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Sorry Not Sorry - Naya Rivera

Sorry Not Sorry

By Naya Rivera

  • Release Date: 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 5
From 623 Ratings


Funny and deeply personal, Sorry Not Sorry recounts Glee star Naya Rivera's successes and missteps, urging young women to pursue their dreams and to refuse to let past mistakes define them.

Navigating through youth and young adulthood isn't easy, and in Sorry Not Sorry, Naya Rivera shows us that we're not alone in the highs, lows, and in-betweens. Whether it's with love and dating, career and ambition, friends, or gossip, Naya inspires us to follow our own destiny and step over--or plod through--all the crap along the way. After her rise and fall from early childhood stardom, barely eking her way through high school, a brief stint as a Hooters waitress, going through thick and thin with her mom/manager, and resurrecting her acting career as Santana Lopez on Glee, Naya emerged from these experiences with some key life lessons:

-  All those times I scrawled "I HATE MY MOM" in my journal. So many moms and teenage daughters don't get along--we just have to realize it's nothing personal on either side.
-  At-home highlights and DIY hair extensions. Some things are best left to the experts, and hair dye is one of them.
-  Falling in love with the idea of a person, instead of the actual person.

Not Sorry:
-  That I don't always get along with everyone. Having people not like you is a risk you have to take to be real, and I'll take that over being fake any day.
-  Laughing at the gossip instead of getting upset by it.
-  Getting my financial disasters out of the way early--before I was married or had a family--so that the only credit score that I wrecked was my own.

Even with a successful career and a family that she loves more than anything else, Naya says, "There's still a thirteen-year-old girl inside of me making detailed lists of how I can improve, who's never sure of my own self-worth." Sorry Not Sorry is for that thirteen-year-old in all of us.


  • Love

    By jillyfuller
    This was such a fun quick read but some,thing that I’ve finally been able to come back to after five months. I’ve never felt so inspired by someone and I’m glad that we have this book available to us to keep Naya close. Always 🦋
  • Fun, authentic, inspiring

    I miss her already
  • Witty, honest and resolute

    By marthaerh
    With a cleverness that can only stem from a young mother that used to be a struggling actress afraid of commitment and curly hair, Naya’s book serves as inspiration to anyone that might be going throughout the pains of growing. Hopefully, her son will glide through the pages and see how strong, vulnerable and human her mother is, because she lives on in him and on these pages. Worth the read.
  • Amazing

    By Marisol Lucero
    Such an amazing book❤️ Naya Rivera, you are truly missed😭 I’m so glad I got to buy your book❤️ Rest In Paradise Naya Rivera🙏🏼 Hope your dancing & singing in Heaven with Cory Monteith!
  • Awesome

    By pimpdeplayah
    I bought this book to get a insider look on one of my favorite characters on glee and jus overall actors ever. And after she died it rlly hurt me like you wouldn’t believe. And I’ve never experienced such hurt from a celebrity before because I didn’t know her at all. I jus knew the image she portrayed whether it was genuine or not. I would’ve never knew unless I read this book. Because a lot of celebs are phony and are actually a-holes irl. But this book showed me that she was just as amazing as she portrayed. So I loved this book and that’s why I rated this 5 stars. Because even though she died young she lived a full life and got to have a family that loved her and did a bunch of things that ppl who are 85 never have experienced. This book taught me a lot and it was jus down right hilarious. This book helped me cope a lot and it’s a shame that I won’t be able to read anymore amazing books from her.
  • Naya Marie Rivera🇵🇷👑

    By Jay baby 19911
    Omg I love this book I wish I got it earlier then I did!!!! Naya I miss you everyday!!! RIP
  • So good

    By iffiy09
    I was actually impressed. So down to earth and exactly what you want in a memoir
  • This book is AMAZING!

    By aifoi.zed
    I LOVE IT... Naya really tells her story to the fullest, it’s as if you’re actually there with her the whole time🥺 It’s so funny and CUTE at the same time♥️ I can’t express how much joy this book gave me. She is missed and NEVER forgotten! I feel like I actually met her and really know her now😊
  • Didn’t know her, but after this book I feel like we’re friends!

    By Re'G'ina
    I loved the narration. Felt as though she was talking to her friends. The stages of life are awkward/adventurous/ and much more. We’re almost the same age (I’m 2 years younger) so the stages and timeframe is very much familiar. I’m glad I read this book. Rest peacefully Hero Naya!
  • Guess her book sells more now

    By carebear 3
    So would she have gotten so many rave reviews were she still alive? Pretty sad as a society people are really not valued or their art is not appreciated until their dead.. I.e. Vincent Van Gogh, Kurt Kobain, etc