Book Reviews of Find Me

Find Me
Find Me
Author: Rosie O'Donnell
ISBN-13: 9780446690300
ISBN-10: 0446690309
Publication Date: 4/1/2003
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 32 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
This book was kind of "different" I thought it would be more of an autobiography by Rosie.
Rosie gets involved online with a 14 year old who wants to give Rosie her baby. But there is a twist.
I dont think I would read it again.
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Helpful Score: 5
If you like Rosie, you'll love the book. Autobiographical account of losing her mother as a child, how it has affected her as an adult, and stories about her family and career. I'm not a big Rosie fan, but her story is interesting none the less and she is a walking endorsement for adoption.
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Helpful Score: 4
I could not put this book down once I started reading.
Very interesting to hear her viewpoint & hear more about her
life experiences.
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Helpful Score: 4
I've been on a celebrity autobiographical kick lately, and this was a disappointment to me. Unless you're interested in her email correspondence with a severely disturbed woman, there isn't much of interest in this book. I think she is a very good person who has overcome much in her life, but this was a very disjointed and ultimately uncompelling book. On the other hand, now that Rosie's back on TV (on The View), this might be some interesting insight into her personal relationships.
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Helpful Score: 3
It was great to read the personal side of someone I've admired for a while.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a heartbreaking true story of Rosie's enduring heart to help children in finding loving homes. Anyone interested in a touching and suprising human interest story this book is for you.
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Helpful Score: 3
very insightful look into the comedian. not an easy read. very personal.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is amazing stuff. I know many people don't like Rosie, but this reading will convince you that (1) she is crazy (she freely admits it, over and over), (2) she is generous to a fault, (3) she is brutally honest. You will be drawn in by her impassioned style and the plot, a true story, that is, as they say, stranger than fiction.
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Helpful Score: 3
I LOVED this book - very intimate portrayal of a young girl in trouble and how Rosie O'Donnell helps her - you learn a lot about Rosie as well! Written in informal language and filled with Rosie's energetic style, I give this book 5 stars!
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Helpful Score: 2
I couldn't put this book down. It's absolutely WONDERFUL!
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was surprisingly good. I bought it in a bargin bin new and figured that it was something to read. It's a super quick read and is very unexpected. Also a true story so that makes it shocking.
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Helpful Score: 2
I was expecting the story of Rosie, but quite different. A complete page turner.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was such a surprise--an unexpected page-turner!! Yes, Rosie discusses her childhood which was often sad, but her own history is alternated with her recent obsession of helping a stranger, a young pregnant girl in crisis. Both stories were thoroughly engrossing. Her writing style is vivid and unfussy. Once I started it, I coudn't put it down. Very recommended.

