Love, Pamela: Her new memoir, taking control of her own narrative for the first time (Hardback)
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Love, Pamela: Her new memoir, taking control of her own narrative for the first time (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages
Published: 31/01/2023
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Charting her path from the 1990s most famous cover girl to a devoted mother and activist, Pamela Anderson’s revealing and deeply personal memoir reflects an extraordinary life in and out of the limelight.

'To live and dream is a wicked dance. My dreams often come true - A curse, and a blessing.

Pamela Anderson's blond bombshell image was ubiquitous in the 1990s. Discovered in the stands during a Canadian football game, she was quickly launched into superstardom, becoming Playboy's favourite cover girl and an emblem of Hollywood glamour and sex appeal. Yet the Pamela Anderson we think we know was created through happenstance rather than careful cultivation.

Love, Pamela brings forth her true story, that of a small town girl getting tangled up in her own dreams.

Growing up on Vancouver Island, the daughter of young, wild, and unwittingly stylish parents, Pamela lived a hardscrabble childhood but developed a deep love for nature, populating her world with misfits, apparitional friends, and injured animals. Eventually overcoming her natural shyness, Pamela let her restless imagination propel her into a life few can dream of, in Hollywood and the Playboy Mansion. As her star rose, she found herself becoming a fixture of tabloid fodder, at the height of an era when paparazzi tactics were bent on destroying a person's image and self-esteem.

Pamela forged ahead with grace, finding sanctuary in her love of art and literature, and emerged a devoted mother and activist. Now, having returned to the island of her childhood, after a memorable run starring as Roxie in Chicago on Broadway, Pamela is telling her story, a story of an irrepressible free spirit coming home and discovering herself anew at every turn. With vivid prose interspersed with bursts of original poetry, Love, Pamela is a pensive, layered, and unforgettable memoir.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472291103
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A revelatory and fascinating dive beyond the usual bimbo clichés - Alexander Larman, The Spectator

Pamela Anderson tackles her journey from small-town girl to one of the icons of the 90s, terrorised by the LA paparazzi who were obsessed with her personal life . . . this is a chance for her to tell her story in her own way. - Stylist

Reveals the woman behind the iconic image in this intimate and well-written journey of self-discovery, uncovering the layers that make up her complicated past and sharing her lifelong thirst for knowledge. Anderson fully takes control of her own story, addressing the salacious aspects but also sharing inspiring tales of survival, motherhood, and activism. - Library Journal

A page-turner . . . throughout her account of this kooky, messed-up, enviable, and often thrilling life, her humility . . . never fails her. - Kirkus

This pensive and free-spirited narrative reflects both Anderson's naivete and her wild spirit. - Publishers Weekly

The most disappointing thing about Love, Pamela is that it doesn't come in a form that can be injected directly into your viens . . . Dazzling. - The New York Times

The iconic Anderson uses a mixture of poetry and prose to present an impressionistic view of a fascinating life . . . the book paints a picture of a wild spirit, a proud mother, and a seeker that will draw in fans and those who have misunderstood this complicated woman. - Booklist, starred review

Anderson reveals the woman behind the iconic image in this intimate and well-written journey of self-discovery, uncovering the layers that make up her complicated past and sharing her lifelong thirst for knowledge. Anderson fully takes control of her own story, addressing the salacious aspects but also sharing inspiring tales of survival, motherhood, and activism. - Library Journal

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“Open and honest.”

I've always been a fan of Pamela so I couldn't wait to read this book when it was released. Through out the book I felt Pamela was very open and honest about her life and never took herself to seriously,... More

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