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Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up Hardcover – Illustrated, 3 October 2016
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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.
--Chris Colfer, actor and New York Times bestselling author of The Land of Stories series
- Publisher : Tarcher; 1st edition (3 October 2016)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0399184988
- ISBN-13 : 978-0399184987
- Dimensions : 14.53 x 2.46 x 21.59 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 121,462 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I have been a massive fan of Naya since Glee first aired way back when. What happened to her is truly tragic and devastating.
I think that if I had read this book when it first came out I still would have given it 5 stars. It was an enjoyable and entertaining read. She sure fit a lot into such a short life!
Yes, there are things she probably couldn’t write about or only scratched the surface on some, but what she did write about was interesting. It was fun to get a glimpse into what she had been through and how she lived. And, learn new things about her or the correct facts on things the tabloids had reported.
By reading this book and reading some of the things she said about life and a persons time in this world, plus some of her instagram posts, I really think her soul knew that her time was short. This book IS her life story minus the last short four years.
I do recommend reading this if you feel up to it and ready.
It is so heartbreaking that we didn’t get to see more of the pure talent she had to offer us.
Even if you aren't a fan but you go through, or are going through struggles in your life, read this and know that you aren't alone. Even if you didn't go or aren't going through the same things, struggles are struggles, mistakes are mistakes, etc. but there will be a silver lining. There's so much more I would say but I'm not the best at writing how I feel down.
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 June 2020
So many child stars struggle when they get older the roles are harder to come by and we have seen so many of them self destruct as a result.
This book is a very honest and open reflection on how hard those struggles can be.
From the difficulties integrating at school, through financial strain and relationship woes , the story is hard at times.
However each struggle is countered by tales of rebirth , reinvigoration and rejuvenation that are inspiring and heart warming.
I was expecting , like many Im guessing, that this book would be a bit of a bitch fest but it really isnt and the author deserves huge credit for that because Im sure it would have been really easy to write that book.
Instead we get a young womans very real tale of the highs and lows of life growing up both inside and outside of the Hollywood spotlight.