****1/2 Four and a half stars!
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Helpful Score: 2
Kind of interesting. Showed me a side of Rosie that I was unaware of: her compulsion to help people at such a high cost to herself emotionally. An enlightening read.
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Helpful Score: 2
What a read! Rosie has written an excellent tale of her extraordinary experience...like the jacket says "a topsy-turvy tale of unforgettable characters, mistaken identities, and strange psychological illnesses that may or may not exist".
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Helpful Score: 2
A fascinating, brave piece of writing! Shut up Donald!
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Helpful Score: 1
Interesting..I love Rosie!
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Helpful Score: 1
if you like rosie o'donnell youll love this book it kept me intrested read this in 2 days
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Helpful Score: 1
In my opinion tis book was just "ok". It's not really all that believable and honestly, it's a little self serving for Rosie, she - of course - comes out looking like the poor, deceived hero.
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Helpful Score: 1
An easy, fast read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Part memoir, part mystery, FIND ME is a compelling and utterly original tale that will break your heart as it heals it. Told in Rosie's candid, moving voice, it is the story of a friendship between a troubled young woman and a celebrity obsessed with helping her. As this bizarre relationship unfolds-and unravels-so, too, does Rosie's history, forcing powerful acts of remembering and reckoning. This is a topsy-turvy tale of unforgettable characters, mistaken identities, and strange psychological ilnesses that may or may not exist. Through it all, we come to know the author at levels that grow ever more surprising-and sometimes shocking-as Rosie reveals to us not only the way the past transforms the present, but how a single stranger thousands of miles away can sparkirrational longings, profound obsession and, finally, the oportunity to put these forces to wrok in a healing way.
In Rosie's words, "The whole world changed with just one phone call..."
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed this book. Memoir by Rosie O'Donnell about an experience she had helping a girl who called in to Rosie's adoption hotline. Very Candid look at Rosie as well
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Helpful Score: 1
Good book--I could not put it down!
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Helpful Score: 1
A great light read.
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Helpful Score: 1
It was very interesting to lear an different side to Rosie other than what she showed us on the show. I was surprised to see a darker past, she shows a much more relatable personality. The writting itself is choppy and a little dry. I wish that I would receive more detail on certain topics. Its not a tell all book but is very revealing still
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Interesting subject matter. I never saw it coming.
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Helpful Score: 1
this is wonderful book .i sad down and read this book in 2 day could not put it down.
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eh - Rosie isn't off her rocker completely yet in this book. If you've got some time to waste, it's not too bad.
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Interesting read.
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Very touching
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Hmmmm...fiction or not? Told straightforwardly, ending is something of a surprise.
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This book was a bit odd but very cool!
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I'm not a big fan of Rosie O'Donnell, but I wanted to read her book just to get an inside of who she is and what she stands for. The book was an easy but interesting read. The book is hardcover and in excellent condition (including the dust jacket). It's time for the book to move on and be enjoyed by someone else.

Summary:

One day, TV talk show host O'Donnell (Kids Are Punny), aka Rosie, impulsively left a phone message for a pregnant, 14-year-old girl, whose tragic story of rape she had learned about at the New Jersey adoption agency she funds. Within days, the girl, Stacie, called back. Rosie introduced herself and offered to help the girl in any way she could. "And as I said those words, it was like a shell breaking open or a bird coming out," writes O'Donnell. "I said hello and a crack came, and we all fell in, straight into looking-glass land." What follows is an enormously powerful story about the mystery of identity, about how forces strong enough to shatter one person can make another shine like a diamond. Rosie chronicles her increasingly obsessive phone and e-mail relationship with a poor, broken kid who comes to show her that beneath her gifts of humor, fame, money and even love, she is still the child who lost her mother and is calling out to her. But what makes this brief book extraordinary by any standard is that it captures the way a core self, a true I, can appear in the midst of the most broken life. In the kind of lean, clean, witty prose that comes only with complete honesty, Rosie imparts some unexpected truths. Readers will come away persuaded that the road of obsessiveness can sometimes lead to the palace of wisdom, that faith and grace are real. Those who declare this merely a sexual "coming-out" story (there are passing references to dating a woman and to Rosie's partner, Kelli) need a heart and brain transplant. Here, Rosie offers us an unsentimental and utterly real tale about the power of love. (One-day laydown, Apr. 16)
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did not read, not a Rosie fan
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The whole world changed with just one phone call...I met Stacie for the first time in May. Her voice was meek and flat on the phone. She wasn't crying but I heard it, the unmistakable sound of desperation. That was the first call, the single call that would change my life, and hers too, probably forever.

I work for a non-profit adoption agency in New Jersey. I fund their operation, provide outreach services, and they do the work. Finding families for kids who need them is beyond fulfilling, it is addictive. I like to help. I need to help. I help a lot, sometimes too much.

This is a true story about a girl named Stacie who called the adoption agency with a terrible problem. A lot of it won't make sense, at least logically. But sometimes sense runs deeper than logic. Nothing happens by chance. The events that follow, some dark and painful, changed me absolutely
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This is a hardcover book in excellent condition!