Give as a Gift

Send this book as a Gift!

Book Rating (26)

Narrator Rating (5)

Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A true (as told to me) story

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Bess Kalb

Narrated By: Bess Kalb

Date: March 2020

Duration: 4 hours 21 minutes

Summary:

'When I stop crying, I'm calling my mother immediately and making her read it.' --Jodi Picoult

'Comic lines as good as in any movie, and pathos as deep as in any novel' --Mike Birbiglia

Bess Kalb, Emmy-nominated TV writer and New Yorker contributor, saved every voicemail her grandmother Bobby Bell ever left her. Bobby was a force--irrepressible, glamorous, unapologetically opinionated. Bobby doted on Bess; Bess adored Bobby. Then, at ninety, Bobby died. But in this debut memoir, Bobby is speaking to Bess once more, in a voice as passionate as it ever was in life.

Recounting both family lore and family secrets, Bobby brings us four generations of indomitable women and the men who loved them. There's Bobby's mother, who traveled solo from Belarus to America in the 1880s to escape the pogroms, and Bess's mother, a 1970s rebel who always fought against convention. Then there's Bess, who grew up in New York and entered the rough-and-tumble world of L.A. television. Her grandma Bobby was with her all the way--she was the light of Bess's childhood and her fiercest supporter, giving Bess unequivocal love, even if sometimes of the toughest kind.

In Nobody Will Tell You This But Me, Bobby reminds Bess of the experiences they shared, and she delivers--in phone calls, texts, and unforgettable heart-to-hearts brought vividly to the page--her signature wisdom:

If the earth is cracking behind you, you put one foot in front of the other.
Never. Buy. Fake. Anything.
I swear on your life every word of this is true.

With humor and poignancy, Bess Kalb gives us proof of the special bond that can skip a generation and endure beyond death. This book is a feat of extraordinary ventriloquism and imagination by a remarkably talented writer.

Genres:

  • Ivie A.

    This is a fab. Book one to be read many times.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    A great listen! A fascinating family history. Funny and heartwarming. I didn’t want it to end.

Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A true (as told to me) story

by Bess Kalb

has successfully been added to your shopping cart

Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A true (as told to me) story, Bess Kalb
Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A true (as told to me) story, Bess Kalb
This title is due for release on March 17, 2020.

Enter your email below to be notified as soon as it is available!

By clicking "Notify Me" you consent to receiving electronic marketing communications from Audiobooks.com. You will be able to unsubscribe at any time.

Already a member? Log In to add this title to your wishlist.
Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A true (as told to me) story, Bess Kalb
This title is due for release on March 17, 2020
We'll send you an email as soon as it is available!

Already a member?
Log in to add this title in your wishlist
Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A true (as told to me) story, Bess Kalb
Please Log in and add this title to your wishlist.
Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A true (as told to me) story, Bess Kalb

We will send you an email as soon as this title is available.