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Full Circle

From Hollywood to Real Life and Back Again
Written by: Andrea Barber
Narrated by: Andrea Barber
Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins

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She grew up in front of the world on the beloved sitcom Full House, but then actress Andrea Barber abruptly left Hollywood. Why did she leave and what did she do for 20 years out of the spotlight before returning to television? This is her funny and inspiring memoir of fame, heartache, resilience - and the reboot of a lifetime....

When Kimmy Gibbler burst into the Tanners' home on Full House in 1987, audiences immediately connected with the confident and quirky pre-teen character, played by 10-year-old actress Andrea Barber. During an eight-season run on one of the most popular series of the '80s and '90s, Andrea came of age in front of millions. But she was as far removed from her character as a girl can get. The introverted young star was plagued with self-doubt, insecurities, and debilitating anxieties that left her questioning her identity after the show's cancelation. Andrea wouldn't return to the public eye until 2016, for Fuller House. So what happened in those intervening decades that Andrea jokingly calls "the lost years"? 

For starters, Andrea never stopped working. But it was on a series of life-changing transitions: earning a college degree, then a Master's, building a career in international education, getting married, and starting a family. She also faced some unforeseeable transitions: navigating a sudden divorce after nearly 12 years of marriage, and second-guessing her capabilities as a single mother. But it was her devastating bout with post-partum anxiety and depression that derailed Andrea's life - and became a crucial turning point. 

Full Circle is a raw, refreshingly honest look into the life of a celebrity who has never been fully comfortable in the spotlight. Here Andrea shares her deeply personal struggles with mental health in a way she has never done before. She opens up about fighting her way back and finding solace - while finding herself - all before her life came full circle with her costars and lifelong friends on Fuller House. Sharing her journey from child star, to champion of mental health, and back to stardom, Andrea writes in a way that feels like catching up with an old friend. 

You'll laugh, reminisce, and finally get to know the woman behind the zany next-door neighbor.

©2019 Andrea Barber (P)2019 Recorded Books

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  • Jennifer Lamoureux
  • 21-11-19

Wow. I LOVED this book!

Andrea managed to put into words how I felt/feel struggling with anxiety and depression, recovering from divorce, and being a single mom. I laughed. I cried. I felt so understood. Thank you Andrea! I am amazed at how down to earth this book is. One of my favorite memoirs to date.

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  • Danise Johnson
  • 19-11-19

Totally relatable!

I don’t usually listen to a lot of memoirs, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Andrea is so down to earth and genuine and I appreciated the honestly in which she shared her struggles with anxiety and depression. I completely related to her as a working mom struggling with anxiety, raising kids, and putting your children first, always. Her life was very interesting and she’s an awesome narrator!

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  • Jamie Palmer
  • 22-03-20

Amazing

Andrea you are such a strong woman! I give you much gratitude to go through writing this book. I loved every minute of it.

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  • Ohio gal
  • 01-03-20

Very entertaining!

Andrea did a great job writing this book and I enjoyed listening to her read it. She has a very clear voice for reading!

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  • Jennifer Ogden
  • 12-02-20

Amazing! Inspiring!

I have always struggled with depression and anxiety and never really believed others had it simply because it want talked about. This book shows you the raw true life that nobody shows no matter who they are. Her triumphs and issues she has overcome are refreshing than the sugar coated lives that celebrities show. This book is amazing and many people need to read it and fall in love like I have.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-02-20

Wow

This book was amazing I could not put it down couldn’t wait to get free time to hear more of it!!!!! A must read/ listen

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  • Ashley Dolch
  • 02-02-20

Love it!

I love the book and that Andrea Barber herself narrated it! Definitely a must read!

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  • Angela Brusso
  • 30-01-20

WOW

love that Andrea is so down to earth. My 13 year old son has been diagnosed with anxiety and depression. Its comforting to hear others (especially celebrities) who struggle with everyday issues and still come out with wonderful, meaningful, successful and fulfilling lives. Also for Andrea's parents to be so supportive and loving through her difficult times and realizing even though she is a grown woman, she still needed them. I have a whole new appreciation for her and her family.

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  • Lina Love
  • 25-01-20

Heart Warming!

I was a little unsure how good the storyline was going to be. But as the chapters went on, I couldn't put it down! Her story is heart felt and relatable, opened my eyes to who she really is!!! Over all her book ass incredibly inspirational and glad I bought it!!!

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  • SourTilSweet
  • 24-01-20

Incredible story

I can’t thank Andrea enough for writing this book. It spoke to my soul. Everything I couldn’t put into words about anxiety and depression she did. Her performance was amazing. You can hear emotion when she’s talking about the hard times. I will listen to this more than once.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-11-19

So honest and inspirational

Am amazing story and so well written and read, well done Andrea Barber great job

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  • sarah marrie
  • 29-12-19

Relatable audiobook

I really enjoyed this audiobook, and I,m glad that I picked it up. I found that Andraya Barber came across as really relatable, and I think the author gives a perfect performance as narrator.

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  • chloe bader
  • 14-02-20

Amazing book

Great insight behind the actress and her experience. So raw and honest.

Enjoyed every minute of this book