'We all have stories to tell. These are mine.' Drew Barrymore
Born into Hollywood royalty, Drew Barrymore is one of the biggest stars of her generation. Despite an unconventional childhood, she has built a life and career of her own that millions of fans admire.
Wildflower is a portrait of Drew’s life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges and incredible experiences she’s had. It will inspire, delight and show the true meaning of family, happiness and love.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Wildflower is a warm and generous collection of essays that look back at some of the pivotal people and events that have shaped Drew Barrymore’s extraordinary life. Just as you might expect, Barrymore’s writing style is funny and effervescent. The actress treats her history of public and private misadventures with rueful good humour—and a refreshing lack of judgement. The star of E. T. and Charlie’s Angels has played many roles over the last three-plus decades, but this book makes it clear she’s thrilled to have finally found her own voice.
For those seeking gory details of film star Barrymore's misspent youth, there's not much to be found in this low-key memoir. Instead, she brings honesty, sweetness, and humor to the tale of how she fought to earn the hard-won wisdom that steered her from being a 12-year-old former child star to becoming a beloved actor. When Barrymore wisely gets emancipated at 14 her father was homeless and her mother didn't even know enough to pack a lunch for her on school days she's a high school dropout who lacks basic survival skills. Mastering doing her own laundry truly gives the defeated Barrymore a new lease on life: she gains confidence and purpose while also educating herself, devouring book after book at the laundromat. Of course her trademark goofy oddball humor is present as she recalls teenage loves, but there's also growth and a blossoming realization that she can turn her love of work and her desires to do something meaningful into a career. After being welcomed back as an actor and then a producer, Barrymore has shifted to a life that's less Hollywood-driven, focusing on her cosmetics company, Flower Beauty, and her home life. In the end, Barrymore has written a warm and inviting narrative.
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I have always been drawn to Drew's beautiful and kind energy, and this same energy is reflected in her writing. I grew up in the nineties so I can relate to her a lot, I see her as kind of a cool big sister. Haters like to highlight the supposed lack of depth in this book, but I find the lightness of it refreshing and charming. She has a warmth that's hard to hide and if I can attain even the tiniest bit of soul that she exudes this book has been well worth my time. I loved it.
Great insight to my favourite actress
Loved this book, couldn't put it down. Funny and real!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Great read. Inspiring. Beautiful And everything Drew!