Spelling It Like It Is

  • by Tori Spelling
  • Narrated by Tori Spelling
  • 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The reality behind reality TV! Hollywood's favorite mom-star tells it like it is. Tori Spelling is the first to admit that the "reality" behind her popular television show, Tori & Dean, isn't always real. Not even Star magazine could invent the true chaos that happens behind the scenes. Luckily, Tori is famously honest and self-deprecatingly funny when it comes to her personal life - she's always "Spelling it like it is". Life is never boring at Tori's house, but since the release of her New York Times best-selling memoirs sTORI Telling, Mommywood, and Uncharted terriTORI, things have been especially unpredictable:

Finding out she was pregnant with her third baby after nearly vomiting live on the Home Shopping Network
Trying to hide her fourth pregnancy so soon after giving birth (as her stylist said, "Who would be that crazy?")
Being rescued from a paparazzo by a mom lynch mob
Stalking her celebrity neighbor
And then there was allowing cameras to film every personal detail of her life - from the most challenging time in her marriage to the only time in six years when she really felt as though those cameras invaded her privacy. Tori shares these stories and many more with the usual humor, candor, and down-to-earth charm that her fans love. She also writes openly about her biggest challenges: terrifying health problems; her guilt over missing baby Hattie's early months because she was in the hospital on bed rest; her struggles (and failures) to live within her means after growing up in opulence; the discovery that she has a lot in common with her late mega-producer father, Aaron Spelling; and how she fell in love with Dean all over again. (Hint: it didn't happen at their vow-renewal ceremony.)
After years of revealing her everyday antics on-screen, Tori's life is still full of surprises. Slowing down long enough to enjoy them? Now that's another sTORI.

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Customer Reviews

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Disappointed

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I wanted to like this book and Tori. I was hoping the 4 star review average was accurate, but I have to disagree. I think people who have been pregnant multiple times and are full time mom's might enjoy this book more than me.


Has Spelling It Like It Is turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, i love celebrity memoirs.


How could the performance have been better?

I wish she wouldn't have discussed her pregnancies problems, hospital visits and bodily fluids over and over again. It was WAY TOO much for me. It made me think she was a hypochondriac needing attention from her family and her fans.


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Spelling It Like It Is?

The hospital visits!!!


Any additional comments?

I'm sure Tori is a good person, I just didn't vibe with her story.

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- kathleen

Guilty Pleasure

Yes, I will admit that I am a closet Tori Spelling fan--she is so funny and insightful. I've listened to her other books and always loved the way she relates her stories even if they don't paint her in the best light. This book was especially interesting in light of her current woes.
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- LL

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-17-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios