Why did daytime talk diva Rosie O'Donnell decide to shelve her megapopular, Emmy Awardwinning show? Her legion of fans will find the answers here in this surprisingly dark and emotional "tell-all."
There's been a lot of media hype over the fact that Rosie is finally revealing the truth about her sexual orientation. But this "revelation" is a very minor facet of this book. Indeed, her attitude about it seems to be, "This is what I am, no big deal." Instead, what's most revealing in Find Me is what it reveals about the day-to-day life of this pop culture celebrity.
It seems that the daily grind of a talk show is something Rosie goes through somewhat grudgingly -- frankly, she'd rather be helping people who'd like to adopt children. (Rosie has adopted children of her own and finances a New Jersey adoption agency's operation.) Children are obviously vitally important to her; tellingly, a portion of the book details her feelings of abandonment when her own mom died at an early age.
The focal point of Find Me is Rosie's attempts to come to the aid of what appears to be a pregnant young girl, one seemingly unsure what to do about her baby. Rosie, who considers herself an inveterate helper, goes well above and beyond the call of duty and finds herself in an intense emotional situation that, ultimately, leads her to conclude that it's time to end her show.
Rosie's many fans will find this revealing look at her life impossible to put down. (Nicholas Sinisi)
Nicholas Sinisi is the Barnes & Noble.com Nonfiction editor.