Ballantine. Feb. 2021. 256p. ISBN 9781984819215. $28. MEMOIR
Chopra Jonas, an actress, producer, and former pageant winner, brings her childhood and personal life into focus with this surprisingly relatable memoir. In describing her childhood in India, as the daughter of physicians, she tells of her comfort at times, and also her feelings of unease—moving a lot and adjusting to being far from family, dealing with bullies, and encountering racism. The author’s writing is lighthearted and engaging, making it easy to get to know and identify with her, even when her story goes into her journey as an international celebrity, as she won beauty pageants and found strength and resilience in the face of criticism. She has constant acknowledgments for people who helped her achieve a goal or learn a lesson throughout life, and even offers sincere insights that have helped her learn and grow. Reading about her courtship with and wedding to Nick Jonas is delightfully charming and full of sweet romance and, for some fans, that may be reason enough to pick up the book.
VERDICT This is a wonderful memoir of self-discovery for anyone interested in Chopra Jonas as a person, or those who just enjoy the connection to the Jonas Brothers.
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