Aug 3, Book review: ‘Angelina’ by Andrew Morton. The unauthorized biography presents a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of Angelina Jolie. Jul 25, This book’s “also by Andrew Morton” list has. Angelina Jolie, the subject of Andrew Morton’s biography. . An Unauthorized Biography. Jul 29, Angelina Jolie biography by Andrew Morton: I read it so you don’t the life of Angelina Jolie in Angelina: An Unauthorized Biography, out Aug.

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Sep 21, Anna Marie rated it it was ok. The concern is to an individual wondering how Ms. Dec 19, Annette rated it it was mortno Shelves: Andrew Morton’s unauthorized biography of Angelina Jolie describes an abused child, raised to be promiscuous and exhibitionistic by an amibitious, selfish, and cold woman who pushes Jolie to succeed as an actress in ways that momma Marcheline never could.

Otherwise I would probably go with one star. Angelina’s fans already know all this stuff, while those who can’t stand her won’t like some of the more positive chapters – that is, if they even care to read a book about an actress they don’t like. There were plenty of amazing photos you couldn’t find elsewhere. When Angelina was about one year old, her mother–heartbroken due to her separation from Angie’s father John Voight–banished baby Angelina to an empty, all-white apartment two floors above her own, and paid a revolving wheel of friends and out of work actors to feed and care for her.

There were many more affairs with married actors than I had ever heard about, and although I knew she was into drugs, I didn’t realize how heavily. I would love to read a psychiatrist’s evaluation of this woman.

Book review: ‘Angelina’ by Andrew Morton – latimes

You learn many personal details about her life but she is largely unable to comment about the conclusions reached by Morton. For months, Angelina Jolie was looking out at us from billboards alongside a single question: I thought maybe the book would give me more insight on the woman. The inclusion of that material did seem to explain some of Angie’s behaviors over the years. But the faster it seems to move, the harder it is to put down.

She has struggled with challenge and adversity, addiction and prejudice, and she consistently overcomes with devotion, ambition, and passion.


Book review: ‘Angelina’ by Andrew Morton

Enter “Angelina,” the unauthorized biography by Andrew Morton, who has penned celebrity bi For months, Angelina Jolie was looking out at us from billboards alongside a single question: It doesn’t totally make me like her more now in fact i almost like her less now. I find it hard to believe she is ALL bad.

But the genius in moeton marketing, of course, is that we’re asking the same thing about the actress herself. No mention of her ever smoking weed, just smoking H which she quit around the time she hooked up with BBT. Morton, who knows his way around a nuance, implies with as much certainty angelima he can muster that they were fully engulfed early on. Morton’s continued efforts to psychoanalyze Angelina throughout the biography grew quickly tiresome.

It’s at this point that the book seems to move into hyperdrive, with endless rounds of globe-trotting, location shooting, child-acquiring and philanthropic efforts. I knew that when I picked up the book but reading about her multiplied that freakiness by about 10 for me! Books by Andrew Morton. It did, however, give me a clearer impression on why she is like she is as an adult.

Serious abandonment issues during childhood.

She must be quite a handful for anyone getting to work with her. I think that she thrives in it often to the detriment of those around her. The only thing I came away with was that Angelina is a self-absorbed jackass, and I seriously, sincerely feel for her father, who’s entire life was one big giant scar from her callous and horrible treatment of him.

Angelina Jolie biography by Andrew Morton: I read it so you don’t have to! |

The only reason I finished this book was because the background stuff about what was going on in Hollywood at the time was pretty interesting unauthoruzed me. Andrew Morton ‘s account of Ms Jolie contains not much in the way of a coherent throughline, based as it angekina on tabloid accounts and secondhand interviews with extras a youthful babysitter, her former security guardpsychologists who neither see her professionally nor know her personally, and astrologers ditto, and anecdotes from the entourages of other celebrities.

It’s hard to say what is fact and what is fiction. For starters, my inner psychologist wants to scream that psychoanalysis is unzuthorized rather pessimistic, outmoded therapeutic approach. He even employs the tried and tru 5 stars for Angie, 0 for the author. Marcheline comes across as both a beautiful tragic figure and a horrible human being.


Or is she simply the half of a dazzlingly attractive, glamorous, rich celebrity supercouple who has a history of bizarrely provocative public statements and behavior? Biogrsphy several other reviewers, I agree that the book does read like an extended magazine article, with the tone alternating between accusatory to empathetic while grasping unsuccessfully at objectivity. Angelina is full of Hollywood gossip and definitely provides insight into the lives of high-profile entertainers.

She’s on UN committees, friends with Kofi Annan, makes suggestions on how to handle world unauthorkzed, mine infested nations, and international adoptions. He says Marcheline didn’t see her for days mortkn a stretch, never read to her, and provided little to nothing to stimulate or entertain the child.

I do not care for Angelina Jolie-Pitt as an actress, but find her attempts to assist those people from other cultures find a remedy to their daily existence through human organizations and developing funds for those organizations. Yes, Angelina is an amazing woman, and this book does draw the picture of why she is amazing, although that may have been an unavoidable accident.

Sep 14, elita rated it andrsw it. Chances are you won’t be able to put this book down until your mouth is dry and your blood pressure is racing.

This thing is a powerful argument for waiting to write biographies until their subjects have passed away, for several reasons. She adopts kids who have mothers. She says she relates better to her adopted kids than her biological kids.

It was very sloooow moving in the beginning, too much background about her grandparents. I found it interesting that her mother, who I always thought was some French actress–was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and changed her name from Marsha Lynn to Marcheline. His scores make his case. It is Morton’s way of trying to pull apart every thing Angeliba has ever done or been accused of in her personal life and making reasons for why that happenned or what that represents in her personality.