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Not sure exactly why I picked this Up Since Celebrity Autobiographies Are Not My since celebrity Autobiographies Are Not My Spot It S Basically 400 are not my sweet spot It s basically 400 of assorted neuroses alcoholism and serious co dependence issues It s a sad story but not terribly profound or revealing You probably now uite a bit of this story already The writing is just OK but I don t think you read something like this for the writing If you are not a big Brooke Shields fan you might want to pass on this one Good but not great I purchased the audio version on audible I m disappointed in both the content and the narration the author goes into insufferable detail narration The author goes into insufferable detail each of her anecdotes In narrating her tone of voice seems to suggest that every bit of every facet of her life is fascinating and exciting and sometimes shocking uite the contrary haven t we all grown up with a mother or mother figure with whom we share a complicated relationship Didn t we all feel insecure on our first day at a new school Haven t we all had the all important first romantic relationship and subseuent heartbreaks The detail with which she descr Basically there is only one sentence in this book Brooke Shields mother was an abusive alcoholicTurn the page and repeat that sentence 416 times I should stop reading biographies unless it s about Adolf Hitler because I always like people less after reading them There were a few interesting sentences that I had to read out loud to the nearest innocent victim At one point Brooke Shi Brooke Shields Purely Iconic Everyone saw the flawless photographs Everyone watched her coming of age movies Everyone followed the very public fallout with her mother But not everyone Tigress for Two (Alaskan Tigers, knows the true her When Terri Shields Brooke s mother dies Brook sends in an obituary Immediately the newspaper calls her asking to conduct an interview Brooke declines and the next morning she s greeted with a front page expose on her mother s life As Brooke read the article she notices how wrong and skewed it was desperately painting her mother in the most negative light possible for the readers to oggle at Despite her unimaginable grief she begins to writeThis is Brooke s story but also her mother s Her mother had a wild bold and beautiful life but it was tinged with anxiety and addiction She doesn t want her mother to be remembered for one nor the other only to include both sides of the story Pretty impressed with Brooke s honesty about about growing up with an alcoholic mother living in the spotlight and then watching her beloved mom succumb to dementia Powerful and heartbreaking I was fascinated by Brooke Shields when I was a young child The Blue Lagoon was one of my favorite movies growing up There was always a certain curiosity about Brooke as a person The book strikes me as a biography rather than a memoir but it satisfied my curiosity about Brooke s childhood and how she got started in showbiz The book was supposed to deal with the relationship between Brooke and her mother but I felt like her mother did not come across as than a woman who was very involved in her child s life almost to the point where they were one person and also as a daily alcoholic which is so sad to me that Brooke was not able to bring her mother alive in the pages of this book There had to be to her mother than just the daily alcoholic binges I started to get a sense of extreme resentment from Brooke towards her mother and halfway through it began to wear me down By the end of the book as her mother is dying Brooke says And even if Mom had wanted to beept alive at all costs forever I didn t want that I was sure I couldn t handle that Statements like this bother me as much as I try to understand it from someone else s point of view The care of older parents is a subject dear to my heart and it s hard for me to feel sympathetic when an adult child can refer to their parent in such a mannerI won this book in a Goodreads first reads giveaway This does not have any bearing on my rating or review of this book I did enjoy reading this book and would recommend it to anyone interested in reading about Brooke Shileds 3 For This Little Girl Stars I was one of those people who would see the commercials and love the beauty of Brooke Shields At a time in our culture for me she had moments which connected and an image which physically seemed flawless I saw the movie Pretty Baby loving the film with the way it was artfully presented The Calvin ads with her and Andie McDowell were the best smart beautiful yet had personality a marketing dream As La vita di Brooke Shields non può certo definirsi noiosa I suoi genitori divorziano uando ha appena cinue mesi e da allora è la madre Teri figura ingombrante e problematica a prendersi cura della piccola Brooke inizia a posare come modella alla tenera età di undici mesi il primo passo verso una carriera che la renderà la bambina e poi l'adolescente più famosa della sua generazione Teri è l'artefice