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sTORI Telling

3 Ratings: 4.7
a book by Tori Spelling

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Author: Tori Spelling, , Hilary Liftin
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Publisher: Simon Spotlight
Date Published: March 11, 2008
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  • May 31, 2009
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In an amusing and oft-times self-deprecatory memoir, "sTORI Telling," Tori Spelling responds to the numerous tabloid tales of her life as the "poor little rich girl" daughter of famous Aaron Spelling; she also presents her side of the notorious feud between herself and her famous mother Candy.

Even if we don't completely buy her version of events - it is difficult to discount that famous nepotism and the wealth and privilege of a childhood as "Hollywood royalty" - the author does give a plausible version of events. Yes, her father's name opened doors, but also she found doors slamming in her face when the perception followed her of that girl who needed nothing and whose life of privilege created numerous opportunities.

Tori describes earning her own way from her teenage years on, and despite the wealth and privilege, receiving only a pittance of what could have been viewed as rightfully hers - when her father died and left her a miniscule portion of a humongous estate.

When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade - this might be her new motto. She has now written two best-selling memoirs and created and produced a reality show, as well as her own jewelry line. She appears to be surviving, despite any "disadvantages."

I am also in the midst of reading her mother's version of events, in "Stories from Candyland. "  Should be interesting...

Laurel-Rain Snow
Author of: Embrace the Whirlwind, etc.

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June 01, 2009
Thanks, and you too!
June 01, 2009
Hi.....I'll be anxious to hear what you think of "Candyland." Her mother does seem more down to earth. Thanks for your comments on "My Fall From Grace." James Laski is an interesting guy....I interviewed him as well. Take care.....
June 01, 2009
Thanks for your input. I agree, there is a huge sense of "entitlement" that comes from that lifestyle, especially when it comes with birth. I'm now reading the mother's "version," which, as expected, casts a different light on things...
May 31, 2009
Hi.....I picked up both books, paged through (out of curiosity) but my stomach just couldn't take another boring memoir with no substance from two winers who have led a life of privilege. The father.....Aaron, now he's another story. His book, A Prime Time Life is most entertaining and amusing. I respect his accomplishments. He grew up dirt poor, worked his way up and became the darling of entertainment. Tori is all about entitlement. My understanding is that when Aaron couldn't help Tori anymore with her career she stopped seeing him, even when he was sick. Nice review though....makes one think!
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