Spelling It Like It Is

Spelling It Like It Is THE REALITY BEHIND REALITY TV HOLLYWOOD S FAVORITE MOM STAR TELLS IT LIKE IT ISTori Spelling is the first to admit that the reality behind her popular television show Tori Dean isn t always real Not

  • Title: Spelling It Like It Is
  • Author: Tori Spelling
  • ISBN: 9781451628616
  • Page: 203
  • Format: Paperback
  • THE REALITY BEHIND REALITY TV HOLLYWOOD S FAVORITE MOM STAR TELLS IT LIKE IT ISTori Spelling is the first to admit that the reality behind her popular television show, Tori Dean, isn t always real Not even Star Magazine could invent the true chaos that happens behind the scenes Luckily, Tori is famously honest and self deprecatingly funny when it comes to her persTHE REALITY BEHIND REALITY TV HOLLYWOOD S FAVORITE MOM STAR TELLS IT LIKE IT ISTori Spelling is the first to admit that the reality behind her popular television show, Tori Dean, isn t always real Not even Star Magazine could invent the true chaos that happens behind the scenes Luckily, Tori is famously honest and self deprecatingly funny when it comes to her personal life She s always Spelling It Like It Is.Life is never boring at Tori s house, but since her New York Times bestselling memoirs sTORI Telling, Mommywood, and Uncharted terriTORI, things have been especially unpredictable Finding out she was pregnant with her third baby after nearly vomiting live on the Home Shopping Network trying to hide her fourth pregnancy so soon after giving birth as her stylist said, who would be that crazy being rescued from a paparazzo by a mom lynch mob stalking her celebrity neighbor and allowing cameras to film every personal detail of her life from the most challenging time in her marriage to the only time in six years when she really felt as though those cameras invaded her privacy.Tori shares these stories and many with the usual humor, candor, and down to earth charm that her fans love She also writes openly about her biggest challenges the terrifying health problems surrounding her high risk pregnancy with youngest son Finn, her guilt over missing baby Hattie s early months because she was in the hospital on bed rest, her struggles and failures to live within her means after growing up in opulence, discovering how much she has in common with her late mega producer father, Aaron Spelling, and falling in love with Dean all over again hint it didn t happen at their vow renewal ceremony.After years of intimately revealing her everyday antics onscreen, Tori s life is still full of surprises Slowing down long enough to enjoy them Now that s another sTORI.

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      Victoria Davey Tori Spelling is an American actress She is known for being Aaron Spelling s daughter and for her role as Donna Martin in the 1990s teen soap opera Beverly Hills, 90210.

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    • I have read all of her memoirs and this is the first one that really, really annoyed me. She obviously lives a different life than most people but the way she goes on and on about how her kids will die without a pool, they need to be in private school, and on and on. Ugh! Give me a break!!! She fails to realize that all the things she says her kids "need" are wants and most children lead happy, wonderful childhoods without them. She claims to be in a tough financial situation but them employs na [...]

    • I don't love her, I don't hate her, and I sympathized with her when I started reading about the complications she had with her fourth pregnancy and the subsequent repercussions on her health for getting yet another c-section. But, what is this woman thinking? She grew up as a little princess, I get it, she's Aaron Spelling's daughter, but she says she's struggling with financial problems, and still, she changes houses like diapers and losing money. Her kids will DIE without a pool. She wants to [...]

    • This book should be renamed the following, "Spelling Tori's Neuroses and Self-important, Hyperbolic Explanations of the Everyday Lives Experienced by Most People." I have read this author's books in the past and found them to be enjoyable and personally enriching; but, this personal piece was quite different.Tori Spelling seemed to play passive-aggressive and/or power games with her personal boundaries, and I found such tactics to be purely manipulative and occasionally disgusting. This painful [...]

    • This is one of those quick read books that's mindless, but entertaining. Tori Spelling is a really likable and relatable celebrity, and her personality and voice came through in this memoir. She isn't the best writer, but who is reading this book for her writing skills? Let's be real, guys. Spelling shows a lot of honesty and self-awareness; she struggles with being raised in opulence and then growing up to be someone who simply cannot afford that kind of lifestyle. That seems silly to normal pe [...]

