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Rosie: Rosie O'Donnell's Biography

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Rosie: Rosie O'Donnell's Biography

Current Status:
In Season
James Robert Parish
Carroll & Graf
Nonfiction, Biography

We gave it a C

Those who feel the need to read a book about Rosie O’Donnell should really wait until she writes her own. But since O’Donnell’s autobiography is on hold at Warner, readers who simply cannot delay can thumb through James Robert Parish’s unsophisticated and completely unrevelatory biography, Rosie: Rosie O’Donnell’s Biography. The comedian’s early life — marked by her mother’s death and her father’s emotional withdrawal — along with her rise to talk TV’s savior are recapped with an earnestness that will please Rosie neophytes but leave her longtime followers wanting more. A better bet for Rosie fans: Turn on the TV for a daily dose of personal bits, straight from the lady herself. C