During times when I am not eavesdropping at Hip Hop class, I like (love) to read. This past summer I read Andrew Morton's book on Princess Diana. It was supposedly authorized by her before she died. It was extremely interesting and the guy sounded like he really knew his facts. Fast forward to this year when Andrew Morton published Tom Cruise's unauthorized biography. I thought, here is a guy I use to l-o-v-e in Top Gun, the Firm, the lawyer navy one with Jack Nicholson and Risky Business. Plus my all time favorite, "All The Right Moves". That goes back a ways. Anyway, I wanted to read the Morton dirt on him. Wanted to see where he was coming from because now I think he's a little bit of a freak show. Cute, but a freak show nonetheless. The book was down right disturbing. The whole Scientology thing is similar to a cult. OK, it is a cult, I just don't want to piss any of you readers off. It's not like I get 150 comments a day and have readers to spare. So it also seems, Tommy boy has been a control freak from the get go and kind of hard to tell fact from fiction when it is coming out of his mouth. I thought Katie had been sucked into his world without much of a chance and I guess I was right. Free Katie.
I knew I needed to change genres to get my mood from deep depression, so I grabbed Jenny Gardiner's first published book titled, Sleeping With Ward Cleaver. This reading suggestion came from my blog friend Manic. OK, so maybe we don't know each other, but I read her blog everyday (yeah kind of like stalking) and I know a lot about her, so therefore, she is my friend. Anyway the book is fabulous and I am giving it a 2 thumbs up and I am only half way through it! Parts are a little too close for comfort in the similarity dept. to my real life. I don't think my husband is Ward Cleaver, but I think he wishes he were. I think he wishes he were married to a more June Cleavery type girl too. You know the type, always looking put together (me, I really like comfy pants and tshirts), the house is neat as a pin (sorry, see a few posts ago), the kids are polite and say "sir" and all (OK, so they clear their dishes to the sink after dinner, but they have never uttered the word "sir") and June never asks for anything, but always seems great (2 words, mood swings). Anyhow, Jenny's writing really sucks you in and makes me want to ignore all chores and requests and just sit down and read. Of course, when I finish it, I will expect her to write another one immediately!
In conclusion, the younger, naive me would have to say Tom Cruise is way better than Ward Cleaver, but the blogging, more mature me, says Ward Cleaver, hands down!