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Tulisa [Kindle Edition]

Sean Smith
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Tulisa Contostavlos is the most remarkable new star in the country today. She was an eleven-year-old schoolgirl when her Uncle Byron offered her £20 to be the singer in a new band with son Dappy and his friend Fazer. She held out for £50 and started on a rollercoaster ride to fame that led to her becoming an 'overnight' sensation on The X Factor. Tulisa is the first biography of a girl determined to leave behind a life in which underage sex, smoking weed, drinking cider and bullying were the norm. Her love of music and an unswerving desire to make money, buy a house of her own and drive a sports car provided her with the incentive to escape. The UK's leading celebrity biographer, Sean Smith, has discovered that behind the tough exterior and dazzling smile is a funny, loyal and sensitive young woman. He has travelled to the leafy streets of fashionable Belsize Park in North West London to uncover the truth about her upbringing, her relationship with her musician father, who left home when she was nine, and the mother who abandoned a singing career because of ongoing mental health problems, and whom Tulisa says she loves 'with all my heart.'
He tells the story of N-Dubz and their mentor 'Uncle B', who tragically died on the threshold of their success. They rose to become one of the most popular bands in the UK without ever capturing a mainstream audience, but their American adventure ended in disappointment. Tulisa describes her failed love affairs, her mercurial relationship with controversial cousin Dappy, her bond with sometime boyfriend Fazer and a cast of characters including Chipmunk, Tinchy Stryder and Mr Hudson, who make up the urban music scene she embraced. The book relives her X Factor triumph as mentor to the winners Little Mix, her feud with fellow judge Kelly Rowland, her fashion triumphs and disasters and her brave response to the online release of a sex tape.
Tulisa is the gripping and inspirational story of how a lonely and bullied young girl transformed herself into 'The Female Boss' - a role model for a generation.

About the Author

Sean Smith is the UK’s leading celebrity biographer and the author of the number one bestseller Cheryl, the definitive biography of Cheryl Cole, as well as bestselling books about Robbie Williams and Kate Middleton.

His books about the most famous people of our times have been translated throughout the world. His subjects include Kylie Minogue, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Aniston and J.K. Rowling. The film Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story was based on his biography of the Harry Potter author.

Described by the Independent as a ‘fearless chronicler’, he specializes in meticulous research, going ‘on the road’ to find the real person behind the star image.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1496 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (13 Sep 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009NH6NIO
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #404,579 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Sean Smith is the UK's leading celebrity biographer and the author of five Sunday Times best sellers including Cheryl, the definitive biography of Cheryl Cole.

His books about the most famous people of our times have been translated throughout the world. His subjects include Robbie Williams, Kate Middleton, Tulisa, Kylie Minogue, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Alesha Dixon,Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Aniston and J. K. Rowling. The film Magic Beyond Words: The J. K. Rowling Story was based on his biography of the Harry Potter author.

Described by the Independent as a 'fearless chronicler', he specializes in meticulous research, going 'on the road' to find the real person behind the star image.

www.seansmithceleb.com

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tulisa 17 Sep 2012
Format:Hardcover
This is the third or fourth book I have read by this author. I wasn't sure how I would get on with the life of Tulisa. She is quite young for a biography and on television she comes across as being a bit pleased with herself. However, I was hooked after the first few pages. The detail about her musical family and her Greek and Irish heritage was fascinating and that was before she had to face up to her parents' split and her mother's ill health. She definitely had to grow up too quickly. What I liked about the approach of this book was that the author doesn't sensationalise it as a newspaper might have done. Her life doesn't need that. We aren't told what to think when, at seventeen, Tulisa slit her wrists in a cry for help. We get to make up our own minds which is rare in this sort of book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Tulisa Story 20 July 2012
Format:Hardcover
A good book. I found it to be an easy read, but it was nice to lean more about Tulisa. Over all a good holiday read.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tulisa 14 Aug 2012
By Dawn
Format:Hardcover
***** 5 Stars!

I was very interested in Tulisa but wasn't sure I actually liked her much. I have to say I liked her a lot more after reading this book. My small criticism would be that the author is maybe too nice to her but I found myself cheering her on especially after her rotten early life. I will be watching her on TV with a lot more respect from now on.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars my toenail could write a better book... 8 Aug 2012
By Tim1951
Format:Hardcover
omg.. if you are a true ndubz fan (yeah, n dubz - not x factor) wanting to know a bit more about the leading lady.. dont buy this!!! if you wanna know what she said word for word for every x factor auditon.. haha, this'll be your cuppa tea. i'd recommend people buy the ndubz autobiography "street life to chart life" as it actually comes from the cats mouth and doesn't skip through things.. this author is only interested in x factor and kelly rowland.. and i aint learnt no more good goss - aint a happy bunny. sugar coats everything.. didn't go on at all about her bullying, girl gang days just what she wore on the x factor... (learnt more stuff about dappy and fazer then her!!) save your pennies and buy her book coming out in september x x x
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3.0 out of 5 stars Well written 14 Feb 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book has great appeal for teenage lovers of celebrity autobiographical outpourings. It is probably of less interest to the older generation
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