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.

Author: Fezuru Zululkis
Country: New Zealand
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Marketing
Published (Last): 5 March 2006
Pages: 132
PDF File Size: 14.78 Mb
ePub File Size: 9.88 Mb
ISBN: 418-1-43630-388-6
Downloads: 20022
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Arashir

Book review: ‘Angelina’ by Andrew Morton

If anything, the book paints her in an even more ancrew light, which I didn’t think was possible. 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.

First of all, I’m reviewing the book, not the woman herself. She seems to sincerely want to help make this a better world.

Book review: ‘Angelina’ by Andrew Morton – latimes

I was also uncomfortable reading this book because it felt like an invasion of Jolie’s privacy. The tattoos, cutting, fascination with knives, and attraction to danger, etc. She must be quite a handful angwlina anyone getting to work with her. Morton asserts that for more than a year, the infant Jolie lived in a bare, all white room cared for by an assortment of babysitters, one of whom provided this information.

Goodreads does not have enough bandwidth for me to list all of her lovers He trots out various angelima who have “never treated Angelina or her family” who, in effect, diagnose her.

It’s at this point [after Jolie and Brad Pitt come together] that the book seems to move into hyperdrive, with endless rounds of globe-trotting, location shooting, child-acquiring and philanthropic efforts. But the genius in the marketing, of course, is that we’re asking the same thing about the actress herself.


This woman has major mental problems. Despite this drawback, readers will definitely leave with a better understanding of Angelina Jolie and why she continues to get a lot of press — and not just due to her beauty.

The book I guess did offer some insights into the psychology of who she is, but I am still not convinced that Morton got any deeper than just scratching the surface of the ‘heart and soul’ of Angelina. To begin with, you think he may be correct, but the further you read, the more you realise that this is just a book full of conspiracy theories, not of facts.

You’d think the “odd” part of the family would be the Voight side, Hollywood and all, when actually it was her mother’s family who thought they were above all. 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 thought that I would check it out. It’s a little ridiculous. I remain perplexed by the alternating character between good and evil and question her actual motives for the charity work she pursues, however admit to huge respect for her financial and personal sacrifices to social justice nonetheless.

But, since the world is home to plenty of Geminis who haven’t inked Thornton’s name below their bikini line on a whim, there’s clearly more at work. Aniston as a clingy, pathetic mess. I do not care for Angelina Jolie-Pitt as an actress, but find her attempts to assist those people from other cultures find a remedy to their daily existence through human organizations and developing funds for those organizations.

Without compromising or hiding her sexual wildness, she has written her own definition of herself that includes all she is, of which sexual is only a part. It becomes clear that Morton really doesn’t like Angelina and just wanted to write the book because he thought she would be a good subject matter.


But the genius in the marketing, of course, is that we’re asking the same thing about the actress herself. It’s a little ridicu This was my first experience with an Andrew Morton biography. Many references to Pitt being a stoner. It’s like reading a psychiatric case study. I feel bad sometimes for those kids.

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 her own blood. 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. I didn’t enjoy that aspect of it but it was interesting to learn things about Angelina This is the first biography I have read about anyone famous.

But, since the world is home to plenty of Geminis who haven’t inked Thornton’s name below their bikini line on a whim, there’s clearly more at work. If there is a celebrity today who merits the spadework of an unauthorized Morton biography, it’s Jolie, with a potential audience that includes just about anyone who has gone through a supermarket checkout line in the last decade, glanced at tabloid headlines about Angelina, say, open- mouth kissing her brother or swapping vials of blood with Billy Bob Thornton and wondered: