Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Tori’s Story (and Other Goofyness)

This just in from the “ask me if I care” department:
After years of whispers and unconfirmed gossip, poor little rich girl Tori Spelling spells it all out in her biography, Stori Telling (Simon Spotlight Entertainment).
Stori Telling. Get it?


USA Today has more than their share of nasty details here.

Other celebrity bios out in the last month that you probably don’t want to know about:

Valerie Bertinelli’s Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at A Time (Free Press) where Mrs. Former-Van-Halen transforms her weight loss experience into a bestselling book, unlike fellow former fatty Kirstie Alley who turned hers into a must-watch television series. (No, really: if you haven’t seen Fat Actress you really need to. It’s very funny stuff. As far as I know, the no longer fat Alley isn’t making the show anymore, but you can find them on cable or DVD.)

Kathleen Turner’s Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on My Life, Love, and Leading Roles (Springboard Press) is a much more stately affair, which might explain why it hasn’t been screaming up the charts in quite the same way the other two have.

I love this snippet from the Publishers Weekly review:
With great candor, she details some of her worst struggles, battling both rheumatoid arthritis and alcohol. In the end, she’s realized it comes down to taking the lead role in her own life. While she may indulge in swear words a bit much for some readers, Turner’s vision of life’s many possibilities -- even as she gets older -- is surely inspiring.
So you get the idea that A/ the PW reviewer was a Mormon and B/ Turner is contemplating, not trashing or dishing. (And I love that cover image: Turner laughing. I’ve always had the idea that she was a person who spent a lot of time laughing.)


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