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  1. Diane Wallace Diane Wallace says:

    Great read A very unique and fascinating storyrecommended to everyone paperback


  2. Rebecca McNutt Rebecca McNutt says:

    My opinion of Rosie O Donnell find Rosie O Donnell to be a very annoying and weird person She wasn t funny when I was a little kid and she was making vulgar jokes on my VHS tapes, and she certainly isn t any funnier now This book tries to be something inspiring and powerful about her but it just makes her seem even weirder than before The GLBT themes give her a littledepth and give readersinsight into her life, but otherwise, I just found My opinion of Rosie O Donnell find Rosie O Donnell to be a very annoying and weird person She wasn t funny when I was a little kid and she was making vulgar jokes on my VHS tapes, and she certainly isn t any funnier now This book tries to be something inspiring and powerful about her but it just makes her seem even weirder than before The GLBT themes give her a littledepth and give readersinsight into her life, but otherwise, I just found the book to be really odd


  3. Ozma Ozma says:

    I have always found Rosie O Donnell entertaining, but I had no idea how much I would like her book She is a terrific writer, and I believe she wrote this book and not a ghostwriter because the voice and the thought process is so authentic that I have to believe it is really her The story is interesting the mother of a young woman contacts Rosie about her daughter being pregnant and giving up the child for adoption through Rosie s adoption agency, which specializes in placing children no one I have always found Rosie O Donnell entertaining, but I had no idea how much I would like her book She is a terrific writer, and I believe she wrote this book and not a ghostwriter because the voice and the thought process is so authentic that I have to believe it is really her The story is interesting the mother of a young woman contacts Rosie about her daughter being pregnant and giving up the child for adoption through Rosie s adoption agency, which specializes in placing children no one wants babies who are sick, babies who are mixed race or any race other than white And the story deepens from there Rosie tells us about her childhood and her mother s death I totally identified with the aspect of Rosie s personality that wants to help others, and partially just to run away from one s own problems There are so many classic lines in this book I usually give books away, but I am going to keep this one I think Rosie and I are a lot alike She is so bold and strong but also sensitive For me, this was like reading that book that just blows you away because it s like the author is writing about you


  4. Jacob Lasher Jacob Lasher says:

    I can not explain to you how many degrees of perfection this book entails Truly captivating and I never wanted it to end Absolutely wonderful.


