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Brunette Ambition
     

Brunette Ambition

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by Lea Michele
 

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The star of the hit show Glee shares her experiences and insider tips on beauty, fashion, inner strength, and more in an illustrated in an illustrated book that’s part memoir, part how-to, and part style guide.
 
Lea Michele is one of the hardest working performers in show business.  Whether she’s starring as Rachel Berry on Glee,

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The star of the hit show Glee shares her experiences and insider tips on beauty, fashion, inner strength, and more in an illustrated in an illustrated book that’s part memoir, part how-to, and part style guide.
 
Lea Michele is one of the hardest working performers in show business.  Whether she’s starring as Rachel Berry on Glee, rocking a glamorous look on the red carpet, recording her solo album, or acting as the spokesperson for L’Oreal, Lea is the ultimate multi-tasker.  She knows better than anyone that it is difficult to be your best self and keep things in perspective when your to-do list is overflowing and you are faced with challenges, so she’s developed a foolproof system for remaining healthy and centered.  In Brunette Ambition, she reveals the lessons and advice that have worked for her--from beauty and fashion secrets to fitness tips, and career insights.  Supplemented with never-before-seen photos and revealing anecdotes, it’s the book Lea wishes she’d had in her teens and early twenties: A practical and inspirational guide to harnessing tenacity and passion and living the fullest life, no matter what obstacles life puts in your way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804139083
Publisher:
Crown/Archetype
Publication date:
05/20/2014
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
301,421
File size:
106 MB
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Meet the Author

LEA MICHELE is best known for her performance as Rachel Berry on the critically acclaimed, Golden Globe-, Grammy-, and SAG-award-winning Fox television series Glee. She has been nominated for an Emmy, a SAG Award, and multiple Golden Globes. She divides her time between New York and Los Angeles.

