I enjoy her comedy, and like Grace Under Fire, so I was interested in reading her book. I enjoyed it, and it explained some of the comedy in her show. If you like Brett Butler, you'll enjoy her book.
"This is not a 'celebrity autobiography' of the kind we've been taught to expect. Instead, Brett Butler's thoughtful memoir presents us with an authentic, literate, Southern voice that recalls Mark Twain--witty but melancholy, colloquial but profound. This landmark book will last a long,long time. Carolyn See
A good read telling Brett Butler's life story. But did she have to whine so? I guess being sober wasn't fun yet!
Brett Butler's stark honesty combined with her humorous take on life's events make this a wonderful read.
A memoir of Brett Butler's life growing up in the Deep South, surviving an abusive first marriage while retaining her sense of humor.
The story of a VERY funny lady,who's sitcome I try to watch every day!
Great book I loved from page one to the last page.
Good book, interesting look at growing up in the South...
A funny look into Brett Butler's life. If you liked her show, Grace Under Fire.. You should like her book. Her personality shines through here too!
"You know you've lived a hell of a life when stardom is anticlimactic," declares Butler, star of Grace Under Fire, in this candid, bittersweet memoir, which she began writing years before she became famous. Aphoristic, melancholy and ultimately triumphant, it sometimes reads like a great country song. Her father, eccentric and imperious, abandoned the family when Brett was four; only after he died did adult Brett discover they shared a maverick sensibility. Books, comedy and a supportive bohemian (if depressive) mother helped Brett weather a gothic Southern childhood. As a teenager, though, she escaped with drink, drugs and sex; at 20 she married a man who began beating her the day after their wedding. Three years later, she ditched her husband in Georgia and discovered stand-up comedy in Houston, finally channeling her creativity and tendency to excess. Moving to New York City, she advanced her comedy career as she discovered sobriety, a lasting love and a grounded sense of herself.
This 1996 memoir by Bret Butler is interesting even though it's abridged.
Brett Butler, her biography, so far.
HBw/dj, memoir in southern voice of Brett Butler, witty but melancholy, colloquial but profound..295 pp's w pics
Hardcover with dustjacket