Friday, March 1, 2013

Book Club Friday-- sTORI Telling.


GoodReads SynopsisShe was television's most famous virgin -- and, as Aaron Spelling's daughter, arguably its most famous case of nepotism. Portraying Donna Martin on "Beverly Hills, 90210, " Tori Spelling became one of the most recognizable young actresses of her generation, with a not-so-private personal life every bit as fascinating as her character's exploits. Yet years later the name Tori Spelling too often closed -- and sometimes slammed -- the same doors it had opened."sTORI telling" is Tori's chance to finally tell her side of the tabloid-worthy life she's led, and she talks about it all: her decadent childhood birthday parties, her nose job, her fairy-tale wedding to the wrong man, her so-called feud with her mother. Tori has already revealed her flair for brilliant, self-effacing satire on her VH1 show "So NoTORIous" and Oxygen's "Tori & Dean: Inn Love, " but her memoir goes deeper, into the real life behind the rumors: her complicated relationship with her parents; her struggles as an actress after "90210;" her accident-prone love life; and, ultimately, her quest to define herself on her own terms. From her over-the-top first wedding to finding new love to her much-publicized -- and misunderstood -- "disinheritance," "sTORI telling" is a juicy, eye-opening, enthralling look at what it really means to be Tori Spelling.

My Thoughts: I thought this book was awesome. I read it in two days, which is a testament to both my interest in the book and the writing itself. This book literally sounds like Tori is telling you her life story. I love when an author's personality comes through in their books, and it definitely does here. She hit all the highlights-- growing up with an obscene amount of money, her time on 90210, the rift with her mom, her inability to manage money, her extra-marital affair with Dean, and divorce from her first husband. I thought it was very honest and open. I only wish that there had been more stories-- she seemed to rush through everything. When your book is less than 300 pages, you can add in some more details. All in all though, I loved it and highly recommend it!

4 comments:

  1. You are the second person to recommend this! I am interested!

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  2. I've always thought this has the cutest title name! And I've been wanting to read this, and her follow-up memoirs for a while now. I always wind up seeing her other ones on sale, but never this one. But once I find it bargain priced, I definitely want to start reading all of hers!

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  3. I love Tori's books! I love that she's so open and honest. It's so refreshing to see that in Hollywood. I recommend all of her books!

    Stopping by from the linkup :)

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  4. I'm going to add this to my list. I'm a big Tori Spelling fan but sort of forgot about her books.

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