Book Review: Wildflower by Drew Barrymore


Title: Wildflower

By: Drew Barrymore

Genre: Non-Fiction/Memoir

Pages: 288

Release Date: October 27th, 2015

Publisher: Dutton

Rating: ★★★★☆


Summary from Goodreads:

Wildflower is a portrait of Drew's life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges, and incredible experiences of her earlier years. It includes tales of living on her own at 14 (and how laundry may have saved her life), getting stuck in a gas station overhang on a cross country road trip, saying goodbye to her father in a way only he could have understood, and many more adventures and lessons that have led her to the successful, happy, and healthy place she is today.


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Drew Barrymore has always been somewhat of an oddity to me. She's quirky with a chaos that seems to follower her wherever she goes. I am familiar with this chaos as I have a child with extreme ADHD, but this books seemed a little too messy for my tastes.

Drew's life hasn't been perfect, and I really distrust anyone who portrays themselves as perfect. A messy life is full of challenges and learning opportunities. I loved how Barrymore dives into the nitty gritty of her less than perfect past, describing in detail some of her less glamorous moments and takes something away from each mistake in a magnificent way.

At times the back and forth of the timeline was a little confusing and chaotic. It made the flow of the story odd and all over the place, but when you think about it, that's just Drew Barrymore, so it works in an weird sort of way.

This was a fun book to read. Great for a sunny spring day.

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