• Blessed Life

  • My Surprising Journey of Joy, Tears, and Tales from Harlem to Hollywood
  • By: Kim Fields, Todd Gold - featuring
  • Narrated by: Kim Fields
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (156 ratings)

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By: Kim Fields,Todd Gold - featuring
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From Facts of Life to Living Single to Dancing with the Stars to wife and mom, here's the Blessed Life of Kim Fields, veteran actress, TV personality, and star.

Kim Fields has lived most of her life with people thinking they know her, which is understandable. From her first job on a Mrs. Butterworth syrup commercial at age seven, she has spent 40 years in the public eye. There were nine years as Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey on the classic sitcom The Facts of Life, five more in her 20s starring as Regine Hunter on the seminal coming-of-age show Living Single, and most recently appearing as herself on Real Housewives of Atlanta and Dancing with the Stars.

Behind the camera, she has directed episodes of Kenan & Kel, Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns and House of Payne, and BET's Let's Stay Together. Between gigs, the pop culture icon's life has included theater, spoken word, music, speaking engagements, and simply being present to the point that she cannot go a day without someone stopping her to say, "When I was a kid, I wanted to be Tootie" or "You were my role model".

Flattered and blessed, after four decades in the business, Kim finally understands the role she has played onscreen and off as a successful, outspoken African American woman. However, for as much as she's been in the public eye, people have really never known her the way they think they have, and that's because she herself spent most of her life figuring herself out. Now, at age 48, she is ready to set the record straight. She says, "It's not that I've been misunderstood. It's that I finally feel like I understand me enough to tell the life story that I've been asked to write for years." It will be a chronicle of living, learning, and keen moments of self-discovery as she's journeyed through the many facets and chapters of life. Fields found faith at age 14 and has found God to be right there every step of the way since then.

©2017 Kim Fields (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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I really wanted to like this book but something about the performance rubbed me the wrong way. I could relate to the content but the delivery didn’t strike me as authentic. Nearly everything about Kim’s voice was sing-song but I don’t know anyone who recalls every event in their life - good, bad or indifferent in a musical way and I wondered if it was genuine.

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Utterly Annoying Narration

While I appreciate expression and vocal inflection, Kim Fields takes it WAY too far. It is like she is reading a lengthy theatrical monologue on a Broadway stage. She sings her words and giggles between them in a disgusting saccharine way that makes you feel like she is talking to your 3 year old self. I was so excited to listen to this book and now I don't even think I can get through the whole thing.

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Outstanding and inspirational !!!!

This story of her journey thus far is told with heartfelt love and leaves a spiritual footprint on the soul. She connects with the listener/reader on so many levels. As she peels back the layers of her life it all relatable. I've always loved her and her mom this just makes it a deeper delightful admiration for my Sister in Christ.

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Kept My Attention

This book allowed me to learn more about Kim Fields. She has been in the spotlight since she was very young and the book shares some of those milestones throughout the years. I enjoyed reading her perspective and her experiences. I connected to the story in many ways. I loved how she started the book with of things that defined her. I definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys memoirs.

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Love Kim fields!!

Kim Fields has always been Americas sweetheart, it was good to hear her tell her story. This book was enjoyable and well worth the read/listen. I am so happy to know she is happy!! Love you Kim!!!❤️❤️

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Riveting, Insightful,

Kim leaves everything on the floor for you to examine in this heartfelt, honest account of some the major elements in here life.

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Love this book!

Loved this book and hearing Kim narrate it! Her story is definitely a blessed one! Thank you!

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  • 07-27-22

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Kin has been my favorite since the Ms. Butterworths commercial. Listening to her worss took me back to my own childhood because although it was miles aways, I grew up right with her. This book was worth every penny spent no change needed 😊

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Entertaining.... some things I didn't know its worth reading/listening 📚❤️🎥also worth writing a review

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An energetic Listen

Kim's srory was interesting. I mostly appreciated her transparency in telling her inner most thoughts and insecurities. While I found her subtle Hollywood name dropping mildly funny.

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  • KittyB
  • 11-22-17

Black don't crack!

Wow, where to begin! Kim Fields began her life in Harlem moving to Hollywood with her mother as a child. This is her autobiography, and it is a beautiful deep reflective account from a beautiful soul. It made me laugh in places, it also brought a tear to my eye sometimes too. Even though Kim has been in show business since she was a child there is so much in this book that is relatable to women in general. I loved how Kim herself narrated this, it very quickly started to feel like I was settling down for a drink with a good friend. I also appreciated Kim's reflections on faith and her beliefs throughout the book. I'm not particularly religious but I appreciate the beliefs of others and I enjoyed Kim sharing hers. I also enjoyed hearing how Kim progressed from a child star in a commercial to a 40 year old successful married mum of two. Like all of us, Kim had her challenges along the way, but she kept going. I think that makes her one inspiring lady.