I was obsessed with Naya Rivera when Glee was on. She has to be one of the beautiful people on the planet. So I was excited to read her bio Sorry Not Sorry that came out recently (I've been on a celebrity bio kick lately, I guess!). It was a satisfying short read that was entertaining and a worthwhile read if you're a fan of her.
My rating: 3.5 stars
Summary from amazon:
Funny and deeply personal, Sorry Not Sorry recounts Glee
star Naya Rivera's successes and missteps, urging young women to pursue
their dreams and to refuse to let past mistakes define them.
Navigating through youth and young adulthood isn't easy, and in Sorry Not Sorry,
Naya Rivera shows us that we're not alone in the highs, lows, and
in-betweens. Whether it's with love and dating, career and ambition,
friends, or gossip, Naya inspires us to follow our own destiny and step
over--or plod through--all the crap along the way. After her rise and
fall from early childhood stardom, barely eking her way through high
school, a brief stint as a Hooters waitress, going through thick and
thin with her mom/manager, and resurrecting her acting career as Santana
Lopez on Glee, Naya emerged from these experiences with some key life lessons:
All those times I scrawled "I HATE MY MOM" in my journal. So many moms
and teenage daughters don't get along--we just have to realize it's
nothing personal on either side.
- At-home highlights and DIY hair extensions. Some things are best left to the experts, and hair dye is one of them.
- Falling in love with the idea of a person, instead of the actual person.
That I don't always get along with everyone. Having people not like you
is a risk you have to take to be real, and I'll take that over being
fake any day.
- Laughing at the gossip instead of getting upset by it.
Getting my financial disasters out of the way early--before I was
married or had a family--so that the only credit score that I wrecked
was my own.
Even with a successful career and a family that she
loves more than anything else, Naya says, "There's still a
thirteen-year-old girl inside of me making detailed lists of how I can
improve, who's never sure of my own self-worth." Sorry Not Sorry is for that thirteen-year-old in all of us.