Friday, September 30, 2011
Mommywood by Tori Spelling
I liked Tori's first book Storitelling. This one was ok, but not as good as the first one in my opinion. Tori just basically tells stories from her life as a (semi)famous mom. There are some funny stories in there like the one about Liam pooping at the pool and her making a big mess while changing his diaper or how she got invited to P-Diddy's twin's birthday party and she totally got their age wrong.
Tori is completely out of touch with reality and completely wrapped up in Hollywood life and this book solidifies that. As much as she says she would like to be normal, she is completely fooling herself. She talks about having to leave a $300 stroller (that she got for free) in a parking garage because she could not get it to fold up. Seriously? Who does that?
She is completely self-centered. (But aren't we all at times?) She talks about her relationship with her mom a lot and how everything with her mom turned in to a competition and how she doesn't want to repeat that with Stella. She is going to really have to work at that before Stella gets any older because I can so see her doing the same thing.
Speaking of the relationship with her mom, she tries to act like the lack of relationship there is all her mom's fault. She obviously has not forgiven her mom for a lot of things and continues to talk bad about her in her books. I can't imagine the hurt she has caused her mom. Obviously her mom isn't completely innocent in the whole situation either, but Tori needs to realize that neither is she.
I like Tori. I really do. I think she is witty and funny and it feels like she could be one of your best girl friends. She is a good story telller too. We all have our flaws and she is not immune to that. But at times during this book you just wanted to say "Really girl? you have no idea what the real world is like. Take off your fame-goggles and get a grip."
I give this one 3.5 out of 5 stars.