Wildflower by: Drew Barrymore


I am a big fan of Drew Barrymore.  She is an amazing actress, entrepreneur and woman.  I was excited to read about her life from when she was a small child growing up in the industry to her views and life now.  By no means did she live a normal life.  She was emancipated at a very young age and found herself living on her own and struggling to figure out exactly how to do that.  She created a family for herself through coworkers and neighbors.  It is not the way a child should have to grow up but for Drew, it worked.

From the onset, she states that this book is not a memoir but rather recollections of memories about her life.  Although it was interesting, I found the writing to be incredibly choppy and not up to par with her acting abilities.  She flip flops in time throughout the entire book and it drove me crazy.  In one chapter, she was a young child actress starting out and the next chapter is about the birth of her first child.  Then she is a teen and then the mother of two.  Back and forth, back and forth without any consistency.

It made for a quick read but it was frustrating.  I give this book 2 1/2 crowns.


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