Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up by Naya RiveraFunny and deeply personal, Sorry Not Sorry recounts Glee star Naya Riveras successes and missteps, urging young women to pursue their dreams and to refuse to let past mistakes define them.
Navigating through youth and young adulthood isnt easy, and in Sorry Not Sorry, Naya Rivera shows us that were not alone in the highs, lows, and in-betweens. Whether its with love and dating, career and ambition, friends, or gossip, Naya inspires us to follow our own destiny and step over--or plod through--all the crap along the way. After her rise and fall from early childhood stardom, barely eking her way through high school, a brief stint as a Hooters waitress, going through thick and thin with her mom/manager, and resurrecting her acting career as Santana Lopez on Glee, Naya emerged from these experiences with some key life lessons:
- All those times I scrawled I HATE MY MOM in my journal. So many moms and teenage daughters dont get along--we just have to realize its nothing personal on either side.
- At-home highlights and DIY hair extensions. Some things are best left to the experts, and hair dye is one of them.
- Falling in love with the idea of a person, instead of the actual person.
- That I dont always get along with everyone. Having people not like you is a risk you have to take to be real, and Ill take that over being fake any day.
- Laughing at the gossip instead of getting upset by it.
- Getting my financial disasters out of the way early--before I was married or had a family--so that the only credit score that I wrecked was my own.
Even with a successful career and a family that she loves more than anything else, Naya says, Theres still a thirteen-year-old girl inside of me making detailed lists of how I can improve, whos never sure of my own self-worth. Sorry Not Sorry is for that thirteen-year-old in all of us.
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Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up
I purchased this book on Tuesday as part of my women-authored-memoir spree. Naya Rivera. Navigating through youth and young adulthood isn't easy, and in Sorry Not Sorry , Naya Rivera shows us that we're not alone in the highs, lows, and in-betweens. Whether it's with love and dating, career and ambition, friends, or gossip, Naya inspires us to follow our own destiny and step over-or plod through-all the crap along the way. Moms and teenage daughters will never get along-we just have to realize it's nothing personal on either side. At-home highlights and DIY hair extensions. Some things are best left to the experts, and hair dye is one of them.
I purchased this book on Tuesday as part of my women-authored-memoir spree. As evidenced by the photo I've included, this book was perfect as the fall equivalent of a good beach read - enjoy it with a cup of cocoa or tea, and be ready to go through it in one sitting. Rivera is best known to most of us as Santana from Glee, but this is not a Glee memoir and that is a good thing. The ten chapters each focus on different phases or components of her life, whether her early days acting as a preschooler, her financial troubles as a young woman, or her love life. Each chapter wraps up with a few bullet points under the 'sorry' banner, and a few under 'not sorry.
Naya Rivera writes about a number of personal subjects in her new book, Sorry Not Sorry, but says one of the hardest was the death of her Glee co-star Cory Monteith, who died of a drug overdose in Rivera, 29, shares how the cast dated, partied and basically had the ups and downs of twentysomethings who spend a lot of time together. She also shares her story of starting in showbiz at a young age, relationship drama and finally getting it right with her now-husband, actor Ryan Dorsey. Rivera talks about opening up, her love of writing and passing on her love of books to 1-year-old son, Josey. Is that what happened?