Monday, May 23, 2011

Review: Unchartered TerriTORI by Tori Spelling

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Release Date: June 15, 2010
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 214
Source: Library
Buy The Book: Amazon | Book Depository
Welcome to Los Angeles, birthplace and residence of Tori Spelling.
It’s not every Hollywood starlet whose name greets you on a Virgin Airways flight into la-la land. But Tori Spelling has come to accept that her life is a spectacle. Her name is her brand, and business is booming. Too bad when your job is to be yourself, you can’t exactly take a break.
Tori finally has everything she thought she wanted—a loving family and a successful career—but trying to live a normal life in Hollywood is a little weird. With the irresistible wit, attitude, and humor that fans have come to love, the New York Times bestselling author of sTORI telling and Mommywood is back with more hilarious, heartwarming, and candid stories of juggling work, marriage, motherhood, and reality television cameras.
Tori comes clean about doing her time on jury duty, stalking herself on Twitter, discovering her former 90210 castmates’ "I Hate Tori" club, contracting swine flu, and contacting Farrah Fawcett from the dead. Like many mothers, she struggles to find balance (Stars, they’re just like us!)—only most women don’t have to battle it out with paparazzi at the grocery store. She talks openly about the darker side of life in the spotlight: media scrutiny over her weight and her marriage to Dean McDermott, her controversial relationship with Dean’s ex-wife, and her unfolding reconciliation with her mother.
Having it all isn’t always easy—especially when you’re a perfectionist—but with the help of her unconventional family and friends, an underwear-clad spiritual cleansing or two, and faith in herself, she’s learning to find her happy ending. Because when you’re Tori Spelling, every day brings uncharted terriTORI.
I love watching Tori and Dean and reading her books just adds that much to my obsession with her. When I was growing up I really didn't obsess over 90210 or Tori Spelling, but recently I have gravitated towards her shows and reading about her life - no idea why, but I do. It's a guilty pleasure of mine along with a few other reality TV shows about celebrities. So picking up this book from the library was a must. I had already read sTORI telling and Mommywood, so this made sense.

I loved reading sTORI telling because it focused on her relationships past and present. And reading Mommywood was fun because it focused on becoming a Mom and how she tried to juggle her celebrity life with that of being a hands on Mom. Unchartered TerriTORI focuses on trying to find balance in her life - she is a workaholic, trying to do everything perfectly (which impossible), and trying fix all the problems in her life. The thing I love about Tori is that nothing is too taboo for her, she lives her live as an open book and wears her heart on her sleeve. She really is just like everyone else with the same worries, but obsesses over a lot more than most. It's a quick read and just wanted I was needing this past few days. The things I think make her quirky and interesting are her forays into voodoo, visiting psychics and speaking to the dead, as well as her penchant for throwing the perfect party/event with themes and all.

Honestly, a lot of what she was saying was just reiterating what you would have seen on the show., but for those who do not watch the show it would be worth borrowing from the library to continue following Tori on her life journey.

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  1. Great review! I haven't read any of her books, but I have been wanting to for a while, now. I started watching her show, but didn't have time for it. Maybe I'll just read these, instead!

  2. They are pretty quick reads and I enjoy how open she is about here life. I think you might like them if you already like her show. :)


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