Tuesday, May 27, 2008
A Review of Stori Telling
This is a book that I probably wouldn't have read if a blogger hadn't pointed it out and offered to lend it to me. That said, I'm glad she did. Biographies are always fun to read since it is always fascinating to see life from someone else's perspective.
Spelling was born right around the same time as me so she was growing up in the 70's and 80's too but in a very different world than me. She was growing up in Beverly Hills while I was growing up in the Midwest. She had a Nanny and cooks and maids while my family only had one car.
I didn't necessarily have a high opinion of Spelling before reading the book because of the media and the book helped correct some of the stereotypes. For so many reasons it is never a good idea to let the media shape your opinion of anyone. My opinions of many people have changed once getting to hear and see them speak on their own behalf.
Spelling obviously had some advantages being Aaron Spelling's daughter but it also hindered her in some ways in her career. It opened some doors but closed others.
I wouldn't call her a role model and I wouldn't say that she inspired me but I came away liking her. She comes across as very real and honest and true to herself, and a lot can be said for that. I thought that while she was critical of her Mom she was more than fair after some of the stuff her Mom put her through. She is also honest about her weaknesses and is very loyal to her friends that have been like a family to her.
I would put this in the category of a fun book to read and once you pick it up it is hard to put it down.
Book rating--8 out of 10 stars!!
Previous Book Reviews:
My Grandfather's Son
Stephen Mansfield's Books