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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books; First Edition edition (April 14, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439102856
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439102855
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #445,138 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Matlin clearly enjoys making some noise.”

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About the Author

Marlee Matlin, deaf since she was eighteen months old, won the

Academy Award and the Golden Globe for Best Actress for her role in

Children of a Lesser God. She was nominated for Emmy Awards for

her performances in Seinfeld, Picket Fences, The

Practice, and Law & Order: SVU. Her film credits include

It's My Party and What the Bleep Do We Know!? She is the

author of Deaf Child Crossing. She has made numerous television

appearances and currently appears on The L Word. Marlee Matlin

lives in Los Angeles with her husband and four children. Visit her at

www.marleeonline.com.


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I found this book very interesting, refreshing and honest.
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I was blown away by her amazing stories of triumph and tragedy, and happy that her ending is a happy one--she deserves it.
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I thought the writing was very poorly done, it jumped around and made very little sense.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Lola's Mom VINE VOICE on September 22, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I loved this book. I really connected with Marlee. The things she mentions about growing up deaf.. the way she had to have the lyrics written out for her to understand a song... the preference for action or thriller movies and tv shows simply because they are easier to understand.. There was so many simliarities between Marlee and myself it was like a literary looking glass. Of course the similiarities stop there as you will certainly never see me on the cover of a magazine or in a movie! But I felt I could connect with her. I also loved the fact that she doesn't really seem "hollywoodish" or better than everybody else.. She seems "normal" and laid back.

Marlee pretty much holds nothing back in this. She talks about her parents and the tensions she has with her mother. She comes clean about her drug use, sexual abuse at the hands of a babysitter and later, a teacher. She tells all about boyfriends, friends, movies, and also how she has felt attacked by the deaf community at times and why she has done some of the things she did that has set them in such a turmoil. A prime example is when she spoke rather than signed name nominations at an awards ceremony.

There was a bit of jumping back and forth but it's her story and she will tell it the way she wants to. The only thing I did not like was the pages after pages about William Hurt aka Bill. I couldn't stand him and I will never watch a movie that has him in it. I would have preferred more details about her happier relationships and less Bill. I respect he had a major impact on her but their fighting and screaming at each other and his hurting her got frustating to read so much of. Maybe a bit more of Richard Dean Anderson would have improved it.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By zenzinn on April 27, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book didn't flow well. There was some jumping around and it read a lot like a "thank you" and "I'm sorry" letter at times. I wanted more narrative balance and more substance. But hey, it's the story of a life and not high fiction. That said, I enjoyed learning about Marlee's life the friendships she had. And I definitely support her courage for coming out as a survivor of sexual abuse. I just think the editors could have worked more to bring more cohesiveness to the book.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Michele Abbott on August 24, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I'm a bit disappointed in this book... Although I come away with the feeling that Marlee is a brave, well-rounded, wonderful woman - she definitely takes the chance to capture herself as a real life "Mary Sue." The book seemed a bit self-indulgent: Everyone likes her, she "clicks" with everyone that comes her way, has oodles of fabulous friends, dated gorgeous moviestars, marries a wonderful guy, has amazing children, a perfectly main-streamed life, a career that just sort-of "happened" for her, etc.

I'm hard-of-hearing myself, and I only bought this book because I was truly interested in reading about the trials and tribulations of another person who has struggled (at times) with being deaf. I was looking to empathize with her, to find a bit of myself in the story of her life - maybe learn something that could help me to cope. But there was very little emphasis on her deafness. Where were the descriptions of what it's like to be deaf? The struggles? The embarrassments that are sure to happen along the way? Although I appreciated her ability to accept herself for who she is and live her life to the fullest - she outlines her life in a way that eludes her biggest audience: other deaf people.

If you are looking to read the story of her life from a standpoint of deafness - save your money. It's just another Hollywood autobiography, complete with drugs, glitter, and gorgeous moviestar boyfriends. Oh, and a woman that just happens to be deaf.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By DS on June 8, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This memoir was nothing more than a chronology of the projects she's been in and the people she's met (all of whom were "great"). I felt this lacked any kind of substance into who she is as a person. I felt she should have delved more into her relationship with William Hurt as well as her relationship with her mother. She could have given us more insofar as how these relationships affected her emotionally and professionally. Also, there was a lot of jumping around - especially in the beginning. The writing was mediocre at best.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Blue on April 23, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Matlin frankly discusses an interesting life, however, she never shares any of her emotions, even during the worst of her relationship with William Hurt or when winning her Oscar. This lack of emotion makes the book bloodless and at times quite dry; one does continue to wonder what she FELT.

Numerous punctation errors, sentence fragments, and the clunky way in which people being quoted speaking about her say things like, "Marlee did this" instead of "You did this" as it should be in a book written from the first person perspective detract from the flow of the book.

If you can overlook these problems, the book is full of interesting anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Smith on October 1, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
In my eagerness to read this book by Marlee Matlin, I searched all over NYC before ordering "I'll Scream Later" from Amazon.com. The first couple of chapters helped me to understand her earlier years and how she overcome the many obstacles. But, I lost interest once I got to the William "Bill" Hurt chapter's and the name dropping of Hollywood actors/friends. I understand this was part of her "recovery", it was way too much and jumped all over the place! I laid it down 3 weeks ago and still have not finished it.

I am glad I read this book after I saw Miss Matlin on "Dancing with The Stars" and "Celebrity Apprentice". She was awesome in both, and I have much respect for her and her work, not as a Deaf Actress, but a unique, kind, talented human being.

I plan on enrolling in ASL classes next month. This is very important to me.
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