With Love and Laughter, John Ritter

With Love and Laughter, John Ritter

by Amy Yasbeck
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With Love and Laughter, John Ritter by Amy Yasbeck


With Love and Laughter
is actress Amy Yasbeck’s most enduring memory of the life she shared with her husband, John Ritter. He was one of America’s most popular and beloved film and television actors. We welcomed him into our homes weekly with his Emmy Award–winning portrayal of Jack Tripper on Three’s Company and his hit comedy 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.

On September 11, 2003, John Ritter’s death from an undiagnosed aortic dissection, at the age of fifty-four, shocked and saddened not only his family and friends but also his millions of fans around the world.

In this celebration of the life she shared with John, Yasbeck gives an emotionally honest account of navigating the shock and heartbreak of her family’s sudden loss. She honors his memory by recounting the lessons learned from her husband and his unique approach to life. She encourages us to enrich our own lives, as John did, by joyfully acknowledging our connectedness to one another. The tragedy of his untimely and avoidable death holds its own valuable lessons: life-saving ones. In 2007, John’s brother, Tom, empowered with the correct information about aortic aneurysm and dissection’s familial link, was properly diagnosed and his aneurysm was treated successfully. Knowing who is genetically at risk for this condition enables us all to avoid being blindsided by this insidious and often deadly disease. Here is an account of Yasbeck’s call to action for the public and medical community alike, culminating in the formation of the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health and the Ritter Rules.

In this powerful memoir Amy Yasbeck shares her deeply personal and ultimately hopeful journey of surviving the devastating loss of her husband. Yasbeck looks back with anecdotes and memories from both John’s life and her own. Here are the unforgettable times she shared with a man who was adored for finding humor in everyday encounters, never failing to energize and entertain everyone around him. His philosophy was summed up by his favorite autograph for his fans, With Love and Laughter, John Ritter.

Amy Yasbeck’s powerful story reminds us that love never dies . . . and the laughter doesn’t have to end.

AMY YASBECK

WITH LOVE AND LAUGHTER,

John Ritter

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439150566
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 09/07/2010
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 595,210
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Amy Yasbeck met her late husband John Ritter during a readthrough of the 1990 movie Problem Child, which they starred in together. Yasbeck can be seen in movies such as Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Pretty Woman, and The Mask, and had a starring role in popular 1990s sitcom Wings. She lives in Los Angeles with her children.

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With Love and Laughter, John Ritter 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
JustJehKnee More than 1 year ago
This doesn't read as a biography so much as a glimpse into the life of one of Hollywood's most beloved and enduring comedic actors. Yasbeck recounts (and simultaneously resurrects) her late husband's spirit, inspiring love and laughter in every reader. It's a beautifully written book that really allows Ritter's fans to connect with him on a more personal level even after his passing, and (if possible) makes you fall even more in love with him.
Annette627 More than 1 year ago
I read this book and found that John Ritter was such an wonderful person who let everyone into his life....I believe you should let him into yours...you will not regret it !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished this book in two days. It was a wonderful tribute to a man who many of us remember from "Three's Company". He was a terrific actor and this glimpse into his life with his family and friends shows what a real 'love' he really was. It is too bad that the world lost him too soon. We loved you John. Thanks for the memories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put the book down. The vignettes of John's life are both funny and poignant. Amy's insights help us see that John Ritter lived a life of love and laughter. John Ritter's loss became a crusade for Amy to make people more aware of aortic health. She has established the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health and continues to educate others. It is a book worth reading.
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I love threes company & his movies. This book is very logical going into his life & telling what it was actually like with Tex & Dorothy school life T.V. fame and Death. I hope stella (johns daughter) is fine without John. That has to be the hardest thing being a famous actor's daughter. I love John Ritter he was Classic. R.i.P.
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FORESTMOM1 More than 1 year ago
My Aunt survived this horrible heart problem that killed John Ritter. She saw his wife on a TV show promoting her book and she had to have one - I purchased the book for her for Christmas - she read it and decided she wanted all her (8) brothers and sisters to have one also - she has encouraged all of them to get tested. So far no one has the same heart problem. My Aunt was very lucky. God was truly with her. The book is excellent! Forest Mom
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