THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERShortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 2018'Unflinching, unputdownable' Guardian'Witty, dark, devastating' Caitlin Moran'An amazing read. Brutally honest' Matt Haig'I love it' Jon Ronson**********************************************************So, this is me. Lily Allen.I am a woman.I am a mother.I was a wife.I drink.I have taken drugs.I have loved and been let down.I am a success and a failure.I am a songwriter.I am a singer.I am all these things and more.When women share their stories, loudly and clearly and honestly, things begin to change - for the better.This is my story....
|Title||:||My Thoughts Exactly|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||368 pages|
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My Thoughts Exactly Reviews
I listened to Lily Allen in my teens, saw what the media spat about her, and never thought much on what was fact and what was fiction.
I'm not normally a fan of autobiographies because they're usually all 'this is the truth about that, and yes, I am the victim in the scenario'. People tend to glorify themselves too much, but Lily hasn't done that. Yes, she has stated when she was actually the victim in fake media stories etc, but she also states when she was in the wrong.
This is a frank, brutally ...more
Honest, unflappable and brilliant. One of the most incredible audiobooks I’ve ever listened to, Lily’s story has helped me through a very hard time. This is something I’ll definitely come back to time and time again, I can’t recommend this enough.
I really enjoyed the honesty in this book, Lily explains things as she saw them without any apologies or making excuses and that is so powerful. Whilst I certainly have not had a similar life to Lily's, I could relate to a lot of feelings and emotions she touched on, especially as a child. I love that she takes responsibility for her mistakes as well as explaining that there are always more sides to the story and there is rarely a right or wrong way of dealing with life.
Also a great book if you ...more
10 out of 10 for honesty.
This book is depressing. Whilst I can't help but admit I buy into the culture of celebrity. As a teen I liked Lily, I bought her first single, queued at New Look to buy her clothing range, I watched her BBC3 show, her show about LucyinDisguise... I switched off when she began taking politics into her own.
I think the book is quite sad, and you're not able to compartmentalise the content as that of some complete stranger, you'll end up empathising. Imagine it's a stranger and you might feel differ ...more
I've compared the rawness of Lily Allen's lyrics with Marianna Faithful, but with intelligent wit and thought provocation. It's usually revealing to explore the life of an artist that supports the experience and informs whatever art media is employed and this is no exception. A frank and honest account, in which Allen discusses her childhood experience of growing up as the daughter of Keith Allen and the unconventional associated lifestyle.
I learned a lot through this read. Being someone who en ...more
Liked that she was so frank about everything. Nosey part of me would have liked names and more details of the benders as a lot of it is about her feelings. However I have a new found respect for her. Sounds like she did not have it easy as her parents were not your average parents. Worth reading