Author: Tori Spelling
Genre: Non Fiction - Memoir
Date Published: April 15, 2009
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Tori Spelling might have grown up with everything a girl could wish for, but these days she's just another suburban working mom...whose toddler regularly recognizes her in the pages of Us Weekly. Welcome to Mommywood, where the stars are two feet tall and your neighbors know who you are before you move in.
Like most parents, Tori wants her children to have the one thing she didn't have as a kid -- a normal family. On their hit Oxygen reality show, Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, the starlet and her husband Dean McDermott regularly wrestle dirty diapers, host the neighborhood block party, and tackle temper tantrums on the red carpet. But when the cameras aren't rolling, Tori's still having awkward run-ins with a former 90210 costar at a laser tag birthday party, scooping rogue poo out of the kiddie pool on a resort vacation, and racing to win back her pre-baby body before the media starts calling her fat. For all her suburban fantasies, Tori Spelling is no June Cleaver.
With the same down-to-earth wit that made her entertaining memoir sTORI telling a #1 New York Times bestseller, Tori tells the hilarious and humbling stories of life as a mom in the limelight. From learning to be the kind of parent her own mother never was to revealing what it's like to raise a family while everyone is watching, Mommywood is an irresistible snapshot of celebrity parenthood that you won't get from the paparazzi.
Tori Spelling is a versatile actress whose career spans theatre, television, and film. Spelling and husband Dean McDermott can currently be seen running their own bed and breakfast in the Oxygen reality series, Tori & Dean: Inn Love. Spelling and McDermott created the show and serve as executive producers along side Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato of World of Wonder Productions. Tori has also begun writing a humorous self-deprecating memoir which will let readers experience her truly unique life. The currently untitled book will be an irreverent look at her family and childhood, marriages, motherhood, and all that stems from a private life made public. The book is set for release in the spring of 2008. Spelling will also be seen in the feature Kiss the Bride, which is set for release in the Fall of 2007. Tori also recently guest starred on The CW's hit series Smallville, in which she played a gossip columnist. She recently starred in the comedy series, So NoTORIous on VH1. She also served as an executive producer on the scripted comedy, loosely based on her life. She also starred in the Los Angeles stage production of the highly acclaimed Maybe Baby, It's You. In the two-person show, Spelling portrayed eleven different characters. Spelling received critical praise for her performance in Fine Line's comedy Trick, playing an aspiring actress who is constantly coming between her best friend and his potential hunky one-night stand. Her additional feature credits include the independent feature 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, opposite Poppy Montgomery and Fred Willard; Scary Movie 2, the sequel to the 2000 blockbuster; a cameo in Scream 2; and a starring role in the Miramax comedy-drama The House of Yes, garnering Spelling kudos for her portrayal of a young college student who meets her fiancï¿½e's dysfunctional family over a stormy Thanksgiving weekend. Spelling starred as 'Donna Martin' on the FOX cornerstone series Beverly Hills, 90210 for ten seasons. As well she starred on The WB's midseason comedy series, The Help. On July 24, 2007 Spelling debuted her jewelry line ï¿½The Tori Spelling Collectionï¿½ exclusively on HSN. Fans and HSN customers went crazy for Toriï¿½s original designs and the 12-piece collection which includes necklaces, earrings, cuffs, and bracelets sold out in minutes. In 2004, Spelling launched her fashion jewelry line Maven. The collection consists of necklaces, bracelets, cuffs, pendants, earrings and rings made out of a variety of metals and semi-precious stones. Maven is a product of Toriï¿½s passion for style and design and is currently sold at high end specialty boutiques throughout the United States. Spelling works with numerous charities, including Much Love Animal Rescue, a no-kill shelter dedicated to finding rescued animals loving homes in the Los Angeles area. She also lends her support to the Dream Foundation, a charitable organization that helps terminally ill adults fulfill their dreams.