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Ingrid Bergman, My Story, by Ingrid Bergman

plasticmorgan's review against another edition

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emotional funny informative inspiring lighthearted reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

gulshat's review against another edition

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reflective sad medium-paced

4.25

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4.0

This got off to a really slow start and I regretted buying this at first. But after the first two chapters it got really interesting. I of course enjoyed learning about one of my favorite actresses (although I wish she talked more about the making of Casablanca), but I really learned about the type of person she was. There are parts that are happy, sad, funny, ironic, and everything else. The epilogue was so sweet.

The only thing I didn't really like is that even though this is technically an autobiography, Burgess provides a lot of narration at times, so it constantly switches between Burgess's narration and Bergman's voice. Sometimes his narration is interesting and provides some momentum but most of the time I found it distracting and/or unnecessary.

Still, it wasn't that big a deal and besides the beginning, I was very interested throughout the whole book. Highly recommend for fans of Bergman, movies, or autobiographies.
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