In My Journey with Farrah, author Alanna Stewart, longtime confidante of famed actress Farrah Fawcett, reminisces about their friendship - which spanned decades - and about the three years before Fawcett passed away, during which the two women developed an even more unbreakable bond as they sought, together, to achieve the unthinkable: cheating death.
Voice actor Deanna Hurst's performance of this deeply affecting memoir is subtle and moving; her soft voice easily communicates the depth of Stewart's joy, grief, courage, and determination throughout her travels with Fawcett, and through Fawcett's final years. Hurst is an even and unhurried narrator who nevertheless imbues her performance with an unmistakable empathy, inviting the listener into this audiobook to share in Stewart's emotional story.
Together, they were relentless in their pursuit of a cure, traveling halfway around the world as they sought every mainstream, alternative, and experimental therapy available. In all, they spent the better part of the next three years together - Alana by her friend's side as they struggled hand in hand with the unknown. Now, in these intimate and personal diaries, Alana shares her thoughts on the events of the last three years, documenting the journey she and Farrah embarked on as they prayed for a miracle. Reflecting back on the three decades they shared, Alana details what she's learned about her friend and herself as they battled through the trials of this illness. From the importance of selflessness, to the undeniable value of faith, to the remarkable resilience of the human spirit, Alana's day-to-day entries reveal a side of these two friends that the world has never seen. Even in the face of this debilitating disease, Farrah's courage and determination continues to teach us about life . . . and love. Writing candidly about aging, marriage, motherhood, and faith - all topics she and Farrah dealt with together over the years - Alana provides a moving tribute to a woman, once Hollywood's golden girl, and an inspiring celebration of life.
My Journey with Farrah is the story of two courageous women who stood by each other through good times, bad times, and now the most trying of times. It is a book that will make people la...
©2009 Alana Stewart; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers
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I enjoyed reading the book about Farrah Fawcett. I thought it was well written, beautifully read and touching. However I did come across with an upsetting feeling about Alana popping Ativans. Is everyone in Hollywood on some sort of medication? I just think that Ativan must be passed out in Hollywood like candy on Halloween. We all go through tough daily struggles without popping Ativans. This book although it moved me deeply about the struggles and hardship that Farrah endured during her ordeal with cancer and the committment of her friend to stay by her side as a support also left me wondering about some other things....All in all I liked the book and would recommend readers reading the book.
"Very compelling even though you know the end"
The author's friendship with Farrah was simply amazing. Also, cancer is a disease that has touched nearly everyone. It was very interesting to hear how Alana and Farrah dealt with this during those last three years.
The narration and focal tones were also fantastic.
Farrah's sense of humor regarding a Jaguar lease.
I highly recommend this book. It is impossible to listen to this and not be touched by it.
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