I'm obviously off my normal scheduling for my book clubs. I have to be honest. Atlas Shrugged is taking me forever to get through. Partly because it's, well, Atlas Shrugged and also partly because my subway rides in the morning have been more like a trip downtown in a sardine can. Seriously, it's hard to read when you're squished!!
Well, this is a book I read this over the holidays and I really loved it.
Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter by Melissa Francis
Okay, so I have to admit that I'm fascinated by this whole stage mother thing. I mean, Dance Moms and Toddlers & Tiaras are basically two of my favorite shows. (Okay, and I've seen a number of Cheer Perfection episodes too. Sue me.)
Fortunately, the shows are generally pretty popular which makes me feel better knowing that I'm not the only one with this weird fascination.
I saw this book in Barnes & Noble (a dangerous, dangerous place for me) and knew I had to get it.
It's a super, super quick read. But if you've seen every Little House on the Praire rerun, you should read this! It was very interesting to read about her experience with "stardom," how her relationship deteriorated with her mother (and how it differed from her sister's), and how she made a different life for herself.
I really don't look at kids in commercials the same. Also, I feel like I should mention this as a warning, I had to really resist from buying all the other child star memoirs out there!!! Spend a few minutes clicking "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought..." section. There are tons of similar memoirs. Everyone from Maureen McCormick to Jodi Sweetin has one; terribly cheesy titles and everything.
So, this is a "guilty pleasure" kind of read, but it's entertaining!