Ruffa Gu­tier­rez on her new book: ‘Kum­baga sa pe­likula, ev­ery chap­ter is ex­cit­ing’

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With her new book The Truth and Lies My Mother Told Me now out in the mar­ket after a year in production, Ruffa Gu­tier­rez said she is proud of her new­est ac­com­plish­ment. “Unang una nag­pa­pasala­mat ako na after one year my book is fi­nally out. The Truth and Lies My Mother Told Me ay isang na­paka­ha­bang pros­eso pero ngayon na nakal­abas na siya I’m very proud of it. I’m now an au­thor! So it’s an­other cap that I can say to my jour­ney in show business. I feel grate­ful. I feel very ful­filled that ABS-CBN gave me the op­por­tu­nity to have my own book and to share my life and my jour­ney with all of you so sana ma­gus­tuhan niyo,” she shared dur­ing her book launch held last Novem­ber 29 in Taguig city.

The new book au­thor ad­mit­ted that her mom Annabelle Rama def­i­nitely had a big say in the fi­nal draft of her book. “Alam niyo up to the last minute my ever pro­tec­tive mother ay ta­la­gang nag-i-in­ter­fere. At last minute ta­la­gang sin­abi niya na, ‘Kailan­gan basahin namin yung li­bro.’Ako na­man, im­bis na mag­sisi ako na lum­abas yung li­bro na hindi ko pin­abasa sa mommy at daddy ko, pin­abasa ko sa kanila at ang dami niyang gus­tong patang­galin. Sabi ko, ‘Ma, pag tang­galin mo (yan) hindi na kuwento ng buhay ko yan.’I want the book to be au­then­tic. I want it to be from the heart. Wala na­man akong sisir­aan na tao. It’s just me. This is how I was. I’ve been through ups and downs. I’ve been through loves, I’ve been through tragic loves, com­pli­cated loves, young love na akala natin for­ever love. Ga­nun ta­laga ang buhay di ba? So now that I look back, it’s my life and I want it share it with ev­ery­one tu­tal my life is an open book,” she expl ai ned.

A year ago, it was her mom who launched her own book ‘Day Hard! but Ruffa said her book was not made as an an­swer to her mom’s book. “Alam niyo ba ang nakakaloka, mas nauna yung li­bro ko okay. Mas nau­nang na-con­cep­tu­al­ize yung book ko pero sa so­brang ta­gal ko at ta­la­gang bi­nu­sisi namin itong li­bro na ito, nauna pa yung li­bro ni mommy na ‘Day Hard. So this is maybe my an­swer sa la­hat ng mga sin­abi niya,” she added.

Ruffa said The Truth and Lies My Mother Told Me hopes to set women on the path to find­ing the right man. Which is why she tried her best to share parts of her life that were ap­pli­ca­ble but not to pulge too much es­pe­cially del­i­cate de­tails about her mar­riage to Yil­maz Bek­tas. “Ac­tu­ally yun ang pinakamahi­rap na­pa­pano ko i-ku-kuwento yung ba­hagi na yun ng buhay ko na in­gat na in­gat ako na wala akong masak­tan and at the same time hindi ako nagsi­n­un­gal­ing sa pub­liko. I re­mem­ber kasi dur­ing that time hindi ko ma-ex­plain la­hat sa mga in­ter­views ko noon sa The Buzz so I think with this book you will learn more, na maintindi­han niyo ta­laga y u n g pinag­daanan ko. Ga­nun pala si Ruffa, kaya pala ga­nun si ya. Mas mai­intindi­han niyo ako,” she shared.

As for her daugh­ters Lorin and Venice, the 42year-old mother said she wants to in­spire them as well. “Well I told them that my book is ded­i­cated to them. I have two girls and I want them to learn from my mis­takes. I want them to learn from my jour­ney in life. And sa tin­gin ko na­man la­hat n g pinag­daanan ko at la­hat ng nang­yari sa buhay ko it made me the woman that I am to­day. So I w ant my daugh­ters to know that you don’t need a man in or­der to sur­vive. What’s im­por­tant is that you love your­self first. Kasi pag mi­na­hal mo yung sar­ili mo, it’s so easy for you to love other peo­ple. Hindi tayo kailan­gan mag­ing clingy. So I want to be lead­ers. I want them to be strong women,” she said.

An­other thing Ruffa is proud of when it comes to her books have been the ini­tial feed­back she has got­ten from those who have al­ready got­ten ad­vanced copies. “Well the boss of Na­tional Book­store she ac­tu­ally in­sta­grammed it and sin­abi niya once she started read­ing it, hindi na niya bin­aba yung li­bro. So that says some­thing that the owner of Na­tional Book­store who has read thou­sands of books, para sabi­hin niya na hindi niya mababa yung li­bro ko, ta­la­gang I feel very hon­ored and very flattered. Ang gusto ko ta­laga pag bi­nasa nila itong li­brong ito, they will not only learn some­thing but they will be ex­cited and they won’t be bored. Kum­baga sa pe­likula, ev­ery chap­ter is ex­cit­ing,” she said.

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