Going Off Script: How I Survived a Crazy Childhood, Cancer, and Clooney's 32 On-Screen Rejections

Going Off Script: How I Survived a Crazy Childhood, Cancer, and Clooney's 32 On-Screen Rejections

Giuliana Rancic

Language: English

Pages: 272

ISBN: 0553446681

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Now in paperback, the New York Times bestseller from the entertainment journalist, television personality, reality show star, and author, Giuliana Rancic.
 
In her hilarious memoir Going Off Script, Giuliana Rancic gives readers an honest look at her life on and off camera. From a young age she dreamed of becoming a TV anchorwoman, but her path to her dream job was far from straight, leading her instead to Hollywood news and a bounty of LA misadventures (featuring notables such as Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Russell Crowe).
 
In spite of her glamorous Hollywood life, however, Giuliana could not escape some rockier times, including her battles with infertility and breast cancer. Here, she reveals the whole truth behind her well-publicized struggles, and the highly controversial decisions she had to make.
 
Candid, funny, and poignant, Going Off Script is an autobiography that proves you don't always have to follow the rules to get the life you've always dreamed of.

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back and running her hand over my spine. “You need to go to the doctor. You have a curve.” I was thirteen. The same age Monica had been when she had had to have her surgery. I kept picturing myself wearing her old brace, or on an operating table. My mind replayed that day in Monica’s hospital room when she had been in such agony she had wanted to kill herself. I feared the pain more than anything. I walked out of school that afternoon fighting tears as I imagined how my mother would take this

unpacked a feast from their baskets and totes. Out would come fresh baguettes and hunks of cheese, fresh tomatoes, bottles of wine and liters of Coke, and, of course, heaping platters of antipasti—slices of fatty salami, small mountains of shaved Parma ham and salty prosciutto, bowls of cured olives and peperoncini, maybe some artichoke hearts and pickled vegetables. The mamas and aunties and grandmothers always brought extra helpings of their signature dishes to share with the extended family.

was out of school. My graduation ceremony was on Sunday. Three days later, I dropped my bombshell. “I’ve got my master’s, I paid for it all on my own, and now I’m going to follow my dreams and go to L.A. and I’m leaving on Friday night,” I announced. In Italian, it sounded even more dramatic. My parents looked at each other, then looked at me. When Babbo finally spoke, we both had to fight back tears. “You proved yourself, Giuliana. Honestly, I can’t believe you had it in you. You’ve achieved

rode Benicio’s coattails the whole night. They were the best coattails ever. Benicio was having the time of his life and didn’t seem to mind. We even danced together in a group. On my last day at AMG, Pam was watching me pack up my stuff and being all supportive, telling me how much she hoped my dreams would come true, and so on. Then Jordan walked by, and Pam called after him. “Hey, Jordan!” “Pam, no, don’t you fucking dare, please, oh God, no no no, dammit!” I warned her under my breath. I

diamond was clear as ice, throwing off sparkles in every direction. We planned a September wedding and decided to have it in Capri, where I had spent my childhood summers. It would be a small, elegant ceremony with a full, traditional Mass in both Italian and English. Like any woman, I had been working on the details since I was a little girl. We were surprised when the Style network asked to film our wedding, but thought why not? Great way to save the cost of a videographer. I had been in awe

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