In this honest, layered and unforgettable book that alternates between storytelling and her own poetry, Pamela Anderson breaks the mold of the celebrity memoir while taking back the tale that has been crafted about her.
Her blond bombshell image was ubiquitous in the 1990s. Discovered in the stands of a football game, she was immediately rocket launched into fame, becoming Playboy’s favorite cover girl and an emblem of Hollywood glamour and sexuality. But what happens when you lose grip on your own life—and the image the notoriety machine creates for you is not who you really are?
Growing up on Vancouver Island, the daughter of young, wild, and unprepared parents, Pamela Anderson’s childhood was not easy, but it allowed her to create her own world—surrounded by nature and imaginary friends. When she overcame her deep shyness and grew into herself, she fell into a life on the cover of magazines, the beaches of Malibu, the sets of movies and talk shows, the arms of rockstars, the coveted scene at the Playboy Mansion. And as her star rose, she found herself tabloid fodder, at the height of an era when paparazzi tactics were bent on capturing a celebrity’s most intimate, and sometimes weakest moments. This is when Pamela Anderson lost control of her own narrative, hurt by the media and fearful of the public’s perception of who she was…and who she wasn’t.
Fighting back with a sense of grace, fueled by a love of art and literature, and driven by a devotion to her children and the causes she cares about most, Pamela Anderson has now gone back to the island where she grew up, after a memorable run starring as Roxie in Chicago on Broadway, reclaiming her free spirit but also standing firm as a strong, creative, confident woman.
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In her searingly honest memoir, Pamela Anderson reshapes our perception of her life, career, and personality. Narrating in an intimate and relaxed tone, the legendary model and actress charts her path from a strange and chaotic childhood on Vancouver Island to escaping an abusive fiancé to attending her first Playboy shoot, and everything beyond. Despite having endured tumultuous marriages and many traumatic experiences, Anderson has a remarkably balanced perspective, even when she’s describing bonkers encounters with the likes of Jack Nicholson. Her memoir’s full of elegance and vulnerability, too, particularly during its forays into free verse and poetry—revealing Anderson’s genuine passion and love for art and literature. From wild parties to animal rights to dealing with misogynistic talk show hosts, Love, Pamela is a great listen.
Pamela, thank you for sharing your incredible story. 🙏 namaste 🤍💫✨
She is a legend in her own time. A trailblazer whether she wanted that or not. Her story is beautiful and this book tells it so well.
A wonderfully beautiful read!
While I enjoy listening to autobiographies about those I admire, I mostly do it to pull from their experiences so that I can apply them to my own life. Pamela had so much to say, and in such an elegant way. This was an amazing book, especially since it was read by her. I absolutely recommend it!