It's Always Something

It's Always Something Gilda Radner
  • Title: It's Always Something
  • Author: Gilda Radner
  • ISBN: 9780380710720
  • Page: 238
  • Format: Paperback
  • It's Always Something Gilda Radner It s Always Something Autobiography of the comedienne who tells of her rise to the top if her profession her marriage to Gene Wilder and how the diagnosis of cancer changed her life
    Autobiography of the comedienne who tells of her rise to the top if her profession, her marriage to Gene Wilder, and how the diagnosis of cancer changed her life.
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    About Gilda Radner


    1. Gilda Susan Radner was an Emmy Award winning American comedienne and actress, best known for her five years as part of the original cast of the NBC comedy series Saturday Night Live Radner s death at 42 of ovarian cancer helped increase public awareness of the disease and the need for earlier detection and treatment.


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    1. Sweet, funny, lovely Gilda Radner Her memoir is charming and bittersweet, which is just what I would have expected from the beloved Saturday Night Live performer who died too young from ovarian cancer.I first read this book back in the early 1990s, but when Gilda s husband, the wonderful Gene Wilder, died last year, I decided to reread it as a tribute to both of them But this time, I found the audiobook and listened to Gilda narrate it Such warmth Gilda talks about her love for Gene and how she [...]

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    2. Few books have ever touched me as deeply as this one did.For those of you too young to remember her, Gilda Radner was a comedian on Saturday Night Live She played, among other things, Rosanne Rosanna Danna, the grossout queen of the SNL News scene Oh she was funny When she first found out she was diagnosed with cancer, Gilda set out to write a book about how she beat the disease The book starts out on such a positive note as this lovely, strong, courageous, and hilarious woman faces the roller c [...]

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    3. One of the most heartbreaking but strong books I ve ever read What an emotional roller coaster Gilda was an amazing woman

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    4. Hmm So many people love this book I had been meaning to read it for years And when I finally did, I was disappointed I loved Gilda s comedy on SNL and knew the gist of her story I tried to get into it, but found myself skimming some pages because this book was sorely lacking something More depth Less neediness I wanted to learn about her formative years, about her life before cancer, and much less about her co dependency issues I have been under the impression that Gene had a very different vi [...]

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    5. After reading the Gene Wilder book, I re read the Gilda Radner one They had completely different descriptions of their relationship The author uses quips of her dry humor but also talks about memory loss and then goes on to describe things that happened Kind of a sad read.

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    6. Not only was she one of the funniest people on earth when she was with us, she was also extremely wise.

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    7. When I first read this I was hoping to get some eternal truths or revalation of wisdom from it, or at the very least some juicy gossip That didn t happen and I was vaguely disappointed.But over time I ve come to appreciate it for the less is version of truth there aren t always tidy endings Sick people aren t always noble and uncomplaining Desperation sometimes makes us do things that keep us busy and make us believe we re going to get well Sometimes Zen moments are what sustain us Buddha told [...]

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    8. I found that I was reading this book on two levels If you read it as a journal of someone who has cancer and is sifting through feelings arising from that, it is hopeful at times and disparaging at others At that level, it is completely, brutally honest in its portrayal of a cancer victim If you read it from the point of view of someone who professes throughout to want to be a professional writer, it certainly lacks something She goes on and on about how funny she is in certain situations and ye [...]

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    9. I read this when I was at home, pregnant and supposed to lay in bed for the last 6 weeks of the pregnancy It was a page turner for me.I laughed so much with this book and then cried like a baby at the end I loved Radner s comedic writing in this because it felt like she was talking to me about all the crazy little things that would cross her mind as she tried to work through her experience with Cancer She tried so many things to learn and understand her disease and made fun of herself as she str [...]

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    10. What a courageous, brave, funny woman Gilda Radner was This story is touching, funny, and completely breaks your heart The new edition, which goes on to explain that not longer after writing this, she passed, will make you cry One of the first books I can remember crying over Years later, when I go back to re read a story of a smart, funny, brave woman, I always read this.

