There are certain stories that tear at the human heart. Tales of great heroism, about soul-crushing adversity faced and conquered, about horrific wars survived.
So it is with Spelling It Like It Is, a new memoir by Hollywood princess turned reality TV pauper Tori Spelling.
The daughter of Aaron Spelling, who was worth $600 mil, is virtually on Skid Row, she writes in the book. Yes, it's as dire as that, Tori tells People: She hasn't "bought a purse in three years," her four children are forced to wear hand-me-downs (oh, the shame!), and her husband Dean McDermott, 46, can't afford a vasectomy. Tori is unemployed: her reality show, Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, was canceled last year. "So we have to be more restrictive of what we can spend," she says.