Ali on the Run Show Episode 209: Catching Up with Andrea Barber

“I’m an open book. I have no shame about anything I have gone through or felt.”

Andrea Barber — perhaps best known as Kimmy Gibbler on Full House and the Netflix revival Fuller House — is back on the Ali on the Run Show! And this time, she’s a published author! Andrea’s first book, Full Circle: From Hollywood to Real Life and Back Again, came out late last year, and it’s a hit. (I’m not just saying this because Andrea is a friend: This book is fantastic.) Full Circle isn’t a salacious Hollywood memoir or tell-all. It’s real and it’s honest, and in it, Andrea shares her story in a raw, visceral way. On this episode, Andrea and I catch up on what’s new in her life — including why her home is filled with thousands of boxes of Girl Scout Cookies, and what it was like wrapping the fifth and final season of Fuller House — and we talk about some of my favorite parts of the book, including her uncensored stories about depression, anxiety, and divorce.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • How it feels to have wrapped Fuller House (7:50)
  • On becoming a writer for Fuller House (20:55)
  • What’s next for Andrea? (29:00)
  • All about Andrea’s book, Full Circle: From Hollywood to Real Life and Back Again, and her decision to open up about depression, anxiety, and divorce (32:40)
  • How New Kids on the Block helped Andrea through her divorce (48:45)
  • Where Andrea is at with running right now (56:00)

What we mention on this episode:

Andrea Barber on Episode 45 of the Ali on the Run Show

Andrea Barber on Episode 77 of the Ali on the Run Show

Full Circle: From Hollywood to Real Life and Back Again, by Andrea Barber

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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