Marie Osmond. It's not that I don't like her, I just never really knew much about her other than who she is. I never thought I'd be interested in her life, but, then again, I never knew much about her life. When I think of the name Osmond, I think of the classic Christmas album my dad would play for us every year and my sister and I doing our dance routine (cartwheels included) to "Sleigh Ride". (Good times.)
My mother-in-law called me one day and told me I had to read this book. So, I got it from the library and it sat on my shelf, patiently waiting it's turn. This is a book I'll never regret reading. I loved it! After reading it, I felt like I was able to sit down with Marie, herself, and have her tell me this story from her own mouth. It's a compilation of her memories of life growing up as an entertainer, being the daughter of her wonderful parents, the sister to her awesome brothers, the mother to her amazing children, the wife of not one, but two different husbands. She talks about her divorces, a house fire that devoured her memories and journals and things handed down to her from her mother when she passed away, issues with her weight and therefore her perception of herself, traveling, her career. She shares lessons learned from other people, sharing moments of triumph and defeat with friends and family, and even laughs about fainting on national television. She talks about her charity work, her doll collections and all the while keeping her faith and focus on what's most important.
I learned so much about her, about life, love, and happiness, about not sweating the small things, about determination, and about being human and accepting yourself. She always remembered to laugh!
This book had me laughing, tearing up, sympathizing, and determining to see my life differently. If you are a fan of Marie or just want an uplifting book to read and make you feel good, I recommend reading this one!
Check it out HERE!