...I really enjoyed Shelley's book, because it had so much Annie info and behind-the-scenes stuff, and lots of great photos, BUT I tend to agree with K-the-O about Shelley. In subtle ways she kind of criticized both Andrea and Alyson Kirk, some of the orphans, and put herself in the best light possible. Of course why would you put yourself down in an autobiography, but I didn't like how she repeated all the positive things ever said about her, bragged about everything down to her fur coat and silk blouses ,and how in demand she was even after leaving the show....I also thought the parallels she drew between Annie's story and her own life were far-fetched, but I guess that was the key to selling the book. I would recommend it to any Annie fan because of the interesting details, but Shelley's personality came across to me(IMHO) as a braggart and show-off show biz kid, denying it all the way.
Posted on Jul 20, 2008, 12:08 PM from IP address 188.8.131.52