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Robin | Dave Itzkoff
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caitlin.reads.books
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I started this book a while ago (i.e. May 2018 😳) and picked it back up recently. It started with Robin‘s childhood which was somewhat sad, but I enjoyed reading about his career and learned more about what really happened at the end of his life. I have such fond memories of watching Mork and Mindy as a child and I loved Mrs. Doubtfire. Although I noticed a few editing/grammatical errors towards the end, I highly recommend this biography!

ljuliel I don‘t think I could bring myself to read this. He was such a talent . I can remember when he first got started and was on Johnny Carson and was so freaking funny. I‘d rather remember those days than how his days ended. I had a friend I met when I was 4 , who chose to end his life when he was 38. I still miss him and think of him a lot. I think suicide is just a trigger for me. (edited) 2w
caitlin.reads.books @ljuliel I completely understand. I was hesitant the whole book knowing I would get to the part about the end of his life. It helped me to read about his Parkinson‘s diagnosis which was later determined to be a more rare, and fast progressing disease that likely contributed. He gave so much of himself to this world and he won‘t be forgotten. 2w
caitlin.reads.books @ljuliel and I‘m so sorry about your friend. I hope we continue to see the stigma being removed from mental health topics so we can help each other more. 2w
ljuliel I didn‘t know about his other health problems. That may have been the final straw. I don‘t think he would have wanted to go out of life that way. He will definitely be remembered. He really was a comedy genius and one of a kind. (edited) 2w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Helen!!! Thank you so much for all of these goodies!! I love the socks, lotion, and facial mask!! Can‘t wait to use them!! And the book! I‘m still so sad about his passing 😪 thanks so much for your thoughtfulness ❤️😘❤️😘

Avanders 🥰♥️🥰 1mo
Bookwormjillk That book looks good. 1mo
nelehelen Thank YOU for managing our amazing #LitsyLove group!!! ♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @nelehelen you‘re very welcome!! @TheBookHippie is my rock!!! 💗💗 1mo
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heylaurenmack
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Finally finished this morning. Cried like a baby through the last 100 pages. The whole book read as I hoped it would - a gentle and honest telling of a man who was as gentle as he was frenetic. I didn‘t want to finish because I wanted to spend more time with Robin. Guess I‘ll go watch some movies now.

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Mc84
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Amazing book! It's sad to hear about the way he thought and what was going on in his life, the struggles he went through in his own head. I definitely recommend reading this book. I could not put it down. It invoked a lot of feelings and emotions for me.

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heylaurenmack
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My morning reading got interrupted by a 3 hour long fire alarm for no reason in my complex so I‘m trying again this morning. I also figured out my friend who gifted me this book managed to get me a first edition. 🤗😊

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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This is incredibly informative and marvelously written. Combine Fred Berman's excellent narration and you get a Fantastic end product.

Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2444064894?book_show_action=false&from_rev...

hannah-leeloo Such an amazing person 3mo
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IamIamIam
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A gut wrenching account of the life, trials and tribulations, and subsequent suicides of a one in a million American treasure. Williams is one of the greatest geniuses of our time and his light burned fast and furious, sputtered and was capped all too soon. This still is from What Dreams May Come, which destroyed me after his death, and is based on the Richard Matheson novel of the same name.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Stacked 😪 3mo
IamIamIam @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It's great but just bittersweet. I should have quit with 2 hours left. I knew I wasn't going to handle the end well. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @IamIamIam awww I feel the same way about finishing my book about Prince 💜😪 3mo
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IamIamIam
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Ugh, ugly crying all over again. What a lonely life Williams led at the very end of his life, struggling with depression and an absentee wife who doesn't seem to given enough attention to a severely ill person. My heart hurts. Williams was the first celebrity death to make me cry, but Chris Cornell was only the second.

JenlovesJT47 You can see the sadness in his eyes, when watching his movies. Sometimes the funniest people are the saddest — they want to make people feel good and laugh because they don‘t want others to feel the way they do. So sad! 😭❤️ 3mo
IamIamIam @JenlovesJT47 Apparently he was crazy shy and always worried about what other people thought of him. He couldn't accept what Parkinson's would be taking away from him and that's the hardest thing to hear, especially after knowing how hard Michael J. Fox has struggled for the acceptance of the disease. 3mo
IamIamIam @JenlovesJT47 One of the people quoted in the book said his was a really big mind to be left alone in. 😞 3mo
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JenlovesJT47 That‘s so sad! 😞 3mo
tpixie That‘s sad to hear about his wife 3mo
IamIamIam @tpixie It was very disappointing. It was his 3rd marriage and she seemed so disconnected. He made an effort to keep amicable relationships with both his ex wives and children and they all grew up fairly close knit. His last wife seemed removed and allowed him to travel alone, clearly being in pain and degenerating before her eyes. She then contested his will! I hate to say that their marriage seemed like a cash grab on her part. 3mo
tpixie @IamIamIam she does sound very unsympathetic. Yikes 3mo
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IamIamIam
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The narrator of this is so spectacular!! Not that anyone can do a Robin Williams impression, he really captures the essence of the frenzied tone Williams used at the beginning of his career!

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IamIamIam
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Now that the #Litsypocalypse is over, I can relax a little... After 15 hours, I ditched The Great Bridge. It was full of so much information, I was zoning out. I decided to go for this, even though I'm sure I won't be able to keep it together. ☹

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heylaurenmack
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Belated birthday gift from my friends while I was in Michigan in late August. I miss Robin as if I knew him.

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Mc84
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Starting this one, hopefully tonight!

