Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Summary of review: Even if you are not a fan of “This Is Us,” this is a great memoir to read. It is fast and funny!
Chrissy Metz is an actress who is best known for being on the TV show “This Is Us.”
This is a memoir that is told
through a series of essays. Each chapter is titled. Some of the essays are
serious and deal with issues (family drama, death, weight, divorce, marriage,
etc.). Other chapters are funny (dating, early career, stories on set, etc.)
She also talk directly to the reader to provide advice.
I really loved this memoir told through a series of essays. It was a quick read too. Some of the personal stories were funny while some were serious. She provided advice throughout.
I really liked Chrissy. She was optimistic and kind. Some of the stories were so funny! Other than her character on This Is Us, I really did not know much about Chrissy’s life. She is very relatable. Chrissy was not born into a Hollywood family or of wealth. It is refreshing to read a celebrity memoir where they talk about the struggles of becoming an actor/actress.
If you want a tell-all of This is Us, this is not the book for you. She talks about being on set of American Horror Story and This Is Us, but this book is not about her dishing with behind the scenes stories. It is more about her personal accounts. Her early life, career, marriage, divorce, body image, dating, etc. Her family drama with her biological father and step-father was painful to read about.
One relatable topic that she discussed is body image. I think every single woman can relate to other people having rude comments on the way you look, dress, etc.
Conclusion: This memoir has it all (humor to seruious topics). This book is not a tell-all about the TV show. So even if you are not a fan of the show, you can still pick this book up and enjoy reading it!
Trigger Warnings: Body image, family member death, physical/mental abuse, bullying…