There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me Audiobook [Free Download by Trial]

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There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me by Brooke Shields

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Actress and author of the New York Times bestseller Down Came the Rain, Brooke Shields, explores her relationship with her unforgettable mother, Teri, in her new memoir.



  • It was truly amazing to listen to Brooke's incredibly honest account, where she shares detailed, moment-to-moment descriptions of her interactions with her mother, as well as her immediate family and friends. In my opinion, Brooke is already a hero in the fight against postpartum depression, but this audiobook has deepened my admiration for her as a role model for children who are raised by addicted parents. She helps us understand the complexity of love and suffering, hope and doubt within these relationships, and proves that individuals can emerge from such experiences, not without scars, but with the ability to live and love.
  • This is such a heartbreakingly beautiful tale. After delving into two of Brooke's books, I can't help but feel like she's a close friend confiding in me about her life experiences. It's just so perfectly told... If only... May God be by your side, Brooke, and I pray that you let Him guide you through this challenging period and the future of you and your family. I aspire to write about my own incredible mother and her relentless battle with a devastating illness.
  • I could relate to your story on a personal level. However, unlike my mother, who didn't have a drinking problem, hers was with food. It's heartbreaking to see a lack of love between a mother and her own mom. I appreciate you opening up and sharing this intricate tale of love. It's a story that resonates with all of us, particularly with mothers and daughters.
  • I had no idea what to anticipate from this book... I shed tears and shared laughter with you, Brooke!! Thank you for your honest portrayal of real-life experiences! I feel like I know you much better now. It's a shame that the media had to tarnish your true self... they're just envious!
  • Despite the negative reviews, I was pleasantly surprised by this audiobook selection. I respectfully disagree with those who claimed that Brooke Shields sounded entitled. In my opinion, she delivered the story quite effectively, highlighting the important aspects through her emphasis on certain words and the heartfelt emotions she conveyed. As someone who works with children and parents in the medical field, and having experienced the impact of emotionally abusive parenting from my own father, I could relate to the genuine reality depicted in Brooke Shields' story. It shed light on the common phenomenon where children often hold onto hope, longing for their parent to change and finally show them the love they truly deserve, even until the very end. This audiobook struck a balance between being heartwarming and deeply saddening.
  • I wasn't really diggin' the whole adult calling her mom "Mommy" thing. Just seemed a bit off to me, even for a grown-up. Also, if this book is on point, the author doesn't seem to fully grasp just how messed up her bond with her mom was, and how she could be pretty harsh to other people, including her stepmom.
  • I have conflicting emotions about this book. There were moments where I genuinely sympathized with Brooke Shields as she dealt with her alcoholic mother. However, there were also times when I couldn't help but think, "Come on, seriously... you're such a drama queen! Move on!" The true story of her feelings towards her mother only becomes apparent towards the end of the book. It's a complex love/hate/love relationship, and there are instances where Brooke comes across as overly self-absorbed. Honestly, I'm torn. I both liked and disliked it, and I found myself feeling sorry for her while also being annoyed by her. As I mentioned, my feelings are mixed. It seems like much of what she wrote would have been more appropriate to discuss with a therapist rather than sharing it with the world.
  • Brooke was absolutely the right person to narrate this incredible story. With her personal experiences and genuine emotions, she brings authenticity to the narrative, making the listeners feel connected to her long and eventful journey. It's evident that her career has been filled with triumphs and occasional chaos, adding an exciting dimension to the storytelling. I truly enjoyed it!