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Knee Deep in Paradise

Knee Deep in Paradise

Written by Brett Butler

Narrated by Brett Butler


Knee Deep in Paradise

Written by Brett Butler

Narrated by Brett Butler

ratings:
5/5 (3 ratings)
Length:
4 hours
Released:
Sep 1, 2008
ISBN:
9781423358336
Format:
Audiobook

Description

"I spent the first twenty years of my life waiting for two men I was reasonable certain would never come back - my daddy and Jesus Christ. I don't wait for them anymore. My dad anyway. And at least with Jesus I didn't spend all that time thinking he was gone because of something I did."

So begins Brett Butler's extraordinary memoir, the story of a woman who has survived a gothic childhood in the Deep South, a bewildering adolescence, and an abusive first marriage with her sense of humor - and love of language - intact.

With a phoenix-like power to re-create herself from the ashes she had made of her life, Brett found comedy. As she found her own voice - a voice as forthright as the experiences it describes - she found success. But the popularity Brett now enjoys is rooted in the stuff of her past, and it is the past she describes here, not sparing herself along the way.

Much more than an autobiography from a celebrated personality, Knee Deep In Paradise is a portrait of the South, a moving document of one woman's hardship and renewal, and a testament from one of our most intelligent comic minds.
Released:
Sep 1, 2008
ISBN:
9781423358336
Format:
Audiobook


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    Yes, yes! At first after a few chapters, I was going to stop listening and give the book 2 stars. But something would not allow me to stop. I’m so glad . This book caused me to look at my own life in a different way. Bret and I are the same age! I can relate to so many of her experiences, her thoughts and feelings! Amazing! It cause me to view my deceased parent in a different light. At the end I realized I have the opportunity to help my son understand his relationship with his own father who he has not known in an intimate way at all. Now I know I must give any information I could possibly give before I die. Thank you Bret!!!!