    • I read this book shortly before the latest Tori/Dean scandal broke.The scandal, therefore, didn't come as any great surprise.I'd have to say that any marriage in which the wife thinks viewing her bowel movements on a daily basis is one of her husband's spousal duties (you should forgive the pun) is doomed to failure.Of course, for all I know, all celebrities do this. I mean,maybe that's how you get to be a celebrity in the absence of any recognizable talents: You're so full of yourself that when [...]

    • This is like a big gossip magazine (think US Weekly). I sympathized with her for her pregnancy complications and especially the infection and wound-opening that followed her 4th c-section. Other than that, I found the rest of the book to be rants about why she likes to move, how she doesn't have money, and she is a "country girl" at heart. Her version of country, mind you, has nothing to do with the actual chores one must do to run a farm. She has invented her own warped view of what being count [...]

    • I love Tori but she's running out of stories. And truly, I don't understand how she works all the time and still never has any money? I would not read this if you don't want gruesome specifics of her last 2 pregnancies.

    • Okay, on a trip, taking planes, long periods of sitting and no brain capacity, etc. etc. I read this on Scribd. It was there! I didn't pay extra for it! (I also have _To the Lighthouse_ on that thing, I could have read that. I didn't.)I never really got into Beverly Hills 90210 so I have no business trifling with Donna Martin now, but here I am. Don't say you're not at least a little curious about that Spelling family. Her father had $500 million and he left her $800,000! Same for her brother, n [...]

    • Tori Spelling is the kind of celebrity whose well-known life story is regularly documented in the tabloids. She has contributed to this notoriety by producing and starring in reality shows that peek behind closed doors, and while some of what is revealed is embellished and semi-scripted, there are some well-known indisputable facts.Stories Tori tells on herself in her various memoirs give us a little bit more to chew on. Spelling It Like It Is begins with one of those funny events that seem to c [...]

    • Let me first start by saying I love Tori Spelling. Always have, always will. I've watched her show, read all of her books, of course watched her on 90210 and follow her on Facebook and in the news. And I love Dean and the kids to death (Liam cracks me up).Now that that is out of the way this book, I thought she was extra crazy. She's like the real life version of the Shopaholic series. By the end of the book all I could think was, someone needs to tell her to chill out and stop moving! And stop [...]

    • I'll admit it. Tori Spelling books are my guilty pleasure. Usually they are a funny, self-deprecating look into the life of a celebrity but this one was different.Perhaps it was the fact that most of the book involved her life-threatening 4th pregnancyt real chuckle inducing material there. But I don't think it was that - it was more the anger and frustration I felt about the ridiculous and unnecessary financial decisions that Tori and Dean make that throw their whole family into distress.I get [...]

    • I'm not a Tori Spelling fan -- I don't dislike her, per se, but I don't know much about her. I can't remember why I bought this audiobook, either -- a sale, maybe? But I recently listened to it and had mixed feelings. Re: the narration, I thought parts of it were okay, but to me it frequently sounded like Tori was whining or that she was really insincere. Some author/narrators manage to really make you care about their story, or at least about them, but I don't think she really succeeded there. [...]

    • 1.5 starsFirst of all I acknowledge how ridiculous I feel for even venturing into the task of reading this. But I did occasionally watch Tori & Dean while it was on TV and subsequently read the other books so why not? It was quick and my brain did not need to think much during it, call it a brain vacation. However, while there were aspects that reminded me of the Tori I have come to know--funny, quirky, neurotic etc there was also far too much pretentiousness showing up in this one. I for on [...]

    • Apparantly "it is"- whining (EVERY DAMN PAGE IN THE BOOK)- slamming (Katie Holmes sang on Eli Stone and was NOT OUT OF KEY)- contradictory (she has no money but compulsively shops online while in hospital for stuff she does not need)- jealous (the decorator next door in Malibu)- petty (being on Martha Stewart and Martha not loving her to death)- confused (she says she is a city girl and a country girl)- disgusting and juvenile (stop talking about your shits)- ridiculous (she can afford to shop b [...]

    • Whether you are a Tori Spelling fan or not, this is a great memoir. The book fills in where her reality show left off in an honest and entertaining way. I couldn't put it down once I started it, at times moved to tears, and then bursting into laughter. I love how Tori shows the importance of visualizing what you want, rather than focusing on your worst fears, and the importance of having spiritual mentors in our lives, as Tori does in Patsy, and her Reiki healer. The book has all the elements of [...]

