Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Kristen Johnston

Narrated By: Kristen Johnston

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: March 2012

Duration: 4 hours 22 minutes


It felt like I was speeding on the Autobahn toward hell, trapped inside a DeLorean with no brakes. And even if I could somehow stop, I'd still be screwed, because there''s no way I'd ever be able to figure out how to open those insane, cocaine-designed doors.

The two-time Emmy Award-winning actress has written her first book, a surprisingly raw and triumphant memoir that is outrageous, moving, sweet, tragic, and heartbreakingly honest. GUTS is a true triumph - a memoir that manages to be as frank and revealing as Augusten Burroughs, yet as hilarious and witty as David Sedaris.

With GUTS, Johnston takes us on a journey so truthful and relatable, so remarkably fresh, it promises to stay with the reader for a long, long time.


  • Kristin Ames

    This is an amaaaazing book. I'm not addict, but my brother fights this demon, while I watch from this sidelines of his life. I studied addiction in college and totally understand the science behind it, although Kristen Johnston opens my eyes to an entirely new realm of the subject. I am so glad she found her voice and was able to share her remarkable journey with everyone. I don't think this book deserves to be in the same category as another, "has been actress with a drug problem" her wit and comedic style make this book riveting--on the edge of your seat. And by her reading it, I really feel like it captures her emotion as she is experiencing her life. There were even times I wondered if she was truly crying. I love this book and highly-highly recommend it.

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  • Tara M.

    This is my favorite!! She’s so real and I love how she tells her story! I can truly identify with her and look forward to her next book if she has one coming out!