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3.0 out of 5 stars TOO LIGHTWEIGHT, 22 Feb. 2013
This review is from: Bedsit Disco Queen: How I grew up and tried to be a pop star (Hardcover)
I sat and read this book almost at one sitting. Its very easy to get into and enjoyable. But at the end of it I didnt really feel that I'd got much out of it. For me Tracey came across as a bit smug. She touched upon several important events in her (and Bens) life but never fully explained them. I also found the inclusion of song lyrics after most chapters a distraction, proving that musical lyrics shouldnt be printed. A lot of them were banal. As for ending the book in 2007 and then using a weak excuse for doing so....mmm.
EBTG are one of the most underated groups ever and Tracey's last couple of albums have been sublime but in the end this isnt the book I'd hoped it would be.
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Initial post: 29 Apr 2013 14:21:59 BDT
reader guy says:
"For me Tracey came across as a bit smug."

And this is a surprise? Maybe you really do need to read those printed lyrics and not just passively listen tot them. Tracey has always had a certain smugness about her and for me, that is one of the reasons I love her and her music.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jun 2013 10:14:21 BDT
happy2 says:
If you care to read Bens book I dont think he uses the word "smug" once about her. Her love is unconditional at a time to suit his needs.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jun 2013 11:58:47 BDT
reader guy says:
I have read "Patient" and just because he doesn't describe her as such does not mean she does not posess this quality. You know, being smug is not a negative thing. I am a lifelong fan of Tracey and Ben; I am not putting her down.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Aug 2013 21:13:05 BDT
happy2 says:
well almost unconditional

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jun 2014 20:11:12 BDT
happy2 says:
Actually the medics proved their worth operating on his long intestine. Tracey made sure that singularly she gave of herself;and he got better -that's not smug
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