by Sean Smith
Sidgwick & Jackson, HK$136
After 340 pages all Sean Smith can conclude about his subject Jennifer Aniston is that 'she is like a sister or a best friend'. That he ends his unauthorised biography with a 'Jennifer Aniston Birth Chart' only makes things worse. The year 2008, he allows Madeleine Moore to predict, will be one 'of strong attachments which will prompt greater self-expression and vision'. That chapter constitutes padding on top of pablum. Elsewhere we are told how the former Friends actress has always been a leader, whether in drama groups, sports teams or the choir. We also learn that she was boisterous and boy crazy, proof of this being the testimony of old lovers such as Michael Baroni, who found it sexy that she scribbled her phone number in red lipstick on a piece of paper she handed him. But of course what most readers want to read about is what caused her break-up with Hollywood hunk Brad Pitt. Unfortunately Smith has no more information than any of the tittle-tattle magazines that went into overdrive when he chose super vixen Angelina Jolie over his wife of four years. Readers underwhelmed by Smith's expose of Aniston would be advised to stay clear of a similar undertaking of his on Britney Spears.