Tuesday, June 17, 2014


Remember those chain letters you could do when you're little where you send off your letter to some friends and they send it to their friends and then in like a month you'd get a sticker book back in the mail?

I got to participate in one of those for books! And I have only gotten two books back so far, but hey… 2 books is better than no books right?! One of the books I got was Mommywood by Tori Spelling.

Amazon's Review: 
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.

Going into this, I wouldn't say I was really a fan of Tori Spelling. I didn't dislike her either, but definitely like her a little more after reading about this part of her life. There were definitely some hilarious parts to this book. Funny enough that I stopped and reread a section to Justin, or told my sister about it later, or laughed out loud while reading it. Other parts I thought were a little off. She definitely has some deep rooted mommy issues that are addressed quite a few times, and some parts I thought got just a little redundant. Like hello… didn't she say this exact same thing 3 chapters ago?

Overall, I liked the book but I don't think I would recommend buying it. If you have the opportunity to borrow it from someone, or rent it, do that.

If you do read it, or have any fun mommy book recommendations, please let me know!!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your honest review! I don't dislike her, but I can't really stand her either. There's just something a little ... odd about her mannerisms and the things that she puts on display IMO!!