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Biography: general, Prose: non-fiction

* From one of America's funniest and deliciously clever entertainers - much loved around the world - comes a straight-talking, extremely witty view of life as seen through the eyes of Whoopi following the hugely successful, bestselling hardback

Whoopi Goldberg speaks...'Here's where I'm supposed to say all kinds of hip, Whoopi-esque stuff to get you to buy the book...So this is when we seal the deal, when I tell you in my own inimitable way, how uproarious and provocative this book is, how OUT THERE, and cutting edge, and whatever else I can think of to throw into the mix. Or, I could say things like, 'Not since War and Peace...' or 'Move over Alice Walker...' Well come on now, if a book were all those things it would be a novel, and I wouldn't resort to such low tactics.... So I'll give it you straight.' As befits the sassy, original entertainer, this is no ordinary autobiography filled with the boring details. Instead, Whoopi delivers twenty-five monologues with titles such as Fate, Trust, Home, Self, Cost, Race, Choice, Dick, Death and Dream. Under the chapter 'Wind' she reveals: 'A lot of people don't know this about me...but that's how I got my name, from my frequent farting. When I was in my 20s and diagnosed with ulcers, I was encouraged to fart up a storm, and my friends started calling me Whoopi. I was like a walking whoopee cushion, they said. It was an easy tag and the name stuck.

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Praise for Book

  • Written in an upfront, chatty style and liberally peppered with profanities...some amusing observations - MAIL on Sunday

  • She is honest about everything...the best 'riffs', particularly those on sex, are very funny indeed. I laughed uproariously - DAILY TELEGRAPH

  • Screamingly funny. - MAXIM

  • Whoopi Goldberg's upfront, no-holds-barred comedy tactics have forced their way onto the silver screen over the past two decades in box-office hits ranging from Ghost to Sister Act, making this talented and eccentric actress one of the hottest properties - From the delightfully irreverent description of her farting years (a talent which earned her her name), to the ponderings of a woman in love--"AIN'T I

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