Enough Already: Learning To Love the Way I Am Today

HarperAudio. Jan. 2022. 6:47 hrs. ISBN 9780358628965. $20.99. MEMOIR
From her sparkling introduction to the closing credits, actress Bertinelli lays down the highs and lows of her recent life and explains how she got to this point in time, where she seems to have found the inner peace that she has long sought. This listening experience is like a one-sided, intimate conversation between friends, with a few recipes sprinkled in for good measure. The use of stream of consciousness to tell her story results in passages jumping back and forth in time. While this may have worked well in a book, it results in duplication of phrases of anecdotes within her narrative—enough duplication that listeners may wonder if the repetition is a production error. Bertinelli infuses a wide range of emotions into her reading, as the perky actress swings from cheery and bright with occasional chuckles when talking about love and kindness to a dark, profound feeling of sadness when recalling the loss of her parents and beloved ex-husband to the surprising wonder and joy in the peace she has found within herself after turning 60.
VERDICT Many will relate to Bertinelli’s story and applaud her honesty.
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