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My Reality Hardcover – June 5, 2012
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This book is about one thing--Melissa Rycroft falling for a Texas guy named Tye. It's really their story but we're only hearing Melissa's side of it. The first 44 pages could be summarized in one sentence: after a year of dating occasionally she wanted a love commitment and Tye wasn't interested. There--I just saved you having to trudge through her acting like a basket case in crying over a guy she liked.
Then she went nuts and flew into a screaming rage. When she got no reaction from him she spent the next few months rehashing the breakup with others before one of her friends put in an application for her with the TV show The Bachelor. Her behavior during this time period is so psychotic that it's hard to believe any of her friends would stick by her. Maybe they sent her away on The Bachelor to stop having to hear her crazy rehashing about Tye's faults over and over again, which is what she does throughout the book.
When it gets to the section on the show, there are few details as to what went on. She does not give any specifics beyond the first night and the final rose ceremony. Possibly she was contractually barred from it but it makes the book much less interesting.Read more ›
Well, for one thing, if you're looking for anything deep or any advice, forget it. She doesn't have anything like that to offer you. Instead, I found myself sort of disturbed when I was reading this by how needy and superficial she came across.
Basically, here's what happened. She dated this guy, Tye, who wasn't interested in committing to her, so he broke it off. She remained obsessed with him, pretty much stalking him. Then, she went on the "Bachelor," got dumped on TV, and then got a spot on "DWTS." How convenient that, once she starts getting all this attention, THEN all of a sudden he comes along and wants her back. She gets third place on "DWTS" and then, wham! bam! by the end of that year she and Tye are married.
Also how convenient that she gets married and engaged so quickly, and all before the guy who broke up with her on TV had his own wedding Coincidence? I think not. That whole thing was done far too quickly, probably to keep her name relevant.
She also comes off as a total hypocrite, criticizing how the guy from the "Bachelor" Jason and Molly (his now-wife) put their relationship to the test on national TV. Um, you were on the same show as them, and you were doing the same thing, sweetheart! Plus, now that you and your husband have your own TV show that just makes you sound like even more of a hypocrite.
Melissa comes off as someone who cannot handle any kind of rejection, and she seems like she has no idea how to function without a man in her life.Read more ›
It was Melissa who cheated on Mesnick, with her now husband salesman Tye Strickland. Though she was engaged to Mesnick, she continued texting, seeing and dating Tye. Melissa admits now that she loved Tye, all through her engagement, even while promising Jason she would be his wife and stepmother to his son, while she made phone calls to talk to Jason's child. After ATFR, and mainly because of the onslaught of public sympathy, Melissa started receiving opportunities to make appearances all over. This was wonderful for Melissa, but she still had not come clean about cheating on Mesnick. In her book, she does admit this in a way, I guess, but still goes on to tar and feather both Jason and Molly Mesnick. Melissa calls Mesnick "starstruck" yet has become far more starstruck than the Mesnicks have ever seemed.
Melissa's book is little more than a disturbing blow by blow account of her stalkerish obsession with Tye Strickland. He made it clear time and again that he didn't even want a girlfriend, let alone marriage and family. But Melissa persisted, broke into Tye's home one night (very dangerous and wrong,) would attack his door in the wee hours of the morning until he was forced to let her in.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not the best book ever... but does have a happy ending. Not as bad as some of the other reviews described itPublished 1 month ago by Kathryn
Terrible. My borderline OCD is literally the only reason I finished this book. I must have read the name "Tye" 100 million times--t's ridiculous. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I enjoyed reading the book because of the behind the scenes look that Melissa gave into The Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars. Read morePublished 4 months ago by J C H
Melissa has a great story to tell. But I felt like she lacked in execution. Her conversational tone was refreshing and you could grasp her personality. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jessie Reid
I didn't expect much and I wasn't disappointed! This book is so poorly written that it's almost painful to read. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have watched nearly all seasons of "The Bachelor" and Dancing with the Stars" which is why I picked up this book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Bookworm
This "story" could have been told in a short essay. The writing is horrible, the grammar is poor, and there should have been a thousand edits. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Stefanie
Ok for Bachelor fans but probably boring for anyone who is not.Published 12 months ago by Marie F. Sarmer