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Never Say Never - Finding a Life That Fits

Ricki Lake

Beloved teen star, talk-show host, and media personality Ricki Lake reads her uplifting and revelatory memoir about turning forty, losing weight, and reinventing oneself at any age. Audiences first met Ricki Lake as Tracy Turnblad in the original Hairspray. They fell in love with her as the spunky, no-holds-barred host of The Ricki Lake Show. And they came to respect her as the executive producer behind The Business of Being Born, a groundbreaking documentary on childbirth in the United States. Now, Ricki's many fans will get to know her in a whole new way. In this intimate, bold, and relatable memoir, Ricki takes listeners into her childhood home in Westchester County, where her parents-once liberal Jews-became born-again Christians. She'll reveal the sexual abuse she endured, and the subsequent food issues and weight problems spawned from that trauma. She'll pull back the curtain on her life as a celebrity, from Hairspray through her decade-long talk show to the reinvention of herself as an author and filmmaker on the subject of alternative childbirth. Along the way, Ricki has weathered near bankruptcy, a brutal divorce, and a string of broken romances, while also giving birth to two sons and raising them as a single mother-circumstances that would knock some of the strongest off their feet. But not this fighter. Never Say Never gives listeners an empowering example of the way one woman learned to take responsibility for her emotions, trust her gut, and turn an unconventional life into an unparalleled triumph.

Beloved teen star, talk-show host, and media personality Ricki Lake reads her uplifting and revelatory memoir about turning forty, losing weight, and reinventing oneself at any age. Audiences first met Ricki Lake as Tracy Turnblad in the original Hairspray. They fell in love with her as the spunky, no-holds-barred host of The Ricki Lake Show. And they came to respect her as the executive producer behind The Business of Being Born, a groundbreaking documentary on childbirth in the United States. Now, Ricki's many fans will get to know her in a whole new way. In this intimate, bold, and relatable memoir, Ricki takes listeners into her childhood home in Westchester County, where her parents-once liberal Jews-became born-again Christians. She'll reveal the sexual abuse she endured, and the subsequent food issues and weight problems spawned from that trauma. She'll pull back the curtain on her life as a celebrity, from Hairspray through her decade-long talk show to the reinvention of herself as an author and filmmaker on the subject of alternative childbirth. Along the way, Ricki has weathered near bankruptcy, a brutal divorce, and a string of broken romances, while also giving birth to two sons and raising them as a single mother-circumstances that would knock some of the strongest off their feet. But not this fighter. Never Say Never gives listeners an empowering example of the way one woman learned to take responsibility for her emotions, trust her gut, and turn an unconventional life into an unparalleled triumph.
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Beloved teen star, talk-show host, and media personality Ricki Lake reads her uplifting and revelatory memoir about turning forty, losing weight, and reinventing oneself at any age. Audiences first met Ricki Lake as Tracy Turnblad in the original Hairspray. They fell in love with her as the spunky, no-holds-barred host of The Ricki Lake Show. And they came to respect her as the executive producer behind The Business of Being Born, a groundbreaking documentary on childbirth in the United States. Now, Ricki's many fans will get to know her in a whole new way. In this intimate, bold, and relatable memoir, Ricki takes listeners into her childhood home in Westchester County, where her parents-once liberal Jews-became born-again Christians. She'll reveal the sexual abuse she endured, and the subsequent food issues and weight problems spawned from that trauma. She'll pull back the curtain on her life as a celebrity, from Hairspray through her decade-long talk show to the reinvention of herself as an author and filmmaker on the subject of alternative childbirth. Along the way, Ricki has weathered near bankruptcy, a brutal divorce, and a string of broken romances, while also giving birth to two sons and raising them as a single mother-circumstances that would knock some of the strongest off their feet. But not this fighter. Never Say Never gives listeners an empowering example of the way one woman learned to take responsibility for her emotions, trust her gut, and turn an unconventional life into an unparalleled triumph.

Language:

English

Length:

5h 44m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:27


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

13:55


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:21


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:37


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

13:04


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

13:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:53


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:34


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:38


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:56


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:10


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

11:18


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:21


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

01:12