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Recollections, wisdom, and advice from the beloved entertainer, American icon, mother of eight children, and New York Times bestselling author.
When the Donny and Marie show ended its award-winning run on ABC in 1979, 19-year-old Marie was ready to leave the stage lights for a secretary’s life — she had prepared to say “goodbye” to fleeting fame by studying shorthand and typing! Clearly, life took a different turn.
Now, decades later and still a beloved superstar, Marie opens the door to her thoughts on many of her milestones and missteps, both the public and the personal. In a life brimming with a mixture of charm and chaos, blessings and hilarious bungles, victory and vulnerability, Marie recounts for her “family of fans” her greatest successes as well as her most crushing disappointments, career pressures and expectations, marriage and divorce, depression, weight issues, tough choices, honors and awards, and the incredible joys and challenges of raising children. Through it all, Marie has bounced back time and again with unstoppable enthusiasm, resilience, and an unbeatably healthy and positive outlook on life.
In Might as Well Laugh About It Now, she imparts her insights on surviving all of life’s roadblocks and detours in a collection of friendly musings and heartening advice about learning to survive — and moving forward — with humor and optimism.
- Published: April 2009
- Pages: 320
- Paperback Published: May 2010
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A Great Upbeat Positive Perspective On M arie's Life!!!!
by Teri - reviewed on May 23, 2009
After starting this book, I'd read two VERY negative comments about this book on Goodreads and after finishing the book earlier today, found nothing negative that Marie had said that this one young lady had purported Marie as saying. Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed Marie's introspective looks into her life and how she laughs at life's little foibles. Marie looks at life the way I do, always looking at the good in everything and everyone. Marie shares her outlook on how she handled her passing out on Dancing With The Stars, her house fire, her managing her hectic life being a mother of 8 children, how much she loves her children, the devastation she felt at losing her parents, her divorce and her battle with Bulimia. If you want to read how Marie uses laughter to get through life's biggest struggles, do yourself a favor and pick this delightful and poignant book up. You'll be glad you did.
Wonderful Read (in large print)
by Sandy - reviewed on August 21, 2009
I enjoyed reading all about YOU and your children in your wonderful book. It showed just who you really are other than an entertainer.
by Donna - reviewed on April 16, 2009
I have read the first book that she wrote and I applaud her for being so candid about her life. She is my inspiration and I wish her nothing but good luck in the future. Donna May
Does it again
by Donna - reviewed on September 08, 2009
After reading Behind the Smile, I didn't think she could top it and yet, with this book, she does! I loved it as much as I love her.
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