Mean Baby

I went into this book not knowing what to expect. I’ve always liked Selma Blair, and of course I loved her in Legally Blonde and Cruel Intentions. I also liked the cover of the book, had seen a lot of people posting about it, and let’s be honest: LOVE a celebrity memoir. So I scooped this one up, only to be unable to put it down. First of all, BLAIR CAN WRITE. The book is incredibly well-written. Second, she is very self-aware, and very raw and vulnerable. She talks about trauma, abuse, addiction (so CW for all of those), and of course her MS diagnosis in a way that is honest and messy, heartbreaking, but still somehow hopeful. It’s a look at her life from birth (literally, she was born with a cute little smirk and deemed a “mean baby”), all the way through present day. There is also fun stuff: Hollywood tea, working with Reese Witherspoon and Sarah Michelle Gellar, the friendships she has made in the industry, etc. I tore through this in just a few days and think that you will do the same. Cannot recommend it enough!

Author: Selma Blair