It's Always Something

From TheAlmightyGuru
Jump to: navigation, search
It's Always Something

It's Always Something - Hardcover - USA - 1st Edition.jpg

Hardcover - USA - 1st edition.

Author Gilda Radner
Published 1989-??-??
Type Non-fiction
Genre Memoir
Themes Medicine, Romance
Age Group Adult

It's Always Something is an autobiography of Gilda Radner, published in 1989.

While it covers some of Radner's childhood and marriage to Gene Wilder, the majority of the book focuses on her discovery and treatment for ovarian cancer.

Personal

Own?Hardcover, USA, 1st edition.
Read?Hardcover, USA, 1st edition.
FinishedNovember 2017.

I first encountered this book shortly after the audio book was released around 1990. My mother rented it on cassette and I listened to portions of it in the car with her. Many years later, my friend Jackie was going to sell her copy to a used book store, but I took it before she could.

Review

Overall:

Rating-6.svg

Good

  • The book is well-written and interesting.
  • Radner is pretty frank about what she sees as her own flaws, and gets pretty detailed about her cancer treatments.

Bad

  • The order of events is out of place for a biography. In the beginning, Radner glosses over all of her childhood, teen years, and early work and jumps right into dating Gene Wilder after her second marriage. It isn't until halfway through the book that she delves into her formative years.
  • Radner's promotion of sham medicine, crystals, and astrology isn't as disappointing as the fact that she was encouraged to use it by a health care practitioner.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Representation

Gilda is quite the strong woman throughout this book.

Links

Link-GoodReads.png