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Entitlement versus Enlightenment,
This review is from: My Journey with Farrah: A Story of Life, Love, and Friendship (Hardcover)Stewart's sense of entitlement and self-pity feeds Alana's fear of old age, alone, without financial means. I don't know why I should be annoyed, being far from self-less, myself. But also, Alana places an uncomfortable priorty on her own birthday parties and gifts received. Nothing wrong with that until it prioritizes self over the greater needs of others, specifically loved ones.
And then, Alana's belief system leads her to believe that God puts Mimmo (a guy she meets in Europe while helping Farrah)in her life "for a reason" that turns out to be sex.
And she calls in these "healers" that supposedly are able to work magic (One healer, by rubbing coconut oil on Farrah's arms). Ms. Stewart dabbles in Christian Science for a bit and then is off searching in other directions.
In the beginning of this tale, Alana seems convinced that cancer can be meditated away. She actually advises Farrah to hold off on surgery because Alana's astrologer says so.
Though this book is Alana's honest effort to honor Farrah's friendship, it is also a hard look at an aging beauty unable to grow into her true self.
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Initial post: Oct 28, 2009 5:14:05 PM PDT
I thought your review was spot on. I think the book should have been called My Life with Myself....and Oh....Farrah. Disgusting the way she doted on her own self while her "best friend" was fighting the fight for her life. Shame on her for including Mimmo the Mimbo in this book. No one cares if she got laid or not. Not to mention her constantly having to refer to panic attacks due to worrying about her future. One that she said...in her own words, mind you....she needed a billionaire...because she was past the millionaire status...to survive. I have a nice word for her. JOB. Get a damn job...and stop trying to cash in on you "dear friends" fight for life. Farrah did not die to make you rich. You used her for that on your own dime. Sick? Farrah was Sick.....Farrah fought the fight.....Alana was along for the ride to reap the money after Farrah died. I say the same thing for Ryan Oneal....who totally disgusted me when he said "Farrah had Anal Cancer....and then went on to babble about how disgusting it was that this "sex symbol" would get cancer THERE! He should have been kicked to the curb long ago.
Farrah was misled by doctors in Germany. Given false hope....taken advantage of. She was terminal from the onset. People made so much money off of her and her illness. But for her best friend to continue to do so is, in my opinion, unforgivable. I wish the woman no ill well....buit if I was her....I would hunt down my own rosary and ask to be forgived for being a user......a low life...Mimmo Bimbo Loser. Alana...you were not worth the Pecans in the pies Farrah baked. Get a life. Get a job...and stop using people.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2009 1:25:58 PM PST
maybe I will go to the library.. we'll see but I do not wish to add one dollar to Ms. Stewards fund for hapless and totally selfish aging female ex- movie star /model who I agree should get herself out and look for a job .. like most of us !!
its called 'earning ones own living ' !!!!!!
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