Customer Review

32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Entitlement versus Enlightenment, August 31, 2009
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.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 

Comments

Tracked by 1 customer

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-2 of 2 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Oct 28, 2009 5:14:05 PM PDT
Love2Read says:
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
Marionbrodie says:
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 ' !!!!!!
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

3.7 out of 5 stars (98 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (50)
4 star:
 (16)
3 star:
 (6)
2 star:
 (9)
1 star:
 (17)
 
 
 
Used & New from: $0.01
Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: Naperville, IL, United States

Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,880,840