Aug 3, Book review: ‘Angelina’ by Andrew Morton. The unauthorized biography presents a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of Angelina Jolie. Jul 25, This book’s “also by Andrew Morton” list has. Angelina Jolie, the subject of Andrew Morton’s biography. . An Unauthorized Biography. Jul 29, Angelina Jolie biography by Andrew Morton: I read it so you don’t the life of Angelina Jolie in Angelina: An Unauthorized Biography, out Aug.
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Angelina: An Unauthorized Biography
Morton asserts that for more than a year, the infant Jolie lived in a bare, all white room cared for by an assortment of babysitters, one of whom provided this information. This was my first experience with an Andrew Morton biography.
There are very few quotes from Jolie herself and a lot of quotes from the odd assortment of anonymous inside track people. All I can say is I felt sad for her, her children, and a world that listens to a woman who is rich and famous and beautiful but so troubled.
Preview — Angelina by Andrew Morton. For that year, Angelina was in effect abandoned by her parents, in a white room holding only a white crib, and provided few toys or meaningful social interactions. Is she worth it? Andrew Morton is a good biographer.
But the genius in the marketing, of course, is that we’re asking the same thing about the actress herself. It is Morton’s way of trying to pull apart every thing Jolie has ever done or been accused of in her personal life and making reasons for why that happenned or what that represents in her personality.
She is a goddess among women because of her commitment to embracing and exploring her own sexuality, never suppressing it, until she has effectively transcended it.
Thus, it had a tabloid feel here and there. Her parents play heavily into much of who she is and her dynamics with each of them speak volumes. I generally like biographies but this one was a terrible read. Apr 15, Terri Durling rated it liked it. But, since the world is home to plenty of Geminis who haven’t inked Thornton’s name below their bikini line on a whim, there’s clearly more at work.
Using details from interviews and his own research, Morton’s biography is extremely thorough and is ultimately the perfect guide for anyone wanting to know anything and everything about Angelina Jolie; from facts about her paternal and maternal grandparents to her career, her many boyfriends and husbands, addictions, and much, much more.
However, you can only really judge someone by their actions, as Morton often points out, and AJ has done a lot more with her celebrity and fortune than, say, Lindsay Lohan or Jessica Simpson. The photos alone would be worth the price of this book.
If there is a celebrity today who merits the spadework of an unauthorized Mortob biography, it’s Jolie, with a potential audience that includes just about anyone omrton has gone through a supermarket checkout line in the last decade, glanced at tabloid headlines about Angelina, say, open- mouth kissing her brother or swapping vials of blood with Billy Bob Thornton and wondered: Morton’s unauthorized biography delivers details of her life that shed unuathorized light on her personality – that is if you can believe them.
While die-hard fans of Jolie will appreciate the inside information provided behind movie sets, Jolie’s co-stars and the stories behind her own roles; Angelinais just too detailed for the masses and I predict that most readers will lose interest. TOO much crap about her parents. Yet, somehow, I found myself with some grudging admiration for her.
She seems to sincerely want to help make this a better world. Morton trots out, “Joe Schmo, Beverly Hills psychologist, who has never treated Angelina or any of her family members” a lot for opinions on her behavior. Goodreads does not have enough bandwidth for me to list all of her lovers The author’s ‘credible’ sources were astrologists, psychologists, magazine articles and tabloid statements.
There were plenty of amazing photos you couldn’t find elsewhere.
View all 3 comments. The book has this moral overtone or maybe it’s just the droning, sometimes simpering narrator of affected sympathy. How does s Unauthorized biographies can offer a reader a general look into a star’s life, though the facts are not substantiated.
Want to Read saving…. The whiplash jumble of inconsistency reads like a list of quotes and blind items culled from every tabloid published in the last twenty years and strung together without art, style or sense.
There is one thing that can’t be denied that she is a beautiful, strong, and unusual woman. Unauhorized believe there was a mention of a picture they hung above their bed that she created from her own blood and of course they had a second ceremony where they pricked each others’ fingers and sucked their blood.
This is no mean feat for an actress in a world that does it’s best to compartmentalize all public women, and if possible, put them into a lockable box marked “sex symbol”. Not really sure how to “review” this book. Yet, this book is fascinating in that the reader is given a opportunity to look at Angelina Jolie’s growth and development as an actress and as a Hollywood vamp.
Angelina Jolie biography by Andrew Morton: I read it so you don’t have to! |
Did her body become damaged after so much alcohol and drugs use? So I got this book from the library, I would never buy something like this! In the end, you feel sorry for Jolie as Morton really doesn’t give her any credit throughout the book and shws no empathy to her. It’s not a biography – it’s creative nonfiction, with an emphasis on “creative. When Angelina was about one year old, her mother–heartbroken due to her separation from Angie’s father Andrew Morton, in his unauthorized biography on actress and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie, cuts right to the core of her neurosis.
Yes, Angelina is an amazing woman, and this book does draw the picture of why she is amazing, although that may have been an unavoidable accident. Are all those tatoos an acceptable, more adult form of self-mutilation?
The book I guess did offer some insights into the psychology of who she is, but I am still not convinced that Morton got any deeper than just scratching the surface of the ‘heart and soul’ of Angelina.
Book review: ‘Angelina’ by Andrew Morton
I thought maybe the book would give me more insight on the woman. Not least, she has to rise above know-it-all eejits like Andrew Morton opining about her “emotional limitations”.
I think all of her humanitarian efforts are ridiculous and, quite honestly, very selfish in biograpyh I’m giving this 2 stars because even though it was uninteresting and there were no big revelations, Andrew Morton is a good writer and the information is presented well. Aniston as a clingy, pathetic mess. I knew that when I picked up the book but reading yb her multiplied that freakiness by about 10 for me!
Jolie-Pitt is so wealthy she is able to create her image and employment into any social organization she chooses.
Book review: ‘Angelina’ by Andrew Morton – latimes
It becomes clear that Morton really doesn’t like Angelina and just wanted to write the book because he thought she would be a good subject matter. The only reason I finished this book was because the background stuff about what was going on in Hollywood at the time was pretty interesting to me.
Good GRIEF, she is one of the world’s most accomplished, successful, inspiring, and generous performers and business-people.