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Title:
Mommywood
Author:
Spelling, Tori, 1973-
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Publication Information:
New York : Simon Spotlight Entertainment, [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
243 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
The author of the "New York Times"-bestselling memoir "sTORI Telling" shows readers that she has much more to say--and stories to share--in her latest work that chronicles her adventures as the mother of two small children.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781416599104
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Book

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'Mommywood', from best-selling author Tori Spelling, explores the next chapter of her life as a mum of two.


Author Notes

Victoria Davey "Tori" Spelling (born May 16, 1973) is an American actress and author. Her first major role was Donna Martin on Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1990. Spelling is the daughter of multimillion dollar film and TV producer Aaron Spelling (1923-2006). She attended Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California, but graduated from Harvard-Westlake School in 1990.

In addition to her TV and film credits, Spelling wrote her autobiography in 2008, sTORI Telling, which was a New York Times bestseller in 2009. Her second book titled Mommywood was released on April 14, 2009. In 2010, Spelling released her third book, uncharted terriTORI and a picture book entitled, Presenting Tallulah. In 2012, Spelling published her first party-planning book, CelebraTORI. Her sixth book, Spelling It Like It Is, was released October 22, 2013.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

From the opening ultrasound scene, in which Spelling frets that her unborn son's nose is too big, through her two bouts coping with baby weight and numerous shopping sprees, the memoir focuses heavily on appearances. What rescues the book from complete narcissism are Spelling's sense of humor-which is truly fun and alive to irony-and her obvious love for her small children. Listeners will respond to her desire to create a "real" life for them, even as they raise eyebrows at her decision to have their childhoods broadcast on reality television. Spelling narrates with a chatty Valley Girl style and loads of inflection and drama-whether or not the circumstances warrant it. (A scene about showing up with the wrong Halloween costume at a party is delivered with the same agitation as one in which her baby loses consciousness from a seizure.) A Simon Spotlight Entertainment hardcover. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

The somewhat disjointed anecdotes that actress (Beverly Hills 90210), reality star (Tori & Dean), and No. 1 New York Times best-selling author (sTORI Telling) Spelling shares in this self-read memoir come across as whiny, only mildly amusing, and ultimately flat. Her contempt for her mother, Candy, is rampant, as are her trying reminders of how normal her life is. Despite these shortcomings, however, the production quality is excellent, and Mommywood is likely to have wide appeal given the success of Spelling's previous aforementioned memoir and her Oxygen Network reality show, currently in its fourth season. [Audio clip and video interview with the author available through audio.simonandschuster.com; the Simon Spotlight Entertainment hc, published in April, was a New York Times best seller and an LJ Best Seller.-Ed.]-Nicole A. Cooke, Montclair State Univ. Lib., NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.