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Brunette Ambition 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'll admit that I was at first very hesitant to take the time to read this book. Though I am a big fan of both Glee and Lea Michele--and celebrity memoirs are definitely my guilty reading pleasure-the majority of celebrities tend to be preachy, self-absorbed, and often impart very little in three way of practical wisdom / advice to us real world folk. Fortunately, Brunette Ambition was quite the opposite. In this memoir/how-to/style guide, Lea Michele made everything extremely relateable to her fan base. She discussed her upbringing as a child stage actress and the lessons on professionalism, patience, rejection, and self-care that she learned very on, and these pearls of wisdom are applicable to pretty much every career (from cashier to retail manager to CEO of a Fortune 500 company) under the sun. I also appreciated that, when discussing her style, she kept it simple. Many celebs rattle off a litany of expensive brands that make you feel downright destitute in comparison, while also making you wonder if they're bring sponsored to "recommend" such brands. But Lea's advice basically stressed quality over quantity. She's a self-proclaimed "anti-hoarder" who hates an overwhelming amount of clothing options, so she recommends shopping only twice per year-- for the essentials like underwear and socks, A sensible handbag, and traditional pieces that will be of use for awhile--while cleaning out your closet and giving away the items you will no longer use. She also stressed the importance of taking care of yourself physically and mentally and included several recipes for healthy meals, bath soaks, hair masks, etc., that she uses regularly. Once again, no name dropping of expensive brands. And of course, she discussed the importance of family and friendship and how her loved ones have kept her grounded as an actress. Overall, I do highly recommend giving this a read. I didn't feel like I was reading the musings of a spoiled diva actress, but rather gaining honest, practical advice from someone who is successful in her field and knows her limits.
CampbellButNotTheSoup More than 1 year ago
This book is such a lifestyle read. It contains life lessons, her history, how she views her milestones, and health tricks and tips. It is very ambitious and relevant to how woman are today. Perfect summer reading, that's what this is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it was an exceptional book, it really dove into her life, and told her story! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE Lea Michele she is amazing I do hold some pity for Lea because her fiance Cory Monteith died ( RIP Cory) she got the news and was obviously sad and mourned for a little but she powerd through it and has written a book about her life she is just SO powerful strong and brave and on top of all of that she was still filming on the set of GLEE and she had to be in the saddest episode in all of GLEE The Quaterback and she was NOT acting when she was filming the episode that sadness was real not taught that shows that they both really LOVED eachother. She is just so powerful and if you need a good eexample of strengh Lea Michele is a perfect example an she is also an amazing idol to have she is so responsible and calm when it comes to the papparai.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love everything about Lea and Brunette Ambition just clarifies that. 
AdventureswithBrianne 11 months ago
I did not read the back cover before reading this book, nor have I still. I loved the parts where she wrote about herself, her struggle, and how she inspires herself. I did not realize a lot of the book would be recipes, and exercises to do. If I would have known this, I probably would not have read it. Although, the parts where she had written about herself. She did an amazing job with the book, and that she persevered and did not change her looks based on what others told her. I would recommend anyone to read this book, it is a well written book, but just know you are also getting some recipes and exercise ideas as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book and the inside look Lea gave into her life. She was very professional and humble and I found the book very interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love love love this book and consult it on a daily basis. I call it th bible because it is so special and helps me whenever I need advice on anything. I highly recommend it if you are looking for a lifestyle guide
BriannesReviews More than 1 year ago
I did not read the back cover before reading this book, nor have I still. I loved the parts where she wrote about herself, her struggle, and how she inspires herself. I did not realize a lot of the book would be recipes, and exercises to do. If I would have known this, I probably would not have read it. Although, the parts where she had written about herself. She did an amazing job with the book, and that she persevered and did not change her looks based on what others told her. I would recommend anyone to read this book, it is a well written book, but just know you are also getting some recipes and exercise ideas as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was so moved by Lea's story and watching her go through so much, that I had to read this book. Even as a married woman with children of my own, I learned valuable lessons from Ms. Michele. This book truly is for any woman who could use a little inspiration and some tips on how to take care of herself a little better. Lea also shows her readers how to maximize what little time there is during the day, while still stressing the importance of taking time to relax. I mostly appreciated how down to earth Lea comes across, and appears to be a role model girls can actually look up to. Emphasizing how hard work and determination created her success, and not how she changed for others was refreshing. I will definitely be referring to Lea's advice to become a better wife, mom, and teacher.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been a fan of Lea Michele Sarfati since Spring Awakening. Even though I was in fourth grade, I stumbled upon a youtube video of Mama Who Bore Me and she blew me away and filled me with happiness.When I saw Glee was going to be a TV show, I watched the promo and recognized the star as Lea. I started watching fully committed by the second season. (Yes I was a busy fourth grader). By sixth grade, I was following Lea's career and by seventh I was in the Twitter fandom. By eighth grade, Glee had taken over my life. The summer of eighth grade was Cory's passing which was a very difficult time. But now, being in ninth grade and Glee ending in March of 2015, I can gladly say that Glee and Lea have changed my life. I wouldn't be friends with people and I wouldn't have spent countless hours listening to her CD "Louder" on repeat. Plus, I've been struggling with stress, anxiety, and depression and my only rock and support was Lea. Even though she sees me as one in a million, I see her as my only one. When I read Brunette Ambition, it also became a big part of my life. Re-reading once a week or twice a week, using the style advice, and cooking recipes. Everyone should get this book because little Lea Michele Sarfati is one life changing woman.    
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing not only do you get to knoe lea michele more, she gives you her recipes for food and home remedies! I give it 5 stars
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Rambings The world knows Lea Michele from Broadway, Glee and from the magazines, but Lea Michele took a moment and wrote a book that tells her story and includes some great life and beauty tips to make it a well rounded book. I am a Glee fan.  I am a fan because I love music and I love the mix of broadway and pop - have never aimed to be a singer, but have always loved music, so I have been a Glee fan since the pilot.  I am also a Lea Michele fan.  I didn't know about her until Glee, but since being introduced I have loved finding out about her Broadway past.  With her recent ups and downs, I loved reading a book that she wrote about her family and friends who have been there before Glee and Corey and will be there long after.  She did a great job of balancing putting her story in the book as well as health, beauty and life tips.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. beyond learning more about the life of the beautiful ms lea michele, there are tips and recipes used by michele on daily live.
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lady ga More than 1 year ago
great book!