By Drew Barrymore
Reviewed by Miranda Boyer
I’ve had a long love affair with Drew Barrymore. I’ve always felt this weird connection to her although we’ve never met. I even named my cat after her. But I promise this isn’t some crazy Taxi episode. But as you can imagine when I heard about Drew writing another biography I was super excited to read it.
I decided to listen to Wildflower because what better way to get a sense of the author’s meaning then to hear them tell you and Drew didn’t disappoint. She has always been so full of life and it radiates off her during the reading. Wildflower reads more like a long love letter to the various people in Drew’s life then it does an autobiography. I guess in a lot of ways, she’s moved so far beyond the crazy young woman she once was and this is reflected in the book. I’ve always thought about writing a memoir myself, I’ve lived an interesting life and I’ve got some stories. But I’ve always worried that I would over praise some of the wonderful people in my life to make up for the bad. In a lot of ways this is what happened in Wildflower. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, it just is.
None of this changed how I feel about Drew. She’s the product of reckless parents in the worst sort of way. Drew later became a UN ambassador fighting for the right for children to get an education because she never did. She really puts her heart into everything she does, and I have a lot of respect for the woman.
On the whole, if you like Drew, than I can’t see why you wouldn’t enjoy this very quick upbeat read.