Brunette Ambition By Lea Michele
Published May 20th 2014 by Harmony Books
Summary: The star of the hit show Glee shares her experiences and insider tips on beauty, fashion, inner strength, and more in an illustrated book that’s part memoir, part how-to, and part style guide.
Lea Michele is one of the hardest working performers in show business. Whether she’s starring as Rachel Berry on Glee, rocking a glamorous look on the red carpet, recording her solo album, or acting as the spokesperson for L’Oreal, Lea is the ultimate multi-tasker. She knows better than anyone that it is difficult to be your best self and keep things in perspective when your to-do list is overflowing and you are faced with challenges, so she’s developed a foolproof system for remaining healthy and centered. In Brunette Ambition, she reveals the lessons and advice that have worked for her–from beauty and fashion secrets to fitness tips, and career insights.
Supplemented with never-before-seen photos and revealing anecdotes, it’s the book Lea wishes she’d had in her teens and early twenties: A practical and inspirational guide to harnessing tenacity and passion and living the fullest life, no matter what obstacles life puts in your way.
Brunette Ambition is marketed as a memoir on goodreads but it isn’t. If you’re planning to learn more about Lea’s life, this book probably isn’t going to help you all that much.
It was fairly interesting to learn about her family and her theater life but a good majority of the book is essentially a self-help book. It reminds me kind of like Lauren Conrad’s Style book — it’s one of those tips and tricks type of book.
I am a fan of hers but I don’t feel like I learnt too much about her. She briefly touched on Glee and even then it wasn’t a behind-the-scenes or any of that sort. It was just a chapter of pictures and how they’re like family, which I think at this point everyone knows that.
To market it as a memoir is rather misleading and if you don’t care about the abundance of recipes and beauty tips then this book probably has little use to you. Perhaps Lea should have focused solely on making Brunette Ambition a self-help book instead (or waiting a couple more years before writing a memoir).
A three star rating seems awfully gracious, but because I found some of the tips useful to me I think a three star would suffice. This book would be of better use perhaps for die-hard fans or her teenage fans, but probably not for anyone who wants to learn about her. Google her, you’ll learn more.