di tutto uesto e non è una madre come. There Was a Little GirlShe angry about the amount And Type Of Jobs Her type of jobs her signed The Young Shields Up young Shields up as a child She does seem OK and even pleased with some controversial pieces of her career like Pretty Baby mostly because it had an important director but then she doesn t even mention posing for nude photos for the Playboy publication Sugar and Spice at age 10 In recent years she demanded a museum remove a nude photo taken of her during that photo shoot so it sounds like she wasn t thrilled with being a nude model at 10 yet she never even mentions this in the book I think she just didn t want to face up to and address many big issues but if you re not going to touch address many big issues but if you re not going to touch the hottest topics people talked about regarding your mother and her guidance of your career why write a book to tell the real storyShe also often simply stated that something or another happened without explaining how that event affected her life or relationships For instance she talks about Andre Agassi getting so angry over watching her shoot a scene for Friends where she licked Joey s fingers that he drove back to Vegas and smashed every trophy he ever won She doesn t shed light on how this made her feel if it worried her or if it hurt the relationship though she later married him She just mentions that she had the trophies replaced and that her spot on Friends was a success This is how she handles all touchy topics be it her relationship with her mother or losing her long guarded virginity to college boyfriend Dean Cain she just gives a glossy surface mention of the topic at hand adding very little depth or reflection At times she dances around a topic so carefully that she doesn t even make senseI could go on about lots of irritating aspects of this book and in a way maybe that s an endorsement I didn t think it was great but if I sat down with someone else who d read it we could go on and on about various parts we found annoying or lacking and the rare bit that was truly interesting That is it would spark a lot of discussion So there s that Read my book reviews and at Choco Wino s Magazine Wine Party I am not sure how others will interpret this book but to me it came across as a rough draft written by a person that was just spewing and needed to have an editor with a firm hand and a very red correction pen Paragraphs rambled and repeated themselves incorrect tense of words and in some cases completely wrong words and large sections read like ideas than well thought out paragraphs You would think that Dutton or Penguin would Cult Science Fiction Films kindly pat Brooke s hand and say thank you we will take it from here but no they let this drivel go on for four hundred monotonous pages Yes Brooke we get it your mother had a drinking problem and you did not separate from her the way most offspring do and until her death you did notnow where she ended and you began This sad fact did not need to be repeated in every chapter It did not endear you to me it just made me sad for a daughter that was desperately trying to redeem her mother in the eyes of the public I am not saying that there was not love between mother and daughter I believe that they loved each other so much that there was little room for anyone else Unfortunately for Brooke from a very young age she decided to ignore her mother s compulsive lies and chose for most of her life to believe what she needed to believe Laughing off the stories as little white lies and making excuses became Brooke s full time job By the end of the book I was sad for Brooke Except for the alcoholism I was beginning to see Brooke as no different from her mother The stories were exaggerated name calling of ex boyfriends twisting situations to where she always came out on top Dramatic outburst and hyperbolic language seemed to be the same go to for both mother and daughter If you can make it to the end there is a very loving tribute and that is where the book should have ended But of course not the hand of reason did not eliminate the section telling of Brooke s purchasing yet another home and decorating it having a breakdown of sorts and rushing out to buying new furnishing that were along the likes of her husband and herself Really this should have been used as the beginning of another book One where she is finally building her own life Brooke herself said that the writing of this book was not cathartic for her and I would have to say that it was not beneficial to me either This is one of those books that is best picked up from a bargain bin or a library rummage sale. Litigi sono freuenti soprattutto uando Brooke rivendicherà la propria indipendenza nella vita privata e professionale da adulta farà delle scelto che condizioneranno irrimediabilmente il loro rapporto Divenuta a sua volta madre Brooke si renderà conto che i suoi atteggiamenti sono influenzati almeno in parte dalla donna che l'ha cresciuta E nonostante tutto uando Teri muore nel 2012 la figlia è al suo fianco con tutto l'a