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  • Apparently There Were Complaints

  • A Memoir
  • By: Sharon Gless
  • Narrated by: Sharon Gless
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (137 ratings)

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By: Sharon Gless
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Summary

Emmy Award–winning actress Sharon Gless tells all in this laugh-out-loud, juicy, “unforgettably memorable” (Lily Tomlin) memoir about her five decades in Hollywood, where she took on some of the most groundbreaking roles of her time.

Anyone who has seen Sharon Gless act in Cagney & Lacey, Queer as Folk, Burn Notice, and countless other shows and movies, knows that she’s someone who gives every role her all. She holds nothing back in Apparently There Were Complaints, a hilarious, deeply personal memoir that spills all about Gless’s five decades in Hollywood.

A fifth-generation Californian, Sharon Gless knew from a young age that she wanted to be an actress. After some rocky teenage years that included Sharon’s parents’ divorce and some minor (and not-so-minor) rebellion, Gless landed a coveted spot as an exclusive contract player for Universal Studios. In 1982, she stepped into the role of New York Police Detective Christine Cagney for the series Cagney & Lacey, which eventually reached an audience of 30 million weekly viewers and garnered Gless with two Emmy Awards. The show made history as the first hour-long drama to feature two women in the leading roles.

Gless continued to make history long after Cagney & Lacey was over. In 2000, she took on the role of outrageous Debbie Novotny in Queer as Folk. Her portrayal of a devoted mother to a gay son and confidant to his gay friends touched countless hearts and changed the definition of family for millions of viewers.

Apparently There Were Complaints delves into Gless’s remarkable career and explores Gless’s complicated family, her struggles with alcoholism, and her fear of romantic commitment as well as her encounters with some of Hollywood’s biggest names. Brutally honest and incredibly relatable, Gless puts it all out on the page in the same way she has lived—never with moderation.

©2021 The Glessworks, Inc. "Not While I'm Around" From SWEENEY TODD Words and Music by Stephen Sondheim RITLING MUSIC, INC. All Rights Administered by WC MUSIC CORP. All Rights Reserved Used by Permission Reprinted by Permission of Hal Leonard LLC (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Compelling

This has been the best Audio Memoir I have listened to. Ms Gless exhibited raw honesty throughout.

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Bloody Brilliant!

Sharon Gless doesn’t dress it up when talking about her life. Yes there are the funny bits, but there are also the uncomfortable bits; the bits that we can maybe all relate to, but unlike Sharon, don’t know how to put to paper. Utterly brilliant from start to finish. This woman’s life will astound you and it’s a fantastic insight into Hollywood.


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Absolutely love Sharon!

Heartwarming, honest, funny. Great narration with genuine emotions. Wonderful stories. Definitely recommend. Congratulations, Sharon!

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Utter Joy.

I loved her before but maybe a little more so now. Funny, candid, sad and joyful. Loved every second. Thank you Sharon.

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thoroughly enjoyable

I loved hearing the story of Sharon's life. even better because it was read by Sharon. what an interesting life she's had. such a gracious lady. keep acting!

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Gless is Great

Loved this from start to end - fabulously entertaining & touching & funny. Especially great being read by Sharon herself.

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A wonderful listen and a must for Cagney and Lacey fans!

I rarely read autobiographies (I read mostly fiction) but I absolutely loved this audible book. I was a fan of Cagney and Lacey and spending time with the very likeable Sharon Gless giving us a wonderful insight into her life in her distinctive voice was hard to switch off. I really recommend this!

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Fantastic

I absolutely loved listening to this book. I had already read it in hardback but hearing it told by Sharon herself made it even better. She has so many interesting stories to tell.

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Brilliant

Absolutely loved this book , I enjoyed soooo much being taken back to my own Cagney & Lacey days .I loved Sharon Gless then & after reading this book I love her even more now ! Such a lovely way to tell her life’s story , my only wish is that I hadn’t already listened to the book so that I still could again !! Loved it xxx

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Stories from a Fascinating life

It was a very easy listen. I liked her stories and her honesty and openness was endearing.

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