Spelling It Like It Is

Spelling It Like It Is

Book - 2013
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Baker & Taylor
The popular Hollywood starlet and best-selling author of celebraTORI presents a new collection of essays about the challenges of life in Hollywood, from navigating tabloid scrutiny and the latest headline-making feud to her visit to the set of the new 90210 and her baby nurse Patsy's health scare. 250,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster

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 her New York Times bestselling 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 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: the terrifying health problems surrounding her high-risk pregnancy with youngest son Finn, 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, discovering how much she has in common with her late mega-producer father, Aaron Spelling, and falling in love with Dean all over again (hint: it didn’t happen at their vow renewal ceremony).

After years of intimately revealing her everyday antics onscreen, Tori’s life is still full of surprises. Slowing down long enough to enjoy them? Now that’s another sTORI.

Publisher: New York :, Gallery Books,, 2013.
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781451628647
Characteristics: xii, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Liftin, Hilary


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emerald2pac Jul 15, 2014

Still don't like her in the least , living on a budget my ass. Would like to see her living on a real budget. She is still incredibly stuck up and spoiled, I hope her kids don't end up the same way.

MadameCurie1 Mar 20, 2014

Tori is a very good writer and I always enjoy reading her books.

debwalker Oct 23, 2013

Published as Spelling It Like it Is in the U.S.


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