Creating a picture of her life and exposing her inner most thoughts and emotions are not only spotlighted on the graphically depicted photos but the prose that Pamela Anderson uses to express her feelings. The facial expressions capture her mood and the feelings and her emotional upheavals captured within her facial expressions and the amazing colors used to enhance her writing and helping readers to understand what mood and emotion she is trying to convey. Allowing readers to take a closer and in-depth look not only into the author’s life, her beauty but to understand the turmoil and discord that many situations brought her. Within the book the author shares her own handwritten thoughts enhancing the pictures and making her story come to life.
Many would shy away from exposing themselves both emotionally and physically. The pictures of Pamela bare and in scanty outfits allow readers to understand that she is doing more than making a statement. She is presenting herself as she really is and wants to be accepted for the person she was then and is now.
Pamela begins the journey into her life with an emotional introduction that explains her “lowest breath-past indecision…. I have faith, I’m painting a picture- A sculpture in lights.” She goes on to relate how her emotions changed, the upheavals she faced and when you peel away the lawyers you leave yourself vulnerable and wide open like dangers on a playground. Interesting analogy! When she feels angry she describes herself like a raging volcano about to erupt or a red-hot poker. Hoping to inspire others she takes us on a journey not only with her profound words but the pictures alone tell her story in a unique and different way. I love when she relate, “ We are born with a plan.” The fact that she traveled the world with her friend Emma who took this amazing pictures and the use of the dark blue that veils and covers the emotions she wants to conveys allows readers to feel her rage, love, anger and joys. Explaining her lifestyle and the way she lives and the fact that she is willing to share her most intimate moments and soul with readers is what makes this book unique and special.
The pictures following the introduction seem to relate to what she has already spoken. A sensual piece follows with pictures that help bring it to life.
A piece that is quite provocative that focuses on her inner most romantic feelings, the way she wants to picture herself and the pictures that relate the message perfectly. I love the piece that begins with Winter Blue and goes on to describe her feelings as a teen, a child and the color blue once again is used for her emotional releases. The picture of her underwater is perfect.
Within her mind and thoughts Pamela Anderson describes different places that she envisions herself like a ballroom, a jazz bar and fantasies that are endless and questions why she is often taken away. Many of her emotions are depicted in the pictures and related in her own handwriting within the pages that follow the piece. You really get to understand her when she relates how she feels exposed, conflicted in her reasoning and questions why she is always in love with thin air. Choices are not something she always thinks about and she explains the rational behind them within the deep blue colors with spotted waters. The pictures that follow relate a different story that helps readers understand where she wants to be and where she winds up.
RAW: Brutally harsh and unfair: The author creates a book that will allow readers to understand her thoughts, mind and she uncovers within the book the real Pamela. Her work with animal rights is amazing and the proceeds from this book goes to the Pamela Anderson foundation focusing on animal rights. Hearing her voice and allowing herself to be heard she continues with a piece that focuses on The Dream and relates how she deals with men, the world, places she never intended to be, the fact that she is human, has faults and finally “When do I start believing?” This piece really says it all as she relates her true feelings, not wanting to be ignored, neglected of having to buy her way out or find a way out of difficult situations. This particular piece defines the word RAW to the letter!
Added in she includes how she runs wild with different groups of people, her perception of herself as a homemaker, writer and friend. Hoping not to be invisible and dealing with a relationship but not making the person feel hemmed in or strangled. I love the piece that beings with “Blue Absinthe Whistler White Clarity of Mind. She talks about the many definitions of love, relates it to her boys and other emotions evolve as she takes us on a misty colored memory or “Heavy choices and much more. She continues with how she wants or treats men and then uses colors like blue and grey to evoke her emotions and how she judges them. Focusing on different types of homes for children and animals, foster care and you can see the raw emotions in the pictures.
The piece that focuses on how she views men, what she feels her relationships are and using characters from mythology is quite unique and the comparisons well thought out. Added in she tries to evoke emotions within the person or persons she might be with and how she wants to be viewed. The picture within the piece says it all. The questions she asks about things she would like to share with someone is followed by hoping that her boys will look up to this person, her definition of herself as a person and woman and finally wanting to be taken to places she has never been. How she views this person and the many ways she sees herself with them will enlighten readers to understand the many messages within this passage and much more. “ Journey inside the center of my lusty soul.” “ The heat sends my mind wild.” Read the rest to understand her feelings and emotions. The picture that follows captures the true meaning of the piece.
The book ends in a very interesting way with a piece that relates how she looks at herself, her partners, the darkness and her poor decisions. The final piece is a short but perfect account of her life comparing it to acts in a play, her life with Tommy Lee and her love for her sons. But, like a good mystery or suspense story to learn more you have to read RAW for yourself. The final two pages are quite revealing and you will understand the rational behind the photos, the photographer and her friendship with Pamela Anderson. Told straight from the heart Raw really allows readers to understand her inner most thoughts and the Forward by Raphael Mazzucco relates how he feels about Pamela, Emma’s photos and “ A moment in one’s mind will always be the way with Pam-people cannot forget.” The ending of his piece quite profound: Referring to both Pamela and Emma: “These girls feel the rain and get wet. To understand the meaning read the forward.
Fran Lewis: Just reviews/ Editor of MJ Magazine