Picks and Pans Review: You Have to Stand for Something, or You'll Fall for Anything
By Star Jones with Daniel Paisner
Watch 10 minutes of Barbara Walters's morning gabfest The View, and you'll know Star Jones. She's the diva—a woman with, in her words, a "delightfully interesting, vivacious attitude." Read her autobiography, and you won't learn much more about this former Brooklyn senior assistant D.A. turned TV personality. No doubt she's interesting—a churchgoing, Gucci-loving, pro-choice, law-and-order woman who supports affirmative action. But her "vivacious attitude" can be hard to take. "I don't have to prove anything to anybody," she says. Maybe not, but it's a shame there's so little here about what drives her. Readers seeking inspiration may be disappointed—a true winner knows when to be humble. (Bantam, $22.95)
Bottom Line: Puts the "moi" back in memoir
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