Find Me

Find Me

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by Rosie O'Donnell
     
 

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Part memoir, part mystery, 'Find Me' is a tale of a friendship between a troubled young woman and a celebrity obsessed with helping her. Rosie O'Donnell's candid memoir is a topsy-turvy tale of mistaken identities and strange psychological illnesses that may or may not exist.  See more details below

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Part memoir, part mystery, 'Find Me' is a tale of a friendship between a troubled young woman and a celebrity obsessed with helping her. Rosie O'Donnell's candid memoir is a topsy-turvy tale of mistaken identities and strange psychological illnesses that may or may not exist.

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Why did daytime talk diva Rosie O'Donnell decide to shelve her megapopular, Emmy Award–winning show? Her legion of fans will find the answers here in this surprisingly dark and emotional "tell-all."

There's been a lot of media hype over the fact that Rosie is finally revealing the truth about her sexual orientation. But this "revelation" is a very minor facet of this book. Indeed, her attitude about it seems to be, "This is what I am, no big deal." Instead, what's most revealing in Find Me is what it reveals about the day-to-day life of this pop culture celebrity.

It seems that the daily grind of a talk show is something Rosie goes through somewhat grudgingly -- frankly, she'd rather be helping people who'd like to adopt children. (Rosie has adopted children of her own and finances a New Jersey adoption agency's operation.) Children are obviously vitally important to her; tellingly, a portion of the book details her feelings of abandonment when her own mom died at an early age.

The focal point of Find Me is Rosie's attempts to come to the aid of what appears to be a pregnant young girl, one seemingly unsure what to do about her baby. Rosie, who considers herself an inveterate helper, goes well above and beyond the call of duty and finds herself in an intense emotional situation that, ultimately, leads her to conclude that it's time to end her show.

Rosie's many fans will find this revealing look at her life impossible to put down. (Nicholas Sinisi)

Nicholas Sinisi is the Barnes & Noble.com Nonfiction editor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446548847
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
11/16/2008
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
234 KB

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I met Stacie for the first time in May. Her voice was meek and flat on the phone. She wasn't crying, but I heard it, the unmistakable sound of desperation. That was the first call, the single call that would change my life, and hers too, probably forever.

I work with a nonprofit adoption agency in New Jersey. I fund their operation and provide outreach services; they do the work. Finding families for kids who need them is beyond fulfilling, it is addictive. I like to help. I need to help. I help a lot, sometimes too much.

This is a true story about a girl named Stacie who called the adoption agency with a terrible problem. A lot of it won't make sense, at least logically. But sometimes sense runs deeper than logic. Nothing happens by chance. The events that follow, some dark and painful, changed me absolutely.

You have been warned.

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Find Me 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow, it's all I can say. I had no idea Rosie thinks the way she does. Parts of the book made me raise my eyebrow in disbelief, but overall a good read. Rosie is always about truth and that's something I definitely commend her for.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was without a dout a pageturner for me. all the details and all the suprises.
Guest More than 1 year ago
how this book made me cry. i read it in a day and i was so glad that i did. the book felt like it was talking to me, she was talking me one on one and the stories were really amazing. come on, bessie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fond memories are the secret to a warm heart.Thanks for the 'trip home' and always be the fantastic person that your parents raised and loved.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Good for you on all of your choices concerning your relationship with Stacie. I can relate to you and relate to her. I lost my mom, too, and it is very hard for me. You kept my interest throughout and it is good for people to hear that celebrities are human beings and have feelings and emotions and friends and do normal stuff. This book digs deep into the soul and stirs up different feelings throughout. Awesome ending. Thanks!
Guest More than 1 year ago
So many tell about the bad in foster homes, and the ones doing good are left in the shadow. Foster parents, and foster children need someone like Rosie to show there are good people that will help a child, and a foster home can be better than their real parents.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It takes a lot of love for other people to write your true feelings, thoughts and to let your skeletons out of the closet, as Rosie did in this book. Like so many books, The child called it, Secrets in the Night, and this one. I as a reader felt compassion for the writers. Keep it up, I grow as a person when I read these books. Rosie you're great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Leaving Hollywood, New York, the glitz and glamour to focus on children is the theme of this classy book. Congrats and best wishes Rosie!
Stewiesmommy More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down, i read it in 2 days. I love Rosie, she's so human !!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I was surprised @ how much I enjoyed reading this book. I would recommend this book to my friends!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Find Me' was very heart filled. I couldn¿t put the book down from the minute I started to read it. Rosie writes this book well, with lots of personal experiences included. Over all I recommend this book to everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I THOUGHT THIS BOOK WAS VERY COOL! I CAME OUT TO MY PARENTS AFTER I READ THIS BOOK! IT WAS VERY INCOURAGING BECAUSE I WAS VERY SCARED AND FRIGHTENED ABOUT WHAT I COULD LOSE IF I WAS NOT ACCEPTED! I WAS NOT JUDGED IN ANYWAY! THIS WAS WONDERFUL! I PUT THIS BOOK BY MY PARENTS DOOR, AND THEY JUST KNEW!! THE HAVE BEEN SUPPORTIVE EVER SINCE THANK-YOU ROSIE!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok, hold your horses. No we did not do the nasty...I bought the audio book and treated myself to several chapters each evening after retiring for the evening. Such a treat each chapter was, and found myself looking forward to hitting the sack each night so I could hear more about her. Great book Ms. Rose...you rock!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I couldn't put it down and had finished it in about an hour and a half. "Find Me" tells about Rosie's family, herself as a child, herself now, personal problems of her own, and her intense relationship with Melissa. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Melissa, a woman with multiple personality disorder. Despite a portion of the book being about Melissa and her personalities, a LOT of Rosie is in this book. I really recommend this book, because it is so interesting and touching.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoy 'Find Me'. I couldn't put it down, I read the book in a couple of hours. Rosie talks about her life experiences. Her dilemma with Melissa, the love for her friends, children and specially her mother. Also, you learn that money is not everything and that you should appreciate life for what it is. Therefore, I recommend it to anyone. Rosie Rules!
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK IS BAD.I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE MORE ABOUT ROSIE NOT STACIE.MAYBE THE REASON THIS BOOK IS CALLED FIND ME ,IS BECAUSE THERE SO LITTLE ABOUT ROSIE IN IT .STACIE IS THE MAIN FOCCUS VERY BORING.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book this morning and finished it in a few hours. I loved every word. My mother died when I was a child and I endured child abuse...in fact, I found that a lot of my life paralleled in some respect to Rosie's. I found comfort reading her book. ...And as I turned the last page and closed the book, a tear escaped, thus being touched. Even before this book, I felt that even if Rosie is a famous star, I could knock on her door and feel right at home with her. Thank-you, Rosie.