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Solipsistic and self indulgent but still good fun
on 17 August 2012
You kind of have to feel a little bit sorry for someone like the author who has so little insight into herself and her own life. The main question I had by the end of the book - which she went a little way into answering - was how much can a person hate themselves to put themselves through all this time and time again and not learn from it.
She doesn't give many salacious details, and the writing has minor formatting issues and most annoyingly mis-spellings and you can't help but wonder how much better this would have been had she hired a ghost writer to help with this. It does grate after a while how every man she sleeps with is the 'best ever' and that over and over she confuses lust for love (although I wonder if that's just self-preservation from being called certain names that I'm sure Amazon wouldn't allow me to use but would imply she slept around considerably). She doesn't seem at all embarrassed by the number of times she writes that because they were great in bed then that must somehow make them soul mates although occasionally she lets the mask of self-delusion drop when she writes about the death of one celebrity's child and how she 'knew' it 'wasn't her place' to contact him.
Had she been a bit more honest (or had more insight) about how these relationships really made her feel, rather than 'tra la la laa on to the next one' this would have been an incredible book.
That said, it's a very easy book to read and the short stories (each celebrity is a chapter) make this a fantastic book for dipping into or when you need a bit of light reading.
Of course, what we really all want to know before buying this book is how much detail does she reveal about the famous men she slept with? Well, in bed they're all super studs, every one of them, every time, without exception which seems unbelievable. The writing of the love scenes is a little along the lines of raunchier Mills and Boon romance books (ie: not very raunchy at all).
However, what she writes about the lifestyles of the celebrities and the casual sexual behavior is eye opening. The celebrities she includes are: Sylverster Stallone, Vince Neil, Billy Idol, Mick Jagger, Nicolas Cage, Johnny Depp, Jack Wagner, Kevin Costner, David Cassidy, Mark Messier, Bret Michaels, Sting and Sean Penn.
I could have done with a little more honesty in this and I'd like to know if she ever found her happily ever after, but maybe she just isn't the reflective type?