Book Reviews of Cybill Disobedience: How I Survived Beauty Pageants, Elvis, Sex, Bruce Willis, Lies, Marriage, Motherhood, Hollywood, and the Irrepressible Urge to Say What I Think

Cybill Disobedience: How I Survived Beauty Pageants, Elvis, Sex, Bruce Willis, Lies, Marriage, Motherhood, Hollywood, and the Irrepressible Urge to Say What I Think
Cybill Disobedience How I Survived Beauty Pageants Elvis Sex Bruce Willis Lies Marriage Motherhood Hollywood and the Irrepressible Urge to Say What I Think
Author: Cybill Shepherd, Aimee Lee Ball
ISBN-13: 9780061030147
ISBN-10: 0061030147
Publication Date: 5/1/2001
Pages: 340
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Good Read! Pictures are great to look at.
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Who doesn't love Cybil, the real person and all the different roles she has played? A VERY eye-opening book about her life---she doesn't leave much out, including her affair with Elvis. Good and funny read!
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Few women in the past three decades have lit up the American imagination like Cybill Shepherd. From wholesome beauty queen to saucy cover girl, from heartbreaking movie star (The Last Picture Show) to one of television's most beloved comediennes (Moonlighting and Cybill), she has imbued each of her roles--right down to her current passions as devoted mother of three, champion of women's issues, and sultry cabaret singer--with an indomitable spirit that has made her, at fifty, a female icon to an entire generation. Now in her much-anticipated memoir, she tells her remarkable story with humor, pathos, and more highlights than her famously blond hair. Cybill has absorbed the lessons of Southern womanhood, including the whispered message about sex: Wait until you're married, then you won't enjoy it, and certainly never speak of it. She gleefully disobeyed these and other rules of decorum in a career laced with controversy, featuring unforgettable cameos by Martin Scorsese, Peter Bogdanovich, Orson Welles, Robert De Niro, and Jeff Bridges. Whether stepping on Elvis's blue suede shoes or going toe-to-toe with Bruce Willis, Cybill has never held anything back, and it's all in Cybill Disobedience, including:

the night a network executive tried to barter thirteen episodes for a horizontal tour of Cybill's bedroom


why she'll never be invited back to Ryan O'Neal's beach house or Marlon Brando's island


the time she greeted David Letterman in nothing but a towel


the real reason two of television's most popular and acclaimed series, died premature deaths


how she made Richard Nixon blush for the first and only time in his life.
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I was never a fan of Cybill's but I really enjoyed this book.
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Very interesting autobiography.
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She is very funny, an entertaining and interesting read, even if she is a little self-absorbed at times.
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Really good book by a funny, strong woman who is not afraid to tell it like it is. I really enjoyed this book. As it says on the back, "How I survived beauty pageants, Elvis, sex, Bruce Willis, marriage, motherhood, Hollywood, and the irrepressible urge to say what I think." Right on, sista!
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Great fun to read. Cybill Shepherd is one interesting woman.
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No holds barred, Cybill opens up about her childhood in Memphis, her family, and her years from television star to has-been and back again. Although possibly self-serving and written clumsily, Cybill's life story has enough humility and humor to make it thoroughly readable. Television and film fans will enjoy it.
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Meh-
another celebrity blaming all her problems on the parents.
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Oooh, YES I enjoyed it! Cybill is Cynical with such Wit, Humor, Aplomb, and just plain ole', downright Logic that I had to put the book down, time and again, to just hold my sides from so much laughter. Yep. There I am, alone in my room, propped up with her, and just literally hooowling out loud. I just love her, and to get behind the veneer that she herself is so wont to disdain - thanks, but tell my parents, not me!, was sheer delight. Literate? Ooooh yeh. I hope the next in line is as tickled by it as I! Thanks to my lovely "donor!"

Peggy