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Dreams that Glitter: Our Story [Hardcover]

Girls Aloud
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9 Oct 2008
Fun, feisty, drop-dead gorgeous, incredibly talented, and the life and soul of the party, Girls Aloud are the most successful girl band the UK has ever seen. Since winning ITV’s Popstars: The Rivals in 2002, Cheryl, Kimberley, Nadine, Nicola and Sarah have come a very long way indeed. With a record-breaking twenty consecutive Top 10 singles, six platinum albums and a Brit Award, they are both loved by the masses and acclaimed by the press. Now, in Dreams That Glitter, the girls share with us the story of their phenomenal success. Giving a personal insight into their childhoods, their love interests, their struggle for recognition, their party lifestyle and their rock-solid friendships, this book follows their ride from relative obscurity to international superstardom – with plenty of style advice and celebrity gossip along the way. Packed full of pictures from the girls’ own personal collections, Dreams that Glitter shares with us the innermost secrets of the nation’s favourite girl band, and reveals exactly what it feels like when all of your dreams come true.

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Press; First Edition edition (9 Oct 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0593061225
  • ISBN-13: 978-0593061220
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 16.5 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 243,190 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"In this fab autobiog, the girls chart their rise to superstardom in typically fun and feisty style" (Closer magazine)

"This is one of the must-read autobiographies of the year." (The Sun)

"In short, it's a must read" (Look magazine)

"To call Girls Aloud the most successful female group Britain has ever produced is an unassailable truth" (The Times)

"They are simply the most perfect pop group since the Monkees" (Julie Burchill) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The autobiography of the most successful girl band the UK has ever seen.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for GA fans!! 6 Jan 2009
As someone who has followed Girls Aloud passionately since they very first got together on Popstars The Rivals, I feel this book is long overdue. Other reviews say this book lacks substance but I wonder what they expect, the girls to all criticise each other and cause rifts when they are still very much together!?!
Its basically the story right from the start and there was a lot in there that was new to me, I remember all the times in the book but its good to know how each girl felt about things at the time (and they didn't always feel great and happy!). Certain stories from Cheryl had me laughing out loud especially things she said and did at the start of the band when she was new to the industry.
The book is also packed with gorgeous photos, some of them candids which us GA fans hadn't seen before, it is simply a must buy for anyone who loves the girls!!
I am sure in many years to come with her current fame Cheryl will get her own autobiography and she will be more honest with her opinions of the other girls and the things they have done, but for now enjoy this entertaining guide to the best band in pop!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning piece of history 30 Dec 2008
I thought this book was a beautiful insight into the girls lives.This book reveals all of the girls true dreams and desires before the band and for the future. With their northern humor all of the girls present some stomach clenching moments which will have you laughing for hours, whilst creating some stunning imagery of their evryday lives, tour life and group performances.

Any negative thoughts you may have once had about the girls will disapear as you get close and personal to every girl and discover they are not diva's or spoilt but are truely inspiring women.

There are many beauty tips provided in this books along with a reveal of what the girls use to keep them selves beautiful.

A great read and certainly one you won't be able to put down.
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41 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book from five wonderful girls 6 Oct 2008
Barcode: 9780593061220

Girls Aloud are really quite beyond anything else. As a band, over the past six years they have caused a nation to fall in love with them, to cherish them and their inspired pop songs. They are impossibly beautiful, role models to countless young people, media darlings that have the tabloids and celeb mags hanging on their every move, they are fantastic singers who have treated us to some of the best pop songs of the 21st century, but most of all - they are Girls Aloud, and that is why we love them.

And now, in the book that all us fans have been waiting ages for, Cheryl, Nadine, Nicola, Sarah and Kimberley invite us to sit back and listen to just what it's like to be Girls Aloud. For those who have seen the Girls' brilliant DVD's Off The Record, Style and TV series Passions you will already have a taste of what to expect here. One thing I have always admired the Girls greatly for is their straight talking attitude, they have this down-to-earth charm and feistiness to them that truly sets them apart. And it is this that we see here in Dreams That Glitter.

The book takes a roughly chronological approach and starts off with the Girls' lives leading up to the band's beginnings on Popstars - The Rivals. The viewpoint alternates between each of the Girls, each offering their individual outlooks and own experiences at each stage of their career. It is fascinating to see them looking back now, with hindsight, on many of the things that must have just swept them up in a hurricane in the beginning. There are also individual sections scattered throughout with Q&A's for each of the Girls and such like.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for older Girls Aloud fans 28 July 2011
By Y. Moss
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is directed at the younger girls so if your reading it for gossip then avoid it.
I read a few chapters and became quickly bored.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dreams That Gitter - cheesy title, good book 29 Jan 2009
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The book "Dreams that Gitter" seems a bit cheesy, a little fake, however, open it up and you'll find a glorious insight to the fame of Girls Aloud.The book is fully coloured and so glossy it could be from a magasine.

Each "chapter" explains a different part of their lives, whether it's getting into the band, or dealing with the press. The end of each chapter has an interveiw with a different member of the band, and a double-page of photos of them.

You feel as if you are travelling with the Girls as they travel though fame,feel their heartbreak as they explain splitting up, and feel their anger with the press.

That's another good thing about the book,each member writes a diffent bit of the chapters. It keeps you on your toes, and stops you getting bored of only one person's experiences, unlike other autobiographies.

An enjoyable and interesting book I would defanatly reccomend to a friend.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Boring 20 Aug 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I am oneof the biggest girls aloud fans but i did not like this book. It was basically very repeatitve. Every story was repeated five times from each of the girls. I just picked a different girl in eac chapter and read only their part to avoid the same story over and over and over.
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5.0 out of 5 stars just perfect 27 July 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
arrived on time, great price, easy to order, bort for sister for christmas and still enjoying the music time and time again
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5.0 out of 5 stars GA
i love this book , it tells a detailed story for each girl , right back to thier childhoods , each chapter tells the whole truth about their feelings etc , i love this book and was... Read more
Published on 27 Dec 2010 by Modge
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Item completely as described, arrived on time, would buy again from this seller with no hesitation
Published on 26 Aug 2010 by MR C J PARKES
4.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have For Fans
Girls Aloud are one of the UKs hottest girlbands and this book charts their success. Each member writes about their upbringing and reaction to fame; their hopes and dreams and even... Read more
Published on 27 Jun 2010 by Jelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I bought this book for my daughter who is 11 and a big Girls Aloud fan - she loves it and keeps telling me all the facts. Well written and obviously a hit.
Published on 19 Jan 2010 by Bird4
3.0 out of 5 stars girls aloud
my daughter really wanted this book and although she is enjoying reading it the picure pages are falling out one by one not very good as only second day !
Published on 26 Dec 2009 by Ms. Lisa M. Beasley
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read!
Very interesting book with lots of the girls life stories and secrets coming out.

Good read.
Published on 28 Oct 2009 by J. Bingham
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book
This book arrived in excellent condition, just like new, will make alovely present for my daughter.
Published on 18 Sep 2009 by LA Dunroe
5.0 out of 5 stars The girls are great
Brought this for my girl friend and had a sneak preview before I gave it her. Nice bound book obvious good quality feels expensive. For fans a must.
Published on 14 April 2009 by Stephen James
4.0 out of 5 stars Dreams That Glitter: Our Story
Purchased as a gift for my wife, so far no complaints as she's been glued to it.
Published on 2 Feb 2009 by Andrew Long
5.0 out of 5 stars girls aloud book
excellent value book, delivered promptly, much appreciated as a xmas present by my daughter in law
Published on 1 Feb 2009 by Iris M. Hoof
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