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Pulling Myself Together [Unabridged] [Hardcover]

Denise Welch
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29 April 2010
The shockingly honest, gripping autobiography of Loose Women's Denise Welch.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson; 1 edition (29 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0283071087
  • ISBN-13: 978-0283071089
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 27.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 213,755 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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One of our most popular actresses, Denise Welch got her television break in the BBC's Spender opposite Jimmy Nail and followed it by achieving success in ITVs worldwide hit drama Soldier Soldier. She really became a household name when she took on the role of Rovers Return landlady Natalie Barnes in Coronation Street. Today she stars in the award-winning drama Waterloo Road and is a regular on the hugely popular Loose Women, where her warmth and honesty have won the nation's hearts. But even as her career was taking off, Denise was hiding a secret - that she was suffering from a crippling post natal depression so severe that she was at times suicidal. As she concealed her heartbreak on the set of Coronation Street, she turned to alcohol and drugs to cope. She even had an affair that threatened her marriage. Now she reveals for the first time the full details of her battle with depression and alcoholism, how she fought back and, helped by the love of her husband Tim Healy, turned her life around. Powerful and moving, Pulling Myself Together is ultimately an uplifting book that will appeal to her many fans old and new.

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Denise Welch is a tv favourite, following lead roles in hit dramas such as Soldier Soldier, Spender, The Vice, Down to Earth and Coronation Street. She is a regular presenter on ITV1's Loose Women and is currently starring in the fifth series of BBC1's hit drama Waterloo Road.

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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Denise Welch - Speaks from the heart 1 Jun 2010
As a fellow sufferer of depression I must admit I thought Denise's book would show some sides of it but bearing in mind how successful she is I didnt expect it to be as excellent as it is. Denise explains it as it is and at some times I had to put the book down as it was like looking in the mirror. The good thing with the book is it isnt all doom and gloom and I was surprised to find myself laughing in some parts. I would particularly recommend this to anyone who has a family member or partner suffering with this illness, I gave it to my mum to read and she was shocked but relieved to see it is in fact a 'common' illness and isnt just down to having a ' low' day. Thank you Denise for bringing this illness into the public eye.Pulling Myself Together
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A LOOSE WOMAN LETS LOOSE!!!!!!! 6 Jan 2011
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For a life truly lived read this!! 3 Feb 2011
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I have loved Denise Welch for years and reading the book now only more so. What an amazing strength of character this woman has!! Yes you are only hearing her side but she still factually informs rather than slag somebody for the hell of it. By all accounts David Easter should be tarred and feathered but she still remembers only love for him. Tim Healy is a lucky man and this book made me smile as equally inhale frequently. A classic read.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ENJOYABLE READ 25 May 2010
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I really like Denise Welch and was looking forward to reading this book and I was not disappointed. It is funny and sad as she talks about her relationships and her battle with depression.

My only issue would be that she didn't go into her relationships with the 'Loose Women' enough, but thats just my opinion.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very real! 1 Mar 2011
I was amazed at how interested I was in Denise's story. Although she hasn't had this amazingly star-studded exciting 'story', I think that makes it all the more interesting and real. Denise just happens to be famous and has gone through very dark times, having the courage to write about it and let people know how she coped.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good read 2 Jun 2010
I purchased this book as i felt i could relate to how Denise Welch felt. It was spookily similar to my own personal experiences.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Just another typical autobiography 11 Jun 2010
By rieriej
Well for me this was just an "alright" kinda book. Yes i know its another celeb autobiography but i do get drawn to them. Its an honest account of her life from start to how it is today. She appeared to have a good childhood and a very supporting family. She found her husband, but had an affair (tough to admit in an autobiography and hard for her family to hear i am sure)She talks about her problems with depression which struck a chord in places. I found it hard to read about her going to drugs and alchol but i guess thats the honesty in her book. I wouldnt say this book is going to blow you away - i think you will love it or hate it. for me i just thought its ok. I wouldnt go out of my way to reccomend it to everyone. I guess i am not as interested in her as a person as i thought i might be
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!! 15 Jan 2011
By Tracey
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I've always loved Denise's straight talking and her humour is fantastic.. As soon as i started reading this book i loved it. She mentions growing up in the North East of England, which i know quite well.
Her honesty about her sex life..drug addiction and alcoholism is remarkable.
Well done Denise on writing this warts and all book brilliant read and a great insight on how depression affects people too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good book
I loved it once you get into these biographies are a good read and helps to understand how these stars got where they are today
Published 27 days ago by Mavee
5.0 out of 5 stars good read
I really really enjoyed this book, Denise spoke honestly throw-out this book there are plenty of laughs, i couldn't put it down which made me get her next book starting over
Published 1 month ago by mar butler
5.0 out of 5 stars couldn't put it down!
Interesting read :) in depth look at her life, can't wait to read her next book, had me gripped from the start
Published 3 months ago by Ashley
5.0 out of 5 stars Pulling Myself Together
Excellent Read, Loved it. Having suffered depression and have family with depression, Great read and easy read. Down to earth approach.
Published 7 months ago by MR A C MATSON
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Really enjoyed this book ....no one can ever understand what anyone goes through unless they've been there themselves xxxxx
Published 8 months ago by Sharron Bampton
3.0 out of 5 stars Denise welch
This book was very enjoyable. Denise has clearly led a full and troubled life at times but seems to be happier now
Published 8 months ago by dave
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfull writer and actor
Excellent read from anyone who suffers from depression as they can empathise with everything Denise discusses. She is a very down to earth person. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Adie
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read!
Great insight into our lovely Denise. Couldn't stop reading once I'd started reading.
Would recommend to all who want to know more.
Published 8 months ago by Nic
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow what a fantastic read.By sally
I love watching Denise on loose woman after I finish work.Denise is so down to earth and always makes me laugh. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Sheila norton
5.0 out of 5 stars Pulling myself together
Very honest and candid about herself , she's not afraid to say it as it is . Contains humour ,sadness , regret . A really great read .
Published 10 months ago by Mrs. B. Middleton
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