Book Reviews of Mommywood

Author: Tori Spelling
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ISBN-13: 9781416599111
ISBN-10: 1416599118
Publication Date: 3/23/2010
Pages: 256
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 36 ratings
Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 11
I really enjoyed this book. However, I liked sTori Telling better. What I really like about her writing style, is she seems to tell it like it is. Even if it is off putting for people. It's a nice look into the hollywood circle.
I also believe this book is good for individuals with rocky relationships with their own mothers. It might be good to read about someone else who struggles with their mother-daughter relationship, and how they deal with that when they have children-grandparent relationship at stake!
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Helpful Score: 10
i liked this even more than sTORI telling... I like her more and more the more i read about her and her lovely family... I really like her parenting style and her children are beutiful... She has a big heart and has a big sense of humor... She tells laugh out loud funny stories of things that have happned to her that most celebs im sure would be embarrased about and rather keep a secret... The thing i like the most about her is that she is who she is like it or not take it or leave it and she's unapologetic about it... I can see how her personality might rub some people the wrong way (especially her issues with her mom) but hey she's being honest and i cant say there is anything wrong with that.... I flew through this one...definitly real cute----some real cute pics of her little ones are in there too.... and OMIGOD are her kids CUTE!!
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Helpful Score: 4
Mommywood is Tori Spelling's newest memoir, it picks up where sTORI Telling left off. Mostly she writes about what it is like being a mother in Hollywood. She has a lot of insecurities resulting from her childhood and she is honest about trying to work through them while focusing on her children. There were some humorous stories in the book, such as the first time she tried to change her son's dirty swim diaper by herself (for the non-mommies out there, soiled swim diapers are a little harder to handle then regular diapers). As a mom with small children, I could relate to a lot of the parenting situations she wrote about (although not all of them, such as handling a tantrum in front of paparazzi). She seemed to be a genuine nice person that really loves her family and I had a enjoyable afternoon eavesdropping on her life.
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Helpful Score: 4
I thought this was a great follow up to her first book, sTori Telling. She makes me laugh out loud and the way she describes her experiences is so entertaining! I thought it was nice how she detailed her life NOW that she has set the record straight on all the rumors with her first book.

But toward the end, I did think she referred to herself as a celebrity a little too much. I know it defines a lot of her and her struggles, but in a way it kind of felt like she was overusing the term "celebrity". Either way, I still liked the book and I still like her!
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Helpful Score: 4
I felt like I was a close friend of Tori Spelling's after I read her book. She appears to be honest and forthcoming, and she and Dean seem to be great parents who really are trying to put their children first. Without a strong maternal figure, Tori is putting her best mommy foot forward, and raising her children as her top priority. She is not living in the wealth of her father, but works hard to provide for her family. Interesting and a quick read.
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Helpful Score: 3
I liked this book better than Stori Telling. It was interesting and funny. I hope she writes more books like this.
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Helpful Score: 2
I liked Tori's first book Storitelling. This one was ok, but not as good as the first one in my opinion. Tori just basically tells stories from her life as a (semi)famous mom. There are some funny stories in there like the one about Liam pooping at the pool and her making a big mess while changing his diaper or how she got invited to P-Diddy's twin's birthday party and she totally got their age wrong.

I like Tori. I really do. I think she is witty and funny and it feels like she could be one of your best girl friends. She is a good story telller too. We all have our flaws and she is not immune to that. But at times during this book you just wanted to say "Really girl? you have no idea what the real world is like. Take off your fame-goggles and get a grip."
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Helpful Score: 1
Her writing is fun and poking at her fears. It is a fun book to read. Explains a little more of the goings on than the show. If you like her and the show Tori and Dean, then it is a must read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Who doesn't love Tori and want to live in her world?? I enjoyed learning more about her family life. What an amazing gal and an upstanding mother. Great book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book in the series. Very funny stories about her life & mommyhood.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was a quick read and I'm glad! Mommywood was painfully obnoxious and Spelling's insecurities, paranoia and whiny outlook on life set my teeth on edge. The premise of this book is based on her personal growth and new-found confidence gained through her marriage and becoming a new mother. Instead she portrays herself as needy and clingy while constantly in a state of paranoia about what other people (neighbors, celebrities, etc) may or may not think of her, yet fails to reach out and make a connection with any of them.

I did read sTORI Telling and found it to be entertaining enough to pick up this newest memoir. In her previous book she writes about her strained relationship with her mother and her unique childhood growing up in the spotlight. In Mommywood, the subject of her mother became redundant and nearly every chapter contained a similar sentence: "I'm sure you know by now my mother and I haven't had the best relationship...." So if you are fascinated about the story of Candy and Tori, then you may enjoy hearing about it again and again throughout Mommywood.
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I like her books. I think she is very honest, funny and real. Who knew?
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I felt as though Tori was not only trying to convince the reader that she is a celebrity, but that she was also trying to convince herself. It was redundant, self satisfying, and not all that funny. I was very disappointed.
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Very good book, funny
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This is a fun read for the Tori Spelling fan. She does a great job capturing the day to day of her life and making it fun and interesting to read. Reading her memoirs makes the reader feel like she is the same as any of us, even if she does live in Hollywood.
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I really enjoyed this book, just as I did her first one! I really think Tori is a down to Earth celeb and what you see is what you get. She seems like someone who I would def. be friends with. Great writer and such a fun story teller. I didn't realize she was so funny! The book had me laughing and also crying at times. Good read!
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This was a good book. I wouldnt say great. But I love Tori Spelling. Shes hilarious. Its about becoming a Mommy for the first time and then mommy to stella for the second time. She did a great job on this book. I cant wait to read her next one
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Enjoyed her sTORIes
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I enjoyed the book but not as much as I thought I would.
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For me this book was hard to read. Not because it was difficult, i just didnt like it
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it was a cute little story worth the point.
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This is a signed copy. Author signed a label and had it stuck to title page.