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My First Five Husbands...and the Ones Who Got Away

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Edge of your seat!

Being a HUGE fan of the Golden Girls, I was very excited to hear about this book and went out and bought it right away. I went to the autograph signing and met her and she was just the sweetest lady. But during the Q & A portion, she mentions that while she loved playin...
Being a HUGE fan of the Golden Girls, I was very excited to hear about this book and went out and bought it right away. I went to the autograph signing and met her and she was just the sweetest lady. But during the Q & A portion, she mentions that while she loved playing Blanche Devereaux on TV, one of the reasons she wrote this book was so that people could get to know the real Rue and not just see her as 'Blanche.' Reading this book does just that: it is a comical, witty take on her life from birth to present day and keeps you at the edge of your seat with her 'don't-leave-me-hanging-like-that!' chapter endings. You feel like you are just hanging out with an old friend you haven't seen in a while and catching up on old times. She tells of her childhood, growing up in OK, her struggles to make it in Hollywood with and without her son, and the many men she 'fell in love with' before she met her true soulmate. It's a very heart-warming, comforting book that makes me no longer see her as 'Blanche' but as Rue McClanahan.

posted by Anonymous on September 21, 2007

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

A Must Read for all Rue,Blanche,or Golden Fans...

A great read with lots of personal information about the life and loves of Rue McClanahan. There are so many little interesting stories and tid-bit's that grab your attention and keep you reading. This book left me wanting more from Rue. I would love to see an update or...
A great read with lots of personal information about the life and loves of Rue McClanahan. There are so many little interesting stories and tid-bit's that grab your attention and keep you reading. This book left me wanting more from Rue. I would love to see an update or part two of what has happened in her life since she completed this book. Rue is not only an A++++ actress but a skillful writer as well.

posted by Cozeck on March 24, 2010

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  • Posted January 5, 2011

    Not what you'd think

    I read a lot of celebrity autobiographies, mostly because I'm amused at how into themselves they can be. Rue masks her centric-focus, but it still spills forth, especially when her son is having rabie shots and she doesn't run to his side. Really! Overall, a candid look at the celebrity and the famous and not-so-famous people in her life. She tries not to reveal her dislike for certain directors and actors by excusing their behavior, but her dislike is evident. If you like autobiographies that are, if nothing else, honest - this will work for you.

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