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Cybill Disobedience [Kindle Edition]

Cybill Shepherd , Aimee Lee Ball
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (265 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: #25,172 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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92 of 101 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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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Watch out, I'm blushing May 9, 2002
The first I ever heard of Cybill Shepherd (I suspect I'm of the wrong generation) was a clipping from a friend, saying she had been ogling LOTR's Orlando Bloom (young enough to be her son) on live television. I recall being puzzled by her behavior. After reading this book, I think I know why. In all honesty, I felt rather embarrassed to be reading this book.
The book chronicles her life, from a not-so-innocent girlhood in the South to an up-and-down movie career, and ending right around the demise of her self-titled show "Cybill." She happily breaks all the rules set down in her girlhood, and goes through a long list of emotional situations ranging from heartbreak to love to happiness to sadness. It follows her through three kids, a few marriages, oodles of movies, two TV shows, and a seemingly endless string of lovers.
Oh gosh, where to begin? Despite her comments near the beginning that she couldn't "tell it all," there's a pretty honest feel to it all. Cybill seems unafraid to reveal some of her uglier or more humiliating moments, her personal traumas (like the admission of infidelity from her ex), and her professional disappointments, as well as all the people she's ticked off. (Well, if not all of them, then most, I think) At times, however, you wonder what the other side of the story is, and whether the full story is being told.
What bothered me was Cybill's continuous focus on her love life and how many men she slept with, and how, and where, and why. First, I find the details embarrassing, as is her blithe attitude to them. Second, it seems that this -- and not her acting career -- is the focus of the book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars it was interesting.
It was interesting. I was surprised at her many escapades with the men in her life, but I guess it makes the book a little spicier.
Published 2 days ago by tkosty
3.0 out of 5 stars The person is better than the book
I love Cybill Shepherd. I enjoyed her tv shows. I think she is very funny. The book is okay.
There are some funny moments and heartwarming moments. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Annie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very entertaining. I read it in one day.
Published 16 days ago by Gwendolyn M. Reeves
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring. I prefer to read about talent
Don't really care how Cybil slept her way to stardom. Boring. I prefer to read about talent.
Published 22 days ago by Joan Walker
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Not my cup of tea
Published 23 days ago by Kindle Customer. Mary
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, brings back memories of the years she was ...
Entertaining, brings back memories of the years she was on TV.
Published 1 month ago by Jean D
5.0 out of 5 stars A good quick read.
Horny old broad and a very quick read. You get some good insight good and bad out of this read. If you like going against the grain in life Cybill is for you.
Published 1 month ago by Joe B
1.0 out of 5 stars Blah blah blah
Boring . Thought her aim was to take credit for all her successes and of course blame family agents and other actors for all her flopps. Read more
Published 1 month ago by janice
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very pleased with this book
Published 1 month ago by Jessi Spray
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
It was so bad I couldn't finish it. I liked Cybil before I read her book.
Published 1 month ago by linda
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