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Mommywood

Mommywood

Written by Tori Spelling

Narrated by Tori Spelling


Mommywood

Written by Tori Spelling

Narrated by Tori Spelling

ratings:
3/5 (18 ratings)
Length:
5 hours
Released:
Apr 14, 2009
ISBN:
9780743582384
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Audiobook

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Description

With the same down-to-earth wit that made her entertaining memoir ?sTORI Telling a #1 New York Times bestseller, Tori Spelling tells the hilarious and humbling stories of her life as a mom in the limelight.

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.

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.
Released:
Apr 14, 2009
ISBN:
9780743582384
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

About the author

Tori Spelling starred in and executive produced the Oxygen hit reality television series Tori & Dean: Inn Love and Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood. She recently hosted TLC’s Craft Wars and appeared in the ABC Family original musical The Mistle-Tones. The creator of the online lifestyle magazine ediTORIal at her website torispelling.com, she is also a #1 New York Times bestselling author of three memoirs; a party planning book, celebraTORI; and a children’s book, Presenting…Tallulah. She and her husband, actor Dean McDermott, live in Los Angeles with their four young children, Liam, Stella, Hattie, and Finn.


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  • (3/5)
    cute, funny easy read.
  • (3/5)
    This book starts strong in offering life skills and ends rather weak in that Tori Spelling goes on and on and on and on and.... about minutae just to inform the reader that she's okay and any mom with simiar anxieties shall be alright as well.
  • (2/5)
    the few funny lines every so often was not enough to sustain this memoir, but then I don't do reality shows either.
  • (1/5)
    Welp. Sorry, Tori. I just couldn't get through this. I enjoyed the first book, but this just wasn't my thing. The "see, I'm a mom just like you" humor didn't really come off as humor. It just made me gag.
  • (1/5)
    Wow. So the old adage is true, many women do seem to lose all sense of self upon having a baby.
    While her first book was interesting and provided a glimpse into the Hollywood tv-show world, this book is simply about lame suburbia. Bake sales and chatting with the neighbors - basically, what most of us do in our everyday life as it is.

    Shocking parts: Only two. One was Spelling referring to her infant daughter's vagina and the other, well, was more of the same. I can't imagine what kind of person could write anything on such a topic. Mystified!
  • (4/5)
    A quick read. Enjoyable with a few cringey moments of oversharing. I wouldn't call myself a Tori Spelling fan but her life has been an interesting one and her willingness to be so candid makes for a really engaging read. I feel like she does a good job of depicting her complex relationships and even though (obviously) the storytelling is coming from only one perspective - I do feel like I understand how she has become the person she is. Likable - very readable - great summer/airplane read.
  • (3/5)
    I admit it, I like Tori Spelling. She is personable, self-deprecating, and completely aware of how ridiculous she can be. I enjoyed this book. A glimpse into her thoughts and life as she tries to blend her family and be successful. I want to be friends with her, Tori, call me!
  • (5/5)
    This is Tori Spellling's follow-up to her first book "Stori telling". The book doesn't disappoint and is written like you are Tori's friend and she is having a conversation with you. I really liked this book and actually was entertained the whole way through... it is interesting to see how she juggles work, kids, and her strive for perfectionism.
  • (4/5)
    Love the way she writes, very easy to read. A lot from her show which was kind of disappointing.
  • (3/5)
    If you are a fan from the 90210 days or a fan of Tori's new show Tori and Dean, then this is a book for you. I read StoriTelling when it came out and found it a quick but interesting read. This book focuses on her marriage to Dean and her life as a mom to Liam and Stella. She writes mostly about how she wants to be as "normal" as possible but her celebrity life seems to get in the way. It was an enjoyable read.
  • (1/5)
    While sTori Telling was a well-written, self-aware memoir full of humor and juicy D List tales, Mommywood fell flat for me. Spelling seems to have become increasingly narcissistic, and it's difficult to take her seriously when she has such an outsized idea of the media's expectations of her. Nobody cares if and when she loses baby weight (after all, she's not Jessica Alba or even B list), but she seems to think the tabs are waiting with bated breath to see her post-pregnancy body. This would be easy enough to overlook if it didn't make up a sizable portion of the book.The first book worked because, no matter what you thought of her career, Spelling came across as likable and self-aware. This isn't the case in Mommywood. I love me a trashy read, but I'd have skipped this if I knew it would be so whiny and out of touch.
  • (2/5)
    I did like the way the book was written. It was written like you are sitting and having a conversation with Tori, but I just thought it was a little uninteresting if you keep up with her and watch the show. I love her little family though!
  • (3/5)
    Picking up where her first autobiography left off, Tori Spelling updates readers on her life since having baby Liam and getting pregnant with little Stella. I do find Tori to be engaging and human in her life story. She is strangely neurotic and paranoid about way too many things, but you feel for her anxiety over life as you realize that she is a true product of her upbringing.
  • (4/5)
    Facing an eight-hour drive alone for a wedding this summer, I immediately picked Mommywood on audio book (read by Tori Spelling). I admit it, I'm a Tori fan. I grew up watching 90210, and I looked up to her as a somewhat normal girl (I was a kid, remember). So NoTorious is one of the funniest shows ever made (seriously, I didn't believe until I watched it; even nomadreaderboy likes it.) I loved reading sTori Telling to get her perspective on her life, and I even read Candy's delightful and bizarre memoir, Stories from Candyland. Yes, I watched Tori and Dean: Inn Love and still watch Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood. I am the target audience for this book. I find Tori delightful and fascinating.It was a great book to listen to on audio. I often have a hard time getting into audio books, so it helped to have a familiar voice and some familiar stories (from the tv show) to lure me in. Tori is refreshingly honest, and despite being on a reality show, it's amazing how little you know of her thoughts on events. Sure, I knew their lives were squished down and edited into neatly-sized episodes, but it's different to hear the emotions only from her, without Dean's reaction shot or the scene ending. There were times I was glad I had seen the show because it gave me a different perspective, but there were also a few moments the storytelling lagged because I knew how it ended.I can't speak to the mommy part of the title, but I imagine mothers who aren't fans of Tori would still enjoy this book. She certainly has a unique parenting experience, but it's always surprising and interesting what parts of Tori's life seem normal and what parts seem unreal. I actually enjoyed Mommywood more than sTori Telling. They're different books, even though they're both memoirs. Mommywood deals with motherhood and childhood and how it changed Tori. Her kids are young, and her emotions and situations are fresher.
  • (4/5)
    Until her reality show with her husband, I always thought of Tori Spelling as Donna Martin. But since then, I've loved her and her books just make me think she's even more awesome. I don't have kids, and yet it was really to understand how neurotic and hard it must be for her. As far as celebrity books go, this is enjoyable.