  5. Valerie Valerie says:

    Archived at Me by Rosie O Donnell Let me tell you everything that this newest book by Rosie O Donnell is not It is not an autobiography, although the openly gay stand up comedian film actress talk show host and mother of three adopted children with a child on the way from her somehow pregnant partner does share a few snapshot moments When she was a kid, Rosie let a mean trick be played on her brother, and she still feels guilty about it After her Archived at Me by Rosie O Donnell Let me tell you everything that this newest book by Rosie O Donnell is not It is not an autobiography, although the openly gay stand up comedian film actress talk show host and mother of three adopted children with a child on the way from her somehow pregnant partner does share a few snapshot moments When she was a kid, Rosie let a mean trick be played on her brother, and she still feels guilty about it After her mother died, when she was 11, a clueless teacher, upset at Rosie for not having her homework, yelled that he would be calling and telling her mother about her behavior, which spurred Rosie to run screaming out of the school and hide in a neighbor s home nearby In middle school Rosie stood up for a female classmate who was the victim of cruel taunts after it came out that she d been sexually attacked by a group of boys at a drunken brawl Rosie remembers going to the flea market with her mother and how it was never the same once her mother passed on, and she remembers the time her father returned the 60 a bank teller had given him in error Get the idea All we get are emotionally unrevealing vignettes stuck here and there throughout the book No attempts are made to draw these moments into a meaningful whole There are dozens of things even I, a casual fan, wouldn t mind reading about Rosie What s it like to be a female stand up comedian in this very male profession When she started, did she feel isolated and discouraged If so, how did she manage to overcome these things How did her family handle her choosing to go out on the road and do comedy Were they supportive What was it like to be a VJ in the early days of cable channel VH1 especially since she had previously been turned down for the job on sister channel MTV How did her relationship with VH1 grow to the point where the channel gave her a program on which to give aspiring stand up comedians valuable television exposure, including helping New York favorite Mario Cantone and Caroline Rhea, who years ago landed a role on the sitcom Sabrina and now will be replacing Rosie on her talk show this fall Was she thrilled at first to make the jump to movies, but then happy to return to doing TV What was it like to do Broadway More personally, what made her, a single woman, want to adopt not just one, not just two, but three children to raise on her own Does she feel she had an unfair advantage in adopting them because of her wealth and fame as radio shock jock Howard Stern has often accused Did she feel comfortable finally coming out of the closet, walking in the path laid out by Ellen DeGeneres and Lily Tomlin, or does she still feel some trepidation How committed is she to reversing current Florida law that refuses to let gays adopt children This book addresses not one of these questions Don t believe the hype you may have heard that Rosie speaks in this book about her sexuality and her current partner, Kelli She does not Kelli is barely mentioned, much less revealed to be Rosie s girlfriend, and there s certainly no treatment of the fact that she s expecting a child and HOW she s doing that To make matters all theconfusing, the only romantic relationship Rosie does mention is with a man So what is this book Basically it s a narrative of events that occurred in Rosie s life, beginning LAST SPRING and developing over the next year or so, leading to her decision to end her talk show It s not exactly clear how these events helped her make the decision, but Rosie seems to feel that she explains it all Throughout the book she assures the reader, There are no accidents Everything happens for a reason But Rosie never provides any reasons She goes on for page after page about how she got caught up in the troubles of a young teenager she hears about through an adoption agency that she funds The teen has a devastating story as to how she became pregnant Rosie is instantly touched, and she crosses the line, choosing to contact the teen herself, instead of leaving it to her agency professional And this is the entire focus of the book Rosie tells about how she starts to spend hour after hour on the phone with the teen, making herself endlessly available throughout the day and into the night for this young woman she s never met She freely admits that she became obsessed, neglected her own family, and rejected the advice of friends to dig deeper into the teen s melodramatic story This book is nothing if not proof of Rosie s stubborn yet naive determination but that is all it is The progression of the relationship allegedly provides the context for the flashbacks, but any connections we re supposed to make from the teen s experience which, as you might expect, is not quite as it seems and Rosie s life are not on the page, and can t even be guessed Thrown in are other various episodes and meanderings, from Rosie visiting her tattoo artist to her relaying yet another dream starring pouty movie actress Angelina Jolie Meanwhile, her television show s producers assume her declining to renew her contract is merely the typical tough negotiating stance expected from such a star, and keep offering her increasing amounts of money to continue Rosie keeps turning them down flat, citing as her main reason that she can t be herself on the show Is she alluding to her much criticized decision to not come out of the closet until the show s demise, or something else If she wanted to show another side of herself, why does she still not renew even when the producers offer her the option to change the show s direction to talkabout social and political issues Is she just tired of the daily grind of television Or does she want adramatic end to the Queen of Nice perception in order to return to doing comedy withof an edge as an appearance at the June 2002 Mohegan Sun Casino Grand Opening Celebration seems to suggest As far as this book is concerned, your guess is as good as mine I can find no good reason for this book to have been written Even the fact that Rosie is donating the profits from this book to charity don t help If you want to donate money to charity, just give your money to them directly no need to go through Rosie Besides, it s not like she takes the time to mention what charity she means Even the publisher knows this isn t really a book The font is larger and the pages are slimmer than the average novel, and the whole publication is barely over 200 pages long Yet there are 39 chapters Laughably, there are four chapters, including both chapters one and two, that are only one page With all the jumping between her memories and the present day, from musing about her sad childhood to insisting that she can t be herself on her television show and going on and on about what she calls her superhero complex, this is obviously a book written by someone who doesn t usually write, for people who don t usually read Find Me is the worst kind of celebrity memoir Rosie may protest that she is revealing her soul, but there s no real intimacy here The best metaphor for the book comes when Rosie talks about the visit to her tattoo artist Rosie has a scar on her left wrist which resembles the kind of scar left by a suicidal slit When the artist gingerly asks her about it, she assures him it isn t as it appears She didn t try to kill herself But then she doesn t reveal how she got it, either The title of the book sounds like a promise when you pick it up By the time you finish a few minutes later it sounds like a cruel taunt Zero stars.Warner Books, 2002, 23.95Reviewed by Valerie Hawkins


  6. Tiffany Tiffany says:

    Rosie mentions many parts of her life but she is most revealing when she speaks of her obsession with Stacy Rosie s desire to know Stacy and help her shows so much about her own struggles and personality The book was not what I expected.


