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There's more to life then weight
on 5 August 2012
I am more than happy to admit I have been a Steps fan since the beginning and have never missed a tour, so was looking forward to this book. What a let down!! I was hoping that more information would be revealed about Steps, however this was not the case.
It is very clear without reading this book that Claire has struggled with her weight and as a result of this food, there have been enough tv shows and magazine articles about it!!! The book just felt like an extended magazine article with a little bit of information about her marriages and time in Steps thrown in.
In the Steps Reunion shows on Sky Living, I was surprised by how badly Claire came across. In this book, she comes across a lot better when talking about her decisions and reasons why she left the band.
I was annoyed that in the awknowlegments she did not thank the fans for their support. After all, where would she be without them? I have always thought that the other 4 members of Steps appreciate the fans more. This has just confirmed that believe, especially as they weren't so quick to cash in on the Steps reunion with a rushed, tell us something we don't know biography!!
I read the book in a day, there are only 8 chapters (why write a biography if you can only fill that many chapters?). Even the text size is bigger than normal to pad the book out to just under 250 pages!