"Wildflower is a portrait of Drew's life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges, and incredible experiences of her earlier years. It includes tales of living on her own at 14 (and how laundry may have saved her life), getting stuck in a gas station overhang on a cross country road trip, saying goodbye to her father in a way only he could have understood, and many more adventures and lessons that have led her to the successful, happy, and healthy place she is today. It is the first book Drew has written about her life since the age of 14."
I got this book for my Christmas last year and I read it within a couple of days and its sat on my little bed-side table ever since. That's when you know how much I really loved a book when it gets pride of place on my bed-side so I can dive into it again and again.
I have always been such a massive fan of Drew's, of her films, of her work and more importantly of her. I think she embodies such a fun and kind vibe and I love reading about people who seem to radiate such positivity.
The book isn't a memoir really in the traditional sense its more a collection of stories and essays about her life. They are not in chronological order and can go from her telling stories about her childhood and the next one might be about her own children which I just enjoyed so much. I loved that you were constantly jumping from one era to the next.
Drew covers every topic you can imagine, her upbringing, her family, her marriage, her children and working as an actress, producer and director.
I loved this book so much. I felt that you really got a sense of who Drew is and the way she sees life. She talks about some incredibly personal things that have happened in her life but she does it with so much grace and class.
I found her attitude just so inspirational and uplifting. I came away from reading the book with a real heartwarming feeling. She seems to tackle life with so much zest and with such high hopes that you can't help but feel a sense of happiness yourself when your reading the stories.
I loved how this was a really genuine insight into someone life, she was truthful and honest about the good and the bad but she didn't sensationalise anything and I thought that was just so refreshing.
Another thing I have to note is the book itself is just the most stunning thing. The front cover and back cover are just immensely beautiful and it really is so perfect to have on display.
I can't recommend this book enough to you guys. If you are a fan of Drew already then there isn't a doubt in my mind that you will love this book and if your someone who doesn't really know much about her then I would urge you to give it a go as I really think you will find yourself truly inspired by a really strong and awesome lady.
"We all have stories to tell, These are mine"
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