    • I don't know what it is about Tori Spelling, but I love reading her books! We have nothing in common, I can't relate to barely anything in her life, I know we wouldn't be good friend, but yet.I really like her! Her honestly shines through in her stories and gives a glimpse into a fantasy world for most of us. If she keeps writing books I will keep reading them.

    • In about two weeks, I read all four of her books (the ones that talk about her life). I have to confess that I was hooked on her reality show for a few years. I'd wanted to read her books but was too embarrassed to check them out of the library, so thank goodness for e-books. Now, having read all of the books, I feel like I was reading the story of a narcissistic personality. I'm torn between feeling sorry for her and wanting to tell her to grow up already. In her quest to "have a normal life" s [...]

    • Yes. I did it again. Tori Spelling is my reality T.V. in a book. For some reason when I pick up the book I can't seem to put it down. Tori goes over her last year she spent moving, having a baby, getting pregnant with another and having to be placed on strict bedrest. The trials she went through can break down the most normal person, but to have to do it as a celebrity and keeping it under wraps had to be exhausting. As a mother (of only 1 baby!) there was a lot more in this book I felt were mor [...]

    • Picked this up from the library as light, campy summer reading. I grew up during the original 90210 era, so it attracted me. But otherwise, I didn’t know much about Tori Spelling. Disclaimer: I tend to read, rather than watch tv, so I’ve never seen her adult tv series. Plus, my husband and I purposely disconnected our cable about 7 years ago to force ourselves to read and get out in the community more. Best decision ever! I still watch broadcast tv, hulu and tv series on DVDs – so I am by [...]

    • In need of some fluff after a recent heavy topic book, I chose this celebrity memoir. I read her other books years ago and remembered enjoying them. This book was ok. By the end I was ready for it to be done. It is mostly about the difficulties in her pregnancies, especially her 4th and (hopefully) final pregnancy. What struck me so much throughout this book is how she COMPLETELY lacks boundaries. I was super disturbed about the story where she was hanging out topless in front of her 5y/o son. " [...]

    • Hmmm, If one cannot live on best sellers proceeds, than something is wrong here. Continually telling the readers how poor she is, but spending money like there is no tomorrow, having nannies, personal assistants, buying over priced homes to live where the ultra rich live does not convince me she is very concerned about finances. Having said this, I understand she grew up as a very rich and spoiled girl, and there is no way she can begin to understand how most people live. Her husband although be [...]

    • Just terrible. Where the first book was kind of fun in revealing a snarky side of a Tori Spelling most had assumed to be too clueless for snark, this one was just gratuitously mean, taking unnecessary swipes against people who had committed seemingly minor transgressions. I'm sure it has been pointed out that perhaps the reason Spelling keeps being snubbed by other B-list celebs is because she keeps writing about them in her books.The other books were funny and cute and interesting for the glimp [...]

    • I don't quite know what it is about her writing, but I absolutely love reading Tori's books! I've never been a huge fan of hers, but I am a huge fan of her books. (I realize how little sense that makes.) They're quick, fun, honest reads. In this book, especially, she reveals quite a lot about who she is and how she struggles with the way she was brought up and the way she needs to live now, which is a lot more modest. It's refreshing to see a celebrity being so real and open with her books.

    • This is the second Tori Spelling memoir I've read, and I enjoyed it just as much as the first (although I'm reading them all out of order). She's a fascinating person to me, and I see so much of myself in her that it's spooky. She's so honest with her flaws and issues, and I love that, eating it up with a spoon!!! Can't get enough of her!! When is her new show on Australian television??!!!

    • I was so glad to finish this book. Because it's just so full of whiny, overly-privileged garbage that I started to hate all celebrities, just by reading it. Life is tough, cupcake, get a job, live within your means, and just stop whining!

    • I have discovered that these books are perfect before bed reads. Not demanding at all and easy to pick-up -- I don't like to think too much before I fall asleep and this fits the bill.

    • Tori's books are so enjoyable and easy to read! I just love here people who dislike Tori are the same people who can look at a puppy without smiling - jerks! Read this book (and her others)!

    • And here we are again - one last Tori Spelling memoir (at least until she writes another one, right?). This one was different than the others for me - yes, she touched on life as a celebrity and being a mom, but the majority of this book focused on Tori's complications with her fourth pregnancy and other health scares. And, admittedly, it struck a chord. I think many people think pregnancy is a ride in the park (at least until the last few weeks) - which for some, simply isn't true. Pregnancy ha [...]

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