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5.0 out of 5 stars
AN OPEN & HONEST READ, 16 Mar 2005
This book is probably the most open and honest biography that I have ever read , sometimes painfully honest and moving.
Starting with frank recollections of his childhood when his parents split up and the family were always moving around which led to an unsettled time ,and going right throught the heady madness of the Bros era ,to the present day and Matts experience on 'Hells Kitchen', it is an absorbing read and not just a list of Matts achievements which some biographies can be.
He is willing to share his thoughts and feelings of the difficult times after Bros ,when he felt alone and scared of coming back to the UK , after the British press gave him and twin Brother Luke such a hard time.
Answering the question ' Where have you been for the last 6 years?' he dispells the myth that he was on a permanant holiday and reveals that he was in fact working constantly , writing songs for other people and recording albums that unfortunately , due to one record company problem or another, never saw the light of day.
He tells for the first time the real reason that Craig Logan left Bros and they split up and the highs and lows of being SO famous that just walking down a street was a logistical nightmare.You get to hear about the Brossette madness from Matts' point of view , the highs of playing at Wembley Stadium and the good times that he had whilst being in Bros and how Matt feels now that he is once again being accepted by the British press and is enjoying the praise that he deserves with his latest album.
He tells a bit about his personal romantic life , but in the whole prefers to keep a little bit to himself about his relationship with Daisy Fuentes and his life with her in LA.He also is quite reserved in talking about past relationships which in this day of 'kiss & tell' is quite admirable.
He is openly appreciative of the support and dedication that his fans have given him for the last 18 years and tells how Daisy showed him a chat room where his fans were talking about him in their devoted way which spurred him on to return to the UK.
This book is a must read not only for all Bros fans but for those who wish to read an honest , modest and thoroughly enjoyable account of one mans life in Music , a passion which is so strong still for him.I was so thoroughly absorbed by this book that I couldn't put it down and my only complaint about it is that I would've prefered more pictures , but I can reccommend it 100%.