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    11. I read this right before reading Gene Wilder s autobiography Seems like they had different views of their relationship Quick read, interesting.

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    12. A funny lady tells the story of her not so funny battle with ovarian cancer, which she ultimately lost I borrowed this book from one of my Middle School colleagues.

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    13. Over Christmas my family and I were watching old Saturday Night Live Episodes and we found ourselves looking for Gilda Radner s characters specifically She was such a funny, special lady and her personas of Emily Latelle, Lisa Lupner and Roseanne Roseannadanna were so hilarious we still imitate them today.I remember seeing this book in stores when it came out I can t remember if it came out posthumously she died in 1989 and it very likely did, but for some reason I was interested in it, but fail [...]

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    14. We re going to discuss this in my LIT group in October I loved Gilda Radner as a comedienne, and I was heartsick during her battle with cancer, and I greatly admired her honesty and openness in revealing that she had ovarian cancer Such announcements were not common in the mid 1980s she was diagnosed, after seemingly interminable tests and misdiagnoses, in 1986 Sadly, as I understand it, ovarian cancer is still often misdiagnosed, then diagnosed after women have suffered greatly, physically and [...]

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    15. My mantra, my compelling reason Gilda Radner s story was a bonus Thank you Joanna Bull for this invention I wanted a perfect ending Now I ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don t rhyme, and some stories don t have a clear beginning, middle, and end Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what s going to happen next Gilda as expected was not as brilliant as compared to most established and prolific novelists But her spontane [...]

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    16. My review Gilda was a much better performer than a writer Gilda s comment.I had wanted to wrap this book up in a neat little package I wanted a perfect ending Now I ve learned the hard way that some poems don t rhyme, and some stories don t have a clear beginning, middle, and end Book jacket.The world fondly remembers the many faces of Gilda Radner the adamant but misinformed Emily Litella the hyperkinetic Girl Scout Judy Miller the irrepressibly nerdy Lisa Loopner the gross out queen of local n [...]

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    17. As alot of celebrity books do, this one reveals about the author s life than she may have intended Her determination to beat a terminal condition is admirable and her courage never flagged But it also shows glimpses of her husband s Gene Wilder struggle, his exhaustion and gives some idea of what it must be like for the family of cancer sufferers Medically out of date but a fascinating glimpse into a complex situation UPDATE I wrote this review and since then, my husband has been diagnosed with [...]

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    18. Read through this in a few hours Saturday evening I d bought it some time ago decided to review it after listening to Gene Wilder s autobiography Kiss Me Like a Stranger Gilda s book focuses on her marriage to Gene and her subsequent fight with cancer, with occasional flashbacks to childhood and her career with Saturday Night Live I would have liked material from this time period It was interesting to read about the same events in their lives from each person s viewpoint how they met and her de [...]

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    19. This is an important book to read but maybe not one I should have read while my mom is also sick and experiencing some similar situations although way advanced treatments The one thing that bothered me was the way Gilda felt the need to yell and scream about her upcoming treatments and doctor appts and hospital stays Since my mom s diagnosis, my mom has never yelled or screamed and barely cried I did appreciate Gilda s honsety and appreciation about being a celebrity and having the means to hav [...]

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    20. I really like Gilda Radner and admired her as a fine comedianne Her death saddened me a tragic waste of talent for her to die so young And can you imagine the talent a child of Gilda and Gene Wilder might have had This book focused mostly on her struggles with her health and the diagnosis of cancer I had been hoping for a book with of a slant on her comic life, but found this one very moving, intimate, and honest I am a nurse and also have a chronic illness that forced many changes upon my life [...]

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    21. This is not normally something I would pick up, but we got it in the 50 cent bin and once I started I didn t want to put it down It is the description of Gilda Radner s last five years of life from her marriage to Gene Wilder, infertility treatment, and ultimately ovarian cancer and cancer treatment She describes her ups and downs and reactions to her different treatments She really makes it clear that being optimistic and having a team of encouraging professionals and friends and family make al [...]

