Thursday, December 7, 2017

Blessed Life By Kim Fields



Kim Fields has lived most of her life with people thinking they know her, which is understandable. From her first job on a Mrs. Butterworth syrup commercial at age 7, she has spent 40 years in the public eye. There were 9 years as Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey on the classic sitcom The Facts of Life, 5 more in her 20s starring as Regine Hunter on the seminal coming-of-age show Living Single, and most recently appearing as herself on Real Housewives of Atlanta and Dancing with the Stars.

Behind the camera, she has directed episodes of Kenan & Kel, Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns and House of Payne, and BET's Let's Stay Together. Between gigs, the pop culture icon's life has included theater, spoken word, music, speaking engagements, and simply being present to the point that she cannot go a day without someone stopping her to say, "When I was a kid, I wanted to be Tootie" or "You were my role model."

Flattered and blessed, after four decades in the business, Kim finally understands the role she has played onscreen and off as a successful, outspoken African-American woman. However, for as much as she's been in the public eye, people have really never known her the way they think they have, and that's because she, herself, spent most of her life figuring herself out. Now, at age 48, she is ready to set the record straight. She says, "It's not that I've been misunderstood. It's that I finally feel like I understand me enough to tell the life story that I've been asked to write for years." It will be a chronicle of living, learning, and keen moments of self-discovery as she's journeyed through the many facets and chapters of life. Fields found faith at age 14 and has found God to be right there every step of the way since then.

Pick up your copy here...
https://www.amazon.com/Blessed-Life-Surprising-Journey-Hollywood/dp/1478947543/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1512525534&sr=8-1&keywords=blessed+life+by+kim+fields


KIM FIELDS had her first job at age 7 on the Mrs. Butterworth syrup commercial. She's spent 40 years in the public eye. There were 9 years as Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey on the classic sitcom The Facts of Life, 5 more in her 20s co-starring on the seminal coming-of-age show Living Single, and most recently she appeared as herself on Real Housewives of Atlanta and Dancing with the Stars. Behind the camera, she directed episodes of Kenan & Kel, Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns and House of Payne, and BET's Let's Stay Together. Between gigs her life has included theater, spoken word, music, and speaking engagements. She is a dedicated wife and proud mom of two boys. She and her family live in Atlanta, Georgia.

MY Thoughts...

Kim, gets personal and shares with us about her Blessed Life in this intimate and personal memoir.
We all loved Kim in the Facts of Life and then in Living Single and she went on to be one of the Real Housewives of Atlanta and appeared on Dancing with the Stars. Just to name a few.  She gets down and real with her life story and a lot of hard core truths are shared, she digs deep in the book. She shares many stories you will never hear any where else.
I was honored to get to read and review Blessed Life. I loved getting to know the REAL Kim.
I gave this book 4 stars and I recommend this read. I learned a little bit about myself while reading this one as well.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.

16 comments:

  1. I loved the Facts of Life and Tootie so this is one book that I want to read,

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  2. I did not know that Kim Fields had a book out I just saw this on your Twitter post. Thank you for another gift to myself.

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  3. I can't wait to read this one.

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  4. I had no idea she wrote a book. Thank you for telling us about this one.

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  5. I just saw her on a hallmark movie. now she has wrote a book. I want to read it.

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  6. Mary, I can't wait to read this one. She is one busy gal she is on everything.

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  7. I think that I am going to order a copy of this one for Renee'. She will love it.

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  8. I'm so excited about this one, I can't wait to read it.

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  9. My library can get this one but it sounds like one I might want to keep on my self.

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  10. I have added this one to my Christmas list, Hint Hint Mandy if you see this I want this one too. I hope I win it here.

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  11. I would love to read this one.... Sounds really good! Thank you, Mary!

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  12. I loved The Facts of Life show! This book sounds very interesting.

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  13. I don't read a lot of books like this,but once in awhile, for someone like Tootie, I definitely will! This one sounds good and I look forward to adding it to my collection.

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