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'My Life As Julia Roberts' Snapshots Of A Life By Author Liane Langford

MY LIFE AS JULIA ROBERTS
SNAPSHOTS OF A LIFE
By Author Liane Langford


My Life As Julia Roberts: Snapshots of a Life [Paperback]
  • Paperback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: Michelle Manos Design 
  • Release Date: April 30, 2014
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1495371670
  • ISBN-13: 978-1495371677
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces 
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My Life As Julia Roberts: Snapshots of a Life [Kindle Edition]
  • File Size: 14306 KB
  • Print Length: 86 pages
  • Publisher: Michelle Manos Design, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 
  • Genres: Autobiography, Humorist
  • Print date: May 5, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K5HGDKO
  • ISBN: 13978-1495371677
  • About Liane Langford: Liane was born in Los Angeles. Her family emigrated from Russia, running from the Bolsheviks, finally coming to rest in the Hollywood Hills of California. Sometime between Aunt Edna opening her famous pastrami stand in Santa Monica and her Grandmother Ann's celebrated family market, the "Shermart" in West Hollywood, Liane was born. Raised in the Hollywood tradition, as a child, Liane's playground was the back lot of Universal Studios and A&M Records. Weaned on the Tijuana Brass and Emma Peel, Liane tried to wrap herself in her Mother's black chiffon scarf in an attempt to walk like Mortisha, but found that Moose and Squirrel came easier. Fade to black.........
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Customer Reviews
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book about a wonderful life. May 6, 2014
  • By: Mel Stuart
  • Format: Paperback
  • Comments: Just a wonderful, insightful, funny, touching book, written in the first person, by a captivating creature. This is the kind of real life story that will make you laugh and cry, and admire a courageous, intelligent, beautiful Woman. Bravo.
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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars A warm and witty read! May 11, 2014
  • By: BClaire22
  • Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
  • Comments: Enjoyed reading this lovely work "cover to cover" on my Kindle. A treat. Moving and entertaining. Thank you, Liane, for sharing.
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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars Funny As Hell! May 7, 2014
  • By: Rosemary Comings
  • Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
  • Comments: What makes it great is that all these stories are true. I think we can all find something we can relate to.
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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended. May 6, 2014
  • By: Veronica's Closet 70
  • Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
  • Comments: Funny, well written and well worth the read. Definitely looking forward to future books from this delightful author. A+ rating. Highly recommended.
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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars Langford looks like an actress and writes like a comedian. October 19, 2014
  • By: Daniel
  • Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
  • Comments: It's a little annoying when beautiful, thin people also have talents. You couldn't leave something for the rest of us? Nonetheless, try to forget how pretty she is and enjoy her book for the skill with which she constructs a gag, her acumen with a punchline. Don't look at the pictures and perhaps you can imagine that she is one of us.
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  •  5.0 out of 5 stars A highly amusing read about an interesting life, as Julia Roberts or not. November 22, 2014
  • By: Chris E. Charles 
  • This review is from: My Life As Julia Roberts: Snapshots of a Life (Paperback)
  • Comments: Liane Langford is a former model, current art dealer, and has always been a Redi-Whip heiress (no kidding). I was familiar with her writings and her wit, before I read this book. I followed her popular blog "A Walk in the Dark," since early 2012 and when I opened up My Life as Julia Roberts - Snapshots of s Life and browsed the contents page, I immediately saw some familiar chapter titles. A few of those titles, such as "Bob Doesn't Like Cats" (but he's still a decent guy) and "Costco Sells Caskets" (and they actually do) are straightforward enough to give the unfamiliar reader a good idea of what was on Liane's mind when she wrote them ...but try to guess what "Here's Mudd in Your Eye" is about, before you read it. The title of this book is drawn from Liane's resemblance to Julia Roberts, and that she is still made aware of it today, especially when she's wearing large, "I-hope-nobody-recognized-me" sunglasses in airports and other places when celebs are often spotted. The chapters, which are accounts of notable events and remembrances in Liane's life, aren't in chronological order, but if you read the book from beginning to end and keep mental notes, you can put together a pretty clear timeline of this lady's interesting life. If you recall Easy Bake ovens, Fresca, and don't need to Google the movie Funny Girl to see who was in it, then you'll enjoy this read all the more. 
  • Liane has a way of telling a story that makes even a fairly mundane happening sound like it could be a potential script for a TV sitcom. She paints a vivid picture of the players here, particularly her mother, whom she calls "Toby." Toby is a quite a colorful character and Liane's recollections of her are hilarious. In "It only comes Once a Year," Liane recalls being six years old and excited when Halloween, her favorite holiday, had arrived. Toby, who seemingly forgot the occasion, made her a last-minute costume, that Liane has never forgotten. She clearly recounts as her six-year-old self looked on in shock, Toby calmly (but lovingly, I'm sure) "held a cigarette in one hand, scissors in the other, grabbed a sheet, cut holes in it drew a breath, and blew out smoke" and said; 'Here, you're a ghost." Liane, then and still being an avid viewer of "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" could only image getting rocks in her pillowcase (the pillowcase also courtesy of Toby) instead of candy, just like Charlie Brown did when he went trick-or-treating. Her account of a Thanksgiving Day dinner, as an adult, with an awesomely borderline-dysfunctional family, is another one of Liane's "holiday favorites." 
