Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Glamour, Interrupted: a book review

I recently got the opportunity to choose from a wide assortment of books at Collins, and I jumped at the chance to read Glamour, Interrupted: How I Became the Best-Dressed Patient in Hollywood by Steven "Cojo" Cojocaru. I have been a fan of his for a while and have always loved watching him on Entertainment Tonight or during Red Carpet events. His particular style of wit while critiquing the rich and famous is chicken soup for my sarcastic soul. In short, I feel a certain camaraderie. ;)

Cojo's book is filled with humor and sarcasm, and as I read his book I realized that I'm not sure that I could even be that upbeat if I had gone through what he did. In his book he talks about the exact moments he suspected serious health problems, later becoming diagnosed with a life threatening kidney disease, and his ongoing struggle to stay afloat in a cold and not so sterile world of kidney transplants and dialysis.

Steven's book chronicles his struggles and triumphs, and eventually acceptance that life isn't perfect no matter how hard you work to make it appear that way. Through his illness, Steven learns what real unconditional love is in the form of friends, fans, and family and he puts a very human face to kidney disease in spite of his fame and celebrity.

I applaud him for writing his story, and despite suffering so much, being able to do it in a way that is so honest and open... and so very, very funny.

I really enjoyed reading Steven Cojocaru's book and I would recommend it to anyone, especially fans and anyone who has hit rock bottom and thought that there was no way up; his book clearly proves that you can overcome with the love and support of the ones around you.

Glamour, Interrupted
is scheduled for release January 22nd, 2008. You can click the links for more info.

*** All the book reviews done for HarperCollins or Collins Publishing (an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishing) are done with one stipulation- I receive the book for free and read it. If I like it, I review it on my blog. These are not paid reviews per se, except for receiving the book.***

1 comment:

Avery Gray said...

He's always made me laugh. Great review!