Book Reviews of Speedbumps: Flooring it Through Hollywood

Speedbumps: Flooring it Through Hollywood
Speedbumps Flooring it Through Hollywood
Author: Teri Garr, Henriette Mantel
ISBN-13: 9781594630071
ISBN-10: 1594630070
Publication Date: 11/3/2005
Pages: 244
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Hudson Street Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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This bright and sassy celebrity bio includes enough name-dropping for the movie/TV fan, but stops short of being a "then I slept with" tell-all. Garr comes through as someone you'd like to pal around with.
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Very funny. I always liked Teri Garr and this made me like her even more. She recounts her whole career along with the 20 years of bizarre symptoms that finally resulted in a diagnosis of MS. She seems to be a very down to earth woman dealing with a potentially crippling disease. Very uplifiting.
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I really enjoyed this book. Very well written and I enjoy her sense of humor.
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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.
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I was DXed eith MS agout 3 years ago. This book made me look at MS a little dfferently.
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Excellent, wonderful, touching insightful autobiography by an actress I liked but knew little about. She has been in some of my favorite movies (Tootsie, Mr. Mom, Close Encounters of the Third Kind) but I didn't realize how long she has been acting, how connected she is to the world's most respected directors and what an advocate she has become for the Multiple Sclerosis that she has been dealing with for years.

Teri narrates this herself, making it even better. Highly recommend!
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The change of spelling in her name was a turning point in her career. I also liked how she summed up Elvis after dancing in nine of his movies. "He had more natural charisma in his pinkie than all the producers of his movies combined." (page 39)
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I'm finishing it up right now. As you read the book, it's as if Teri is talking to you. I think she got the right amount of help from her co author.
It's an easy read, goes fast and is interesting.