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A ‘Badass’ to be reckoned with - Interview

PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:27 pm
by Dianna
Actress Shannen Doherty has admittedly made her fair share of mistakes — highly publicized ones at that. But after years of soul-searching she’s learned the difference between being bad and being a badass. In “Badass: A Hard-Earned Guide to Living Life with Style and (the Right) Attitude,” she imparts that lesson, along with dating advice and decorating tips.

When did your journey of becoming a badass begin?

I was 27 when I got a DUI and it was one of the most humiliating, humbling experiences. It wasn’t like that moment I instantly turned myself around. You’re still going to have those moments where you fall flat on your face and the thing is to not be discouraged. It doesn’t mean you’re not on your way to becoming a badass, because we still make mistakes. It’s just that you’re not going to make those same mistakes again.

What would the younger you think of the woman you’ve become?

She’d be like, “Ah, finally!” My main goal was to get back to that little girl because there wasn’t anything that she couldn’t accomplish. There’s something to be said for resilience. Kids bounce. As we get older, we lose our bounce. It’s important to find it again.

You distinguish “b—” from “badass.” The media has often painted you as the former. How do you deal with the criticism?

I ignore it. If someone keeps painting a label on you that doesn’t fit anymore, you just shake it off, like an ill-fitting coat. You don’t keep on putting on the coat, you don’t try to make it fit, you don’t get mad at it. You just throw it in the back of your closet. You move on and you buy a new coat. It’s not your issue; it’s theirs.

What inspired you to write ‘Badass’?

I was always the girl my friends would call for advice. In my 20s it was like “do as I say, not as I do.” Now, I’ve worked on my own personal issues and I’m enough through that process that you can do as I do. [The book] also touches on issues that a lot of books don’t. Like, what do you do when you go on a first date and you’ve had too much to drink? Then you sleep with a guy, but you really like him. How do you get the mystery back?

Source: http://www.metro.us/boston/entertainment/article/679235--a-badass-to-be-reckoned-with

A ‘Badass’ to be reckoned with - Interview

PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:12 pm
by Sarah-Lucy
thanks for posting Di, i really appreciate that. my book should be with me by 5/11 but that was a nice little taster of what to expect. Image Image

A ‘Badass’ to be reckoned with - Interview

PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:28 pm
by Dianna
sarah-lucy wrote:thanks for posting Di, i really appreciate that. my book should be with me by 5/11 but that was a nice little taster of what to expect. Image Image


Your welcome Image I'm really excited about the book too, I haven't been excited about a book in ages.

A ‘Badass’ to be reckoned with - Interview

PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:58 am
by shaed412
Thanks for posting that. I bought my book right after work and had to make sure my oil was changed for the drive tomorrow, and i sat at pep boys for two hours waiting and i read more than half the book already. she's soooooo inspiring and amazing! as if we didn't already know that. and there are some really great candid shots in the book! im so glad she decided to do this!

A ‘Badass’ to be reckoned with - Interview

PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:57 am
by Kristin Marie
shaed412 wrote:Thanks for posting that. I bought my book right after work and had to make sure my oil was changed for the drive tomorrow, and i sat at pep boys for two hours waiting and i read more than half the book already. she's soooooo inspiring and amazing! as if we didn't already know that. and there are some really great candid shots in the book! im so glad she decided to do this!


Are you going after work? Your not far from Freehold, right?

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A ‘Badass’ to be reckoned with - Interview

PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:31 am
by Linz
THanks for posting Di!! Great article, loved it! SOO excited to read the book, Shannen is so amazing- of course, we all know this. lol.
Sabrina- Have fun tomorrow!! So happy you get to go! Image Take lots of pics! Can't wait to hear how it goes! Glad you got your oil changed and everything!

A ‘Badass’ to be reckoned with - Interview

PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:05 pm
by Dianna
Linds,

Did you get the book yet? I just got an e-mail to say mine will arrive on the 8th! Image I'm saving it for my flight on the 24th though...i'm gonna be so tempted to read before then!

The book looks a lot thicker than I expected, judging from yesterdays photos.

A ‘Badass’ to be reckoned with - Interview

PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:08 pm
by Kristin Marie
Thick? Mmm...I wonder if it can fit in my little tote bag I carry for work, along with my lunch and my water..

Well, seeing as you'll be standing on line at the security a long time, Dianna...maybe you can read it on line...na...take a cat nap...Once you start reading, its hard to put a good book down, only if its a minute or 2. I have done that plenty of times.

I got my tracking status update on the book, Its definitely on the FED EX truck in Atlanta...I have a feeling it will be here today or tomorrow...

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A ‘Badass’ to be reckoned with - Interview

PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:25 pm
by Mercedes-Doherty
thanks for posting, but hope can find the book on ebay, i can't buy by amazon Image