• My Life as a 10-Year-Old Boy

  • By: Nancy Cartwright
  • Narrated by: Nancy Cartwright
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 22-09-04
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.3 (4 ratings)


Nancy Cartwright is the ultimate Simpsons insider. Her raspy, childlike voice is immediately recognizable as none other than Bart Simpson, the most precocious, irreverent, and intriguing 10-year-old ever to enter the American consciousness. In this behind-the-scenes story, Nancy Cartwright tells of the Simpsons' early days, when the cast was given a closet-sized space to record commercial bumpers for The Tracey Ullman Show. She traces the Simpsons' rapid rise to wild popularity, offers hilarious anecdotes about cast members and guest stars including Mel Gibson, Meryl Streep, and Elizabeth Taylor, and explains what goes into making the half-hour animated series. And she reveals what it's like to be at the center of an American institution, one that reinvented the sitcom, rocked the networks to the core, and changed forever the face of American television.
Packed with more information than has ever been revealed about the longest-running animated show, here is the perfect book for the millions of Simpsons fans who can't get enough of America's favorite dysfunctional family.
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Want to know even more about The Simpsons? Make Planet Simpson your next listen.

©2000 Nancy Cartwright (P)2004 Blackstone Audiobooks
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"Enthusiastic, candid memoir....A hilarious must-read." ( Booklist)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Cynthia on 30-09-04

squeaky fun

I liked this audiobook very much - hearing more about Cartwright's growing interest in performing and her career beginnings and progression. She also describes how it takes 8 months to make each show and tells a little about the other voice actors. Very energetic and fun, the style is very suitable. Lots of celeb anecdotes, which hopefully the listener agrees are of interest and add to the fun.

(Serious Simpsons fans did not like the print edition of this book. They judge as tedious the material extraneous to Simpsons show. But Cartwright titled the book "My Life", so it's her story to tell and include what she wishes.)

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Ron on 10-06-09

A must for narration fans

I knew exactly what I was in for when I purchased this book and Nancy did not disappoint. If anyone was made to stand behind a microphone it is definitely Nancy Cartwright. If anyone else would have narrated this book, it would be interesting with a second-rate delivery. Apart form her obvious talent, I learned she is a keen yet humble business woman. I thoroughly enjoyed her stories from behind the scenes of the Simpsons, as well as her meetings with Celebrities. And her rise to fame was very entertaining. This book is a winner, even for people who don't watch the Simpsons. Very easy to listen to. Packed full of laughs. Informative, entertaining, hilarious.

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