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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (25 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 147111421X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1471114212
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 201,621 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ghosted by Emma Donnan, currently assistant editor at Star magazine, it s the memoir of a quasi-fictional construct that is itself ghosted by Sam (or Sam )...Although Sam and her peers, living life the Essex way, are exploited by the media within which they appear to flourish, they are far too savvy to be pitied as calves for the slaughter --Literary Review -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.

About the Author

Sam Faiers is the star of the ITV2 reality show 'The Only Way is Essex'. She owns and runs Minnies Boutique along with her mum and sister, Billie. Living Life the Essex Way was her first book.


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Format: Hardcover
So I'm a massive TOWIE, and have been an avid supporter of it since it first launched in 2010, with Sam being one of my favourites, so I was quite excited to read this book after it was described as "the truth about TOWIE" - I've just, this day, finished reading the book after owning it for a week, and all I can say is that I was very disappointed.

The first few chapters start very much like a biography - talking about her childhood and teens, which was quite interested - learning about how she grew up with some of the TOWIE cast members (Lucy and Amy), and her flings with Mark Wright when she was 16. All very interesting to read if you're a fan of the show, but it then quickly just falls down to Sam basically describing her looks and fashion sense. In all honestly, about 70% of each chapter revolves around her appearance; infact in about 5 chapters all she does is describe her hair, her fashion sense, her diet, her makeup and then her tanning.. all very boring to be honest, and almost somewhat "page filling".

In all honest, there is not MUCH description about TOWIE itself - I don't know whether this is because Sam's still contracted into the show, and therefore can't discuss it in depth, or what (as she says - she's grateful for what they have given her), and she only really described the stuff that TOWIE has produced; she discusses her business Minnie's, doing P.A.'s (personal appearances) across the UK, and then TOWIE winning a BAFTA.
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Format: Paperback
OMG! Dreadful! Dull, boring and not even worh the £1 I paid in the charity shop for it other than it was for a good cause! Don't waste your time or money. She has nothing good to say about anyone! Just bitches about them and says how great she is! This book does her no favours whatsoever! I was never that keen on her in the first place but thought that maybe TOWIE put her in a bad light, obviously not as she comes across worse in the book!
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Format: Hardcover
Not particularly interesting, all she does is portray herself to be perfect and can do no wrong and is very nasty about Lauren Goodger.

She mentions her childhood, relationship with her biological father and of course Mark., in my eyes she seems a little bit desperate for him, saying she never knows what the future holds with them to after mentioning how she took him to her Christmas work party and he claimed he had went home sick when he really slept with a glamour model, she's on about Lauren having no self respect etc what about her!

To be honest I think Sam is way up herself and this book reflects her cocky attitude, and confirms what a nasty piece of work she really is, and I also think she is way over rated and ver average looking but she seems to think otherwise and its quite funny reading her "make up tips" lol.

No real juicy gossip, defo not worth the £12 price tag, this was book was a birthday present so glad never paid to dead this!
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Format: Paperback
Had always viewed Sam as one of the more modest and genuine cast members of TOWIE, however having read this book, which I was surprised to find in a pound shop, my opinion of her has changed. She repeatedly makes snide comments about other cast members, goes on about herself as if the shows success is down to her. She has done herself no favours writing this book as it has made her look like a snob who thinks there is no one else like her.
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Even though each series appears more staged I'm still a fan so really couldn't wait to read this book. Unfortunately I read up to about page 5 and couldn't take any more. From the first few pages she likes to make it clear she was in TOWIE from the get go and mentions who she added to the show. Far too self-obsessed for my liking and even though I only paid 99p I still feel that was 99p too much
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Vile self absorbed tripe! I love TOWIE but no where near as much as Miss Faiers loves herself. Reading between the heavily hinted lines the show is a success because of her because she is the best looking most business minded successful member of the cast. There are little digs and snidey comments at all the other cast members. There would be no show without her lets hope that doesn't come back to bite her!
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By Steph on 2 Jan. 2014
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I never stop reading a book half way through, until this one. Never been so bored ever, Sam loves herself, she thinks everyone else does too. I slated Chloe's book too but this one is far worse, at least Chloe has a life story. I really like Sam in the show, she is average looking and down to earth, unfortunately she thinks she is so much better. Avoid, you won't get the time spent reading this back
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By Pug on 11 May 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
love sam on towie but was really disapointed with this book. There was nothing new and the book mainly consited of basic fashion or hair tips and sam having a pop at other cast members...some which are meant to be her friends. i love sam on the show but this really hasnt made her look great and the book is a boring read to be honest .
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