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Ashley Judd: Crying on the Inside Paperback – June 1, 2002
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Here he checks out Ashley Judd from all angles and perspectives and does so in a fair, thorough and neat manner. It's also a flowing, enjoyable read thanks to his writing skills as he manages to weave Ashley's biography, her life and times, in and around her famous mother and sister -- Wynonna and Naomi Judd.
Dickerson likes battlers and he's got one here. Despite the success of her mom and sister, Ashley's life has not been an easy one by any means and we're swept into the passions and obstacles that helped give us this remarkable actress. We're left with the impression that Ashley Judd is just now starting to come into her own. Even though she's well-established as an actress her best work my be yet to come.
Photos enhance this book which is beautifully packaged and the cover draws you into her life. Her fans, new and old, will not want to miss this one and neither will the fans of the Judds.
This book surprised me. It did not seem professional. It relied heavily on pre-published material, and then the author would add snark or a shot to make the material seem knew. Ie: 10 bucks counted a lot when you're about to get shoved off to boarding school!
The author emphasises how close and loving a relationship Wynonna and Ashley have throughout the book, but at the end confuses readers by mentioning they now have a healthy relationship. The book ends right as Ashley is given the part in Ya Ya Sisterhood.
The author mentions that Ashley's life changed at the time he published this book (and she reads everything printed about her so of course this book caused great self reflection), and then later on discusses 2011. So it has been updated. But only vaguely, and in no great detail.
He refers to her sexual assault at the end of the book, but I don't know if he referred to it at the start of the book when Ashley was a child.
I probably would not recommend this book to friends.
Although did Ashley Judd confirmed all the info detailed in this book?
I don't know. What do you think....as there is a lot of facts which went public but some other have never gone public before this book so we have no confirmation really if true or not.
This book traces Ashley's life from birth to her appearance at the 2012 Democratic Convention, and it does so with a depth that you will never find in magazine articles (something Ashley avoids doing in her own memoir).
Basically, this biography, like any good biography, is a character study that puts together those pieces of a person's life that they cannot see for themselves. You may read this book and walk away feeling that Ashley is an emotional wreck, or you may read it and conclude that she is a fighter who has had to struggle her entire life for emotional stability, with most of her problems caused by the super egos of her mother and sister.
My favorite part is the chapter on her first starring movie, "Ruby in Paradise." The author literally walks the reader through the creation of that film, with special insights by the director. That chapter is all you need to know about Ashley the actress. It is a shame that she is considering walking away from her film career (this book addresses that as well).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love Ashley Judd, have for many years, finding out about her life was eye opening and made me respect her all the more!Published 3 months ago by Jacqueline Ballard
I hope All That Is Bitter and Sweet is a better read. This book more addresses her movie and television career than I cared to read about. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Barb
Handling, delivery was great. Movie is a little dark and slow, but good overall.Published 22 months ago by llh5792
Wonderful story well written and heartfelt. Ashley Judd is truly amazing.Published on July 7, 2014 by rose tyler
Found this to be very enlightening. Anyone who has followed the Judd's has noticed that Ashley was seldom seen. This explains a lot. Worth the read it you're a fan of hers.Published on July 3, 2014 by D. Carter
I would recommend this book. It gives you Ashley's thoughts and opinions. It lets you see she's human like the rest of us.Published on June 29, 2014 by Linda H.