STORI Telling

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 24, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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She was television's most famous virgin -- and, as Aaron Spelling's daughter, arguably its most famous case of nepotism. Portraying Donna Martin on Beverly Hills, 90210, Tori Spelling became one of the most recognizable young actresses of her generation, with a not-so-private personal life every bit as fascinating as her character's exploits. Yet years later the name Tori Spelling too often closed -- and sometimes slammed -- the same doors it had opened.

sTORI telling is Tori's chance to finally tell her side of the tabloid-worthy life she's led, and she talks about it all: her decadent childhood birthday parties, her nose job, her fairy-tale wedding to the wrong man, her so-called feud with her mother. Tori has already revealed her flair for brilliant, self-effacing satire on her VH1 show So NoTORIous and Oxygen's Tori & Dean: Inn Love, but her memoir goes deeper, into the real life behind the rumors: her complicated relationship with her parents; her struggles as an actress after 90210; her accident-prone love life; and, ultimately, her quest to define herself on her own terms.

From her over-the-top first wedding to finding new love to her much-publicized -- and misunderstood -- "disinheritance," sTORI telling is a juicy, eye-opening, enthralling look at what it really means to be Tori Spelling.
  

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The book was easy to read, as it should be. - Goodreads
It provided such insight to her life and family. - Goodreads
She gives a lot of insight to her life. - Overstock.com
Maybe she hadn't realized this at the time of writing. - Goodreads

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I didn't care for this book. It wasn't particularly funny and her writing style leaves much to be desired. I thought I'd give her book a try because after watching some of her reality show, she did ... Read full review

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I will start off by saying that I am not and have never been a big fan of biographies, autobiographies, or memories. Reading this book was out of my comfort zone, but I am glad I took a chance and ... Read full review

Contents

Marks the Spot
1
How to Sell Lemonade
15
Nepotism Works Both Ways
27
They Hated Me at Hello
37
Americas Virgin
55
Confrontation Is Inevitable
69
Build Me Up Buttercup
85
No More Mr NotNice Guy
101
The Evil Eye
161
The Real Fairy Tale
171
Breaking News
187
Safe at Last
201
Is That a Knife in Your Purse or Are You Just Glad to See Me?
211
What? It Doesnt Grow on Trees?
223
A New Family
233
You Can Never Go Home Again
245

Strings Attached or Why I Didnt Notice That I Shouldnt Be Getting Married
121
LastMinute Changes
137
The Jokes on Me
153
BandB and B
261
Acknowledgments
273
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About the author (2009)

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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