Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Brunette Ambition by Lea Michele

Brunette Ambition

Overview from Barnes and Noble:

The star of the hit show Glee shares her experiences and insider tips on beauty, fashion, inner strength, and more in an illustrated book that’s part memoir, part how-to, and part style guide.

Lea Michele is one of the hardest working performers in show business.  Whether she’s starring as Rachel Berry on Glee, rocking a glamorous look on the red carpet, recording her solo album, or acting as the spokesperson for L’Oreal, Lea is the ultimate multi-tasker.  She knows better than anyone that it is difficult to be your best self and keep things in perspective when your to-do list is overflowing and you are faced with challenges, so she’s developed a foolproof system for remaining healthy and centered.  In Brunette Ambition , she reveals the lessons and advice that have worked for her—from beauty and fashion secrets to fitness tips, and career insights.  Supplemented with never-before-seen photos and revealing anecdotes, it’s the book Lea wishes she’d had in her teens and early twenties: A practical and inspirational guide to harnessing tenacity and passion and living the fullest life, no matter what obstacles life puts in your way.

My thoughts:
I listened to this book while walking and running and it flowed easily.  A lot of urging to be true to yourself and believe in yourself, to value your difference and not try to look like everyone else, taking care of yourself and getting enough sleep, healthy food and exercise. 

The funny thing is that I never really thought about Lea looking different than your average actor, perhaps because in recent years a lot of different types of beauty have been recognized and shown in movies and on TV, but she spent a lot of time getting feedback that she wasn't the right look to make it away from Broadway, that she should consider having work done which she never did. 

I doubt that I was really the intended audience for this book (I've never even watched Glee), but I like the idea of her telling girls in their teens to believe in themselves, to take care of themselves and to be themselves. 

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804139076
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/20/2014
  • Pages: 208

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