Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Going Off Script by Giuliana Rancic
Giuliana Rancic is best known for interviewing A-listers on the red carpet and E! News, skewering their shocking style choices on Fashion Police, and giving viewers a front row seat to her marriage and family life on her reality show, Giuliana & Bill. What fans may not know is that she learned English from Eddie Murphy, got her American citizenship so she could be a beauty queen, and used to have a bad habit of stealing cars for fun.
Giuliana bares this and so much more in her hilarious, warm, and inspiring memoir, Going Off Script. From a young age she dreamed of being a TV anchorwoman but, because of her inclination toward mischief and away from schoolwork, her path to her dream job was far from straight. After a fateful (and mortifying) encounter with the late Senator Ted Kennedy, she learned that Hollywood news was where she belonged. Thankfully for readers, this epiphany led her to a bounty of LA misadventures (featuring notables such as Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Russell Crowe) and an entertaining behind-the-scenes perspective on what our favorite celebrities are really like.
In spite of her glamorous Hollywood life, however, Giuliana could not escape some rockier times, including her battles with infertility and breast cancer. Here, for the first time, she reveals the whole truth behind her well-publicized struggles, and the highly controversial decisions she had to make. And, of course, at the heart of it all are the two loves of her life who keep her strong through everything, her husband Bill and her son, Duke.
Candid, funny, and poignant, Going Off Script is an autobiography that proves you don’t always have to follow the rules to get the life you’ve always dreamed of.
I couldn't have enjoyed a book better if I tried! I have always thought Giuliana was so much fun when I saw her on TV doing interviews for E! and I was so jealous at the same time!
When I picked up this book to read a few days ago, I could not put it down! I literally was reading every free second I had!
From the very beginning she grads your attention and brings you into her world as a child and how she grew up in Naples, Italy. She had an insanely fun and mischievous childhood - from outlandish dreams and CRAZY pranks that she pulled!
She never really took school seriously and just wanted to get through so that she could move on to bigger and better dreams, to be a TV anchor like her idol Barbara Harrison and to be Miss USA. Not high hopes all!
When she was 6 years old her family decided to follow the American Dream and move their family to the United States. They moved to the Washington DC area.
Through many twist and very funny turns, Giuliana finally graduated high school and made her way through college as well when she realized she really needed to buckle down.
At one point in college she realized Washington D.C. new was not where she was meant to be, she was destined for Hollywood and Entertainment reporting!
Through the next several years she would date some interesting characters, she would live from day to day not knowing where her next job would be and then she landed her dream job with E!
Fashion Police came into the picture sometime down the road as well as meeting the man of her dreams, Bill Rancic!
Life couldn't get anymore perfect, marriage and babies were next on the radar! Then the unthinkable happens, through testing for IVF she finds out the most devastating news of her life! CANCER...
She is very candid about her struggles along the way and it really makes you treasure every day that you are alive and well.
She still has to live with taking medication to this day, but she is able to raise her amazing son Duke (another part of her uplifting story you will enjoy) and live the life that she wasn't sure would be possible. I see more amazing stories from her to come and can't wait to read the next one!
I couldn't think of a more perfect wine selection - then XO - sweet and fun and so many selections to enjoy and the perfect amount for any sitting! Delish!