I was completely intrigued by Pamela Anderson’s story after watching the Netflix documentary. An animal rights activist, devoted mother and voracious reader, she is so much more than just her centerfolds and crazy marriages.
Raised by parents who were at best inadequate and at worst, violent and brutish, Pamela still manages to see the best in those people that shaped her life. She treats everyone with respect and fondness, even Tommy Lee, the great love of her life who was once jailed for domestic violence against her. “𝙏𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙮 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙖𝙣 𝙤𝙛 𝙢𝙮 𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙢𝙨 – 𝙨𝙤 𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚 … 𝙘𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣 𝙖 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙤𝙤𝙨 … 𝘽𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙝𝙞𝙢 𝙄 𝙛𝙚𝙡𝙩 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚.”
Pamela Anderson is a true romantic and free spirit and her natural optimism shines though in her autobiography, which by the way was not written with a ghost writer. America does love a second act, and Pamela Anderson can revel in hers.
About the Book:
To live and dream is a wicked dance.
My dreams often come true — a curse, and a blessing.
Pamela Anderson’s blond bombshell image was ubiquitous in the 1990s. Discovered in the stands during a Canadian football game, she was quickly launched into superstardom, becoming Playboy’s favorite cover girl and an emblem of Hollywood glamour and sex appeal. Yet the Pamela Anderson we think we know was created through happenstance rather than careful cultivation. Love, Pamela brings forth her true story: that of a small-town girl getting tangled up in her own dream.
Growing up on Vancouver Island, the daughter of young, wild, and unwittingly stylish parents, Pamela lived a hardscrabble childhood but developed a deep love for nature, populating her world with misfits, apparitional friends, and injured animals. Eventually overcoming her natural shyness, Pamela’s restless imagination propelled her into a life few can dream of, from the beaches of Malibu to the coveted scene at the Playboy Mansion. As her star rose, she found herself a fixture of tabloid fodder, at the height of an era when paparazzi tactics were bent on destroying a person’s image and self-esteem.
Pamela forged ahead with grace, finding sanctuary in her love of art and literature, and emerged a devoted mother and activist. Now, having returned to the island of her childhood, after a memorable run starring as Roxie in Chicago on Broadway, Pamela is telling her story, a story of an irrepressible free spirit coming home and discovering herself anew at every turn. With vivid prose interspersed with bursts of original poetry, Love, Pamela is a pensive, layered, and unforgettable memoir.