DRINKING AND TWEETING by Brandi Glanville

DRINKING AND TWEETING

And Other Brandi Blunders

KIRKUS REVIEW

The reality TV star's account of her ex-husband's philandering, the effects of their divorce and custody battle on their two young sons, and her rocky path to dating and newfound fame and confidence.

Noted for her hilarious zingers and cat fights on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the show's crassest, most unfiltered star hasn't qualified as an actual housewife since her 2010 divorce. At the end of a 13-year relationship with TV actor Eddie Cibrian, who's appeared on shows including CSI: Miami, Glanville discovered her husband was cheating on her with multiple women. He wed one, country singer LeAnn Rimes, in 2011, and Glanville has struggled to come to terms with their romance and to co-parent with a man who's refused to give her his phone number. Due to Rimes' fame, as well as the fact that she, too, was married at the time of the affair, messy details surrounding Glanville and Cibrian's split provided endless tabloid fodder, as did Glanville's unrestrained comments to reporters and angry behavior that led to, among other actions, her slashing the tires of Cibrian's motorcycles. Glanville insists that the dissolution of her marriage was her decision, not Cibrian's, and she airs all of his dirty laundry and lies. A former model, Glanville is certainly no writer—she was assisted by Hollywood Reporter contributor Bruce—but her effervescent voice and often shocking candor help make her stories at least entertaining. In the notoriously superficial Hollywood social scene, Glanville stands out for her willingness to be vulnerable and even to look bad; she admits to plastic surgery and a DUI arrest and looks back at her mistakes with regret. She offers no apology for who she is, and her personality, love it or hate it, comes across as authentic.

Frothy, straightforward and surprisingly addictive.

Pub Date: Feb. 12th, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4767-0762-4
Page count: 256pp
Publisher: Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2013




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