Tuesday, June 22, 2010

sTORI telling

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Tori Spelling

Simon and Schuster


February 2009

FTC: This is a library book. I am not being compensated for my review in any manner.

Total grade: A

Sexual content: 10/20

Violence: 5/20

Drugs: 10/20

Underage drinking: 10/20

Swearing: 20/20

Total rating: 16+

Summary: (Barnes and Noble)

She 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.

My Thoughts:

I have adored Tori since I was young. I remember in 3rd grade I discovered 90210. Every weekend we were living in a trailer while my dad built our vacation home, a couple hours from where we lived. It was very boring but the show got me through. Also my favorite show ever (7th Heaven) was developed by her dad.

Long story short I LOVED her autobiography. I recommend that everyone read this. She is so misunderstood and it’s great that she would be so honest!


Jane said...

I have been really interested in picking up some autobiographies lately... this is one that I may try out. :) Great review!



Brianne said...

I only read the first few chapters and was amazed. I liked it. I really didn't think I would, mostly becuase the media has made her out to be, well...vain, shallow and a little stupid. In the first few chapters, it's obvious she isn't stupid. I agree. She's misunderstood and reading her book is a great way to gain some insight.