This was probably the quickest of the recent releases for me to get through and I think much of it was how much more enjoyable this novel was over theThis was probably the quickest of the recent releases for me to get through and I think much of it was how much more enjoyable this novel was over the past couple. Not that they weren't good but this one reminds me of the earlier novels and while there is sadness and drama there's a lot of lightheartedness too that hasn't been as present lately. I also think there was less chaos with the storytelling style and the different POVs if that makes sense. The ending was great and frustrating at the same point however I am glad there is at least one more novel to come although I wonder because hasn't it been said a few times that there is only one more??? Regardless - I feel like this novel brought us back a bit from the way the story seemed to be careening off the trails a bit and I'm looking forward to the next and possibly final chapter in Jamie and Claire's story. ...more
My Mom is what drug me into watching 90210. I believe the lead-in was The Simpsons and my Mom stayed tuned in (probably because she loved her Aaron SpMy Mom is what drug me into watching 90210. I believe the lead-in was The Simpsons and my Mom stayed tuned in (probably because she loved her Aaron Spelling shows) and I watched because there was nothing else better to do. I ended up loving it as well and would go to school talking about The Class of Beverly Hills and people would look at me crazy. Eventually that turned into 90210 and I felt smug about discovering it before everyone else did the following summer. I saw every episode live but two - mind you this is before DVR so if I missed the show it wasn't easy to catch up and my VCR had a mind of its own. Anyway, you could say I was a fan of the show LOL. Never the stark-raving kind but I did LOVE the show so of course I had to pick up Jason's memoir.
The memoir reads like Jason wrote it so I don't think it was ghost written but I could be wrong. I just discovered Baby-Sitters Club was and am still reeling LOL! Anyway, the tone of the book is casual which in a way is good but in a way it falls just a bit short. I was hoping for a memoir similar to those from Little House on the Prairie which had fun stories from behind the scenes but Jason's book was mostly an overview of his life with very little depth. He'll tell about something but not in too great of detail. So if you're hoping for a ton of dirt on 90210, keep hoping for Shannen to write one.
Outside of the 90210 stuff it's mostly just a longer wikipedia of Jason's life growing up, the famous people he's rubbed elbows with and how many of his friends have shot to stardom while he's yet to really get any street cred outside of 90210. It doesn't read like he's jealous but it's interesting that he keeps pointing out all of these people he knew "before" and yet he's still in the same place while they've continued on to make a name for themselves (Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Johnny Depp and Barenaked Ladies all appear and more). It's interesting to hear about but sometimes you can tell he's just scratched the surface of the true story.
It's a fun, quick read for those that are were a fan of 90210 but don't hope for TOO much nitty-gritty. ...more
I am a fan of Deadliest Catch and Jake is one of my favorites. From his days of begging for the jacket tI really was hoping for more from this story.
I am a fan of Deadliest Catch and Jake is one of my favorites. From his days of begging for the jacket to his divorce with the Northwestern - I've enjoyed watching him grow. I was looking forward to seeing some fun stories from behind the scenes or the real story behind some things that may have been shown a bit differently on camera. However this story is more of an overview of Jake's life. There's a few stories here and there but on the whole it's an overview of his life and not details. I understand it but as his life has been a rich one I was hoping for a bit more depth especially from an autobiography a d not a biography.
I did enjoy getting to know Jake's family a bit more - especially his sister and Father who are sadly no longer with us. They seem to be a wonderful family who has really been through some tough times.
I recommend this book to fans just go in knowing there aren't any great revelations :)...more