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Rissa1
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I really enjoyed listening to this. The author did a great job of letting us hear Robin's voice. The end left me sad, not only because he is gone, but because of the way people take advantage of celebrity status.

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Rissa1
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I have 10 minutes in for my physical fitness. Going to try to break it up today. my calf after 10 minutes was on fire. I don't know what I did but it is so tight even after stretching. This has been a tough round for me, but I will still push forward. #BFCr3 #stayingpositive

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Rissa1
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Spelling word practice, has me listening to my book with earbuds. #homework

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Rissa1
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Took my walking outside, and found this guy. #BFCr3 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn How neat! 👍🏻💚 5mo
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SquidgetsRoom
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Because my reading room is nowhere near ready, I feel somewhat justified/guilty for this tiny Costco book haul today. 🙈📚🥰

CoverToCoverGirl No justification needed ever when buying books, no matter how many you already have! 😁📚 (edited) 7mo
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Addison_Reads
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I adore Robin Williams and many of his movies are some of my all-time favorites. This book gives the reader a very in-depth look at Robin's life from birth through death. The author doesn't shy away from the darkness in Robin's life and I really appreciated that. Great read for fans of his works. Although it isn't an easy read, it is worth it.

Slajaunie Love him!! 💙💙💙I don‘t usually do autobiographical books on stars but I think I will try this one. 7mo
Addison_Reads @Slajaunie I liked learning more about the man behind the scenes, so to speak. I hope you enjoy it too. 7mo
Slajaunie Thank you! 7mo
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KatS5
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An interesting, enlightening, difficult, entertaining, heartbreaking read. The only thing I can say is Robin Williams was someone special with a quick but complicated mind, and if you‘re a fan of him it‘s certainly worth a look.
“Robin Williams, what a concept.” - Billy Crystal

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kaysworld1
Robin | Dave Itzkoff
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I really had high hopes for a good read on robin Williams but this book is not it.
This book wandered off and started mixing with everything else, lost me instantly.
I've never been a fan of Robin Williams as a actor or comedian he was good in Peter Pan but terrible in Mrs Doughtfire and i have to admit I've never been interested in anything else of his.
#myreview #librarybook 📚

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kaysworld1
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I've got a long way before I reach the same as the rest of you but this makes me proud of my reading 📚🤗🙏💖
#readingstats #enjoyreading #stories #bookfriends #litsyfamily

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kaysworld1
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Happy world book Day 🤗 (sending hugs to all you books brothers and sisters)

So I'm starting this tonight it's a chunky book about 2 inches thick!!
I was never a fan of Robin William's I hated his comedy and films but I was so shocked when he died, I am a huge supporter of ending the stigma around #mentalhealth and I do encourage people to talk more about it. 🙏🤗
#librarybook #autobiography
What are you reading for #worldbookday 📚

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Bookladylinda
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Started this audio today. It‘s going a little bit slow but I‘m going to stick with it.

Samplergal It‘s really a complete bio. I had to do it over a few weeks. Lots of dates and facts. I ended up liking it. Made me miss him. 11mo
Birdsong28 Read @GingerAntics 's wonderful review of it 😘📚 11mo
GingerAntics It starts a bit slow, but all of that info becomes important later so stick it out. Once you get into his career, you can feel how fast it all was. It seemed to go zero to 60 in a chapter. It‘s worth sticking with. 11mo
Bookladylinda @Samplergal there are a lot of dates and facts, right now I‘m trying to keep them all straight in my head. 11mo
Bookladylinda @GingerAntics I‘m glad to hear that, it was my hope that after getting the back story, it would move faster. 11mo
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Eggs
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A pic of Robin in high school. I read this today; a thorough, honest account of Williams' life, family, career, humanity, illnesses, strengths and weaknesses. And new details about his death.

RadicalReader @Eggs still such a tragic loss. Love watching Mrs Doubtfire and Jumanji 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💔💔💔 12mo
Cathythoughts What a lovely man ♥️ 12mo
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Dwayne_Shugert
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Robin Williams is my all time favorite actor/comedian/celebrity. His death was shocking and devastating. His work was brilliant, and beautiful and for me life altering. He is truly missed...always. Here is a link to a blog I wrote about him... https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/6815633-robin-williams-suicide-and-t...

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CatLass007
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I just finished my second book of the year, Robin, and it was marvelous. There is humor, honesty, and, of course, sadness. I highly recommend this book.

Crazeedi ❤❤Robin 😢 12mo
Bookladylinda Ohhh! I‘m in line for this one at my library, I can‘t wait to read it! 12mo
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Samplergal
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#nonfiction2019 This biography contained some wonderful pictures of Robin Williams. ❤️❤️❤️

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Samplergal
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Such a great bio of a genius. I won‘t kid you, it‘s detail heavy. If you aren‘t a huge fan, you‘ll get bored of all the minutiae, but it‘s all there. It took me a month, off and on, to finish this 500 page book. Well researched and loved. 4⭐️

Shaneyney I absolutely adore Robin Williams 13mo
Samplergal @Shaneyney ❤️❤️❤️ So do I. 13mo
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sophierayton
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Best books read in 2018 - Non Fiction

deadrabbitsbooks Love love love #sapiens! 13mo
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sophierayton
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Absolutely excellent! The best biography I've ever read. Itzkoff does a beautiful job of telling the truth about the struggles Robin has had while keeping the integrity of his character intact. Robin is dearly beloved and sorely missed. I believe the world is a better place for having had him in it and thank Itzkoff for doing such a great job of showing that.