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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2001

    PPD is not a requirement to savor this book

    An insightful and candid look into both what it's like to live with depression and also the personal life of Marie Osmond. I couldn't put it down. The first line takes you right into the heart of her life. This is one of those books that had me laughing one moment and crying the next. Bravo Marie for your ability to relate to all women. We have a new spokesperson for women's issues and her name is Marie Osmond.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2012


    I loved this book. What a down to earth, well written memoir.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2002

    Thank You, Marie!

    PPD is a trajic, debilitating illness that is suffered so greatly by many new mothers, including myself. Thankfully, Marie has given women permission, perhaps even courage, to speak about a disorder that causes so many women to feel so greatly isolated. In her book, 'Behind the Smile', Marie combines humor with sincerity to demonstrate exactly what a women suffering from PPD is really experiencing. Thank You, Marie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2001

    Beware of awakening the child within!

    I had the pleasure of meeting Marie at a doll signing in Greensboro, NC. She was such a joy to watch interacting with eveyone. That may have added to my reaction to this book. I was already aware of the abuse from magazine articles that I had read. What I wasn't ready for was the vivid way she expressed the inner child she had denied all those years. It caused emotions to stir up from my past as well. Some hurts were identical to Marie's, I too, thought I was completely past them. But I've learned other wise, how else can I explain the shared tears. I do not have children so it can not be blamed on PPD. I would just like to thank Marie for her courage and send her my best wishes and GOD's blessing. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and could not put it down until I had finished it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2001

    Someone so famous so human

    I have been a Marie Osmond fan since she first began. I have always admired her style, her talent and the way she lived her life. Although, I do not wish pain or hardship on anyone. It's nice to find out that she is human too and shares problems just like the rest of us. The only complaint I have about the book was that it ended too soon. I wanted to continue reading.

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