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Standing Up

A Memoir of a Funny (Not Always) Life

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Marion Grodin, daughter of funnyman Charles Grodin, knows firsthand that laughter is truly the best medicine, having not only survived breast cancer and divorce, but also, various addictions-including an inappropriate relationship with Haagen Dazs.

Her hilarious riffs include; the story of growing large breasts that appeared seemingly overnight (Unfortunately this happened during the summer that she spent on the set of King Kong with her father and Jeff Bridges on whom she developed a huge crush); Her post divorce life, its slight weight gain and how she relied on her wise support group, her cats "BabyFighter" Edmond and "fashionably sporty, forensic expert" Snuggles.

In this cleverly written memoir Marion integrates her diverse and challenging life experiences and unstoppable ability to make everything funny in a way that is both entertaining and helpful. She hopes that her book will send a message to those who feel they are misfits and to those locked in addiction: there is a way out - and life can be very good when you kick the habit.

Customer Reviews

I laughed, I cried, I got mad it ended

This book made me howl, cry and giggle with delight/fear and made me scream at my iPhone "Don't do it Marion!!! " Its part stand-up and part horror story. These misadventures from childhood to adulthood are simultaneously gut busting funny and tear jerking. I got crazed witnessing this blur of messed up family relationships, celebrity crushes, drugs/addiction, sex, cancer, road gigs, animal rescue, debt, divorce and Cheese-less Cheesecake (and even more. ) Such a talent and such an odyssey of travels to some far fancy worlds and to incredibly painful places inside - somehow Marion made me laugh through it, even when I wanted to slap her outta some of her dead end choices. I just wished the story would not have ended. Its an exhausting heroine's heroin journey - There's recovery with humor in every chortle & gasp, no matter how painful - she is still Standing Up... I'm waiting for the sequel

Standing Up
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  • $12.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: Nov 05, 2013
  • Publisher: Center Street
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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