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A Whole Lot of History
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 12 November 2013
I think you'd enjoy the book more if your a fan of Kimberly Walsh or Girls Aloud, I found I was skipping parts and in the end I gave up.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 4 November 2013
Bit bland. Nothing really exciting happens and nothing I didn't already know. Her parents divorce and arguments are made out to be some sort of family travesty. The two thing's that could be interesting, she first leaves out the other person's name so you don't know who she is on about and the second she just basically says what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Save your money and read Wikipedia, it's basically the same.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 30 September 2013
She was always, in my eyes, the quiet, shy member of girlsaloud however, this book tells a completely different story. As a child growing into a teenager, I was an enormous girlsaloud fan and they shaped a lot of my childhood/teenage years. I adored kimberley back then and I adore her even more now for writing a holds barred autobiography. Throughout the book I really felt like it was an honest, Frank, sincere and at times laugh out loud (and even a little choked up moment) account of her life and times in the public eye and one of the biggest girlbands on the planet. The book was fabulous, well worth a read, especially of your a girlsaloud fan. I think I've fallen in awe of kimberley walsh and have become even more of a dedicated fan just by reading this. She tells it as it is and surprises you throughout, especially when I learned that secretly she was the driving force and organiser of the band. Not so quiet anymore kimba, now all your secrets have been revealed and I love you even more for it. Absolutely fantastic! 10 out of 10.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 14 November 2013
I reed this book in 2days ... I thought Kimberley came across really well in this book and I was surprised at what she did prior to Girls Aloud. I have reed Cheryl's book as well and I did find in parts that it was the shame but it didn't ruin the book for me.
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on 23 August 2014
so proud to have this book. love girls aloud.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 January 2014
I was a very enthusiastic purchaser of this book and I doubt if anyone values this signed edition more than me. It certainly did not disappoint and I cannot recall enjoying reading a book more. This story kept my attention all the way through and is full of interesting bits of information. Seeing as I do not read gossip magazines or tabloid newspapers there was lots to learn here. In the early days I was really into Girls Aloud and I just assumed they were very professional. I was amazed to read that at that time the band were effectively in a shambolic state and the girls were out every night getting up to all sorts of debuachery. If you thought this story would be a repeat of the cd sleevenotes and contain pats on the back all round than you would be mistaken because there are measured criticisms of her fellow bandmates all the way through but I'm guessing that they have been given approval beforehand by those concerned. My gut feeling is that this story is a reasonably honest account of events but there is one incident I find a bit difficult to believe. That was when a very young Kimberley and her family were travelling to Manchester to attend an audition and the Rover in which her mother was driving crashed into a wall and caught fire. The occupants of the vehicle clambered out of the wreckage and calmly continued their journey to Manchester via other means of transport. Surprise surprise Kimberley got the part probably after getting the sympathy vote. You cannot underestimate the value of good parents and her mother certainly knew how to get results. I am not usually a photos person but I certainly did like the collection of snaps she has included in here. If you are reading this sometime Kimberley I have got a lot empathy for you when you lament about your parents shouting and bawling at each other all the time because it sounds like my upbringing. The only slight negative remarks I have about this book is my opinion that although Kimberley is obviously an attractive young woman a cover picture of her with a more serious expression similar to her mate Cheryl would surely have sold this book many more copies. The story also contains a considerable amount of spelling and grammer mistakes and does not appear to have proof read maybe in a rush to get it out for the pre-Christmas market. I can certainly live with that though to read such a great book. I know there are many books similar to this available these days but this one is a shining star indeed.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 11 November 2013
The book lacked any real depth. It just brushed the surface of Kimberley's time with Girls Aloud. It was very discreet and certainly didn't reveal any big secrets. Quite boring in fact.
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on 22 December 2014
fast delivery, as described
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 5 October 2013
Read it from start to finish in one go! The book shows what an unbelievable life Kimberley and the girls have had. Kimberley tells it how it is, but the book does show a big favouritism to Cheryl and Nicola and it would have been nice if it were a bit more positive to Nadine and Sarah. Hopefully there will be a second book in another ten years time with all the girls having made up and realised how absolutely amazing they are as a group!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 19 October 2013
I've been a Girls Aloud fan for years, been to two of their tours including their last, and they were just superb.
Anyway, when I heard Kimberley Walsh was going to publish her own book I was like, :D:D:D, as you can imagine. So I preordered it here and received it the actual day of its release.
The book is wonderful, especially if you're a GA fan. I'm a Chimola fan. And when I read it, it just reinforced that even more. Honestly, Kimberley's life before Popstars is really interesting, and how she came to be 1/5 of GA. Then she explains how she fell in love, twice, and writes of her relationship with the rest of the band, what they went through, Passions, their solo projects, and their farewell tour. Plus a whole lot more I haven't mentioned because it would be too much of a spoiler! So if you're thinking of buying it, then I seriously suggest that you do. It's amazing.
Cheers!
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