Book Review #119 – Wildflower, by Drew Barrymore

Hello everyone!

Today I bring you my review of Wildflower, by Drew Barrymore. Enjoy!

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Synopsis:

Award-winning actress Drew Barrymore shares funny, insightful, and profound stories from her past and present told from the place of happiness she’s achieved today.

Wildflower is a portrait of Drew’s life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges, and incredible experiences of her earlier years. It includes tales of living on her own at 14 (and how laundry may have saved her life), getting stuck in a gas station overhang on a cross country road trip, saying goodbye to her father in a way only he could have understood, and many more adventures and lessons that have led her to the successful, happy, and healthy place she is today. It is the first book Drew has written about her life since the age of 14.

Pros:

  • honest and heartfelt
  • no bullshit
  • insightful

 

Cons:

  • not really relatable
  • no structure

 

Verdict:

Honestly, I have no idea why I picked this up. I saw the cover in all the aesthetic book photography accounts on instagram so I thought that reading the audiobook would be fun. This turned out to be a very pleasant surprise! Firstly, Drew’s reading is amazing. She really feels what she’s talking about. It was nice to hear her talk about her family, her childhood, her crazy years and her pains and loves. Although it is really interesting to hear about, there’s just a lot of things that are just that. Because there’s no way you can relate to being a descendent from Hollywood royalty, being in one of the most popular films ever as your first really big job, or just call your travel agent and say you want to go to India tomorrow. And the lack of structure can be a real turn off to some, even that it didn’t quite bother me that much. It was a pleasant read and a good little book to help pass the time quickly.

Has anyone given this one a try? Let me know what you thought!

See you guys soon,

Cat.

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