Simon and Schuster
FTC: This is a library book. I am not being compensated in any way for my review.
Total grade: A (based on the writing, not her life)
Sexual content: mild
Underage drinking: n/a
Total rating: 14+
Tori Spelling might have grown up with everything a girl could wish for, but these days, she's just another suburban working mom...whose toddler regularly recognizes her in the pages of Us Weekly. Welcome to Mommywood, where the stars are two feet tall and your neighbors know who you are before you move in.
Like most parents, Tori wants her children to have the one thing she didn't have as a kid — a normal family. On their hit Oxygen reality show, Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, the starlet and her husband Dean McDermott regularly wrestle dirty diapers, host the neighborhood block party, and tackle temper tantrums on the red carpet. But when the cameras aren't rolling, Tori's still having awkward run-ins with a former 90210 costar at a Laser Tag birthday party, scooping rogue poo out of the kiddie pool on a resort vacation, and racing to win back her pre-baby body before the media starts calling her fat. For all her suburban fantasies, Tori Spelling is no June Cleaver.
From learning to be the kind of parent her own mother never was to revealing what it's like to raise a family while everyone is watching, Mommywood is an irresistible snapshot of celebrity parenthood that you won't get from the paparazzi.
I adore Tori Spelling and loved her first book. When I got the opportunity to read this one I was ecstatic! It was just as great finding out about her life as a mom. I feel that the majority of mom's can connect with this. Her struggle between normal and having to protect really was large.
I actually listened to this on audio book and that was even better. It was cool having her read it in her own voice. You know the tone she was trying to set.