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Summary

Wildflower is a portrait of Drew's life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges and incredible experiences of her earlier years.

It includes tales of living on her own at 14 (and how laundry may have saved her life), getting stuck in a gas station overhang on a cross country road trip, saying good-bye to her father in a way only he could have understood and many more adventures and lessons that have led her to the successful, happy and healthy place she is today.

It is the first book Drew has written about her life since the age of 14.

©2015 Drew Barrymore (P)2015 Random House AudioBooks

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Inspiring

I totally loved listening to this book and fell in love with Drew, the way she reads it is colourful and inspiring, I love the way that all her misfortunes in her early life have given her the strengths to get to where she is today a bit like me as I am the same age! I'm so glad she got her happy ending!

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Drew is my new BFF

I LOVED this book! Why? Because it's honest , hilarious, real, interesting, inspiring and so wise. The best part was having Drew narrate it. I am a mother of 5 in her early 40's but I feel that this book is for everyone, maybe particularly for us girls. I shared it with my 15 year old daughter and she also loved it too. This one is definitely going under the tree to all my girlies so that they can get inspired to love and live life to the full. ❤️
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Very dramatic, very loud and very irritating.

Life's too short to finish reading books that are this much of a chore. I got to exactly half way through and I just can't continue. I read these sort of books cause I love learning things about actors I like, I like humanising them and hearing about things that I can relate too. However, Drew just becomes less relatable, the drama of her learning to do laundry made me want to quit this read. I can't relate to her endless optimist, and while it's cool that she has it, but people that are so far away from what I am, seem fake to me. I know that they might not be, but thats just the way it feels. The endless optimism, screaming and drama made this book something I have to drag myself through rather than enjoy. Oh and the freaking number of information she remembers from when she was young is weird, I remember hardly anything. Okay this review seems like me just ripping into her, I like Drew's films and fans should give this a shot. Just maybe not with headphones, cause she tends to scream a lot. The book seems to have an okay flow, even through she keeps jumping between different places in her life. All in all, this read is just not for me.

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highly enjoyable

having been a long time fan of Drew Barrymore I found this book very enlightening to the real Drew Barrymore that nobody sees. was glad that the book wasn't all about behind-the-scenes stories from all her films but rather how long sad and happy struggle to the place she is at now. I would recommend this book for anybody who even likes drew just a little, because when you finished it you will have her a lot more. although Fair Warning she does shout a lot.

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Didn't want this book to end!

Compelling. Wonderful. Beautiful and fun!

This book made me smile, cry and laugh. Thank you for sharing your life stories.

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Excellent

Easy to listen to. Fascinating and very real, down to earth insight into Drew Barrymore

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So beautiful

Loved it. Drew was so beautifully vulnerable and honest throughout. Couldn't recommend it anymore. Be prepared to laugh, cry and everything in between and fall even more in love with Drew

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not as good as other celeb memoirs

not really a memoir, it's disjointed stories, plus every so often she will screech/scream something and it's VERY annoying

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Too much screaming

I was genuinely interested in the book and at first I was excited to hear Drew herself narrate it. However, she screams a lot and even fake cries at some points, which made listening to it very unpleasant. I also felt like the volume was all over the place. I would enjoy reading this more than listening to it.

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Awesome

Subtly inspiring. The personal narration takes you with her. Loved it. A great book. Nice work Drew!

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