May Book: Wildflower by Drew Barrymore
I adore Drew Barrymore. Ever since I saw Never Been Kissed I have marveled in her acting chops. One of my favorite movies is The Wedding Singer! When I saw that she released a book of short stories from her life I knew I just had to get my hands on it. Drew has a resilient spirit about her. She’s been through a lot in her life. From rehab to starting her own production company, Drew proves that there are second chances to kick ass and take names.
This book was a bit scattered for me. Initially when I started it I expected more of a biography in order of life events. Instead I got short stories throughout Drew’s life from her days on E.T.’s film set to traveling the globe with her Charlie’s Angels co-stars Cameron Diaz and Lucy Lu. I really enjoyed how she wrote a letter to each of her two daughters with her wishes for them in the future and how they changed her life. It shined a different light on Drew Barrymore. No longer an actress, I saw her as a mother, a wife and a wonderful spirit.
She briefly touches on her life living with her mother and her early days of acting. She never really had a childhood because Hollywood really forced her to grow up in so many ways. I can’t imagine what her childhood was like but she paints a picture of it in Wildflower. My only gripe with this book was it felt a bit choppy. Stories jumped around a bit by chapter and towards the end of the book I lost a little of my interest in the book itself.
However, I absolutely STILL love Drew Barrymore and would recommend this as a read to any of my friends who also love her. It gives us a little insight into her life and how she handled certain events over the years.
June’s Book: Me Before You. I am SO excited to read this and review it for the blog! I am also planning on seeing the movie if I can finish the book in time!