With Love and Laughter is actress Amy Yasbeck’s most enduring memory of the life she shared with her husband, John Ritter.He was one of America’s most popular and beloved film and television actors.Agree with other reviews - I'd have liked more about John's first wife and older kids also and more about his career. Looks at John's life and Amy's from childhood onward.
I was at the library with my daughter and just caught a glimpse of this book. I spent the next three hours reading the book and finished it the next day. Written by Ritter's widow without the assistance of a ghost writer, it is a beautiful testament to a great example of celebrity and a great love.She leaves out just enough to keep some things for herself but adds just enough to make you really get John Ritter. I often think of John Ritter and still get teary eyed when I see him on tv, thinking that he left this world too soon and it could have been avoided with the proper tests and treatment.He loved his children, his family, his fans and life in general.Although John was taken too soon, he made every moment count.Amy Yasbeck’s powerful story reminds us that love never dies . I found it insulting that the author didn't talk about John's original family and found it disturbing that there were no pictures of his children besides Stella. Yasbeck seems self absorbed and in my opinion this book does not cast her in a good light. My favorite performance of his was on "Felicity" in which he played Ben's troubled alcohol I was expecting much more about John.
I knew that Yasbeck would be in the book, but I didn't realize she would be in SO much of it.I found it insulting that the author didn't talk about John's original family and found it disturbing that there were no pictures of his children besides Stella. Yasbeck seems self absorbed and in my opinion this book does not cast her in a good light. My favorite performance of his was on "Felicity" in which he played Ben's troubled alcoholic father, he nailed this part, comedy was not his only greatness his dramatic chops were incredible!I really don't care about Yasbeck, although I do feel sorry for her, but I feel the most sorry for his children.She honors his memory by recounting the lessons learned from her husband and his unique approach to life.She encourages us to enrich our own lives, as John did, by joyfully acknowledging our connectedness to one another.I never really watched "Three's Company" as a child, because it came on at my bedtime and in the 70's, my Mom considered it a show not meant for children (the sexual undertones).