Spare by Prince Harry

I am sorry that I have not been publishing my reviews. I am a few months behind on reviews of the books that I have been reading. I am going to see about catching up the next few weeks! My review: I read this book so quickly. It was nice to see the proceeds of Read more

“Finding Me” by Viola Davis

I read this book in less than a week. You lose yourself in her stories. There were no pictures in the novel. I also listened to the audiobook which was narrated by Viola. Her life is not like a typical celebrity’s. She did not grow up in the industry at all. This book was powerful. Read more

Review of “I’m Glad My Mom Died” by Jennette McCurdy

I did not know who Jeanette was before reading this book. I am 40 years old, so this was after my pre-teen years. But I am glad that I read this memoir. The memoir was honest and raw. She dives into some pretty heavy topics and abuse in her life. She is very brave being Read more

“Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body” by Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay is a fantastic writer. I devoured this book. I read it in the doctor’s office. Someone asked me about what I was reading. I stated to them that it was  a very raw and honest memoir. I highly recommend this book. I feel as though I should not give it a starred review Read more

“Everything Is Ok” by Debbie Tung

This book is heavy but done so in a light-hearted way. It is hard to talk about depression, anxiety, and social anxiety with a little bit of humor and light-heartedness. After reading this book, I really had hope and joy. There were very dark times but it was also uplifting. It is hard to explain! Read more

Review “Yes Please” by Amy Poehler

This book is funny. I think that is the part that I liked the most. It was not the honest and raw book that I was expecting. Although, she does discuss a skit that she felt bad about on SNL. She issued an apology for it. But for the most part, this is not the Read more

Review “Mean Baby” by Selma Blair

I rated this book s 3.5 to 4-star review. I have to attempt, I am not a fan of Selma. I picked this book up, because I thought it would be an interesting read. I do follow her on Instagram. She has inspired many people with her incredible story of strength. After reading this memoir, Read more

“Out of the Corner” By Jennifer Grey

5 Stars! I really enjoyed Jennifer Grey in her many works throughout the years. I mean what person has not watched Ferris Bueller’s Day Off or Dirty Dancing?  I knew that I was going to read this memoir as soon as I could. There has been a lot of buzz about it. I read about some of her Read more

Review of “Watch Me” by Anjelica Huston

Overall:  3  star review Summary: A memoir of Anjelica Huston. She is famous for many movies and TV shows. This memoir tackles her relationships, her famous family, professional career, etc. My thoughts: This memoir was actually boring in some parts and fascinating in others. She talks a lot about her travels around the world. She Read more

Review of “Rolling Warrier” by Judith Heumann

Overall:  4 star review Summary: A memoir about a woman who was born with polio and her fight for equal rights for people with disabilities. Judy Heumann was denied the rights to go to her local school. Then she goes to college without having the buildings being assessable for her wheelchair. Then the state denied Read more

Review of “The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music” by Dave Grohl

Overall: 4.5 Stars Summary: Dave Grohl’s memoir walks you through his childhood, career, and personal life. He talks about him growing up, getting into music, influences, family life, etc. Foo Fighters and Nirvana… 2 of the greatest bands of all time!!!! My thoughts: I listened and read this book! I really enjoyed it. Dave’s memoir was Read more

Review of “Will” by Will Smith and Mark Manson

Overall: 4.5 Stars Summary: Will Smith’s memoir goes from childhood to present day. He talks about his family, growing up, his career, and marriages. The book has serious and funny stories throughout. It starts with his childhood, siblings, and parents. He then talks about his start in the music industry and his transition to TV/films. He Read more

Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood by Danny Trejo and Donal Logue review

Rating: 3.5 star review Summary: Danny Trejo has been in show business for a while. But his personal life is just as interesting as his career. This memoir begins with Danny’s childhood. He was brought up in a broken and abusive home. Danny also was in prison and was a drug addict. Danny takes us Read more

Review of ” The Beauty of Living Twice” by Sharon Stone

Overall: 3/5 star review! Summary: This is the memoir of the actress, Sharon Stone. Sharon Stone has played in a lot of great movies over the last 2 decades, including Basic Instinct, Casino, and The Quick and the Dead.  She talks a lot about her upbringing in a rural town in western Pennsylvania. She also Read more

Review of “The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember” by Fred Rogers

This will not be a typical review. This is a 5 star review! I really enjoyed this book a lot. Mr. Rogers has always been a hero to me. His view of people and the world is outstanding. If only we could be like Mr. Rogers- the world would be a better place. I have Read more

Review of “Stories I Only Tell My Friends” by Rob Lowe

Overall: 5 star review  Summary of Review: I was not a huge fan of Rob Lowe until I watched the TV show Brothers and Sisters. After watching the show, I picked up his memoir. I am very glad that I did.   Summary:  Rob Lowe writes a well-written memoir about his life and work (up to the Read more

Review of “This Will Only Hurt A Little” by Busy Phillips

Overall: 4 Stars Summary of review: This is a memoir like no other… Summary: Busy Phillips is an actress known for Cougar Town, Freaks and Geeks, ER, etc. This is a memoir of her childhood, career, relationships, children, etc. If you want a lot of Hollywood gossip, pick up this book. She dishes a lot about Read more

Review of “In Pieces” by Sally Field

Overall: 4.5-5/5 Stars Summary of review: A memoir of Sally Field’s personal life with a little mix of being on set in her early acting days. Summary: This is Sally Field’s raw and honest memoir. She discusses her childhood, beginning to learn her craft, starting in TV, and winning an Oscar. She also discusses her marriages, Read more

Review of “And Now I Spill the Family Secrets: An Illustrated Memoir” by Margaret Kimball

Overall: 2.5-3/5 Stars Summary of review: A graphic novel memoir that is beautifully drawn, but fell flat for me. Summary: A graphic novel about the author’s childhood. She navigates her mother’s bi-polar disorder and several hospitalizations associated with that. She also goes through her parent’s divorce, her father remarrying, and other adolescent problems/issues throughout her family. Read more

Review of “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive” by Stephanie Land

Overall: 3/5 Stars Summary of review: This book was just okay. It was not the best memoir but not the worst. Summary: This is a “Rags to Riches” story. What people would call a single mother’s pursuit of the “American Dream.” She gets pregnant at a young age. She is a single mother and works as Read more

Review of “This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today” by Chrissy Metz

Overall: 4.5/5 Stars Summary of review: Even if you are not a fan of “This Is Us,” this is a great memoir to read. It is fast and funny! Summary: Chrissy Metz is an actress who is best known for being on the TV show “This Is Us.” This is a memoir that is told through a Read more

Review of Jessica Simpson’s Memoir “Open Book”

Overall: 4.5/5 Stars Summary of review:  What a great book! Jessica is candid and truly “open” about telling her life through the ups and downs. Summary: This is a memoir written by Jessica Simpson. It follows her life from childhood to present day. She talks about her life, struggles, family, relationships, the industry, and a Read more

Review of “Brat: An 80s Story” by Andrew McCarthy

Overall: 3.5-4/5 Stars Summary of review:  A well-written memoir by Andrew McCarthy of “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “Weekend At Bernies,” and “Pretty in Pink” fame from the 80s. Summary: Andrew McCarthy shot to fame in the 80s as being a member of the “Brat Pack.” He starred in many movies in including “Pretty in Pink” and “St. Read more