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Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2004

    Not what I thought it would be

    I found the book to be very disappointing. I was expecting to hear a lot about her bipolar disorder, but instead she wrote mostly about her life growing up and her career. That would have been fine, but the description was not portrayed that way. Also, it was very repetitive and a bit superficial. I found myself losing interest in the subject matter throughout the entire book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2005

    More to It

    As you read the book, more and more is revealed about her life. She doesn't ramble, but gives you bits and pieces so at the end you will put the picture together by yourself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2005

    Can I Get a Refund?

    'Rambling' would have been a better title for this book. She skips around, doesn't really get in depth on any one subject, and in general doesn't really know how to write an interesting book. The other reviews are right on - not enough about her so-called bi-polar problem and too much 'cheerleading' about poor, sweet little Janie. More about the Today show scandal would have helped, too. This is one book I regret purchasing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2004

    Excellent Read

    As someone who is too young to have followed her career in its early stages, I found the book informative. It is a quick read and very interesting. Pauley knows how to pull the reader in and appeal to a wide audience (20-year-old college student here.) She is down to earth and the book is informative and she really takes on a human side throughout the entire book. For anyone who enjoys biographies, this book is well-written and has many lines that will be highlighted or written down for future reference. A great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2004

    Skywriting Falls to Earth

    Skywriting could have been a further help in eliminating the stigma of bipolar. However, that issue is glanced over and even the family 'secrets' are confusing. Really not sure the whole point of the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2004

    Who is more popular than me?? NOONE

    I heard Jane Pauley talk a bit of her Bi-Polar disorder on TV. I have just begun taking meds for this. I so needed to be helped through the new feelings that I was exploring. I really trusted her to tell her truths about this. Instead, 'I was a cheerleader, the best in the class, the Homecoming Queen, And so on.....' What is interesting about that....I already knew that. Bi-Polar that is interesting. 'Or look what I had to go through to get to where I am now.' Yuck. I want my money back. Mary

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2004


    What a snooze. Ms. Pauley tries to be 'one of the boys' by claiming to be bi-polar - so what? I just felt that the whole bi-polar thing was contrived to sell a few books. I found it difficult to believe that Jane would tell us of her father's alcholism and that he might have been jealous of her success - but in the next chapter she fails to tell us the college that her beloved twins have chosen to attend. That would have been more interesting. You just cannot comprehend that someone so cheerful as Ms. Pauley could really have a significant bi-polar issue. Do yourself a favor and skip Skywriting.

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