Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Spotlight and Giveaway: Deep Thoughts from a Hollywood Blonde

Tori Spelling isn't the only actress from Beverly Hills 90210 to write her own books. Now Jennie Garth (a.k.a. Kelly Taylor) has followed suit with her memoir, Deep Thoughts from a Hollywood Blonde. Thanks to Penguin, we have FIVE copies for some lucky US readers!

For the first time ever, Jennie Garth is putting it all out there, sharing her joys and her sorrows, her successes and her failures, with candor and a surprising, even bawdy, sense of humor.

From her sudden rise to fame as a golden-haired teen beauty, to recently redefining herself as a single working mother to three growing girls, Jennie Garth has defied the odds and thrived in a town that can be more than a little tough on its blondes.

Since Jennie landed in Hollywood at just sixteen, she has built an enduring career as a television and film actress, producer and director, beginning with her iconic turn as Kelly Taylor on Aaron Spelling’s smash hit Beverly Hills 90210, a show that ran for a decade and which cemented Jennie’s place in American pop culture.

Recently, Jennie found herself facing her forties from a place she never expected to be in: newly single, in demand again as an actress after years spent focusing on her family, and all over the tabloids. So she decided to do what surprised many—including herself: she decided to write about it, to tell her own story, in her own words.

And now, in this intimate memoir, she explores the highs and lows of her life, both in front of the camera and behind closed doors, revealing the real Jennie Garth—smart, funny, and stronger than she ever realized.

This is one unforgettable, utterly loveable Hollywood Blonde, and these are her deep thoughts.

"No one warned me that deciding to write a book about my life would unleash all of the insecurities, fears, and self-doubts I'd been trying to outwit and outrun my whole life, but that's exactly what happened. I wanted to tell my truth with as much courage as I could muster and to be as fearless as possible as I delved into the darker corners of my mind. The result surprised me: I got to know myself in new ways.

Revealing myself in these pages has been at times terrifying, but also one of the most liberating experiences of my life. That's because once you start writing, all of these embarrassing, wonderful, hilarious, painful, and surreal things that make you who you are get flushed up to the surface. And so word by word, I began to put the story of me together. Now all of these personal recollections, memories and anecdotes have been printed and bound into this book, which means that now you get to know me, too."
—Jennie Garth

(Synopsis and author quotes courtesy of Amazon.)

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17 comments:

Janine said...

I can't recall my favorite episode of 90210 because it was so long ago that I watched it. But, I know I saw every single show. It was one of my favorites.

S.Sabia said...

I have to admit that if I run across 90210 on the TV even now I will sit down and watch it. I LOVED that show! My favorite episodes were the ones they would air during the summer. I loved that my favorite show continued on when most other shows were in repeats.

Melanie Backus said...

What a great show. I always loved times ant the Peach Pit, apartment life, and times at the beach. All episodes were good.

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Suzanne said...

The prom episode! So much drama! Loved it!!

jpetroroy said...

The prom one was the best!

Kritter said...

I didnt watch 90210, it was just a little older than my viewing. My guilty pleasure watching is Boy Meets World and beyond excited to see what Girl Meets World will look like this summer!

Linds said...

My favorite episode was the one at the prom, when Donna got drunk and Kelly and Brenda wore the same dress. Lately, though, I've been scanning the frat party scenes whenever I catch it on reruns since it turns out that a friend of mine (that I met years after the original show went off the air) had a recurring role as one of Steve's frat brothers.

(PS, I think I said this was going in as Lindsay F. Completely forgot that I had to sign in first).

rhonda said...

Beverly hill housewives.

JJT said...

My Five Wives!

Rita said...

I watched it but didn't have a favorite episode.

Anita Yancey said...

My favorite episode was the prom. I loved that show.

Carl Scott said...

I think my guilty TV pleasure would be Storage Wars. Oh God, did I actually just admit I watch that?! Ewww!!

Anonymous said...

That was so long ago...I can't even remember. My guilty pleasure these days is Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family.

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susieqlaw said...

I LOVED Tiffani-Amber Thiessen's very first episode!

bn100 said...

the camping trip

Nova said...

I loved the one about Prom!
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