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Publisher's Summary

She grew up in front of the world on the beloved sitcom Full House, but then actress Andrea Barber abruptly left Hollywood. Why did she leave and what did she do for 20 years out of the spotlight before returning to television? This is her funny and inspiring memoir of fame, heartache, resilience - and the reboot of a lifetime....

When Kimmy Gibbler burst into the Tanners' home on Full House in 1987, audiences immediately connected with the confident and quirky pre-teen character, played by 10-year-old actress Andrea Barber. During an eight-season run on one of the most popular series of the '80s and '90s, Andrea came of age in front of millions. But she was as far removed from her character as a girl can get. The introverted young star was plagued with self-doubt, insecurities, and debilitating anxieties that left her questioning her identity after the show's cancelation. Andrea wouldn't return to the public eye until 2016, for Fuller House. So what happened in those intervening decades that Andrea jokingly calls "the lost years"? 

For starters, Andrea never stopped working. But it was on a series of life-changing transitions: earning a college degree, then a Master's, building a career in international education, getting married, and starting a family. She also faced some unforeseeable transitions: navigating a sudden divorce after nearly 12 years of marriage, and second-guessing her capabilities as a single mother. But it was her devastating bout with post-partum anxiety and depression that derailed Andrea's life - and became a crucial turning point. 

Full Circle is a raw, refreshingly honest look into the life of a celebrity who has never been fully comfortable in the spotlight. Here Andrea shares her deeply personal struggles with mental health in a way she has never done before. She opens up about fighting her way back and finding solace - while finding herself - all before her life came full circle with her costars and lifelong friends on Fuller House. Sharing her journey from child star, to champion of mental health, and back to stardom, Andrea writes in a way that feels like catching up with an old friend. 

You'll laugh, reminisce, and finally get to know the woman behind the zany next-door neighbor.

©2019 Andrea Barber (P)2019 Recorded Books

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Wow. I LOVED this book!

Andrea managed to put into words how I felt/feel struggling with anxiety and depression, recovering from divorce, and being a single mom. I laughed. I cried. I felt so understood. Thank you Andrea! I am amazed at how down to earth this book is. One of my favorite memoirs to date.

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Totally relatable!

I don’t usually listen to a lot of memoirs, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Andrea is so down to earth and genuine and I appreciated the honestly in which she shared her struggles with anxiety and depression. I completely related to her as a working mom struggling with anxiety, raising kids, and putting your children first, always. Her life was very interesting and she’s an awesome narrator!

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Full Circle is not what you're expecting

While Andrea does talk a little about her career and Full/Fuller House, this book deals mostly with her struggles with mental illness. It's not easy-peasy-breezy listening.

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Love AB!

Andrea Barber story is fun and truthful and refreshing to hear someone talk so open and honestly about it. getting to hear about the backstage life of Kimmy on Full House was quite the treat. all my love to AB I wish we could be friends IRL.

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awesome

She made me laugh she made me cry.. She gave a face to mental illness and that I think her more.. But she showed us that celebrities acelebrities are regular people too . Thank you

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Thank you Andrea...THIS is what I needed

This book is exactly what I needed having recently been diagnosed with GAD. Great read!

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I enjoyed every single word Andrea Barber said in this book. well written, well spoken, and my heart is full of nostalgia.

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Lots of Love for Andrea!

I absolutely loved listening to Andrea's (AKA, Kimmy Gibbler's) story. Had I not listened, I would've never have even guessed that she has suffered from anxiety pretty much her entire life. She has overcame so much in her life and still manages to push through. I love how down to earth and relatable she is. She may play some quirky characters on set, but she sure is a lady full of class! Thank you, Andrea for sharing your story with us!

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Love her…love her book

It was honest, raw at times, and real. Her story was not what I expected, Glad she had the courage to tell her full story. I think it can really help people.

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Real and Relatable

Listening to this book is worth your time...whether you are a Full House fan or not.

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  • 11-23-19

So honest and inspirational

Am amazing story and so well written and read, well done Andrea Barber great job

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  • Albany
  • 09-03-20

Fabulous

Loved it. Made me laugh and cry! Very honest view of mental illness. Definitely recommend.

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  • sarah marrie
  • 12-29-19

Relatable audiobook

I really enjoyed this audiobook, and I,m glad that I picked it up. I found that Andraya Barber came across as really relatable, and I think the author gives a perfect performance as narrator.

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  • 07-16-21

Amazing book!!

I loved this book so much. I love the message about dealing with anxiety and knowing you're stronger than you may think.

Hearing Andreas crying when she spoke about certain topics made me feel all the words that little bit more.

Thanks Andrea for sharing your stort and being open and transparent about it.

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  • Elly Klein
  • 08-05-20

Loved every second

I eschewed all the ‘must-read’ New York Times bestsellers and the like in favour of something I thought I’d enjoy much more. And, boy, did I nail it!

I loved every second. It was such a beautifully crafted memoir narrated perfectly by the author whose voice I’d know anywhere.

This book is for Full House fans, Fuller House fans, Kimmy Gibbler fans, anyone who suffers from anxiety and/or depression and anyone who’s been through a painful divorce.

If you adore the totally loveable, open, honest and down-to-earth Andrea Barber, you’ll adore her even more after listening to this book. If I met her, I’m sure we’d become instant besties. 😉

Thank you, Andrea, for taking the time to put together this incredible book and audio for so many to enjoy and get so much value out of. It will stay with me for a very long time. xoxo

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  • chloe bader
  • 02-14-20

Amazing book

Great insight behind the actress and her experience. So raw and honest.

Enjoyed every minute of this book