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Cybill Disobedience [Kindle Edition]

Cybill Shepherd , Aimee Lee Ball
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (250 customer reviews)

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Book Description

'How I survived beauty pageants, Elvis, sex, Bruce Willis, lies, marriage, motherhood, Hollywood, and the irrepressible urge to say what you think.'

From wholesome beauty queen to saucy cover girl, from heartbreaking movie star (THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, TAXI DRIVER) to one of television's most loved comediennes (MOONLIGHTING, CYBILL), Cybill Shepherd is renowned as sassy, shocking and sexy. In CYBILL DISOBEDIENCE, she opens her heart with the wit and honesty of a star who's seen and knows it all.

Editorial Reviews


"A riveting, candid, fresh and self-revealing book." -- -- Liz Smith

"Gutsy." -- -- San Francisco Examiner

"Nobody kisses and tells like Cybill Shepherd." -- -- New York Daily News

About the Author

Aimee Lee Ball has coauthored several books including No Time to Die with Liz Tilberis. She has written about health, politics, business, and the arts for many national magazines including New York, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, and the New York Times. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

  • File Size: 409 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: River Siren Productions, Inc. (August 2, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,996 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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133 of 140 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Genuine Cybill Fan May 16, 2000
I have to say that I truly loved this book. I laughed out loud many times. I really enjoyed Cybill's frankness and honesty about her past experiences. I have been a fan of Cybill Shepherd since her Moonlighting days. Even back then, there was always something that I admired about her. I couldn't put my finger on it until I read this book. Cybill reveals many secrets about her life over the years, especially her various sexual encounters. She also writes about her many experiences in movies and TV. I am a young woman and could very much relate to her tales of love, lust and betrayal. Cybill states clearly that she always did what pleased her and what pleased her was sex. Only a woman like Cybill could make a comment like that. She is so candid and such a real person. Some of us feel might feel this way but don't have the guts to say so. It's very hard to take an honest look at yourself and then reveal your soul to everyone. You can see how she has grown and realized the mistakes that she has made along the way but more importantly how she has learned from them. I admire her courage and strength for that. So, Kudos to Cybill for such an honest and humerous look at her very interesting life. I am an even bigger fan now than I was before.
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80 of 83 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Who can resist good gossip May 11, 2000
I don't normally read celebrity bios but my wife laughed out loud so often while reading Cybill Disobedience by Cybill Shepherd that I just had to see why. I am not a Cybill Shepherd fan, but I enjoyed getting to know her better in this book, even when she was being clearly self-serving. Her story is made up of equal parts private history and public image. Image (her blond, beauty)and its impact on her private history is the dominant theme of the book. She shows herself constantly trying to overcome the dumb blond image while, frequently at the same time, using her beauty to seduce men she should have left alone - because she can? Needs to? Thinks she needs to?
Cybill is a complex woman in many ways and transparent in others. She was self aware early in her life but late in coming to a sure understanding of her own worth and power. Lots of missteps and bad moves - frequently sexual - in between. Her coauthor, Aimee Lee Ball, should probably be credited with making this story such an easy and entertaining read. There are recurring elements of self deprecating humor and a lot of genuinely surprising anecdotes that allow the reader to feel that they are getting the inside scoop.
And for those who don't really care about Cybill herself but just want the gossip, they won't be disappointed but will probably wish for more detail. The scenes with ELvis (sad and drugged up), Don Johnson (a five minute man), and the unnamed stunt men (the 'Cybill Sandwich') are more titillating than revelatory. Still amusing, however. I would recommend this for anyone who likes enjoys good gossip in a breezy, bright package.
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91 of 100 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars CYBILL and the truth April 4, 2000
By Tina
I have been waiting for this book for a long time. Although I am younger than Cybill, I feel she portrays a realistic image of women in the media and in life in general.
This book ABSOLUTELY confirmed this. Cybill's writing is to the point and honest. If you are going to do an autobiography - it should be intertaining and honest.
Cybill pulls no punches and describes her life with humour (most of the time), some wisdom and a lot of honesty.
I was a little surprised at some of the relationships she has had, but she will be the first to tell you "no regrets".
This book is interesting, real and I have absolutely no regrets about buying it. Thank you Cybill for telling it like it really is.
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39 of 45 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I had a hard time caring about Cybill September 8, 2010
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Well, I did finish this book. Will delete it immediately as if washing my hands after completing a nasty task. The writing is fine. Having said that I must also say that, by the end of the book, I couldn't muster even an inkling of caring, empathy or sympathy for someone who has, by her own admission, lived a selfish and self-gratifying life while clearly not caring for anyone else's pain along the way. I have no superior moral scruples about her sex life, though, in her attempt to be tittalating her hundreds of genital encounters becomes tiring. I would venture to say there are thousands of prostitutes who had more meaningful sexual encounters; hers seem to mechanistic and sad.

Despite her many assertions that she has "learned valuable life lessons", it would seem she has not. In her professional dealings she recounts how everyone screwed her both literally and figuratively. Everyone one her professional associates seems to have been at fault at some point in the relationship. Okay, the kindle version was free but I felt both sad and soiled for having given a few precious hours of my life in reading it.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Why Doesn't She Have Any Friends? You'll See. January 2, 2001
I never thought a tell-all book could bore or irritate me, especially with stories about a hometown Memphis girl making it big and sleeping with Elvis, but this one did. I was interested in hearing about Cybill's life, but after reading this book I don't care to hear any more. My copy was signed by Cybill in person, but meeting her was the high point of the whole experience and it only lasted a minute or two. I liked Cybill Shepherd, but I think a lot less of her after reading this. I don't recommend this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars The book was a good read. I've been a fan over the years ...
The book was a good read. I've been a fan over the years and found the behind the scenes stories very interesting.
Published 1 day ago by Robin Hall
2.0 out of 5 stars Read and Deleted
Ego driven writing; I did get through it, but I deleted it shortly thereafter. Pretty much exactly what you'd expect (although I did love "Moonlighting" and always will).
Published 13 days ago by Jayce Gish
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Cybill makes no bones about herself either past and present. She doesn't try to hide or color the facts.
Published 14 days ago by Red
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
she was a wild and wooly gal, or should I say is.
Published 16 days ago by jeanne jolly perry
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 21 days ago by Jeanie
4.0 out of 5 stars She is honest enough to not always look good, and she doesn't hold...
Cybill has enough juicy parts to make this worth the time. She is honest enough to not always look good,
and she doesn't hold back much. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Jake
4.0 out of 5 stars I am shocked. Shocked!
I'm not very well plugged into the entertainment scene, so I knew very little about Cybill Shepherd until I read this autobiography. Read more
Published 26 days ago by B. Tinney
3.0 out of 5 stars Well named.
A bit choppy. Very consistent with her public persona. Honest, fresh, Cybil. Interesting look at her life and viewpoint.
Published 1 month ago by Janice Noble
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
This book should have been titled, 'Sleeping your way to the top in Hollywood, every parents nightmare'.
Published 2 months ago by Bruce Carrozza
3.0 out of 5 stars Narcissistic Celebrity
This was definitely a page turner in the sense that Cybill has no qualms talking about other famous celebrities and telling tales out of school, as they say. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Smevco
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