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.

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I found it interesting that her mother, who I always thought was some French actress–was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and changed her name from Marsha Lynn to Marcheline. She has adopted three kids from questionable sources.

Book review: ‘Angelina’ by Andrew Morton

Serious abandonment issues during childhood. Then it asks the person to go out and basically fake it, so that eventually there is no distinction between faking the behavior anbelina just doing it. Angelina’s fans already know all this angellna, while those who can’t stand her won’t like some of the more positive chapters – that is, if they even care to read a book about an actress they don’t like. 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.

Wow, that was harsh but honest. If there’s anyone to blame here, aj to this book, it’s the parents, since the bitter relationship between actor Jon Voight and Marcia Lynne later Marcheline Bertrand runs as a subplot throughout. Did her body become damaged after so much alcohol and drugs use? Sep 20, Mary Lou rated it liked it Shelves: At slightly more than pages, the book is replete with details about Jon Ansrew, Marcheline and her family, and the plethora of actors involved with Jolie to date.


There are definitely some interesting tidbits about production on various films, interaction between various celebrities on set, etc. Morton’s continued efforts to psychoanalyze Angelina throughout the biography grew quickly tiresome.

From her disturbing childhood to her currant life. I was hoping it would be trash-tastic: Not really sure how to “review” this book.

While die-hard fans of Jolie will appreciate the inside information provided behind movie sets, Jolie’s co-stars and the stories behind her own roles; Angelinais just too detailed for the masses and I predict that most readers will lose interest.

The first quarter of the book was about Jon Voight and Marcheline’s messy divorce and his leaving her for another woman and Enter “Angelina,” the unauthorized biography by Andrew Morton, who has penned celebrity bi For months, Angelina Jolie was looking out at us from billboards alongside a single question: No matter how bad it might be for you, chances are you won’t be able to put this book down until your mouth is dry and your blood pressure is racing.

Angelina Jolie biography by Andrew Morton: I read it so you don’t have to!

I would love to read a psychiatrist’s evaluation of this woman. But the genius in the marketing, of course, is that we’re asking the same thing about the actress herself.

Yet she’s giving her children a very chaotic childhood.

To read full review, please click the link below: Yes, Angelina is an amazing woman, and this book does draw the picture of why she is amazing, although that may have been an unavoidable accident. 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.


When Angelina was about one year old, her mother–heartbroken due to her am from Angie’s father John Voight–banished baby Angelina to an empty, all-white apartment two floors above her own, and paid a revolving wheel of friends and out of work actors to feed and care for her.

Jolie in a very good light. Franziska De George who says, “The child whose mother abandoms them at six months not only has severe trauma, but beyond that the child is lacking a relationship with itself.

View all 4 comments. The whiplash jumble of inconsistency reads like a list of quotes and blind items culled from every tabloid published in the last twenty years and strung together without art, style or sense.

Angelina Jolie biography by Andrew Morton: I read it so you don’t have to! |

Morton trots out, “Joe Schmo, Beverly Hills psychologist, who has never treated Angelina or any of her family members” a lot for opinions on her behavior. I felt an unpleasant judgmental vibe from the author about his subject, “Angie”. It portrays Jon Voight as a typical self-absorbed Hollywood type in his younger days, who mirton regretted the lack of relationship with his children.

It’s hard to say what is fact and what is fiction. Yet, this book is fascinating in that the reader is given a opportunity to look at Angelina Jolie’s growth and development as an actress and as a Hollywood vamp.