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By Bette Midler | Comments: ( 466 ) | Date: ( Feb 23, 2020 )

With her brassy voice and bold performances making the world finally pay attention, she needs no introduction Grammy award winning singer, Academy Award nominee, Broadway star of her critically acclaimed one woman show and beloved actress in The Rose, Beaches and Down and Out in Beverly Hills Bette Midler is a household name whose career and fans span generations In A ViWith her brassy voice and bold performances making the world finally pay attention, she needs no introduction Grammy award winning singer, Academy Award nominee, Broadway star of her critically acclaimed one woman show and beloved actress in The Rose, Beaches and Down and Out in Beverly Hills Bette Midler is a household name whose career and fans span generations In A View from a Broad, originally published in 1980, Bette relives her career through memories of endless rehearsals, her fear of flying, crazy schedules and wisdom she learned from Thai Gondoliers, with the trademark razor blade wit that her fans have grown to know, love and expect Filled with photographs, a new introduction and heartwarming stories that highlight only a portion of a brilliant career, A View from a Broad is the perfect gift for anyone who loves music, theater or just plain fun and will be cherished by the fans of Divine Miss M for years to come.

  • Title: Bette Midler:A View From a Broad
  • Author: Bette Midler
  • ISBN: 9780671247805
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Bette Midler

Bette Davis Midler is an American singer, actress and comedienne, also known to her fans as The Divine Miss M She is named after the actress Bette Davis although Davis pronounced her first name in two syllables, and Midler uses one During her career, she has won four Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and a Tony Award, and has been nominated for two Academy Awards She is currently performing a new concert show, The Showgirl Must Go On, live five nights a week as a headliner at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Comments Bette Midler:A View From a Broad

  • Brigitte

    This is my girl. I love her to pieces even though she is all kinds of crazy/outrageous. I love all facets of her personality--and there are a LOT! Not sure how much of this book is 100% true, but it served its purpose: it was entertaining. And it made me want to read more about my beloved Bette. So I bought another biography!

  • Kathy Davie

    A brief documentary look into Bette Midler's 1978 world tour and her musings, thoughts, and reactions. My TakeMelodramatic and free-wheeling, ridiculous chatter that feels as though you're listening to Midler talking at you. It's crazy and revealing, sad and ditzy, happy and nuts, and too funny for words. Do be sure to read Midler's "Band Application". You'll crack up.An interesting tidbit about growing up in Hawaii surrounded by all that gorgeous color. It certainly makes sense about Bette, and [...]

  • ConnieKuntz

    Several weeks ago, I saw the Divine Miss M on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. She sang a cover of "Waterfalls" and I just loved it. She actually sang without Fallon butting in, which was a welcome relief. (I've grown tired of his "co-performances" with everyone who appears on his show.)Anyway, back to Bette. Like I said, I loved her performance. The next few days, I would Google her albums and play them while cooking dinner. I loved her music, but hated the ads. So annoying. I knew what I ha [...]

  • La TonyaJordan

    Bette Midler first around the world tour was full of anticipation and well documented through our memories. She is greater character actor on stage and the characters she develop are a testimony to her bright imagination. The truthfulness of her fear, exhaustion, sights, rehearsal schedules, demands from the press and fans demonstrates her humanity. She is a living breathing person with faults and not a super diva without any feelings. The book shows how insane she is in a very good and healthy [...]

  • Marilyn Vix

    This was a really fast read. It's fun to get Bette's perspective on things in life, and an insight to her thinking. Being 11 years old when this book was written, I'm glad it was republished to be appreciated by fans that have grown up. To read some of her humor and outrageous backstage issues makes you look at life in her unique perspective. All her turmoils of a first European Tour are frozen in a short but sweet romp into the Divine Miss M's mind. It was fun to visit. Had to pick up a biograp [...]

  • Theresa

    It is unadulterated vintage Bette Midler, the Divine Miss M, in all her raucus witty glory. It covers her 1978 first world tour, the one that gave birth to Dolores DeLago, reading much like a script for her show interspersed with touching memories of the trip (my fave was her viewing of The Little Mermaid statue). I loved it! Glad I chose it for the Pop Sugar 2016 challenge as my book by a celebrity.

