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In this frank, unflinching, hilarious and—at times—heartbreaking memoir, Terra Jolé, beloved star of reality television’s Little Women: LA and Terra’s Little Family, shares her never-before-told story of what it takes to overcome small-mindedness and make it as a little person in Hollywood.
With little more than a dream in her heart, the passion in her soul, and two hundred dollars in her pocket, Terra Jolé burst onto the Hollywood scene with a fierce determination to make her mark on the entertainment industry. But she quickly learned that while she may have been ready for Hollywood, Hollywood wasn't necessarily ready for her. At four foot two, Terra was born with achondroplasia, a form of short-limbed dwarfism, and because of her diminutive stature she often faced unimaginable prejudice and bigotry.
After spending time in the trenches, as an evil elf on Ozzie Osbourne's Merry Mayhem Tour and later as a dancer on Miley Cyrus's Bangerz Tour, Terra struck out on her own and carved out a career for herself as a mini-Britney and mini-Gaga impersonator. But with her larger than life optimism and absolute belief in herself, Terra was determined not to be a "mini-anything" for long and she ultimately captured the hearts of reality TV fans around the world as the star and executive producer of the groundbreaking A+E Network's Lifetime television show Little Women: LA.
|Publisher:||Post Hill Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
A native of San Antonio, Texas, Jolé now lives in Los Angeles with her husband Joe Gnoffo and their two children. She appears in, and is executive producer of, A+E Network's Lifetime TV show Little Women: LA. She has appeared in movies including Austin Powers II and recorded the single "Booty Bee." In 2016, Jolé released a full album of children's songs titled Penny's Playlist. Jolé also launched MiniMama.com, a website that features original content for mothers and children. Terra supports and volunteers for the nonprofit organization Forte Animal Rescue. Throughout the years, she has personally adopted, fostered, and cared for dozens of pets without homes, about which she is very passionate.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've fallen in love with the Little Women franchise and Terra. Her book was filled with highs and lows for me emotionally. I've learned SO much about a group of wonderful human beings that I would probably not have had it not been for her determination and strong will to be successful. It just goes to show that you don't have to be the same as someone else in order to relate to them. Terra is truly an inspiration and even though I don't know her personally, I'm proud of her and her accomplishments. I hope I get to meet her and some of the other ladies one day!
I enjoyed the book a lot .I watch the show all the time so I hope they continue to show the shows .I hope Terra continues to write about her family and friends.
This was an okay read but if you watch the show it's what you already know & have already seen. Not to mention the lack of editing, goodness.