Audrey – Book Review

Hello everyone! Happy Friday! So I just recently finished reading an extensive biography on Audrey Hepburn and I thought I would share my thoughts on it with you.

So, for the last little while I have been reading Audrey by Alexander Walker. The book is almost 300 pages and goes basically from the day she was born until she died in the early nineties. I’m a big Audrey Hepburn fan so when I found this book at Half Price Books I was really excited to dive in. I haven’t read many biographies but I LOVE documentaries so I thought the love would transfer over. I have to say I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I thought I would.

It was a very interesting book and had a lot of details about her life that I didn’t know, especially all the traumatic parts, but I think the parts of her life that I wanted to know more about weren’t highlighted as much as I would’ve liked. I love the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s and so I was hoping to get a great background story, mainly because there are whole books written about this one movie, so I figured there would be a lot to write about. One chapter, that’s it. So that was a little disappointing. I also wanted to hear more about her work with Unicef and while there was at least more than one chapter I feel like I didn’t get a good insight to her work.

I did really enjoy hearing about other movies in her career, successes and flops, that I hadn’t seen or heard much about. I also enjoyed reading about her distresses, which sounds bad but hear me out – it was nice to hear that she dealt with things that everyone else deals with. Tragedy, body issues, family drama – it was all there. I have always put her on a pedestal so I think to hear about her real world issues was actually very interesting for me.

So overall I did like the book but I don’t know that I would read it again.  I think if I’m going to get into biographies I may need to start with something not so heavy.

Are you a biography person? What’s your favorite biography? Who’s biography would you really like to read? Let me know in the comments!


Published by B. DeVine

Lover of Jesus and margaritas, fitness and donuts, and naps and coffee.

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