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My Lives

by Roseanne Barr

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Second book by Roseanne Barr (Arnold). This one has an awful lot about the start of the Roseanne show and how she got started, from doing stand up and then scoring the TV show. She talks about meeting Tom Arnold while still on the stand up circuit and then their affair and then relationship after the start of the show. Her life with her first husband Bill who was never very supportive of here. She talks about her family and her sisters. There are a few chapters in regards to her parents and the horrible home life she had as a child. If you liked the Roseanne show this is a good book to read. She talks the same in the Roseanne show as she talks in person or in this book, with the book you see her as more intelligent then we saw in the show though. ( )
  ChrisWeir | Jul 12, 2017 |
Read it and weep for Ms Arnold. Her childhood smacks of abuse and her climbing out of the chaos is a story needing to be told. The transition from stand-up stardom, when everyone knew her jokes were hers, to the world of producers and writers who thought nothing of taking credit or her material is revealed in the book, and brings new light to her struggle for personal power. Roseanne tells it like it is, and talks about her personal life, even though her soulmate, Tom Arnold, is no longer in her life . If you liked her show, if you like her humor, if you like her...run out and get this book at your library or bookstore. You won't be disappointed. ( )
  bakersfieldbarbara | Sep 1, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345378156, Hardcover)

Comedienne/TV star/bestselling author of Roseanne: My Life as a Woman, Arnold covers show biz, stardom, family, marriage, and more in this explosive tell-all.

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In her explosive new book, Roseanne Arnold once again breaks the mold and does the unexpected. She's written the book that no star at the top ever dares write: she blows the lid off what it's like to make it in Hollywood from the unique perspective of being a powerful player herself.As a woman who's seen it all, who created the life she wanted without much help from anybody, Roseanne Arnold tells the unvarnished, uncensored, raw and raunchy truth about what has happened to her since "Roseanne" became a hit. The transition from stand-up stardom, when everyone knew her jokes were hers, to the world of producers and writers who thought nothing of taking credit for her material.The battles to make "Roseanne" a show about a three-dimensional woman who's in control, not a woman who's a victim. The difference between how much power everyone on the outside assumed she had, how little she did have, and how hard she had to fight to get more.. Roseanne talks unflinchingly about the painful side of being who she is: dealing with her family, her past, drugs, the attacks in the press. And just like any woman who's raising children, getting a divorce, getting married, or just trying to keep it together, Roseanne talks about her personal life and her relationship with her soulmate, Tom Arnold, in ways that many of us will recognize - though even Roseanne's most mundane day ends up being unlike anyone else's.That's because there is no one else like her. And no one else could have captured on the page the tough, wise, take-no-prisoners truth that Roseanne finally tells in My Lives.… (more)

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