | 6/12/2012

    " Gotta like Teri Garr and give her lots of credit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 2/11/2012

    " A blast. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rozanne | 4/19/2011

    " Gotta like Teri Garr and give her lots of credit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patti | 2/17/2011

    " An inspirational, interesting and amusing tale about an actress' climb to the top and her current challenges with MS. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shellie | 2/5/2011

    " I highly recommend listening to this book on audio as I did. Teri Garr reads it herself and so much more of the story and the humor of her life come out in her reading. Really good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 3/12/2010

    " Interesting and funny. Actually I listened to it read by Terri which made it even more enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bayneeta | 4/2/2009

    " Terri Garr reads her autobiography. Always liked her and wondered why she'd sort of disappeared: MS. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Francine | 12/15/2008

    " This is a nice gentle introduction to MS. If you have a friend or familiy member who is diagnosed with MS, this will help you grasp part of what they are dealing with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 10/11/2008

    " Teri GArr is amazing - her frank account of her life is full of humor and pathos. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 8/19/2008

    " This was a very refreshing look at a very public person, someone we've all seen, someone with MS. Teri Garr is incredibly positive and inspiring - and very honest. I learned a lot of things about this funny lady. She's hilarious, yet real about her disease. "

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