Tippi: A Memoir – Tippi Hedren

I found this book at my library while I was actually looking for a biography on Alfred Hitchcock. All of which were out.

Tippi A Memoir
Photo courtesy of Harper Collins Publishing

So I have to say that while I adore Tippi and her work in the film industry, I was not impressed with her biography. I was very interested in all the issues she went through with Hitchcock, as it was a well-known Hollywood “secret” that he was completely obsessed with her. While detailing some of the things she experienced while working on his films, she did spare us very descriptive details and all the specifics. I must say, as he is not able to defend himself, and may have chosen not to, that we do only have her side of the story.

The remainder of the book was about how she ended up maintaining a sanctuary for wild animals on her 40 acre homestead. This too was interesting to me, as I love all animals, big and small. Except bats. But that’s another story…

I found the book as a whole very boring. It just dragged on for me, and while I am glad to have learned many new things about Tippi, I would not re-read this book.

Have you read a biography about someone you like, only to not like the book? I would love to hear about it!