Book Review: Brunette Ambition

Brunette Ambition

Lea Michele




The star of the hit show Glee shares her experiences and insider tips on beauty, fashion, inner strength, and more in an illustrated book that’s part memoir, part how-to, and part style guide.

Lea Michele is one of the hardest working performers in show business. Whether she’s starring as Rachel Berry on Glee, rocking a glamorous look on the red carpet, recording her solo album, or acting as the spokesperson for L’Oreal, Lea is the ultimate multi-tasker. She knows better than anyone that it is difficult to be your best self and keep things in perspective when your to-do list is overflowing and you are faced with challenges, so she’s developed a foolproof system for remaining healthy and centered. In Brunette Ambition, she reveals the lessons and advice that have worked for her–from beauty and fashion secrets to fitness tips, and career insights. Supplemented with never-before-seen photos and revealing anecdotes, it’s the book Lea wishes she’d had in her teens and early twenties: A practical and inspirational guide to harnessing tenacity and passion and living the fullest life, no matter what obstacles life puts in your way.




I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.  I mainly got it because I thought my daughter would enjoy the book, since it talks a lot about Lea’s Broadway career.  It pretty much lived up to the expectations I had of it, which were not huge.  Lea seems to have a pretty solid head on her shoulders, and the book is full of mostly-good advice.  You get the definite picture, though, that her life is not like those in the “real world”, so not everything she advises can really be put in to practice by the Average Joan.  Still, there are some good tips and tricks that a young adult can apply to their daily lives, and it’s an interesting look into hers.  It was a little less “meaty” than it could be perhaps. It’s definitely written for the young adult crowd.  Not a bad book to sit and read in the school pick-up line.


Would I recommend this to my BFF?  No.
Would I recommend this to my teen?  Sure.  I’m planning on letting her have the book.


3.5 of 5 stars.


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