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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And—perhaps most puzzling of all—what about the other side of Angelina: And it ends in o, leaving us with so much undocumented portions of her life where has she been? Morton trots out, “Joe Schmo, Beverly Hills psychologist, who has never treated Angelina or any of her family members” a lot for opinions on her behavior.

Jolie in a very good light. She has never been to college. Unauthroized 16, Bridget Bailey rated it it was ok. Jul 17, TL rated it really liked it. She has struggled with challenge and adversity, addiction and prejudice, and she consistently overcomes with devotion, ambition, and passion.

So, in recounting her story, Morton turns to professional psychologists who he’s careful to point out have never counseled the actress to offer their opinions.

Move ahead a few years and then the talk of her “bloody” marriages begins – she wrote her first husband’s name on her the back of a white t-shirt during their wedding in bioography own blood. Being a child of divorce, some acting out is expected but once an adult you understand that sometimes things just don’t work out. Morton’s continued efforts to psychoanalyze Angelina throughout the biography grew quickly tiresome. I was not greatly interested in reading this biography, but I had heard a lot of talk on the radio here in Portland so I angeljna that I would check it out.

Luckily this book is pre-Brad-break, I shudder to think what hay he’d make out of that. Yet again, Morton tantalizing readers with the idea of the forbidden, “unauthorized” biography It is Morton’s way of trying to pull apart every thing Jolie has ever done or been accused of in her personal life and making reasons for why unauthorizeed happenned or what that represents in zndrew personality.

I felt sorry for her dad, Jon bought, with whom she has always had a tumultuous relationship. It would have been great to hear more about her role as UN Goodwill ambassador but those parts don’t seem to be salacious enough to go into greater detail. So, Angelina is amazing, more amazing than I knew before reading this book, and now I have some reasons why I’ve unsuthorized liked her so much, thanks to this book grudgingly.


Angelina: An Unauthorized Biography by Andrew Morton

He even employs the tried and tru 5 stars for Angie, 0 for the author. She has adopted three kids from questionable sources.

As a result, unless you like details like, “in July blah blah blah on a sunny afternoon, Angelina Jolie was seen with her son on the beach playing Lists with This Book. I think anyone who reads US Weekly could guess that Angelina Jolie has had some issues, but I’m uncomfortable with this kind of third party diagnosis.

It felt, for the most part, fairly objective. While it seems the author did his homework I don’t really know since I rarely read about Hollywood the biography comes across as very emotionless and trivial. By applying that armchair psychology to the version of events he’s patched together, Morton presents a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of a woman with abandonment issues, extreme impulsivity and a knack for leveraging the endless media hunger for every last morsel of celebrity tidbits in a way that allows her to continually cast, craft and recraft her image.

While I do respect the amount of money she donates to charity I just have issues with her whole thing.

Maybe I have a bad memory but Morton seemed to provide a lot of information that I hadn’t heard of, although most of it was insight into how Jolie thinks. She should be commended on all her activist work with world hunger.

Book review: ‘Angelina’ by Andrew Morton – latimes

Is she worth it? So-and-So, a psychiatrist who has not treated Angelina Jolie or any of her family”, who rants on about “infants rejected by their mothers, classic inability to bond”, blah blah blah gag me. An Unauthorized Biography by Andrew Morton. Among his most relied-upon, on-the-record sources seem to be a former babysitter of the Voight children and Angelina’s alleged one-time drug dealer — but Morton manages to advance a plausible theory nonetheless.

I was hoping it would be trash-tastic: I feel mrton sometimes for those kids. The book also reports, in addition to two marriages — first to actor Jonny Lee Miller and later to Thornton who happened to be engaged biogralhy Laura Dern at the time — Jolie’s pursuit by a besotted Timothy Hutton, a near-romantic encounter with Gary Sinise and a relationship with model Jenny Shimizu.

For that year, Angelina was in effect abandoned by her parents, in a white room holding only a white crib, and provided few toys or meaningful social interactions. I wondered about this woman, who came off as a druggie in her twenties, then a sex-magnet in her thirties, and then a supermom-slash-humanitarian in her 40s. But the genius in the marketing, of course, is that we’re asking the same thing about the actress herself.


Andrew Morton’s main hypothesis that abandonment by her mother as an infant produced much of Angelina’s distress, an inability to emotionally connect with people, her restlessness, her fascination with extreme behaviors Well, it was just okay.

To ask other readers questions about Angelinaplease sign up. It did, however, give me a clearer impression on why she is like she is as an adult.

Andrew Morton ‘s account of Ms Jolie contains not much in the way of a coherent throughline, based as it is on tabloid accounts and secondhand interviews with extras a youthful babysitter, her former security guardpsychologists who unauthorrized see her professionally nor know her personally, and astrologers ditto, and anecdotes from the entourages of other celebrities.

Book review: ‘Angelina’ by Andrew Morton

However, you can only really judge someone by their actions, as Morton often points out, and AJ has done a lot more with her celebrity and fortune than, say, Lindsay Lohan or Jessica Simpson. It’s at this point that the book seems to move into hyperdrive, with endless rounds of globe-trotting, location shooting, ah and philanthropic efforts.

It’s one of the reasons why she is a brilliant actor. Her story is nowhere near at an end. Billy Bob is afraid of antiques and silver cutlery. It’s not a biography – it’s creative nonfiction, with an emphasis on “creative.

The tagline refers to the new thriller, “Salt,” about a CIA agent suspected of being a Russian spy the movie has an identity crisis of its own, the main character was originally cast as a male. For months, Angelina Jolie’s face has been looking out from billboards alongside a single question: How does s Unauthorized biographies can offer a reader a general look into a star’s life, though the facts are not substantiated.

Sep 06, Susan rated it it was ok. Men in her life have been conquests to be discarded after angellna obtained unaurhorized, and her relationship with Brad Pitt hasn’t lasted long enough to rule out that fate for him as well.