Publication Date: May 5, 2020
Publisher: Gallery Books
A raw, honest, and revealing co-memoir by Brie and Nikki Bella: twin sisters, WWE Hall of Fame inductees, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and stars of the hit E! shows Total Bellas and Total Divas.
As twins, the Bellas have always competed. Legend has it that Nikki drop-kicked Brie in the womb so that she could make her grand entrance first. But the rest of the world often treated them as identical and even interchangeable, so they decided to do something about it.
In WWE, the Bellas accomplished so much together: bringing in young girls and women while building the Bella Army, helping the transition of female performers from Divas to Superstars, starring in Total Divas and Total Bellas, and founding companies like Birdiebee, Nicole + Brizee Beauty, and Bonita Bonita Wine.
Though their early journey began with loss, abuse, and plenty of rough times, these challenges “shined the diamond.” They resolved to be survivors and the heroes of their own stories, and to take control and responsibility for their lives. Eventually, they would come to show girls everywhere that they can do anything.
The Bellas may be identical twins—but as individuals, they have proven themselves Incomparable.
I started watching WWE in 2008. When I watched religiously every Monday, Friday (& when it moved to Tuesdays), I latched onto these two wonderful women. The Bella Twins, Nikki & Brie. I’ve watched them throughout the years, watching them on the microphone on tv every week, but also through their shows Total Divas and Total Bellas. It’s been over 10 years since I started to see these lovely ladies that they’ve almost become part of my own weekly routine.
When I received this book, I just knew it was going to be powerful. The best part of watching them once (at least) a week, was that I could read their stories in their voices as if they were speaking to me right from their hearts. It was so interesting to see these two ladies in how similar they were as twins, but also how different they were. You could just feel that they’ve done some crazy things in their lives, but they also were showing that one could be the quieter one or the more reserved one. It was really a beautiful thing to get such a up-close and personal look into their lives.
I think this book is a testament that no matter how public someone’s life is, you will never know someone’s whole story. The amount of things that I literally gasped at, teared up at, and laughed out loud at were amazing. You see these things on TV and just assume that you know all about them. You see what you see on TV and that’s it! These two ladies really spoke about their childhood and how hard of an upbringing it was. That’s really hard for someone to do and I commend these ladies for it.
This is the Bella Twins’ first book, but you would think that it was their 3rd. They wrote so well and really captured the reader with their words. It was amazing to see these ladies, who do so well on TV in their shows, really get gritty and down-to-it in this book.
I hope that these two come out with 100 more books in the future because I’d love to read them all!!