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.
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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.
"As usual, very cute and fun"
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.
"Spelling it like it is by Tori Spelling"
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 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.
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.
"Spelling It Like It Is"
It was long, needed to be better edited
Tori is a performer, it was enjoyable listening to her
I feel very sorry for Tori. She really is a hot mess! She has managed to hook up with a complete loser. He uses her, humilates her yet she still hangs on. She appears to have no self worth which is very sad!!!
"Tori is a real person"
I have enjoyed all of Tori Spellings books. She is a real person with a real life. I find myself laughing out loud at her stories.
Some parts of this were really interesting -- hearing about Tori's problematic fourth pregnancy, her silly menagerie of farm animals, and some of the behind the scenes info about reality TV -- but for the most part she came off as being a spoiled brat. As a narrator, she often sounded like she was whining. She seems to be out of touch with reality -- she claims to have financial problems, but she still insists on renting beach houses (when she already lives in California and could drive to the beach), traveling on a whim, moving every five minutes, enrolling her kids in expensive private schools, and throwing lavish parties. She doesn't understand the difference between needs and wants, and it got to be frustrating at times. I know I can exaggerate and say I need something when I know I don't, and maybe that's what she was doing, but I'm pretty sure her kids would be just fine without a pool of their own.
Overall, this was a really mixed book with some good parts and some really annoying ones. It isn't a bad listen, if you don't mind listening to Tori the whole time, even when she's whining.
"Page turner, so to speak..."
Not particularly a fan of Tori Spelling or her shows, but she can write a amusing, interesting and even moving book, that I have no trouble getting through & will reread. This is the 3rd one I've read & my favorite -next to sTori Telling-.
I'm a nurse so the "gore" others have complained about didn't effect the story for me.
Fun read/listen! Does jump around a bit but fairly easy to follow. Cannot wait for the next book she writes.
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