Mommywood

Mommywood

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Overview

IF YOU THOUGHT TINSELTOWN WAS TOUGH . . .

Tori Spelling might have grown up with everything a girl could wish for, but these days she’s just another suburban working mom . . . whose toddler regularly recognizes her in the pages of US Weekly. Welcome to Mommywood, where the stars are two feet tall and your neighbors know who you are before you move in.

Like most parents, Tori wants her children to have the one thing she didn’t have as a kid—a normal family. On their hit Oxygen reality show, Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, the starlet and her husband Dean McDermott regularly wrestle dirty diapers, host the neighborhood block party, and tackle temper tantrums on the red carpet. But when the cameras aren’t rolling, Tori’s still having awkward run-ins with a former 90210 costar at a laser tag birthday party, scooping rogue poo out of the kiddie pool on a resort vacation, and racing to win back her pre-baby body before the media starts calling her fat. For all her suburban fantasies, Tori Spelling is no June Cleaver.

With the same down-to-earth wit that made her entertaining memoir sTORI telling a #1 New York Times bestseller, Tori tells the hilarious and humbling stories of life as a mom in the limelight, from learning to be the kind of parent her own mother never was to revealing what it’s like to raise a family while everyone is watching. Mommywood is an irresistible snapshot of celebrity parenthood that you won’t get from the paparazzi.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416599111
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 03/23/2010
Pages: 243
Sales rank: 1,235,915
Product dimensions: 5.42(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Tori Spelling starred in and executive produced the Oxygen hit reality television series Tori & Dean: Inn Love and Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood. She recently hosted TLC’s Craft Wars and appeared in the ABC Family original musical The Mistle-Tones. The creator of the online lifestyle magazine ediTORIal at her website torispelling.com, she is also a #1 New York Times bestselling author of three memoirs; a party planning book, celebraTORI; and a children’s book, Presenting…Tallulah. She and her husband, actor Dean McDermott, live in Los Angeles with their four young children, Liam, Stella, Hattie, and Finn.

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Mommywood 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 194 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the first one, and the second one is just as good!
Peachball More than 1 year ago
I picked up Tori's first book for a little light reading in between fictional novels. I read it in 2 days. It is so light, comical and real. Some of her stories had me in stitches and she the way she wrote made me feel like she was just one of my friends recapping some events in her life. This was a great read if you are looking to laugh. She seems like a great mom, wife and friend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny and down to earth!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first book was good, the 2nd is a repeat of 1st. Tori, one book was plenty. This bored me.
LittleJoy More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the book, but I think her first one was a little more juicy. This was a fast read and you can tell she has matured and tried to tell things in a way not to hurt someone's feelings. I don't know if I would want to buy as I got it from the library and read it in one day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved Stori Telling, but in comparison Mommywood is a big disappointment. The stories felt repetitive and poorly organized, and weren't as well written as in the previous book. The editors really dropped the ball on this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love tori and her first book was great!!! this book is even better. I would buy any book she writes b/c they are so honest!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Tori's books, they are honest and sincere. She lets herself be human like the rest of us and that is great. In this book, she lets people know it is not an easy job juggling stardum and being a mommy at the same time but she is handling it like a real trooper. It is a shame that her mom will never have a relationship with her or her grandchildren. I can relate very well to that. She learned to let things that can't change go and so have i. Tori's book is wonderful and i will get any book she writes in the future. Donna Russomanno clemens2280@comcast.net
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tori is being the best mother she knows how and if that means keepeing her mother out of the equation, then she should go for it. I understand where Tori is coming from. We all, on some level, want to love our mothers and (for the people whose mothers aren't in the picture) want them to be in our lives, but you have to look at the big picture. Does anyone critisize you on your parenting or on your relationships? The only difference between Tori and everyone else in the world is that her world, her life is more public than ours. We all have tiffs with someone around us.
Staciele on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If you are a fan from the 90210 days or a fan of Tori's new show Tori and Dean, then this is a book for you. I read StoriTelling when it came out and found it a quick but interesting read. This book focuses on her marriage to Dean and her life as a mom to Liam and Stella. She writes mostly about how she wants to be as "normal" as possible but her celebrity life seems to get in the way. It was an enjoyable read.
booksandbutter on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I did like the way the book was written. It was written like you are sitting and having a conversation with Tori, but I just thought it was a little uninteresting if you keep up with her and watch the show. I love her little family though!
gigi86 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While sTori Telling was a well-written, self-aware memoir full of humor and juicy D List tales, Mommywood fell flat for me. Spelling seems to have become increasingly narcissistic, and it's difficult to take her seriously when she has such an outsized idea of the media's expectations of her. Nobody cares if and when she loses baby weight (after all, she's not Jessica Alba or even B list), but she seems to think the tabs are waiting with bated breath to see her post-pregnancy body. This would be easy enough to overlook if it didn't make up a sizable portion of the book.The first book worked because, no matter what you thought of her career, Spelling came across as likable and self-aware. This isn't the case in Mommywood. I love me a trashy read, but I'd have skipped this if I knew it would be so whiny and out of touch.
chicamimi on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Until her reality show with her husband, I always thought of Tori Spelling as Donna Martin. But since then, I've loved her and her books just make me think she's even more awesome. I don't have kids, and yet it was really to understand how neurotic and hard it must be for her. As far as celebrity books go, this is enjoyable.
yayasbooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is Tori Spellling's follow-up to her first book "Stori telling". The book doesn't disappoint and is written like you are Tori's friend and she is having a conversation with you. I really liked this book and actually was entertained the whole way through... it is interesting to see how she juggles work, kids, and her strive for perfectionism.
mjmbecky on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Picking up where her first autobiography left off, Tori Spelling updates readers on her life since having baby Liam and getting pregnant with little Stella. I do find Tori to be engaging and human in her life story. She is strangely neurotic and paranoid about way too many things, but you feel for her anxiety over life as you realize that she is a true product of her upbringing.
nomadreader on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Facing an eight-hour drive alone for a wedding this summer, I immediately picked Mommywood on audio book (read by Tori Spelling). I admit it, I'm a Tori fan. I grew up watching 90210, and I looked up to her as a somewhat normal girl (I was a kid, remember). So NoTorious is one of the funniest shows ever made (seriously, I didn't believe until I watched it; even nomadreaderboy likes it.) I loved reading sTori Telling to get her perspective on her life, and I even read Candy's delightful and bizarre memoir, Stories from Candyland. Yes, I watched Tori and Dean: Inn Love and still watch Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood. I am the target audience for this book. I find Tori delightful and fascinating.It was a great book to listen to on audio. I often have a hard time getting into audio books, so it helped to have a familiar voice and some familiar stories (from the tv show) to lure me in. Tori is refreshingly honest, and despite being on a reality show, it's amazing how little you know of her thoughts on events. Sure, I knew their lives were squished down and edited into neatly-sized episodes, but it's different to hear the emotions only from her, without Dean's reaction shot or the scene ending. There were times I was glad I had seen the show because it gave me a different perspective, but there were also a few moments the storytelling lagged because I knew how it ended.I can't speak to the mommy part of the title, but I imagine mothers who aren't fans of Tori would still enjoy this book. She certainly has a unique parenting experience, but it's always surprising and interesting what parts of Tori's life seem normal and what parts seem unreal. I actually enjoyed Mommywood more than sTori Telling. They're different books, even though they're both memoirs. Mommywood deals with motherhood and childhood and how it changed Tori. Her kids are young, and her emotions and situations are fresher.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Silly and fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all of toris books. Funny and I love getting to know her
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Dayna61612 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy her books they are light hearted and true to her personality.
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Great read
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