Yes, I’ll admit it, I watch Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood. At first I watched a marathon on Oxygen one summer day when I was bored, and became pretty interested. Then as the seasons continued, I became more invested in the show and this year I pretty much watched out of obligation. I actually find Tori Spelling annoying a lot of the time, but then once in a while, I think she is pretty cool. You know how reality television can become addicting, and it’s almost like a train wreck… you can’t stop watching! So I read her first book and enjoyed it. I decided to read her second because her third is coming out next week and that one actually peaks my interest. Why not read the one that comes in between? It might have some interesting information!
I am not a mommy, but I figured why not read Mommywood anyway? I was sure that there would be some entertainment value, and there was. The point of this memoir is to discuss what is it like to be a celebrity mother, and how it is similar and different to the rest of the world. At times Tori tries to be funny and isn’t, but her sincerity does shine through. She’s stuck between wanting to give her children a “normal” life but at the same time does not really know how to live out of the spotlight. After all, it is her name that brings in the money to support her family. While reading I found myself going back and forth from being irritated with her, feeling sympathetic to her lifestyle and mildly fascinated with the idea of being a celebrity mom.
The book was okay, not as good as sTori Telling, but if you’re a fan of the show or Tori Spelling herself, then I would suggest picking it up. It gives some interesting insight into celebrity life and day to day life as a celeb mom. I will still read her third book and I am sure I’ll be watching the next season of the reality show, because I can’t drive by the train wreck without stopping to take a look!