- Title: Mommywood
- Author: Tori Spelling
- ISBN: 9781416599104
- Page: 164
- Format: Hardcover
If you thought Tinseltown was tough Tori Spelling might have grown up with everything a girl could wish for, but these days she s just another suburban working momwhose 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 wantIf you thought Tinseltown was tough Tori Spelling might have grown up with everything a girl could wish for, but these days she s just another suburban working momwhose 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.
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It seemed most people liked this book so I feel kind of bad about what I'm going to say, but feel it must be said. I found it a pathetic public thrashing of her own mother. I also have a hard time feeling the slightest bit sorry for her. Hello? The average woman doesn't have a ton of money, celebrity, a "baby nurse" or someone that she can hire to carry her toddler while she's pregnant and can't do lifting. Hell, some mothers are single mothers and don't even have a husband to help. I also nearl [...]
This is so out of the norm of what I typically read, that I was almost embarassed to add it on here. Overall it was meh - Spelling is certainly bitter about her relationship with her mom, as evidenced by numerous little jabs throughout the book, which I thought was in poor taste after oh like, the 50th time. She also complains about money throughout the book. A lot. A whole lot. Which I found quite strange. It almost felt like a crutch she was using to justify some of her decisions and actions. [...]
I thought Tori's 1st book was pretty interesting. It talked about her whole life. She did life in some interesting circumstances.This book was just trying to hurry and publish another book. Most of the things she wrote about have been shown on their reality show.Didn't get through it. Didn't need to. I had already seen it.
I have always loved to watch Tori Spelling on 90210 and I loved her on Tori and Dean as well. I saw this book not too long ago and thought, this will be a fun read one day. So about a week ago I picked it up and I couldn't put it down. I have started to see another side to Tori that you don't get from the bright lights of Hollywood and the magazine covers and her TV show. I mean we all have a hard time believing that "reality tv" is truly reality. But for Tori and Dean what you see is what you g [...]
I didn't enjoy this nearly as much as sTORI Telling but I can't say I hated it either. It's so obvious that she's trying to shed the celeb image and be the girl-next-door and she needs to realize that unless she quits the business, and maybe not even then, it's not happening. So what. Be Tori Spelling. Not the "girl-next-door". She bugged me a lot to in this. I didn't get the sense of humor that came through in sTORI and she constantly, and I DO mean CONSTANTLY, went on about her mother. Constan [...]
She describes herself as a “work in progress”—both as a grownup and a mother—and then talks to the reader in a very down-to-earth voice about her efforts to make her home and everyday life as “normal” as can be for her husband and children, considering that she lives in the land where motherhood exists against a backdrop of red carpets, premieres, and basically living “on the set” of a reality show. A world where her son leafs through celebrity magazines, identifying himself and [...]
After reading "sTori Telling" I was very much looking forwad to Ms. Spelling's next book. I was a little disappointed as this one was not quite as good as the first but still a good, easy read that describes a life so far removed from my own. In "Mommywood" Tori Spelling picks up where her last book left off writing, quite simply, about the day to day goings on of her life. She uses a lot of humor while showing a normal 'human' side of herself outside of that of a celebrity, one that is very rel [...]
*Sigh* Here we go.So, I sort of love Tori Spelling now. I know, where did this come from? But after reading her fantastic first book, I started recording her show on Oxygen. And it is so addicting, and I just totally love her now. I'm not even ashamed of it anymore. She is so humorous, down-to-earth, and intelligent. She know she's not beautiful. She knows she's not a great actress. She knows she only got somewhere because of her father. But she is so forthcoming about it all, how can you hate h [...]
Friends, get over it, swallow it, I have a THING for Tori and Dean. At the Inn in Hollywood, on Oxygen when I'm in hotels and they happen to be playing 24 hours of T and D - with all her batshit craziness and fears and their homewrecking ways - I love em. Guiltiest pleasure ever.
okay, I'd like to preface my review of the book by the reactions I received when I told my friends/family that I was reading Tori Spelling's book. the first being, "really? what is wrong with you?" but after I get done telling them that I just finished reading Lauren Conrad's first book (who's star rating might be changing after reading this, more on that later), they see this as a vast improvement, so now it's okay?I want to defend the book first. Tori is amazing witty, funny and articulate. I [...]
I don't have a lot of strong opinions about celebrities, but Tori Spelling is one of those people who, for some reason, I find myself angrily defending when her name comes up both in terms of her talent and her personality. I read Tori's first memoir and, well, I didn't hate it. This one? I may not have hated it, but I really disliked it. Let me start by stating that I'm a babysitter/nanny and I have seen it all. I am not amused by Tori's stories of baby poop floating through a pool, as I've sco [...]
Tori Spelling might have grown up with everything a girl could wish for, but these days she's just another suburban working momwhose 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 [...]
