Ories of a private school and not "fitting in being in a house alone ating pasta her celebrity stepfather stepping in and being the "in being in a house alone Celtic Fire (Rogue Angel, eating pasta her celebrity stepfather stepping in and being the call Childline her first foray into music because of her last name then yes hard work her happy marriage she tarnished because she had to be the breadwinner and leave home Idontgetit Nothingver is her fault somehow and it gets tiring By the time the strange story of the Calais debacle rolls around and then describing herself going over high on pills to physically attack her The Family Plan ex husband over his new relationship afterverything she had professed I was done it was toecurling Morose as it was other than the loss of a child and a crazed stalker this book should be about how lucky and fortunate someone has been Lily s had success Lily has had a beautiful family and loving Husband Lily was the last of the pre digital generation of artists that could muster a label to rent a house in the Cotswolds kit out her home with a studio and to fly her abroad for music video shoots helicopter into Glastonbury grandiose a Fleetwood Mac lifestyle to someone that happened to someone too young to really appreciate it I felt like Lily is a
Lost Soul Someone That soul someone that never be happy This can also be me Live in the moment appreciate what you have girl Lily Allen observes that she s rather young to write a memoir in he traditional sense She s had a lot to work out and the first part of this book in particular suffers from being A Family Practice essentially a vehicle to impart what she s worked out about her life despite having some advantages in terms of money and connections growing up she doesn t seem to have got a lot of parenting parents were off doing drugs screwing around and doing career stuff and she s realized now that it left her ragingly co dependent Her analysis seems pretty on point other perhaps than rejecting the suggestion she had a privileged upbringing but one can see why it wouldn t feel that way but it s rather tell than show and not on a par with her songwritingHowever something clicked for me in the latter half of the book which I found very moving Herxplication of the music industry unhealthy and misogynistic was A Doctor in Her Stocking (From Here to Maternity eye opening And Allen writes frankly and affectingly of her child bearing years which began with a terrible miscarriage then having two babies in uick succession followed by her really going off the rails in all directions I could relate if in a different set of circumstances to how awful it is as a mother when your baby won tat and to the ambivalence and pressure she felt as a working mother and family man Other than the fact that I ve never acted out by shagging Liam Gallagher in a toilet surprisingly relatable And painfully frank 35 overall As far as celebrity memoirs go you really. D Brutally honest' Matt Haig'I love it' Jon RonsonSo this is me Lily AllenI am a womanI am a motherI was a wifeI drinkI have taken drugsI have loved and been let downI am a success an. I listened to the audiobook of this which was read by Lily Allen herself This was a big reason why I chose to listen to it as I probably wouldn t have read it if I had a physical copy I found it pretty Celebrity Bachelor easy to listen to and I appreciated how honest Lily is throughout There are lots of parts in the book that some people would findxtremely hard to talk about or write about and might not have included but she did I liked that she talked about her codependency from the start or the book and the impact it s had on her life This is something that I think isn t often talked about but it s probably common that we realise Listened to on audiobook via BorrowBoxLily Allen narrates her memoir herself and honestly that was something that kept me listening She certainly didn t hold back from sharing her life memories and honest thoughts about family life marriage divorce and the music industry I grew up listening to most of her music Smile The Fear 22 and have memories of when the songs first got released There are trigger warnings in this for sexual assault miscarriage underage drinkingdrug use stalking tc Although the pacing was sometimes slow it was a good written book overall Highly recommend listening to the audio Read it for book club Writing style is very simple This happened then this happened She repeats herself a lot Also can t seem to take responsibility for her own actions Don t really get why it s a best seller I read Lily Allen s book My Thoughts Exactly after work today A uick read but not an asy one It s about fame xcess breakups and breakdowns Love and mothering Making mistakes and owning mistakes and sobriety Bad sex and good sex Anger and mental illness Body image Abuse Her truth I really and mpathized with Lily s insight into trolling and stalking and the xpectation to be a good girl yet online abusers can say what they want There was a passage about the double standards of responding to online abuse and it just floored me I related so much Lily is so clever and uick witted and vulnerable This book captures it all Thank you Lily I hope you re doing ok And I m so glad you finally had an orgasm This book is depressing Whilst I can t help but admit I buy into the culture
"Of Celebrity As A Teen "celebrity As a teen liked Lily I bought her first single ueued
at New Look to buy her clothing range I watched herNew Look to buy her clothing range I watched her show her show about LucyinDisguise I switched off when she began taking politics into her ownI think the book is uite sad and you re not able to compartmentalise the content as that of some complete stranger you ll nd up Wrangled (Whitehorse, MT: Chisholm Cattle Co., empathising Imagine it s a stranger and you might feel differently Lily doesn t realise how good she s had it but has always had a penchant for looking at the glass halfmpty St. THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERShortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 2018'Unflinching unputdownable' Guardian'Witty dark devastating' Caitlin Moran'An amazing rea. Get your moneys worth here I believe if going
to write a tell all memoir might as well tell the truth and nothing but the truth and thiswrite a tell all memoir you might as well tell the truth and nothing but the truth and this what Lily Allen does Her life is a series of big fuck ups and she owns them all she is a straight shooter and doesn t mess about with anything that tries to sell a pretty picture You get real There is much to feel sad for Lily and she wears all her vulnerabilities on her sleeve it s hard to feel any criticism She s brave and her story adds to the narrative of Her Cowboy Hero (Refuge Ranch empowering women to speak up and not feel ashamed Taking back the power from men the fakes the users and the media who have taken so much from her already Standing up to the haters and owning her story Gotta love a woman strongnough to do that Not my usual read Thought this was going to be of a gossipy celebrity memoir but Lily Allen tells a very personal story Especially Un hros pour Rayne (Delta Force Heroes t. 1) enjoyed hearing about how she wrote her first song and she has some worthwhile things to say about the way women are treated in our society not just the music industry I didn txactly warm to Lily but I ve Mine to Take (Nine Circles, enjoyed her music over the years and I applaud her refusal to shut the fuck up and be the good little woman What a read this book was I ve read many autobiographies over the years and this is by far one of the most honest and brutal that I ve read I wouldn t say I was a Lily Allen fan though in 2009 I did love It s Not Me It s You and I certainly haven t followed her life with any interest and so My Thoughts Exactly was a hugeye opener Lily has really bared her soul here and revealed His L.A. Cinderella everything and it is a hugelymotional book the whole way through I had no idea A Groom for Greta (Amish Brides of Celery Fields, everything that she had been through and can only admire her after reading this story to write about the stuff she does here so openly I think isxtremely brave I won t list The Baby They Both Loved everything that she talks about but it s honest real heartfelt and heartbreaking It s uplifting in places as Lily overcomes her demons and sends out some strong messages for womenverywhere in fact I d say all teenage girls and Twin Temptation (Harlequin Blaze even grown up women should read this book I feel like many people might have an opinion about Lily and many might overlook this book because of her age or I was going to say who she is but now I ve read the book that should say who people think she is Read this book and discover the real Lily Allen Unlike a lot of celebrities or the rest of us really Lily Allen is completely honest and open about her failures and shortcomings In her memoir she sets straight a lot of the misconceptions about her while owning up to the times when she acted like a complete twat too Allen has gone through some toughxperiences learned from them and come out the other side a fierce and intelligent woman. D a failureI am a songwriterI am a singerI am all these things and When women share their stories loudly and clearly and honestly things begin to change for the betterThis is my story. .