Sorry Not Sorry - Naya Rivera

Sorry Not Sorry

By Naya Rivera

  • Release Date: 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 238 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.


  • Amazing

    By Lousnoozallday2
    This book is so good and I’ll more than likely read it again. And again.
  • Funny and enjoyable read

    By Bunny5012
    As a fan of Naya's character in Glee, I was interested to read the book on how it all became. At the end my perspective changed about Naya. The book was so personal and it felt like I was in her head. To listen to her story growing up and facing her problems inspired me. It's like I watched her grow up, every detail was so perfect. I was so hooked to find out what would happen in every chapter I could not put it down. The only thing I'd wish this book would have is that it would be longer.
  • Not sorry I purchased this book

    By DaniClair
    I am pleased to see that not only does she play an honest character on glee but she's also honest about her life experiences. I got teary eyed during the Cory chapters. I feel that her and Lea have so much star potential and could do some serious successful damage in the entertainment world. A much needed sit down/move on and let's be winners conversation needs to happen between them.
  • I loved it!!

    By Luisa Kuhner
    i loved everything about the book. the way she writes is just amazing, she can turn something that is very serious into something light and funny but still important. it's the funniest book i have ever read. strongly recommend!! 😋
  • Sorry not sorry

    By Xoxotmwb
    Best book ever she was my idol now she is a hero I am only on the first chapter and I can not put the book down
  • Love this

    By Lego1414
    This is One of my favorite books in the world. I could read this 20 times
  • Love it!

    By lsb12346
    A very great read. I enjoyed it and others will too.
  • Honest!

    By Bw11bravo wifey
    Great read, very down to earth. Just wish she talked more about Cory ☹️
  • Amazing!

    By 824jasmin
    I love this book! It is so inspiring how honest Naya is. This is a must read!

    By Mscopperthree
    It's. A great book would recommend it to anyone