A Comedienne’s Life: My Review of Love, Lucy by Lucille Ball #FantasticFridayReads #Memoir #Inspiration

A Comedienne’s Life: My Review of Love, Lucy by Lucille Ball #FantasticFridayReads #Memoir #Inspiration

Here’s author, poet, and member sponsor Abbie Johnson Taylor with a great book review.

A Comedienne’s Life: My Review of Love, Lucy by Lucille Ball #FantasticFridayReads #Memoir #Inspiration

What Amazon Says

The one and only autobiography by the iconic Lucille Ball, hailed by TV Guide as the “#1 Greatest TV Star of All Time.”

Love, Lucy is the valentine Lucille Ball left for her fans—a warm, wise, and witty memoir written by Lucy herself. The legendary star of the classic sitcom, I Love Lucy, was at the pinnacle of her success when she sat down to record the story of her life. No comedienne had made America laugh so hard, no television actress had made the leap from radio and B movies to become one of the world’s best-loved performers. This is her story—in her own words.

The story of the ingenue from Jamestown, New York, determined to go to Broadway, destined to make a big splash, bound to marry her Valentino, Desi Arnaz. In her own inimitable style, she tells of their life together—both storybook and turbulent; intimate memories of their children and friends; wonderful backstage anecdotes; the empire they founded; the dissolution of their marriage. And, with a heartfelt happy ending, her enduring marriage to Gary Morton.

Here is the lost manuscript that her fans and loved ones will treasure. Here is the laughter. Here is the life. Here’s Lucy…

“The comic actress in her own words…intensely moving.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“Filled with light and laughter.”—New York Times Book Review

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My 5-Star Review

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  1. Thank you, Patty, for sharing this, and thank you all for reading.

    1. Hi, Abbie.
      You’re welcome.
      What led you to read the book?

      1. Although I Love Lucy was before my time, I enjoyed watching it in syndication in the 1970s, though I couldn’t always tell what was going on due to my limited vision. Lucille Ball made me laugh, even when I didn’t know why I was laughing. That, plus a good review, was what drew me to the book.

        1. My daughter Polly used to watch it all the time when she was a kid. I think she still does. I also think there are now episodes from that time which have audio description. I might have to hunt those up.

  2. Trish Hubschman Reply
    March 29, 2024

    I’m a big Lucy fan. I think i read this book years ago. She was the funniest lady ever.

    1. Hey, Trish. Thanks for reading Abbie’s post.
      Thanks also for visiting the blog.
      Everytime people do that it raises my ranking and makes me more visible to people when they’re Googling. Much appreciated.

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