Drew Barrymore’s Wildflower is a touching, often funny account of the actress/director’s life. From her early years spent in the public eye as a child star to more recent times as an accomplished filmmaker, Barrymore tells all with candor and poise. Her story ranges from heartwarming (her tight-knit family) to harrowing (sexual abuse she suffered at age 7), but throughout it one thing is clear: Drew Barrymore has emerged from every challenge stronger than before. This engrossing book will appeal not just to fans of Drew Barrymore but also anyone who appreciates an inspiring personal tale well told.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who appreciates an inspiring personal tale well told. This would include fans of Drew Barrymore, but it would also appeal to others who enjoy reading about someone’s life story.
- The book is well written and engaging.
- It tells a powerful story of resilience in the face of adversity.
- Barrymore is an interesting and charismatic author.
- The book is often repetitive.
- Barrymore glosses over some parts of her life story.
- The writing can be a bit clunky at times.
Learn more about the author
Drew Barrymore is an actress, director, producer and author. She made her motion picture debut at the age of 6 ½ in ET: The Extra-Terrestrial and has since gone on to star in over 50 films. Drew made her directing debut with the highly acclaimed feature film Whip It (2009) and also produced it. In 2013 she wrote, directed and starred in Blended which was released by Warner Bros.
“Drew Barrymore’s Wildflower is a beautifully written and heartfelt account of one woman’s life journey. From her earliest memories as a child star to her more recent successes as an actress, director, producer and mother, Drew takes us on an intimate tour of her highs and lows with candor, humor and grace. I couldn’t put it down!”
“Drew Barrymore is a force of nature and her story is one you won’t be able to put down. An amazing woman with incredible strength, Wildflower shines a light on the challenges we all face and proves that rose bushes can grow from concrete.”
“Drew Barrymore is a force of nature and her memoir, Wildflower, proves it. With honesty and wit she recounts tales that are both heartwarming and harrowing. This book is as unputdownable as its author.”
“Much like her acting career, Drew Barrymore’s Wildflower is successful because it is so honest. This isn’t a story about an actress who tries to be someone she’s not; it’s the true account of Drew Barrymore – warts and all.”