  • She tells of her hosts Guy and Ann (the former greeted her arrival in just her bra and rollers in her hair, the latter didn't believe in deodorant, "even out of curiosity") a grabby friend named Stan, two large dirty dogs, and wondering what to do "when you're a hostage and there's no SWAT team." She at least made it out before the game of Twister began (which was probably Stan's idea). Her more somber recounts are just as enjoyable reads. Her life at the time of the 9-11 attacks illustrates how such an occurrence makes us us stop and look around at out lives, knowing we will never forget any of the details of where we were, what we were doing, and who we were with at the time. Liane sure remembers who she was with at the time. Her brief time spent in a nursing facility, is written about with the right amount of wit to alleviate the gloom of the situation, which she ended up turning into a positive, even though I would have held on to my Ed Hardy stuff. Oh yes, as you read some of these chapters, you may think "what does all this have to do with the title of this entry?" but Liane always makes sense in the end. Well, almost always.
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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars Langford looks like an actress and writes like a comedian. October 19, 2014
  • By: Daniel (Canoga Park, CA, United States) Verified Purchase
  • This review is from: My Life As Julia Roberts: Snapshots of a Life (Kindle Edition)
  • Comments: It's a little annoying when beautiful, thin people also have talents. You couldn't leave something for the rest of us? Nonetheless, try to forget how pretty she is and enjoy her book for the skill with which she constructs a gag, her acumen with a punchline. Don't look at the pictures and perhaps you can imagine that she is one of us. Seriously, it's entertaining beach reading. Have fun with it.
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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars I recommend it. October 16, 2014
  • By: Richard Main
  • This review is from: My Life As Julia Roberts: Snapshots of a Life (Paperback)
  • Comments: It's a fast read, one sitting for me, light-hearted and enjoyable, could be a sit-com. I recommend it. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars Liane Langford - a blossom promising heavy future crops. June 9, 2014
  • By: Colin Moore - Verified Purchase 
  • This review is from: My Life As Julia Roberts: Snapshots of a Life (Paperback)
  • Comments: Liane's first book reveals her razor-sharp wit and timing. You will be wanting more - and get it. Her future offerings will be a must-have.
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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars Life of an Uncommon Soul. June 7, 2014
  • By: Lorain Nicholson (Los Angeles, California United States) 
  • This review is from: My Life As Julia Roberts: Snapshots of a Life (Paperback)
  • Comments: Really enjoyable read from an extraordinary woman. This is a great book of anecdotes from Liane's life. Each chapter is about two to four pages and focuses on single incidents or people she has interacted with. I found myself laughing out loud with her at times reading about the adventures she had getting to the places she did. She tells some great stories and you find yourself just smiling. She's so relatable, you want to be her friend and by reading this book you come to understand the lady as a human being in ways that make her even more endearing.
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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars Running River Flows Downstream. June 2, 2014
  • By: Caria L. Martins "Sand City Gal" (Sand City, CA) 
  • This review is from: My Life As Julia Roberts: Snapshots of a Life (Paperback)
  • Comments: I read the book shortly after the local book signing, not knowing what to expect, with really no expectations; I just wanted to experience an out-of-body something or other. Ive known Liane, but not more than a brief bit of dalliance here and there. Actress, writer, artist, friend, glamorous, creative, exuberant...now after reading the stream-of-concious depiction of her life growing up, facing challenges with health, and love, I feel like someone carried away, floating with her down that stream of life in the pink inner-tube. Fears, hopes, triumphs, sadness, all depicted with flair and innuendo. It was a fast read, lightning fast, with dips and swirls, a few jagged edges, some death-defying waterfalls, eddies and straight shots. Thank you for the engraved invitation to share your life, Julia, I mean Liane...
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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars Out of the Dark into the Light. May 27, 2014
  • By: Monty Perry 
  • This review is from: My Life As Julia Roberts: Snapshots of a Life (Paperback)
  • Comments: I have really enjoyed this look into Liane Langford 's adventurous life. The stories are great, filled with pictures and insights. I 'm looking forward to the next installment..
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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars A warm and witty read! May 11, 2014
  • By: BClaire22 - Verified Purchase
  • This review is from: My Life As Julia Roberts: Snapshots of a Life (Kindle Edition)
  • Comments: Enjoyed reading this lovely work "cover to cover" on my Kindle. A treat. Moving and entertaining. Thank you, Liane, for sharing.
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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars Insight of a Life. May 6, 2014
  • By: R. Arrietta "opusrex" (Tujunga, Ca.) 
  • This review is from: My Life As Julia Roberts: Snapshots of a Life (Paperback)
  • Comments: Liane Langford is one unique writer as she details experience with methods of comedic economy. With an accelerate pace of a written monologue charged with stepping stones required to follow her very interesting way of life, you feel as if you are right there with her. One quickly becomes identified with this dancer of experience. As some may see their life experiences as a place to hide, there is no escapist of character within these pages. The pages come to life with Liane's self asserting flair of telling a tale drawing upon untapped resources of her life as, Julia Roberts gone mad, so to speak. There is emotional appeal, concrete imagery and symbols to arouse one's own experience relating to our own experiences. 
  • Liane's book is a stagecraft of personal extension and intention of getting right down to the depths of her unmasked presence as each page turned is like a veil to fold into. Liane, as a humorist exposes experiences as surprises even to herself. The reader will be captured by the acrobatics of humor during Liane's trek, illustrated in situations of administrated shock with symbolic gestures of real life!! Laughter will indeed channel through the pages of holy ravings of alchemical fusions between what is real and what is really real!! Compelled to re-create experience, Liane is in top form. The more implicit the humor, the more the reader's reaction to approximate what Liane's effort is due from her style of writing with a piercing cry of fun under the reality of life. Pick up a book for you and a friend, they shan't be disappointed!! I wasn't!
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