• Love, Lucy

  • By: Lucille Ball
  • Narrated by: Lucie Arnaz
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (4,589 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The one and only autobiography by the iconic Lucille Ball, hailed by TV Guide as the “#1 Greatest TV Star of All Time.”

Love, Lucy is the valentine Lucille Ball left for her fans—a warm, wise, and witty memoir written by Lucy herself. The legendary star of the classic sitcom I Love Lucy was at the pinnacle of her success when she sat down to record the story of her life. No comedienne had made America laugh so hard, no television actress had made the leap from radio and B movies to become one of the world’s best-loved performers. This is her story—in her own words.

The story of the ingenue from Jamestown, New York, determined to go to Broadway, destined to make a big splash, bound to marry her Valentino, Desi Arnaz. In her own inimitable style, she tells of their life together—both storybook and turbulent; intimate memories of their children and friends; wonderful backstage anecdotes; the empire they founded; the dissolution of their marriage. And, with a heartfelt happy ending, her enduring marriage to Gary Morton.

Here is the lost manuscript that her fans and loved ones will treasure. Here is the laughter. Here is the life. Here’s Lucy...

“The comic actress in her own words…intensely moving.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Filled with light and laughter.” —New York Times Book Review

©1996 Desilu, Too L.L.C. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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What a great book

Lucie Arnez , did a great narrative. She sounds just like her mom , you could tell it was a labor of love to her mom and dad.

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A Hidden Gem of American History & Old Hollywood

This autobiography was so much fun! It was such a special treasure to find this autobiography decades after it written, unbeknownst to most. I wanted the book to keep going and was sad when it ended. Miss you Lucy!!! I highly recommend this book!

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Loved it!!

I found this book to be very entertaining and enlightening, so much so I listened to it twice. I love that Lucille's daughter was the narrator. She did an excellent job bringing her mother's story to life.

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Pleasant Surprise

I really enjoyed listening to a book Lucille Ball wrote privately that was narrated by her daughter. Her daughter also adds some of her own insight into it which I enjoyed. I always find it interesting to see how many people think Hollywood stars are and what they are actually more like. Whether that be that the star themself thinks or the person writing their bibliography with extensive insight and research.
This was an Audible Daily Deal and I am so glad I snagged it. I finished it in one listen, learned a lot, and have recommended it to several people. One of my favourite books of 2019.

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We all still Love Lucy

I didn’t want the book to end. What a lovely autobiography and so beautifully and accurately read by her daughter. You could hear the emotion in her voice when she read about her mother’s painful childhood. What a life Lucy had! She is and always will be my favorite.

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I DO Love Lucy!

I thoroughly enjoyed this tape!!! I didn't really enjoy the parts wherein she speaks of ALL the films, etc. she had been involved with. I really liked the autobiography of her life, upbringing,& personality traits that made her the success that she was. I could identify with the persistence, needs, hunger, and determination to succeed! I truly loved the show as a kid and reruns as an adult, and I will still watch them today when I see them advertised on the tv. I WAS surprised at the depth of Desi. I had only heard about his womanizing! He was really intelligent, sensitive, and compassionate about his life, his business dealings, and the people around him. I even enjoyed the other shows after the I Love Lucy series. She was truly a great comedian and a good actress- right up there with Katherine Hepburn!

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Great performance by Lucie Arnaz

A down to earth story with more details of Lucy’s early life, flawlessly delivered by Lucie Arnaz who does a perfect imitation of Desi’s Cuban accent

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I love Lucy!

I enjoyed the book. It went from her growing up to becoming a star. Covered her and Ricky, having kids, divorcing Ricky and her 2nd marriage. It was very detailed.

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Absolutely Outstanding!

I loved every inch, every word of this book! Being a huge Lucy fan, this book gave me an intimate look into the life of Lucille Ball. Lucy was brilliant and talented and the team of Lucy and Desi, who was also brilliant and talented, created a wonderful world of fun, happiness and laughter! Thank you Lucy! ❤️

Love,

Lisa

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Short and Sweet

Maybe relied too heavily on the contents of those letters. The made for TV movie by Luci Arnaz had more interesting content and emotion.

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  • 07-20-18

Fascinating

Having listened to biographies of Lucy and Desi, to hear Lucy’s own words read by her daughter was really fascinating as it both contradicted and confirmed much of what one has heard. It’s such a shame it stops at Redhead on broadway but it’s a completely absorbing listen.

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  • Susan Head
  • 05-25-22

Disappointed

Narrator was talking way too fast ,couldn't concentrate on her stories. I love Lucy

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-24-18

I still love Lucy

From Ireland only knowing of Lucy a few years I am in love with his book. So warm and enjoyable. A must for fans.

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  • GTB
  • 12-15-21

I did love Lucy

Informative and entertaining. Lucy Arnaz really makes this shine. Anyone who loves Lucy will love this!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-05-21

I love lucy

The way the story was narrated was just brilliant and brought Lucy back to life. What an amazing life

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  • Tassie
  • 05-22-20

I now know Lucy

What a great listen....narrated by Lucie Arnaz, you can feel the love. So interesting to find out about Lucy's early years,

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  • 11-15-19

I love Lucy

it is could to hear Lucy's story I n her own words being told by Lucie Arnaz. Lucie does her father particularly well. I enjoy it again and again

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  • 01-27-19

What a Powerhouse of a Woman

You never know which books are going to resonate with you. The narrator brought life to her mothers words. It was amazing to hear about the hurdles that Lucille Ball overcame. I’m going to remember her attitude and ability to roll with the punches that life gives.