Freda's Voice — feeling big smile
Been a big fan of Valerie Bertinelli's since the days of One Day At A Time. I grew up watching that show. When I saw this book was coming out, I jumped at the chance to read it. I've always wanted to know more about the lady behind the actor.
You think you know someone while watching their lives played out on tv, movies and mainstream media, but after reading her story, you learn you don't know anything at all.
This book was so eye-opening in more ways than one.
Her relationships with her ex-husband Eddie Van Halen and son Wolfgang are powerful to witness, even on the sidelines. The love she has for these two humans is incomparable to anything else. You feel the emotion throughout.
I literally bawled like a baby when she wrote about Eddie's passing. I felt like I lost someone in that moment, it was so profound.
As if I wasn't a fan already, she maximized the fandom with her honesty, love and compassion. What a great read!!