The reality behind reality TV! Hollywood's favorite mom-star tells it like it is.
Tori Spelling is the first to admit that the "reality" behind her popular television show, Tori & Dean, isn't always real. Not even Star magazine could invent the true chaos that happens behind the scenes. Luckily, Tori is famously honest and self-deprecatingly funny when it comes to her personal life - she's always "Spelling it like it is". Life is never boring at Tori's house, but since the release of her New York Times best-selling memoirs sTORI Telling, Mommywood, and Uncharted terriTORI, things have been especially unpredictable:
After years of revealing her everyday antics on-screen, Tori's life is still full of surprises. Slowing down long enough to enjoy them? Now that's another sTORI.
©2013 Tori Spelling (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
I wanted to like this book and Tori. I was hoping the 4 star review average was accurate, but I have to disagree. I think people who have been pregnant multiple times and are full time mom's might enjoy this book more than me.
No, i love celebrity memoirs.
I wish she wouldn't have discussed her pregnancies problems, hospital visits and bodily fluids over and over again. It was WAY TOO much for me. It made me think she was a hypochondriac needing attention from her family and her fans.
The hospital visits!!!
I'm sure Tori is a good person, I just didn't vibe with her story.
Yes, I will admit that I am a closet Tori Spelling fan--she is so funny and insightful. I've listened to her other books and always loved the way she relates her stories even if they don't paint her in the best light. This book was especially interesting in light of her current woes.
Yes, I like hearing her read it in order to know exactly the tone she was going for.
Liam telling a woman he doesn't like it when Stella's pussy gets red.
The only thing that irks me is when she says she has money problems when clearly she still has far more money than the average person. She is far from middle class and even in the worst of problems was spending plenty of money.
If you're a Tori fan, as I am, I think you'll love listening to her read her own story in her own words. I had no idea how much she'd gone through with her pregnancy. I really enjoyed it.
Yes I was going to stay up all night & read it but forced myself to go to bed & I finished it the next day.
I live in Thailand, and love to listen to audible.
I love all of Tori's books and this one lives up to expectations. She is a great story teller, like her father. And she is witty and funny. Loved the part about the pet pig sleeping in bed with them. I was really laughing. She is leading an extraordinary life. The book held my interest and is a fun listen.
avoiding road rage one book at a time...
Phew... where to start!?
I’m sure it happened before I read this book, but I have officially had my fill of Tori & Dean. This will be the only $$ I ever put in their pockets and the last time I will invest any of my time in them. The one-two punch of this book, combined with True Tori left me feeling used and stupid.
My positive takeaway:
I appreciate Tori’s narration, writing and storytelling – she is gifted.
On to the rest:
Tori reveals herself as someone who is willing to sell her and her family’s souls to earn another dollar… so she can buy another animal to add to her hoard, lose millions on impulsive real estate purchases and failed retail endeavors. I guess it is disturbing for a conservative person who has worked hard all of her life (me) to listen to Tori whine about not having exactly what she wants, when she wants it (ultimately she’ll manipulate until she gets it). Tori needs extensive therapy for her unyielding impulsivity and abandonment issues (likely thanks to her emotionally detached mother and the loss of her doting father). Dean needs to: a) grow a backbone and explain to his wife that she is single-handedly jeopardizing her entire family’s financial & psychological future, b) stop impregnating her and c) end his extracurricular activities.
I can’t help but consider some or all of this book’s contents were manufactured for another money-grab. Tori goes into great lengths to explain how she ‘creates’ storylines for her “reality” shows and her intricate staging. In the event there is a real life scenario that she wishes was filmed, she’ll recreate it as soon as she can get the cameras back. There is truly NOTHING sacred.
I’m going to take a shower.
Maybe I'm bias because I LOVE Tori Spelling but this book was a real testament to her life. She comes across as just a real down to earth gal! And boy does she work her butt off. The insights to "a day in the life of Tori" were very interesting to me - I'm always fascinated by how the other half lives :) Her stories just makes me want to tweet/text her and say "Wanna be best friends?!?" Love the fact that she narrates the book as well.
Tori's other books are very entertaining!
Although it wasn't a happy story, the pregnancy with Finn was a favorite. Also the move to Malibu :)
Tori - Puntastic!
That Tori wrote and read it herself. Boy, you have to admit that she has one crazy life, but it's admirable that she shares it so openly with all of us.
Getting more background how how/why things have happened to her, her relationships, her professional life, etc
Yes, we think we know all about her (and we know a lot since her life is so public), but this book puts it all into perspective
When she talks about her parents. I also liked how she really, REALLY takes a good hard look at herself and decides how to change (what's important, etc)
Good book overall. It took a little while for me to really get into it, but I enjoyed her story and narration. I had no idea about all the medical issues she has encountered - yikes! There are a few really funny parts that literally cracked me up (as I listened on a flight), which made it fun too.
I think Tori is honest about her struggles and circumstances.
Her honesty with her Mother.
Yes, I like the way she narrates and writes.
Would like to see more books by Tori.
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