  • Annette

    Fun, fast read. Basically Bette Midler's thoughts from her world tour (written in 1980) in short chapter/essay form. No heavy thinking needed, just a fun look into the tour, actually so light I was hoping for something a bit meatier. Her dynamic personality does come through but it almost seemed part of her act so it would be nice to her from her real voice. Would like to read something more from her because she is a fun writer - fast paced just like she seems to be.

  • Julie

    Funny stories about Bette and her characters and costumes, giving only a small glimpse into what it takes to do a world tour and the things that can go right/ wrong. She is very generous to her fans, though not so much to reporters. Love the pictures and stories. Very short read, coffee table book.

  • Gina

    Ok only for you Bette because I like you, I'll give you 3 stars but really I was hoping for more content. There's not much to this book, just random story telling about her world tour in 1980. I still enjoyed it and appreciated the pictures. I had a few laugh out loud moments but overall I wish it was better.

  • Andrew

    Slight and not well organized, Midler's account of her first world tour still makes for a fun read. This is because she knows how to tell a story to make you laugh. For the short amount of time you spend reading this, you feel like you've spent an evening on really comfortable stools with the Divine Herself drinking amazing cocktails and letting the lady make you chuckle.

  • Sarah

    I love Bette Midler. I think she's such an optimistic and charismatic person. This book, though, was too much. I just wanted to hear some stories from the tour. Maybe I was looking more for an autobiography. This book wasn't that.

  • Natalie

    I read this on kindle-paperwhite and I bet I'd give it more stars if I got to see the photos and other layout bling in better quality - my first kindle total fail on quality of translation to e-reader format - Bette gets five stars who ever did the kindle edition gets 2 at most, ugh .

  • False

    I like her a great deal, so I really wanted to enjoy this book, especially when she talked about it resurrected her young voice. I was disappointed. She tells poignant stories when being interviewed. I missed that insight and tenderness.

  • Beth (MrsGinTN)

    This is more for a diehard fan than a casual one. It is interesting and fun, but I would liked a little bit more of an introduction. Some of stories are just hilarious though.I received this through the first reads giveaways.

  • Keith

    A quick read about Bette Midler's first world tour. If you like Bette, you'll really like this book. There are some great photos, and you get a sense of who she is off-stagewhich is very similar to who she is on-stage.

  • Carol Whitley

    While I was expecting a memoir about her whole career, this book is about her world tour (a view from 'abroad') from 30 years ago. What?! It was okay but I had really hoped this would be an audio book read by the author. Even so, old material.

  • Shelley Nass

    I was disappointed with this book. I knew it was a re-release, but I thought there would be some new material - the only new item was a 2 page forward. It was very short (151 pages) and not cheap. The book had its humorous moments but just not enough.

  • Stefano P

    Bette at her best! The stories are extremely funny and well written. Bette Midler shows that she's got one of the finest and wittier brains ever to work in the show business. The only shame is that it is way too short. I wanted more!

  • Erin

    I mostly just looked at the photos and read a few passages. Overall, it was entertaining.

  • Marcia Levine

    Totally Bette!

  • Falene

    Love Bette Midler - how did this even get published?

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  • Cookie

    Only Bette Midler can make a disastrous situation a hilarity. Having a bad day? Read this book.

  • Amanda

    Wasn't what I was expecting I guess.

  • Leslie

    Great read! Love reading her perspective on things. She has lived an enormous life.She seems so honest in this book and with the perfect touch of humor.

  • Emma


  • Phil Devereux

    Unadulterated heaven.

  • Donna

    Got more than an amusing story - history of places on her tour and personalities. She writes like she talks and it was a fun read because of it.

  • Monique

    I loved this book and read it so much that it fell apart. I read it and felt that I was on tour with The Divine Miss M.

  • Melody

    An interesting read about a world tour. Ms Middler has a bizarre sense of humour that comes across in her writing as well as her shows.

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