Monday, April 13, 2009

Celebrity reporter’s book reveals celebs' insecurity and self-esteem realities

Shaun Robinson, the Emmy Award winning television co-host of “Access Hollywood,” has put some of her celebrity interviews to paper in a new book. The tome, however, is not about stardom, fame, or Hollywood rumors.

Robinson’s new book, titled “Exactly As I Am: Celebrated Women Share Candid Advice with Today's Girls on What It Takes to Believe in Yourself” shares stories about the self-esteem struggles and triumphs of some of the world’s most talented, most famous, and most notable women.

“I’ve been working on this book for the last three years. One of the main reasons is because through my work here at ‘Access Hollywood’ and through the charity organizations I work with, including Girls, Inc., I have so many girls who ask me about the stars of Hollywood; if they are as perfect as they look on TV or in the movies and magazines,” Robinson said of her motivation to author “Exactly As I Am.”

“We have become a pretty celebrity-obsessed culture and many of our young girls think that people like me, on TV, or any of their favorite actresses are perfect and have never had struggles,” she said. “What I wanted to do was show them that we all go through things, we all have these times where we struggle with whether we’re good enough or we’re pretty enough.”

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