Historically fascinating and emotionally stimulating, I enjoyed both sides of this wonderful book. Thank you for sharing your extraordinary mother with us, Anderson Cooper.
I just love Anderson Cooper. His voice is soothing. I watch him every night, sometimes twice.
This was a really nice way to gain some insight to two really unique, semi-mysterious people. I enjoyed the bits of info they shared. I feel like there were some significant gaps, but you can't cover Gloria Vanderbilt's 92 years in 5 cds, not to mention the additional 40-something years of Anderson. It was a nice format, and I'm sure as they mention it opened up a large amount of further conversation between the two of them.
Fabulous intimate account of Gloria Vanderbilt's life as she remembers it. She and her son Anderson Cooper speak from the heart about their family, and do so while also expressing their own perspective and opinions about various family events.
As this book was written by both Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper it is a deeply personal and I believe an honest family history. The fact the authors have also narrated the book allows the listener to be able to truly feel the emotion in this family story. This is especially true when listening to Ms Vanderbilt speak of her memories. Their mutual respect and love becomes very evident while listening to them recount their stories.
I enjoyed every minute of this book as it allowed me such insight into the lives of two people I admire. I appreciate that Ms Vanderbilt and Mr Cooper were kind enough to share their interesting and rather intense family history with us, the listener (reader).
Excellent story that is told so honestly between a mother and son "whom I had no knowledge of as I live in Europe". I feel that the story is being told directly to me. Great incite into the life of someone you felt had it all where riches are concerned and the truth is money doesn't solve everything. Only Love and the challenge along with it is a good prescription for happiness. May they have many years ahead together as mother and son.
Well written and narrated, with a historical telling of Gloria Vanderbilt's analysis of her childhood experiences and Anderson Cooper's interpretation of the Vanderbilt lifestyle.
I absolutely enjoyed this book. It was touching, real, funny at times and heartbreaking at others. I recommend this listen to anyone who wants to experience every emotion. I have mounds of respect for this family. Definitely worth it!
I could not believe how open Gloria was about her past. As usual Anderson excelled, he asked all the right questions. I loved it!
I'm a fan of Anderson. Now that I know his and his mother's life story I admire him even more. Their lives are so inspirational. Listening to their voices made the story more real.
This book opens up a new paradigm of relationship between a mother and a son. This is not just a story of a beautiful woman and her successful son. I realized that there is so much to share in our hearts and who is a better person other than your own blood. I am determined to create a similar relationship with my own son. Thank you Mr Cooper and Ms Vanderbilt for sharing your story.
It is a very interesting story and everyone in my family enjoyed listening to it. The narrators had excellent voices.
I truly enjoyed listening to Gloria and Anderson's
story about their family history and how they both grew up.
I especially enjoyed that they were the narrators
Very interesting and i love the story. Hearing both voices makes it better.
Excellent Book! Gloria's voice is so soothing it gave you a real feel for her life!
The story seems more interesting because ANderson Cooper and Gloris V. Actually narrate . This is extremely fun, and lighthearted.
Excellent! Loved Loved every moment. Will recommend to everyone!
So amazing.. Inspirational! I have always loved Anderson Cooper and never knew that Gloria Vanderbuilt was his mother. What a story and life she has endures-- there is no doubt that the title couldn't of been better chosen for this book and has made it my new motto for my own life.. so true that the rainbow comes and goes and accepting that is healing.
Excellent book! I enjoyed it very much and would recommend it to everyone. Top star rating for both narrators and book content. 5 Stars Rating for book and 5 Stars Rating for Narrators.
I'm used to hearing Anderson Cooper pontificate and it was interesting to hear about his background and framing but I really loved hearing Gloria Vanderbilt's story. Yes her life was amazing but it was her perspective from 92 that fascinated me! I especially loved hearing these 2 narrate .
great book I'm still listening
i now want to try LSD thank you Gloria Vanderbilt
This was a good read but a great listen!!! I loved it!!! I already knew about Gloria's background but it was so very interesting to listen to her explain her feelings and choices. Her optimism and love of life after such difficulty and tragedy is simply inspiring!!!
Loved every minute! Such a beautiful way to learn about a parent and visa versa. I hated for the story to end. Beautifully done. Thank you for opening your hearts and story to all of us.
Listening to this book made me feel like I was sitting in a parlor with Gloria and Anderson while family lore was being shared. Very intimate, personal, and at times heartbreaking. I enjoyed thia book very much.
I like them both very much and learning about gloria Vanderbilt's childhood which in so many ways is sad and lonely was something very interesting to learn on the other hand past that I don't think there was any great revelation that I found out in this book. It's a quick easy read but I didn't love it as much as I thought it would. Anderson Cooper asked his mother most of the questions so we really didn't get a great insight into who he is.
I loved that the book was read by Gloria AND Anderson. I thought the book would be about both Gloria and Anderson, but the book was mostly about Gloria. There weren't any details abut Anderson's current life with his partner, there weren't hardly any details about Stan and Chris, Gloria's first two children and their relationship with Gloria and Anderson. They talked about Carter and his death, but not the other two boys.
I really enjoyed their story and the format of the book. I hated to have it end. I wanted to hear more. I also loved that they narrated the book themselves. It felt like they were sharing their story with me.
Sensational! I hated for it to come to an end. Wonderful story well told .
Anderson cooper is such an amazing story teller and after reading this book you can see where he has received his talents. It is a fabulous story I recommend to all. It came at a crossroads in my and helped me to move through it. Thank you audio books and thank you Anderson cooper.
Beautiful! This is a fascinating glimpse into these two brilliant people, and a powerful lesson in understanding, healing, and forgiveness.