Naya Rivera is one of the actresses from Glee – she was Santana Lopez in the show. And now she’s written Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, mistakes, and growing up, a memoir of moments in her life up to this point.
For those of you who don’t know, I really like reading autobiographies and memoirs. I have a particular affinity for reading ones written by celebrities and other well known people because it’s kind of cool to hear from their point of view about their lives. At the same time though, I find myself having to remember that this is just their refined view of what they want out there.
With all that said, I do admire people like Naya Rivera for being brave enough to talk about how it was her fault she got into debt and had to dig herself out of that. She wasn’t careful enough and got pregnant and had an abortion. She worked super hard for her career. She’s happy and married with a child. She talked about the challenges of being biracial and how much she loves her mom and stuff. As much as it’s a refined view of her life, those things are surely hard to talk about and I could see how putting it out there could have tremendous power to help her readers if they were going to go through something or have gone through something similar because there is power in knowing you’re not alone.
Naya Rivera strikes me as the kind of person who doesn’t hold back, whether in love or hate, but she’s smart about it I think. I guess that’s an admirable traits depending on your point of view.
In any case she’s an interesting person and think her book is worth a read.
Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, mistakes, and growing up
Author: Naya Rivera
Published: September 13, 2016
Page count: 256
Genre: Autobiography, Memoir