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2.0 out of 5 stars Too short and lacks a punch, 19 Sept. 2012
This review is from: Love You Bye: My Story (Hardcover)
I'm a long time listener to Scott's show and think he's a great bloke.
But this autobiography is a huge let down. Firstly, once you take away the photos, it comes in at under 200 pages. In a relatively large font. I'd expect that in an autobiography of a One Direction member, not a man who's been around as long as Scott.

It feels rushed... key moments in his life like the loss of a loved on are glossed over in a few short pages, we never really get to know why he was such a profound person in Scott's life.
Likewise his coming out - he explains how he told his family, but there's no details on growing up gay at school, how his friends reacted etc. I know he doesn't want his sexuality to define him, but in an autobiography it deserves more than the space it received.

Equally his descent into alcohol abuse is also interesting, but then suddenly seems to end - it's as if he feels like he'll be boring us if if he dedicates more than two pages to any one subject.

Chapters on his documentary for BBC3 about the world's worst place to be gay are fascinating - it's clearly a subject he feels passionate about - it's a shame that he's not as passionate about telling us about the rest of his life.

If you don't really care about Scott and just want celebrity anecdotes, then this is for you. But often they are too brief. Chapters feel like links between songs - brief and to the point, with no flesh to their bones sp as not to bore the reader/ listener before the next song is played.

This book is for people with a low attention span who wants a quick read. But for those of us who wanted to know more about the man who has kept us entertained for more than a decade, you'll learn almost as much from this book as you would by listening to one of his shows.
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Initial post: 22 Oct 2012 07:52:30 BDT
I totally agree with your review. I love Scott, but It does feel rushed and he could have gone into everything a lot more.

Posted on 27 Dec 2012 20:48:30 GMT
J Williams says:
I love Scott too, but the book really does seem a very brief outline of his life, touching on key moments, but then rushing off double quick to skim over another important moment from Scotts past.
A good book, but sadly there really isn't any 'meat on the bone'.

Posted on 1 Jan 2013 18:29:26 GMT
D. Romero says:
I hate to say it, but I agree with you. I paid about double a normal Kindle price $18.99 so I could read the book in the States, on the promise that it would really go in-depth into his lives, his loves, his struggles - and for the most part, it was a glossy quick read. A few pages on coming out? A few pages on his alcohol problems? While I loved reading more about how his current team got together, and there were some funny stories, and his Uganda tale was quite fascinating, it all seemed so quick.
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