Lucky Me by Sachi Parker – Book ReviewCategory: Books and Music
Lucky Me: My Life With – And Without – My Mom, Shirley MacLaine is an “OMG” book of revelations from the daughter of an A-list celebrity. Sachi has not had a life of abundance, as one might expect when someone is the offspring of a celebrated entertainer. As she reveals in this book, her life was filled with loneliness and unbelievable experiences.
If the story of Sachi’s father isn’t enough to make you say “OMG” then nothing is. Sachi spent the first part of her life being raised by her father who lived in Japan. Shirley MacLaine and Steve Parker had an “open” marriage. Sachi spend only a few months a year with her mother. While in Japan she was brought up the Japanese way of not making waves. She was sent to boarding schools then had to work to earn a living because after graduation from High School she was told she was on her own.
Okay, back to the story of her father. He was a conman pure and simple. But the con he put over on MacLaine is utterly unbelievable. This man lived the life of luxury with boats and villas around the world. But poor little Sachi never saw any of that luxury. And the reason is spelled out in this book. The reason Steve Parker was so wealthy is an amazing story, and for those who do not know it, I don’t want to spoil anything. It is much better to read it in this book and let everything sink in. Everything in this story is so far-fetched, it would make a great movie, except for the fact that it is Sachi’s reality.
Sachi was not allowed to read a book while in Japan and she was often lonely. When she grew up she looked for love from men, and ended up getting engaged at the drop of a hat. Thankfully she didn’t go through with those quick engagements. She managed to discover early enough that the men she chose were not good men. They were manipulative and cruel.
Sachi also delves into the fact that she always wanted to be close with her mother and she yearned for her mother’s approval. But was her mother on her side? You’ll have to read this book to find out what Sachi reveals about many of the things she discovered about her mom.
Between extraterrestrials, clones, cons, screen tests, sexual escapades (did I mention that Sachi was coerced into losing her virginity while her mother and friends sat in the living room waiting to critique her?), her flight attendant escapades, her life in Japan, Australia, Europe, and America, and her relationships, Sachi Parker could fill an encyclopedia with stories that will knock your socks off. But she has so far only filled one book, and it is filled to the brim with amazing “OMG” stories.
Sachi writes a beautiful yet heartbreaking story about life and love – her life and loves. This is a book that once you start reading, you won’t want to put down.
Paperback: 368 pages
Note: This is Sachi Parker’s story. Her mother has written several autobiographies with differing viewpoints.
About the Author
Francine Brokaw has been covering all aspects of the entertainment business for 20 years. She also writes about technology and has been a travel writer for the past 12 years. She has been published in national and international newspapers and magazines as well as internet websites. She has written her own book, Beyond the Red Carpet The World of Entertainment Journalists, from Sourced Media Books.
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