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Wendy's Got the Heat Paperback – August 3, 2004
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Top Customer Reviews
I was expecting her to get down and dirty in her books like she has done to so many guests on her show. This was pure floss and was just an extension of her current show. I cannot believe how she disrespected everyone by using racial slurs in the introduction. As a avid reader I can say this is a waste of anyone's time. If your interested in a radio career read the introduction and your covered.
We all know she's a former addict, and we now know she's delusional to believe her own hype. Cheating husband and she accepted that and want women to think she was strong in doing so to keep her family together. Sorry but she's looks like a women with self esteem issues who was lucky enough to land on her feet.
Get it from the library.
Wendy Williams has always struck me as a study of contradictions... smart and driven but extremely shallow. She's practical but there's not much depth. She's a guilty pleasure representing the worst of our entertainment fixated culture and it's subsequent mean spiritedness. Her book does nothing to change that opinion. Williams recounts her career trajectory as she moves from Boston radio intern to queen of New York radio. In the process, she meets up with some bad romantic mates. She also makes enemies of powerful people in the entertainment industry and is "banished" to Philly. Eventually, she is welcomed back to New York with open arms.
I have to give it to Williams. She's not shy about putting her business out there as she does the entertainment people she covers. Williams gives off the essence of a nice middle class girl trying to be "hard" with a ruffneck husband. Still, one gets the feeling there are still issues that need to be resolved especially pertaining to Williams' self-esteem and marriage. Her story about her struggle to have a baby is touching but I lost count on how many times she writes about her physical beauty...methinks the lady doth protest too much.
Williams has not been shy about wanting to have her own television show. It will be interesting to see how far this ambition will carry her. Read this book to satisfy your curiousity but don't expect anything deep.
There was so much hype around this book and I bought into it also which is something that I normally do not do. Her radio show is pretty intriguing but this book wasn't. I enjoy reading about a sistah's struggle and 1/3 of the book was about hers. I liked reading how she found her way from Ocean Township to Boston. I loved how she took the reigns and followed her heart to the Virgin Islands to start her career in radio. I loved her "futuristic vision".
After that I lost interest.
1/3 was about her coke addiction (really didn't need that much time)and 1/3 of the book was about her and Kevin.
Due to her gag order she was unable to discuss what happened with her and HOT 97 and of course readers were looking for that.
I finished the book with much disappointment. She spoke in "yucky" tones sometimes sounding ignorant which surprised me.
Anyway I love to hate Wendy as most urban New Yorkers do but I will continue to listen to her because I can distinguish between the the message and the messenger.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was hooked as soon as I started reading. I was able to finish this book so quickly because it was a page-turner. I've been a Wendy Williams fan since I heard her show on 98. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Pamela Parker
Definitely a page turner. I grew up listening to Wendy on the radio and I was surprised that her book really revealed a lot. She was upfront about her own story. Read morePublished 3 months ago by kimmy22
I'm a huge Wendy Williams fan. I watch her daytime talk show religiously and can't get enough of her brazen hussy attitude. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lucky7
I love her brutal honesty. Would prefer less cussing and I'm from NY with a potty mouth. Very Real, true to who Wendy appears to be. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Virginia Woolf
It was informative about her life, but somewhat redundant.
Happy her marriage worked and she was able to have a child
Not bad... I'm a fan of Wendy so I was very interested in the book the whole time.Published 14 months ago by milisenth
Wendy is outrageous. I loved the book and after reading it, admire her more!Published 14 months ago by shoegal