  7. Heidi Heidi says:

    Rosie talks about believing things happen for a reason, and how sometimes she just knows things Other times, not as deep, but profound, she has spingles Spine tingles When she recognizes those significant times, she feels compelled to follow up In Find Me she tells of an obsessive quest to help a young woman She recognizes a certain narcissism in wanting to be a superhero, sometimes to the detriment of her own family All the while reading this, I found myself thinking, but of course you re Rosie talks about believing things happen for a reason, and how sometimes she just knows things Other times, not as deep, but profound, she has spingles Spine tingles When she recognizes those significant times, she feels compelled to follow up In Find Me she tells of an obsessive quest to help a young woman She recognizes a certain narcissism in wanting to be a superhero, sometimes to the detriment of her own family All the while reading this, I found myself thinking, but of course you re a bodhisattva I found myself composing the short emails to her blog, thinking if it was meant to be, she would find me among the thousands of other messages How I would tell her a bodhisattva is an enlightened codependent She says several times in the book that she is not easy to love, with this obsessive superhero complex I have to wonder though, if that has changed, or really, what her love Kelli would say to that Rosie transforms some deep scars regarding her mother s death through her obsessive superheroish love On The View her best friend from the age of 3 said that what people might not know about Rosie is how generous Rosie is When cohost Joy said, The world does know, Jackie said, No, you don t Rosie shushed her She doesn t want the world to know what a tremendous superhero giver she is Another bodhisattva clue, I would say She sees the selfishness in her love, but she keeps turning it over for the benefit of the world She doesn t want the accolades for giving, she doesn t do it to feed her narcissist self


  8. Cathy Cathy says:

    This may be the strangest book I have ever read It is autobiographical and the jacket implies it s about adoption, so I thought it would be about her experience adopting her three kids But no, it started out weird and got really weird It creeped me out so much I had to stay up to 2am to finish it to see if the people she was writing about were real or just screwing around with her, since she s a celebrity Turns out a bit of both Be warned you may not like Rosie O Donnell that much after r This may be the strangest book I have ever read It is autobiographical and the jacket implies it s about adoption, so I thought it would be about her experience adopting her three kids But no, it started out weird and got really weird It creeped me out so much I had to stay up to 2am to finish it to see if the people she was writing about were real or just screwing around with her, since she s a celebrity Turns out a bit of both Be warned you may not like Rosie O Donnell that much after reading this she reveals a lot about her childhood but evenabout her own lack of boundaries and in many cases, good judgment, in my opinion


  9. Lori Schiele Lori Schiele says:

    Not a typical autobiography, although a very fast read read it in about 6 hours So as not to accidentally give away spoilers, I will quote from the jacket cover Part memoir, part mystery, FIND ME is a compelling and utterly original tale that will break your heart as it heals it It is the story of a friendship between a troubled young woman and a celebrity Rosie O Donnell obsessed with helping her FIND ME is a true story and is a very interesting read You learn things about the life Not a typical autobiography, although a very fast read read it in about 6 hours So as not to accidentally give away spoilers, I will quote from the jacket cover Part memoir, part mystery, FIND ME is a compelling and utterly original tale that will break your heart as it heals it It is the story of a friendship between a troubled young woman and a celebrity Rosie O Donnell obsessed with helping her FIND ME is a true story and is a very interesting read You learn things about the life of Rosie O Donnell throughout the book, but not in the way you would from a straight autobiography I ve never read a book that was styled in this exact manner and found it quite unique


  10. Bridget Bailey Bridget Bailey says:

    I get a lot of slack for liking Rosie but she reminds me of my favorite aunt so I continue to love her unconditionally This is yet another book by Rosie that I have read I like how genuine she is and the fact that she doesn t hold back even if it makes her look bad or crazy I like that she keeps it raw which makes her so relatable This book was a little different than the others and by the end of her story about this pregnant girl, I wasn t sure where it was going to go I was flying through I get a lot of slack for liking Rosie but she reminds me of my favorite aunt so I continue to love her unconditionally This is yet another book by Rosie that I have read I like how genuine she is and the fact that she doesn t hold back even if it makes her look bad or crazy I like that she keeps it raw which makes her so relatable This book was a little different than the others and by the end of her story about this pregnant girl, I wasn t sure where it was going to go I was flying through this book just to see what the final outcome was as you knew something fishy was going on This is a short and quick read and definitely enjoyable


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