Somewhat the same as the last book…same tone and instead of being filled with stories about her dating life and 90210 it is just stories of her husband and children. There were two things that bothered me about this book (and they are the same things that annoyed me about her last book).1.) She spends too much time talking about how she is “normal.” Here’s a hint: if you feel the need to continuously state that then you aren’t “normal.” Also, her view of what is “normal” is so [...]
charlotteswebofbooks.While I thought Stori Telling was just "meh," I really enjoyed Tori Spelling's Mommywood.The difference between the two novels was I think Stori Telling was all about Tori's entitled childhood and her uncomfortable relationship with her family, specifically her mother. She detailed her adulterous affair and that was a little hard for me to take. She didn't really come across as a nice girl.Mommywood is the next step. So she and her husband had an affair, unfortunately they a [...]
Okay, so this book is a total guilty pleasure sort-of read. I was in the mood for something completely light and fluffy that would amuse me and this fit the bill. I read her previous book, "sTori Telling" last year and found it enjoyable; it was humorous and light. I also enjoy her show on Oxygen. I find her amusing and witty and somewhat "normal" (whatever that really means) for a celebrity. Her neurotic worries sometimes remind me of my own and while she strives for the normalcy of the average [...]
Mommywood by Tori Spelling chronicles Spelling’s life as a wife and mother in Hollywood. In addition to her son Liam, Spelling now has a daughter named Stella.Even though Spelling is famous, she wants to be a regular suburban mom. The family moves to a nice close-knit neighborhood where Tori tried to befriend her neighbors, some welcoming, some not.Like her last book which I reviewed yesterday, this one is just as funny. More funny, perhaps. Hilarious moments include Spelling’s son Liam pref [...]
This book was a quick read and I'm glad! Mommywood was painfully obnoxious and Spelling's insecurities, paranoia and whiny outlook on life set my teeth on edge. The premise of this book is based on her personal growth and new-found confidence gained through her marriage and becoming a new mother. Instead she portrays herself as needy and clingy while constantly in a state of paranoia about what other people (neighbors, celebrities, etc) may or may not think of her, yet fails to reach out and mak [...]
This book had a few funny parts. But other than that I felt like this book was a cry for Tori's mother, Candy, to come to her side and say "I am sorry Honey." Hollywood has such twisted morals for things. I love to watch or read trash just like the next person. But for realityyou want your mom to pay somewhat attention to your family. The papers aren't everythingI don't care how much money you make. Everyone wants the same things in life.e older you get. You want to go back to simple things and [...]
I found this to be pretty much a repeat of her first book, sTORI TELLING, just add the kids. She is funny, and while I found myself amused by her stories it got to the point where I wondered if this weren't really an article or blog postretched out into a book.She is a sweet girl who seems to really want to do right by her children, which I appreciated. However, the stories about her mom and the snow imported into California by her dad have gotten tired and leave me wishing that she'd talk about [...]
While not quite as good as her previous novel, it was nice to see that the challenges of being a parent are no different no matter who you are. I feel badly that Tori wants so much to be accepted and have a "normal" life. I cannot imagine not having that, and wanting it so badly. And as she concluded, that may not be possible for her and her family. So she is doing what we are all doing as parents, the best we can!
I liked listening to Tori read this. Clearly I can't get enough of her if I want her to read the book to me. :)Not as good as her first book, but I still really enjoyed it. Tori is just a super fun writer, actress, and person in general.
It just wasn't as funny (or good) as her first book. A lot of jabs at her mother, the stories just didn't have the humor to them that her first book's had, and I got really tired of reading the word "Mommywood".
I must say I liked sTORI telling better. This one was a little too "I'm a working mom just like you!" even though she goes to red carpet events and has 3 hired help for her 2 kids. Slightly entertaining and a quick read, however, which is what I wanted.
This was a good book. I wouldnt say great. But I love Tori Spelling. Shes hilarious. Its about becoming a Mommy for the first time and then mommy to stella for the second time. She did a great job on this book. I cant wait to read her next one.
Kindle to iPhoneNot as entertaining as the first, but still better than it has any right to be.
Tori Spelling meets reality tv and make is even more fake.
In the second of Tori Spelling's memoirs, Mommywood covers everything from poop-filled diapers to giving your kid candy for the first time. Tori tells her tale of becoming a mom for the first (and second) time to son Liam and daughter Stella all while living in the celebrity-obsessed Los Angeles. Her desire, throughout the audiobook version that I listened to, was to give her children the childhood she never had - the small house, the suburban neighborhood, even the hairstyles they wanted. While [...]
Eh. I expected a book about motherhood but was more of a book about being a celebrity. If you like pop culture (I don’t really follow celebrities), is an interesting read. Otherwise it’s just ok
I am ashamed to admit I keep reading these books because they don't make me like her any better. But--here I am finished with this and onto reading the third
Like train wreck, hard to not watch or read in this case.
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