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    22. Like most others, I got to know Gilda on TV on Saturday Night Most of us fell in love with the funny characters she created The book isn t great literature, but it is another look into the life of the celebrity we didn t see on the boob tube Many of us, me too, are afraid of even the thought of cancere big C.but some of us will have to deal with it either directly or because someone we love is dealt a bad hand in the card game of life Shit.By her own account, she seemed to handle the trauma and [...]

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    23. It s Always Something by Gilda Radner Harper Collins Publishers 2007 Biography Gilda Radner was an irrepressibly hilarious comedienne who burst onto the scene in the 1970 s with the premiere of Saturday Night Live Gilda was the goofy little girl who made you laugh until your sides hurt She brought to life a number of characters that are still funnier than anything SNL has come up with since She was Lisa Loopner, Judy the Girl Scout, Roseanne Roseannadana, Baba Wawa, and many She died of cancer [...]

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    24. Of all the books, articles and stories I ve read or heard about cancerGilda s is the ONLY one I can relate to It s like she was writing my words Sometimes word for word She describes perfectly, my cancer experience The ugliness The horror The anger The rage All of it And then trying to find ways to turn it into something good for others I feel like Gilda and I are Kindred Spirits I was so grateful to find her book when I needed it, in amongst all the Pollyanna Positive Crap books written about c [...]

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    25. I love Gilda Radner She was the funniest This book is great because it has great stories of times we may have all watched on tv But not just that She tells about how she is strong but unsure of herself, happy but unfulfilled, and sick but alive Luckily she found the love of her life and had a rock to lean on when she needed it She tells of her battle with cancer and all the different treatments she tried She was not always brave and sometimes downright stubborn Her star is still shining.

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    26. This was really good, but by the very nature of it, pretty sad Radner tells the story of her cancer battle with such painful honesty, that it s sometimes hard to read, if only because it gives a glimpse into what she went through.It s also refreshing to hear about her early career and how she got her start with comedy and SNL It gives insight into some of her famous characters, and reflection on the nature of her relationship with Gene Wilder.Recommended for comedy fans, cancer reads, wellness [...]

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    27. Downloaded from AudibleNarrator Gilda RadnerPublisher Simon Schuster Audio, 2001Length 3 hours abridged Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word or Non Musical Recording, 1989Publisher s SummaryA month before her death on May 20, 1989, Gilda Radner entered a Los Angeles recording studio to deliver what would be her final performance this remarkable audio autobiography, in which she reveals the inspirational story of her struggle with cancera private, personal battle in which the humor and humanity [...]

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    28. Gilda was an outstanding comedienne, and an even better writer if that s possible Even though she felt pretty sure her life would end much too soon, she managed to eke out this book before cancer consumed her Years later whenever I re read it, I m still saddened when the book ends suddenly I must be an eternal optimist, because somehow I always hope it will have a happy ending It s just too sad to believe it ends so abruptly because that s how quickly Gilda s life ended A terrific, informative r [...]

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    29. When reading Gilda s valient battle with ovarian cancer I saw her in such a different light She wanted to liveand she fought so hard to do so I was brought to tears by her descriptions of her chemo treatments and by the strong love she and Gene Wilder shared as husband and wife.I remember her talent on Saturday Night Live but after reading this book, I believe I ll remember what she did for all women in the cause to fight and win over ovarian cancer.

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    30. Very depressing Gilda was very talented, but I think she missed an opportunity to turn her cancer experience and help others deal with it through humor There was no humor in this book and I found it very depressing to see her grasping for straws like macrobiotic diets and dogs Definitely not a book for someone battling cancer as it is not inspiring But I empathize with her for persevering and doing whatever she could to get better She was a brave woman to endure all that pain.

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