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Sorry Not Sorry

Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up
Narrated by: Naya Rivera
Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (417 ratings)

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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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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.

Any additional comments?

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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Loved her Story

I laughed with her and cried with her. very well written. She was perfect reading her own life.

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favorite memoir

I bought this because I'm a huge gleek/brittana shipper and it is just SO. GOOD. I didn't expect to be laughing as hard as I was at some points, or to be as emotional as I was at others. I very very rarely get hooked on a book, but once I started, I couldn't stop listening to this one. Seriously worth the money or credit!

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Nothing to Be Sorry About

Usually, I listen to Audible books as background while I work. With this book, I listened to it in its entirety without a diversion. Part of that is that I’ve watched her grow up on television, from the Royal Family to her work on StepUp: Highwater. Overall, Naya has managed to navigate from a child actor to an adult, with a great deal of class.

Organization of the book isn’t chronological. Naya does bounce around between years. Once I accepted that it was easier to listen too.

Knowing Naya wasn’t doing a tell-all her time on Glee, I wasn’t disappointed if anything she lightly grazes over those years. She’s forthright and honest on her success, her failures, challenges, and her mistakes in her life up to publication. There were a few times when I could empathize with the choices she made in her life. A few times where I thought ‘Oh no, you didn’t?’ Yep, she did – bad choice, yet luck was on her side. Times I laughed, remembering my own time growing up, sans having a career. There is one specific time she does come off as very bitter considering how carefully she treated her Glee castmates, that tone of bitterness came off as very immature. She seemed to have had plenty of opportunities to put her foot down and walk away from the situation, but she chose not to. It’s all part of becoming a mature adult and knowing what she wanted.

Naya’s a gifted actress, singer, dancer, businesswoman, and mom. It would be nice to see her try her hand at something she mentioned in the book, her time at NYFA, scriptwriting, or directing. Also, it would be interesting to know what updates she’d add to the book considering she’s hit a few rough spots since its publication.

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this was great!! i enjoyed this book!

i hope that Naya writes another one because she has done an excellent job reading and writing this book!

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Brilliant and surprising

A beautifully detailed roller coaster that’ll open your eyes to the beautiful soul of Naya Rivera. Relatable and direct, honest and open. Truly inspirational to anyone with a story to share.

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Sorry I'm not Sorry I loved this book

This lady whom I consider to be basically khaleesi herself. #relatable #allthefeels #mybookselectionofthemonth #foreveragleek #girllove

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All Over the Place. Not what I thought it would be. It is ok .