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Cybill Disobedience [Kindle Edition]

Cybill Shepherd , Aimee Lee Ball
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Cybill Shepherd has always been that unique form of celebrity, combining the very best virtues of Hollywood glamour with the sexy down-to-earth appeal of a woman who knows what she wants and how to get it. Cybill Disobedience charts the life and times of the actress, best known for her role as Maddy in the hit 80s show "Moonlighting" and for parts in Taxi Driver and the Last Picture Show. She has since gone on to find fame as the star of her own sitcom but in Hollywood circles, it seems, the rumour mill cared less about her activity on screen and more about her life behind the bedroom doors. Along with several failed relationships she has had run-ins with some of the Tinseltown's most admired men, and tales such as the night Elvis took her and a friend to the movies are recounted with wit and humour. The book really gets into its stride when Cybill dishes the dirt on her two most popular vehicles and there are some genuinely frank and surprising revelations to be found here. The bitchiness and backstabbing of TV executives, rival stars and script writers are all laid bare here though Cybill never pretends it all went on around her. She did, on more than one occasion, wade into the thick with all cannons blazing, though it usually ended up with another exec or star hating her. The rivalry with her "Cybill" co-star Christine Baranksi makes for particularly bitchy reading, though Cybill is careful not to actually attack her in print, instead ridiculing the press speculation that she tried to steal Christine's best jokes, or more often than not, just the show. It's an affectionate and honest story of Hollywood success and Cybill's wry and witty voice shines through. She has genuinely laid herself out in the open and you can't help but feel attracted to her somewhat self-imposed vulnerabilty. Open, honest and immensely readable, Cybill Disobedience is as sassy and sexy as its subject matter. --Jon Weir

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How I survived Beauty Pageants, Elvis, Sex, Bruce Willis, Lies, Marriage, Motherhood and the Irrepressible Urge to Say What I Think.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sassy Cybill 4 Oct 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Cybill Disobedience is a searingly honest tell-all book about Cybill Shepherd and the famous people who have been in her life. Cybill has been part of classic TV shows like Moonlighting and classic movies like Taxi Driver and there is a lot of fascinating insight into the TV/film industry as well as some on-set trashy gossip.
Cybill seems to have a reputation and hard to work with but it's the old double standard - if she was a man who fought hard to do things on her 'Cybill' sitcom to get it right, she would have been admired and probably listened to.
I don't doubt for a second that Cybill is frank and honest and maybe some people found that 'difficult' but even though she talks about many famous people and difficulties in relationships on-set and off, the person who she is hardest on in this book is herself.
It is a great book, painfully honest for a celebrity and definitely worth reading about Cybill and her life (so far)
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a naughty girl you are 9 Feb 2004
By sp
Format:Paperback
Cybill Shepherd is not the greatest actress in the world and when seen on TV chat shows can be a tad annoying but her book is great. She is really honest about herself and her circumstances. She tells it like it is. She is a tough woman in a tough world.
She does, however, seem to be quite friendless, doesn't seem to see eye to eye with anyone she works with and has ended up with a career which is not quite as good as it could have been. In this tome, she doesn't dwell on her bad marriages, however, she does talk in some depth about her affair with Peter Dogbanovich (read the book to get the joke!). She also talks about a short fling with Elvis in quite grafic terms, which are also funny and about Charles Grodin's wig (really, I hadn't noticed!!). She also goes on a bit about her singing (so that's what you call it).
She sounds like someone you could have as a friend, but only for a short time - does she get on with anyone?
However, if Cybill has been a man in the world of showbiz she would be seen an determined and ruthless but because she's a woman (and quite an attractive one at that), she's a bitch. But I think that's a well-earned reputation.
However, this is one bio that does make you laugh out loud and really spills the beans - Ann-Margret take note.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 27 Dec 2000
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I haven't been able to put this book down since I got it. I haven't been able to just sit and read the biography of anyone without becoming either bored or depressed. Despite the struggles in her life, Cybill's biography is humourous and told on a level that everyone can understand- You know this is true. This book is a real triumph and a must read for anyone, whether you love her or hate her, shes amazing and so is this book. The best thing I've read so far this century.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read 27 Sep 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I was always a big fan of Moonlighting and Cybill, but had not realised what varied a life and career Cybill Shepherd has had. I get the impression that some of the details about some of the other people in the book may have been glossed over, but that is always likely to be the case with this sort of book and the details about her own life come across as honest and frank.

Parts of the book were quite dark and others made me laugh out loud. I am not sure would recommend this book to someone without any previous interest or experience of Shepherd's work, but for those who do it provides a fascinating look behind the scenes of both the woman and that work.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All the information you could want about her 17 Jan 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book covers every thing you could want to know about Cybill Shepherd, from things which are obvious to the deep, down, private INTERESTING stuff. A must for a fan. Brilliant and Inspiring for all. A very honest book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Flashback 24 Aug 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Downloaded it because it was free and I had a free week-end. I didn't know a lot about Cybill other than she had been in Moonlighting. Three things I learned is that she doesn't get on with many of her co-stars, seems opinionated, and has 'slept' across America. I didn't miss it when I had finished.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly honest 23 April 2011
By Selena
Format:Paperback
I don't read many autobiographies as I always feel that the writers will only tell about the good parts of their lives. Ms Shepherd tells her story warts and all in a very open and honest way. She is funny and very entertaining as she takes you into the world of modelling and Hollywood glamour that is far from as glamorous as it seems. I have always liked her as an actress because she has never taken herself too seriously. My admiration for her has grown after reading her story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cybill 1 Mar 2013
By Joo TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
I like Cybill Shepherd. I liked her self titled show/sitcom Cybill when it was on, but that must have been a long, long time ago now (about 18 years) I thought this book might be a bit more "expose" than it was since Cybill seems to be the sort to tell it like it is.

This book was perfectly readable, but needed to have a bit extra to it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars elvis judgment silp
what a gal
Published 16 days ago by Mr. Andrew L. Levey
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
interesting book not my fav
Published 3 months ago by Joseph
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
loved it from start to finish, very honest and sometimes sad account of her life x
Published 3 months ago by granddaddydave
4.0 out of 5 stars cybil
this kindle book was cheap and worth the money ,i knew a lot about cybil sheperd ,.it was intersting and informative ,but the lone reason i didnt like , it wasnt a long read , i... Read more
Published 8 months ago by nori
1.0 out of 5 stars Too Self Indulgent
I enjoyed Cybill Shepherd's TV show for its insights about women's lives. Its too bad that Cybill Shepherd failed to have that kind of insight into her own life.
Published 9 months ago by Henrietta Reade
4.0 out of 5 stars what a life
Great book with a lot of input and a full life , which takes me back in time to my younger days.
Still love you Cybill glad i read it. Read more
Published 10 months ago by CALDAVY
5.0 out of 5 stars good
A book for people like me who like Cybill Shepherd since a longtime.A book to have more information about one of your favourite stars.
Published 10 months ago by carosalf
5.0 out of 5 stars Respect
During the telling of her experiences Cybill also shines a spotlight on the shallow backstabbing world of the 'celebrity' lifestyle. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Patricia
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
What an utterly fabulous read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is a no holds barred amazing account of her life and is very well written. I would read this again. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Gem_182
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a look
I knew this was likely to be an interesting read as Cybill has always come across as being feisty but she was also very likeable.
Published 15 months ago by Sarah Harris
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