She’s has a tough time outdoing former husband Andre Agassi’s crazy revelations in his memoir Open, but Brooke Shields has been on the planet for half a century now and in the public eye for most of her life. Agassi dropped out of tennis and did crystal meth, but Shields has seen some things. And she’s paid attention. Readers and fans desperately hope that as little comes between them and Brooke’s life as once came between her and her Calvins.
And Shields delivers on that promise. So much so that her current husband Chris Henchy has said he won’t even read his wife’s book. Maybe he doesn’t want to read the part about how she lost her virginity to Superman? (Shields recounts how she lost her virginity to her Princeton University classmate Dean Cain, the college football star and actor who played Superman opposite Teri Hatcher in Lois & Clark.) Shields’s alcoholic mother obviously plays a large part in the memoir, entitled There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me. But it’s the out-of-family drama and glamour that drive the page-turning. Lots of little girls have problems with their mothers. Very few of them get courted by kings.