In Kirstie Alley’s newest memoir, The Art of Men (I Prefer Mine al Dente), she fills the reader in on her relationships with the men in her life, and sets each of these stories within the context of her life growing up, as well as during her journey as an actress.
She fills us in on her first love, as well as the “crushes” she had along the way. Her friendships with men, as distinguished from her lovers, sometimes bordered on more, but for various reasons, did not morph into lover mode. Like her relationship with John Travolta. At some point, the two of them decided that their friendship was more important than taking the relationship further. As a result, they have been good friends for many years.
To sum up some of Ms. Alley’s “rules” for love, she tells us about the lines she won’t cross and how that has worked out for her.
She doesn’t spend much time talking about her famously notorious weight battles, but her frank and sometimes bawdy “voice” in this book is a reminder of her very human side, as well as her comic genius.
The book was entertaining and felt like a conversation between friends. I didn’t learn a lot that I hadn’t already read about, but I liked what I did learn. I give this one four stars.