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Award-winning actress Drew Barrymore shares funny, insightful, and profound stories from her past and present told from the place of happiness she's achieved today.

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 Penguin Audio

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Interesting

I struggled to finish this book. The story was nice; however, I got stuck after the author explained a woman who sounded awful by saying she was overweight and wore "drug store makeup", implying that people like this woman, who was likely working where they were just to make ends meet, are "less than", "gross" or are "trashy". IMO, that's just a person passing judgement on another person based on their appearance, the job they had and the area they were in. After that, I just heard a judgemental author who came across as snobby towards the billions of people who are not movie stars and who are not wealthy.... the people who can only afford "drugstore" makeup (if that). #Audible1

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Interesting and fun read!

Drew Barrymore tells us about parts of her life in this most fascinating memoir

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awesome

so amazing. I love Drew Barrymore so much. I totally recommend this book to anyone who loves her

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  • AG
  • 2019-08-31

Should have been titled “All of the Sudden”

I actually liked her better before I heard this and I REALLY wanted to like this. I believe she’s genuine but can come across as over-acted in her narration.
The screaming was too much and this book would make a great drinking game! Take a sip every time she says “all of the sudden”.



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An easy listen

Drew states herself at the beginning of the book that she is not a writer and that this book jumps around a lot. This is true and sometimes can get a bit confusing but not a big deal since there isn't a detailed storyline to follow. I have always liked Drew Barrymore so it was interesting to hear these stories from her perspective. One thing I didn't like about this book is sometimes when she is re-telling a story she YELLS into the microphone! I had to turn the volume way down a bunch of times.

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  • Yanely Lopez
  • 2017-03-24

Endearing!!

I have always loved drew barrymore and I have always felt, without, knowing her or meeting her, that we were kindred spirits. This book was such an endearing insight to her life and inspiration. I Love that this wasn't just an autobiography but she really did give lessons that she learned throughout her hard life. After hearing this book it's inspired me to go ahead and pursue all the things that I wanted to in life. Time to take some risks !

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  • Liz Gurdin
  • 2018-02-27

Amazing and inspirational story!

I’ve always liked Drew Barrymore but I gained a whole new respect for her after listening to this book. She overcame so much as a child actor basically left to her own devices by parents who could barely take care of themselves. Yet she managed to flourish into an amazing adult who loves and cherishes her family and friends as well as traveling across the globe to help those who so many people ignore. I’m sure this book would be good narrated by someone else but Drew did such an amazing job that I laughed out loud more times than I could count and I also had tears streaming down my face a few times. She’s funny, she’s intelligent, she cares about others, and she sounds like the kind of person that you would want as a best friend!! Fantastic story and great audiobook! I highly recommend!!

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  • Dawne
  • 2015-11-27

Hold the shrieking !

This probably would have been enjoyable without the many unexpected screams, which I found unsettling. My listening is usually at bedtime. Not a relaxing addition, although the story is well told.

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  • Judy Thompson
  • 2015-11-08

Pure joy!

I loved it so much that I hated for it to end! What a wonderful soul and I'm so happy that Drew read it to us! Please write more!!!!

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  • 2015-11-24

Stop the Screaming!

Intriguing snippets from Drew's life. She has blossomed into a beautiful person inside and out. This audio has way too much screaming. It ruined the audio experience.

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  • C. Brown
  • 2017-05-20

I've always been a fan - but now I'm in love

I absolutely adore Drew Barrymore. This book was a fun ride and you feel like you're having lunch with a friend. She's great and I can't say enough about just how much I enjoyed her book. Bravo Drew!

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  • Gus Chops
  • 2015-11-26

I could live without all the screaming

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would not, Drew is very fond of screaming and does it A L-O-T. It may well put you off finishing the book at all. Also the books jumps time periods making its a little scatterbrained and hard to follow.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Drew

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Constant, infuriating screams. I wish I had read this instead of suffering through the screaming.

What else would you have wanted to know about Drew Barrymore’s life?

No really

Any additional comments?

Someone needs to edit this and REMOVE the screaming. It is NOT funny, it is NOT charming and it adds NOTHING to the book.

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  • Dawn Rettinger
  • 2015-12-16

Like Sharing Stories With Your Girlfriends

Fascinating, sweet and funny, down to earth and heartwarming, Drew Barrymore at 40 is so wonderfully real.

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  • steven
  • 2015-11-09

Loved it!

This book was a pleasure to listen to! It made me laugh and cry and appreciate everything life has to offer!

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  • Bronwyn
  • 2016-04-13

Life Changing

OMW absolutely brilliant! Couldn't stop listening. Fell in love With Drew and so many moments I could relate too. Laughed hard and cried hard! Having Drew narrate made it even more special. So animated in her ways and the elaborate descriptions of each moment made me feel like I was right there experiencing it with her. Heartbroken when my book came to an end...

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