Thursday, October 1, 2009

Book Review: Tell me something true by Leila Cobo


Tell me something true book


About the Author:

Renowned journalist and former concert pianist, Leila Cobo is a native of Cali, Colombia. The Executive Director of Latin Content & Programming for Billboard, she is a frequent contributor to NPR and has written liner notes for acts such as Ricky Martin, Shakira and Chayanne. She is also the host of the television show Estudio Billboard, which features in-depth interviews with top Latin acts. Leila is a Fulbright scholar with a graduate degree from the Annenberg School of Communications at USC and holds dual degrees in journalism, from Bogota's Universidad Javeriana, and in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music.

My thoughts:

Something about the cover really caught my eye on this book. That is really why I wanted to read it… Does a cover ever just call out to you??
This book had me laughing, crying, and just intrigued from the moment I picked it up. It only took me a day to read, because I simply couldn’t put it down. I really like the character of Gabriella. How she took things and explained them like you were standing right there next to her. You could almost feel the air of Columbia on your skin as she explained it. The way she thirst for life, and her own version of it. Not what someone wanted her to be, and her courage to go against all odds. This book did have some foul language in it. I would recommend this book to any of my friends.


Gabriella always loved the picture of her mother kneeling in front of a bed of roses, smiling, beautiful and impossibly happy. But then she learns that her late mother hated gardening; that she had never wanted the house in the Hollywood hills, the successful movie producer husband, and possibly, her only daughter. When Gabriella discovers a journal--a book that begins as a new mother's letters to her baby girl, but becomes a secret diary--the final entry leaves one question unanswered: the night her mother died, was she returning to Colombia to end an affair, or was she abandoning her family for good?

You can buy the book Here!
To learn more about the Author Leila Cobo you can go to her website


I want to thank Hachette Book Group for the opportunity to review this book. Disclaimer: I’m not paid to read these books. I just get a copy of the book in exchange for my opinion.

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