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  • If You Would Have Told Me

  • A Memoir
  • By: John Stamos
  • Narrated by: John Stamos
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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If You Would Have Told Me

By: John Stamos
Narrated by: John Stamos
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Publisher's Summary

An Audible Best of the Year 2023 Celebrity Memoir Selection

This program is read by the author.

“...I love him, and I respect him, and I need him. We all do.” —from the foreword, written and read by Jamie Lee Curtis


If you would have told a young John Stamos flipping burgers at his dad’s fast-food joint that one day he’d be a household name and that, at the height of his success, he’d be living alone, divorced, with no kids, high on a cocktail of forgetting, he might’ve asked, “You want fries with that?”

John burst onto the scene in General Hospital, propelling him into the teen idol stratosphere, a place that’s often a point of no return. But Stamos beat the odds and over the past four decades has proved himself to be one of his generation’s most successful and beloved actors. Whether showing off his comedic chops on Full House or his dramatic skills on ER, pushing the boundaries on Broadway or living out his youthful dreams as an honorary Beach Boy, John has surprised everyone, most of all himself.

A universal story about friendship, love, loss, and the courage to embrace love once more, John Stamos’s memoir is filled with some of the most memorable names in Hollywood, both old and new. Funny, deeply poignant, and brutally honest, If You Would Have Told Me is a portrait of a boy who went from believing in Disney magic to a man who learns that we have to create our own magical moments in life.

A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt & Company.

©2023 John Stamos (P)2023 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

Named a USA Today "Best Memoir to Read in 2023"

“An earnest debut memoir from the General Hospital, Full House, and ER star...Although Stamos is a legitimate celebrity himself, his memoir is a lesson in humility and gratitude for the people he’s shared scenes and stages with throughout his life...A portrait of a charming and charmed actor who has received plenty of love—and who has plenty of love to give...A heartfelt, sincere memoir filled with useful wisdom.” Kirkus

“In this charming debut, Full House star Stamos reflects on fame and family...Readers will be enchanted.” Publishers Weekly

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Beautiful Read (technically Listen)!

It was a beautiful and insightful book and I really felt like as a CV old growing up in the 80’s with Full House and being a big fan of the show really enjoyed it. There was real genuine honesty in this book and he read it too which is great to hear the author read a book. Beautiful read, technically beautiful listen (audiobook and all). Thankyou John Stamos and all who were involved. Nice book!!!

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Our favourite uncle wrote a book!

Hands up if you remember Uncle Jesse? The mullet-haired, crazy rocker, easy on the eye uncle from Full House? Or the heartthrob doctor, Anthony Gates from ER.

Well he wrote a book. And it was pretty bloody good!

I’ve loved John Stamos since his stint on Full House and knowing he was releasing a biography had me ready to listen! I listened to this on Audible, which was narrated by John, and it just added to his entire story.

It was funny, honest and touched on so many aspects of his life that I never realised even happened. I adored hearing about his relationship with his parents, especially his mum. I loved hearing about the friendships between himself and his costars. His journey to become a dad. And everything that happened in between.

This was such an easy listen that had me laughing throughout, while also feeling empathy and sorrow for parts of his life’s story.

This is one to definitely add to the audiobook list because I mean, who could listen to John’s voice all day!

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Honesty

Loved taking this journey with John. So much I knew and enjoyed reminiscing and so much I didn’t know that was interesting to learn. Always in awe of how brave people are to tell the world their story. Loved listening xo xo xo

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Great story - read beautifully

I really loved this book. The story itself was interesting and well written but the stand out was the audio itself. I truly felt the highs & lows. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you

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Absolutely warming to my heart

John
I loved hearing your story, watched you grow and become a father. Robyn from Down Under

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  • 08-11-2023

BRILLIANT

Phenomenal book, has it all. John really opens up about love, loss, happiness and everything in between. Listening to him narrate this book felt like we were sitting at a cafe chatting about life. Highly recommended this.

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great

was a great listen. john is awesome. a lot of humour and emotion. wish it went a bit longer.

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  • 04-11-2023

Loved this so much!

Thank you, thank you to John Stamos for sharing his life stories with all of us!

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Love Love Love

What a great story. Such a beautiful person. I love John Stamos and enjoyed every second of this book .

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  • 03-11-2023

Loved ever minute of this one

I love when the author narrates, you get so much more emotion. Great story of someone I grew up watching, didn’t want it to end.

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