One of my goals for 2016 is to get back to my roots and read more books. As the great Frederick Douglass said, ‘Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.’ Books are a passion – nay, an obsession of mine and always have been. I grew up in the library and my parents fostered my love of reading and learning. With books I have lived a thousand lives, found myself absorbed in different worlds, and learned immensely more than I could have otherwise. I have a goal of reading 100 books this year, along with me!
Wildflower by Drew Barrymore is an intimate and revealing ‘non-memoir’. It’s really a collection- almost a journal of Barrymore’s experiences in her personal life and in her professional life. A chronological order of time is out the window, but it flows and makes sense nonetheless. It reads as though she is writing it just for herself- and maybe for her girls someday. There are lots of exclamation points but not much is held back. She may skim a tad over the drug phase, but she does explain her thought process, and what it took for her to want to do more with her life. I love Barrymore’s acting and this was a pretty incredible peek into her thoughts, beliefs and way of life.
That’s book 14 of 100! Read all the reviews here.
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Book 14: Wildflower by Drew Barrymore