Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 224 pages, 8.25 × 5.31 × 0.6 in
Published: May 23, 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 143918772X
ISBN - 13: 9781439187722
About the Book
Actress and "New York Times"-bestselling author Tori Spelling is back with a brand-new collection of essays about living a normal life in Hollywood, where life is anything but normal.
Read from the Book
INTRODUCTION: Welcome to Los Angeles A few weeks ago my friend Jacob was flying Virgin American from New York to L.A. As the plane began its final descent into LAX, the cute and obviously gay lead flight attendant made an announcement to the cabin. He said, “Welcome to Los Angeles, birthplace and residence of Tori Spelling.” When my friend reported this story to me via email, I thought it was hilarious, but I also didn’t know exactly what to make of it. I was born in L.A. Fact. I still live here. Fact. But on what grounds is that of common interest to an airplane full of diverse travelers? Is it a compliment? Is it a joke? A little of both? Of all the famous people, of all the actors, of all the tabloid darlings, of all the gay icons (if I can call myself that), why me? But as someone who produces and stars in a show that follows my daily life for the entertainment of millions of people (holy crap!), I can’t spend too long on questions like that. After 90210 and so many TV movies, my career had slowed, and recently, in my reality show, it has found new life. The name Tori Spelling draws viewers, and it sells magazines, books, a jewelry line, a children’s clothing line. And my name also, apparently, occasionally welcomes certain unsuspecting travelers as they arrive in Los Angeles. So it goes. I’ve come to accept that the small moments of my life, my relationship, my family, my business ventures—usually in edited, broadcast form—
From the Publisher
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.
Just when you thought sTORI time was over, the beloved Hollywood starlet has so much more to say.
"My life has changed dramatically in the past several years. I married Dean; we moved several times; we had two children; we created a show that has gone into its fifth season on the air. I have love. I have a family. I have a home. I have work. It’s all I ever wished for. But trying to be a perfect wife, mother, and mini-mogul has its challenges, especially if, like me, you want to be perfect at all of them at the same time." —from uncharted terriTORI
About the Author
Victoria Davey "Tori" Spelling (born May 16, 1973) is an American actress and author. Her first major role was Donna Martin on Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1990. Spelling is the daughter of multimillion dollar film and TV producer Aaron Spelling (1923-2006). She attended Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California, but graduated from Harvard-Westlake School in 1990. In addition to her TV and film credits, Spelling wrote her autobiography in 2008, sTORI Telling, which was a New York Times bestseller in 2009. Her second book titled Mommywood was released on April 14, 2009. In 2010, Spelling released her third book, uncharted terriTORI and a picture book entitled, Presenting Tallulah. In 2012, Spelling published her first party-planning book, CelebraTORI. Her sixth book, Spelling It Like It Is, was released October 22, 2013.