Reviews

Mommywood by Tori Spelling

  • Published April 14, 2009 by Gallery Books
  • Edition: E-book
  • Pages: 256
  • Rating: 1 star

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.

Everyone knows Tori Spelling as the daughter of Aaron Spelling and for her famous role as Donna Martin on Beverly Hills, 90210. However, nobody knows her as a first time mother. In this book, Spelling shares her struggles with parenthood and helps readers understand that even with celebrity status that she is not immune to the challenges that other mothers face on a daily basis.

I was excited to read this book, but ultimately ended up disappointed. To be honest, it was so boring that it came close to being a “DNF” several times. I wish I could say that by sticking it out till the end I was rewarded, but that is not the case. I’m not a mother, but I can’t imagine that half the stuff featured in this book would help a mother in any way. Yes, the author talks about how to deal with a child’s unexpected bowel movements during swim lessons to dealing with “mom guilt” when away for work; however, the majority of the book is about her adventures while filming, her relationship with her husband, and other non-parental issues that defeats the purpose of this book.

I am aware that the author has written a couple other books and I am currently reading another one right now in hopes of having my opinion of her writing to change, so I will be doing a review soon of that book. Be sure to stay tuned into my feed and until next time, thanks for checking out my blog and reviews on memoirs!

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