Picks and Pans Review: You Have to Stand for Something, or You'll Fall for Anything

updated 09/14/1998 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/14/1998 AT 01:00 AM EDT

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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