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Navigating through youth and young adulthood isn't easy, and in Sorry Not Sorry, Naya Rivera shows us that we're not alone in the highs, lows, and in-betweens. Whether it's with love and dating, career and ambition, friends, or gossip, Naya inspires us to follow our own destiny and step over - or plod through - all the crap along the way.

After her rise and fall from childhood stardom on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Family Matters, barely eking her way through high school, a brief stint as a Hooters waitress, going through thick and thin with her mom/manager, and resurrecting her acting career as Santana Lopez on Glee, Naya emerged from these experiences with some key life lessons. Even with a successful career and a family that she loves more than anything else, Naya says, "There's still a 13-year-old girl inside of me making detailed lists of how I can improve, who's never sure of my own self-worth." Sorry Not Sorry is for that 13-year-old in all of us.

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Great Book

Really enjoyed it! This book is mainly to get to know who Naya Rivera really is. it talks about her growing up and becoming the woman that she really is today. If you really want to get a better perspective of who the actresses in real life then I really recommend this book! Reading about her experience and about her life, does indeed resonate with one's self is some ways. Therefore, making one see that a star or celebrity and also have many things in their life very relatable to someone who is not a celebrity.

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Great Book!

I really did not even know who Naya Rivera was when I bought this book, she is great and I loved this book!

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Beautiful and haunting and inspiring

I got this book after Naya’s tragic passing. Hearing her voice was haunting and beautiful and helped me mourn and process the loss. This book is funny and insightful about life, growing up, the industry, and god. I’m so happy to have been a fan of Naya. May she rest in paradise. We love you forever Naya❤️

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A glimpse into Naya’s mind and strength

She was curious, honest, determined, and oh, so strong! What a wonderful insight into Naya Rivera the daughter, sister, friend, wife, and mother. Fly high beautiful. There were moments I cried intensely when listening to her describe her devotion to her faith - never beseeching her higher power, but always grateful and receptive to what was ahead, trusting fully that it was predestined for her no matter where it led. The tears are unavoidable when she describes her bond with her mother and her desire to offer so much more to her son and possible future children.

I bought this book because I was heartbroken by her untimely death. I wanted to feel close to the woman so many who knew her, describe in such loving admiration. I was a HUGE glee fan and she was my favorite.

You are and always be a star beautiful Naya.

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AMAZING BOOK RIP NAYA

I started the book when the search for Naya began. Such a sweet, honest, insightful story. You could tell that she was a hard working, amazing person. Thank you for this book.

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It was entertaining, not too long

I really enjoyed it but I may be bias since I love Naya Rivera! Would recommend if you need something to listen to like at work

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Sorry! No.... REALLY! Sorry I wasted my credit!

What character would you cut from Sorry Not Sorry?

Naya Rivera

Any additional comments?

I love Naya Rivera or should I say her character Santana on Glee however this book made Naya come across as pretentious, self-indulgent, spoiled, racist and over-bearing. The chapters were inconsistent and flip-flopped back and forth throughout her life and career causing most times for it to be confusing where she was going or coming from.

Although her stories didn't lack interest, it did lack intelligence with all the hashtag, side remarks, cussing, name dropping and cattiness. It's truly not a surprise that she has been remarked in the manner she has in the media, why she is now twice dumped/divorced (from serious relationship stand points) and why she isn't steadily working post Glee.

The chapter on her race and her views on it was absolutely disgusting to me, as she spoke so much of "white people" being racist with their remarks and jokes, yet consistently made racists comments throughout the entire chapter. I cannot express how absolutely sick to death I am of societies double standards!

All in all this book was nothing short of HORRIBLE! If I could receive a refund.... I WOULD!!

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what a waste of a credit

What would have made Sorry Not Sorry better?

A little more humility. She brags so hard that it was painful to listen to, especially during her child-actor years. I was hoping this would be a deeper exploration into her upbringing and that she had somehow overcome HUGE odds and it might make me think that she's more than just a bland actress. Not so much, she's just a normal girl thinking she's really got talent. I wish I hadn't spent a credit on this, or that I'd contributed to her big headed idea that she's somehow still relevant. I'm all for confidence, but there should be more self-awareness.

What could Naya Rivera have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

She made mistakes in her youth. I get it, we all make mistakes. But the way she describes them and the way she overcame them is like she's the first one to ever make them and like she's giving us these amazing revelations/answers. These are the same mistakes that teenagers and young adults have been making for a veryyyy long time. She's not more special for them, just because she was a child actress. She's not even particularly brilliant in her revelations. You managed money poorly. You were broke. You were in debt. With some advice from your parents, you got out of debt. You learned a lesson. Whoop whoop. Many of us have been there too, and you don't see us writing books about it.

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The only redeeming piece of the book was when she was describing her abortion and the difficulty of it. It was the first point in the book where it felt like she was relatable and I really felt like she had been through something tragic.

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Great Read

When this book was first released, I didn’t think that it would be anything that I’d be interested in. I’m always give a side eye anytime a young person writes an autobiography. I came across an excerpt from her book on YouTube and it was pretty good so I decided to use a credit. It was totally worth it. Naya was funny, insightful, and brutally honest about both her past and her present. She laid everything out on the table without airing anyone out but herself. The love that she had for her family was strong and deep. It was so relatable to my own family dynamics. I loved her character on Glee, and I found myself being one of the people that she talked about in her book, wondering what her ethnicity was and how she felt about race relations and her responses were so candid and beautiful. It is heartbreaking to know that she is no longer of this earth, but I think that her book was written so beautifully that it captures exactly who Naya was for anyone who’s interested in learning about her in the future.

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Love this and Naya

Naya tells her life story in a hilarious, emotional, wonderful way. I love and miss her so much. She was clearly not only a gifted actress and singer but a lovely writer as well. A delightful book full of funny, witty anecdotes, and read with the Naya sass we all know and love. Miss this angel so much.

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