I agree with the reviewers that weren't that positive about the book. While honesty is a virture, and everyone makes mistakes, one would always hope to learn from them. So while celebrities around her died of drug overdose, did Penny stop taking drugs? Nope. I'm glad she had only the one daughter, but you'd have thought, after her experience with her own mother's lack of parenting skills, that Penny might actually want to be a great mom. Nope. And really, so many sexual partners, she doesn't know who fathered her aborted child, or the one she miscarried??? Honesty without a learning curve.
But hey, if it works for her, no skin off my nose, and I didn't pay anything for the book (and wouldn't, given the options). Just another name dropping celebrity who has minimal personal insight. Although Big and Awakenings were great movies, there's nothing in the bio that makes me admire Penny's life.