29 July 2009 ~ 0 Comments

(Book) Mommywood by Tori Spelling

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I have to admit that I purchased Tori’s first book because my mother wanted me to read it. I was so impressed with it that I bought this one after. I’m still impressed with Tori. Oh, she’s not perfect and she appears to be honest about that. She loves her kids and her husband.

My problem with this book is that she’s really struggling with her own mother and her issues. While part of me wants to scream “just stop talking to her and go on with your life!”, I do understand that she just wants her mother to love her and be a normal mother. For that, my heart breaks for her as I do understand some of what she’s going through (not my own mother, she rocks!). I want to hug her and tell her my own story and how freeing it can be to let someone toxic in your life go… I feel so bad for her in that respect.

But she seems like she’s making as normal of a life as she can given who she is and what her life is like. I loved hearing about her trying to be normal in suburbia. Oh, she has some big ideas about what life should be like, the big parties and stuff are a little over the top, but ya know, sometimes a big party is just fine – as long as you realize that sometimes it’s not going to happen like you think it will. She does seem to realize this too, her kid didn’t want a cake for his birthday, that’s just fine, he can eat the decorative bananas in the trees instead – who needs a cake-smeared-on-his-face pic for the baby book? It will be just fine.

It’s interesting because while I don’t consider myself a fan of hers, I didn’t watch her shows or anything like that, I am a fan of her writing, the honesty and the silliness alike. I like that she’s not afraid to point out her flaws, things she’s learned the hard way, and things she does right. Give it a read.

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Product Description

If you thought Tinseltown was tough…

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.

With the same down-to-earth wit that made her entertaining memoir sTORI telling a #1 New York Times bestseller, Tori tells the hilarious and humbling stories of life as a mom in the limelight. 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.

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