di cui è capace. Rooke grew up she went through phases and many of the decisions for projects made no sense in my mind s eye There were many stories about her mother her father and other issues What I remembered was her going to Princeton and not falling into the disastrous pit of child star tragediesand it was a credit to her as we all new her mother had serious drinking issuesBrook tells us in the very beginning of this book how hurt and then angry she was at the way a journalist reported the obit for her mother She had submitted exactly what she wanted said and included the 1500 reuired This person did not do as reuested and started the notice With A Derogatory Description And Proceeded From There This Experience a derogatory description and proceeded from there This experience the beginning of why this book was written As I read this book I was mostly sadden by the way Brooke would work so hard to present her mom in a positive light yet at the same time try to be truthful of her pain and difficulty living with an alcoholic Children love their parents Even children who are abused verbally neglectfully or physically All parents have moments which can bring joy to their children and then if under the influence of whatever substance destroy the moments in a heartbeatThis book was Brooke s attempt in many ways to present Teri Shields as the woman Brooke saw through the child s eyesstrong fun invincible and obsessively loving to her yet there was the other Teri which appeared regularly and it was not a pretty picture We were given the back story of why Teri may have been the way she wasyet it was very clear Teri refused to grow story of why Teri may have been the way she wasyet it was very clear Teri refused to grow a certain point causing her to never see what Brooke really needed as her daughterWhile reading this book the underlining uestion which ept running through my mind was why didn t her father step up and demand a larger role in this girl s life Yes he assisted with her schooling Yes she would stay with him and his new wife etc through the years but with all that was happening it was if Brooke was out there making decisions and cleaning up messes all the time with no real adult intervention So in my mind I have issues with all the adults in her life This book does supply a lot of the guilty pleasures bios of famous are nown for inside stories of movie sets first love shared and famous tales yet all of it was coated with this dual telling it seemeda justification of how she felt what she did and whyThe style of writing was meant to conversationalit reminded me of girlfriends talking first bright and chipper then loaded with pain and then finally those rare moments when everything is stripped away and you uestion the deeper truths of your beingBrooke has lived a life during many different decades of acceptance She has remained a strong person and in her own way handled first what was dealt her and then what decisions she made with what she learned She is happily married with two children and a respectable career Although this book was supposed to clear her mother s reputation and did not for meit did give an inside look at what incredible circumstances molded Brooke and what she took from them For Reviews Free E books and Giveaways Brooke wrote this book out of indignation for her mother s harsh critics She was determined to prove that Teri Shields was not the typical stage mother but the truth was far worse she was an abusive alcoholic that made her daughter her meal ticket It is sad to read Brooke s excuses for her mother her praise her glossing over the ugliness it just makes the abuse and neglect she endured seem far worse And though Brooke acknowledges she would never allow her daughters to make a film like Pretty Baby or even the provocative Calvin Klein ads she won t condemn or even criticize her mother for it Her inability to fully come to terms with her mother s abuse is depressing and near the end of the book I had to force myself to finish it If you re a fan the book is a fairly satisfying autobiography and worth the read but be aware that angry Brooke is inordinately fond of the F word and has sprinkled it liberally throughout Poorly written and edited repetitive and at times so vague as to be confusing I think Shields didn t want to reveal too much about certain aspects of her life which I can understand but then either don t write a book or be a better writer so you can make it work anywayAnd yet I read the whole thing Skimmed in places but not much There was just enough insider info to eep me going However she never full on addressed the reason I picked up the book was. Tutte le altre è anche una manager intraprendente e protettiva votata alla carriera della figlia che cercherà in ogni modo di tenere lontano dalle numerose insidie del successo Nella vita privata però la forza e la determinazione svaniscono lasciando il posto a una donna fragile instabile e aggressiva dedita all'alcol La stessa Brooke cerca in più occasioni di aiutare la madre in difficoltà Il loro legame è misterioso e inconsueto e