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Inspirational and poignant
on 12 January 2001
I have never been a big Geri Halliwell fan, but I have been completely won over by her honest, touching and very inspirational autobiography. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about her early years , and felt her desire for stardom was like looking in a reflection.
Her descriptions of her days as a glamour model conveyed how tough you need to be in that world, and I gained a lot of respevt for her reading about her standing up for her rights, and also her vulnerability when people doubted her or insulted her.
This book shows that persevation is the ultimate in success, and also making an impression.
I was fascinated by how much preparation went into The Spice Girls before they ever released a single. I was glad that this was not a soap box to be bitchy about the other band members, and I thoroughly understood Geri's reasons for leaving.
It was poignant to learn about Geri's relationship with her father which was a touching theme throughout the book. I also felt a lot of empathy for her bulimia and its triggers.
Overall, I feel a deep respect for Geri after reading her autobiography, and I shall definitely keep Cosmic Shopping Lists. I hope she continues to prove to be an inspiration in her writing as she has a real talent.