You Have No Idea. Vanessa Williams, Helen Williams with Irene Zutell. New York: Gotham Books
While I have been a fan of Vanessa Williams for such a long time, Remember the hit Colors of the Wind from Disney’s Pocahontas? and then on Ugly Betty? yup, loved that one too. With all that being said, I fully expected NOT to like this book. It seemed to be yet another autobiography which included the difficulties of the mother/daughter relationship. *yawn*
That is what I expected, and then I started reading. I was immediately drawn in by the stories and personality of Vanessa and her mother, Helen. Situations are first presented in Vanessa’s voice and then her mother’s view of the same situation. Using a different font for each person made it easy to transition from one view to the other. Really, You Have No Idea is a great read from beginning to end and despite my initial judgments; I think you will greatly enjoy the book too.
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