My Take Paperback – 4 Jun 2007
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`A must-read for fans' -- Sunday Express
`Entertaining ... Barlow makes an unfailingly reliable narrator' -- Sunday Times
`Gary dishes the all the dirt on our favourite 90s boyband. An
absolute must for all hardcore Take That devotees' -- Heat
`This is an honest and down-to-earth read' -- Natasha Harding, The Sun
`Witty, likeable' -- New Statesman
From the Publisher
Gary Barlow's autobiography, a frank, revealing look at
behind-the-scenes of one of Britain's biggest bands by its lead singer. The
paperback is updated with the story of the comeback of all comebacks.
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His comments on his Manager, Nigel Martin-Smith are absolutely hilarious! Gary has such a great sense of humour.
He talks about his personal life and his public life in a very honest way, the book includes some wonderful photos for Take That fans. Gary is not afraid to admit his faults along the way and I admire his honesty.
It is clear he is a committed family man and they in turn are totally devoted to him.
This book deals with his feelings about the current Take That revival which is proving to be a massive success.
Recommended reading - LONG OVERDUE FOR TAKE THAT FANS
The book is an honest account of how things were in the Take That days, and the eventful lives they all lived at that time. Gary is also not frightened of highlighting mistakes he made and reflecting on how his actions may have led to some of the animosity between him and other band members.
It is very informative and a fascinating read. It is clear from reading the book that Gary is a very well grounded lad (which is understandable when you read about his early days performing on his organ in small working mens clubs) and although he likes his extravagances (Cheshires answer to Elton John...by his own admission!!) he truely has a well balanced understanding of the important things in life.
You can't help but warm to the guy and empathise with the struggle he went through after the break up of Take That, and the way the media tried their best to destroy him.
He has a very refreshing attitude to all that has gone on, good and bad in his life, and you get a real sense that writing the book has helped him to face his demons and finally put the past behind him.
A great read
This book not only takes you on a tour of the bands highs and lows but the personal hurdles Gary has overcome too; good and bad.
I found myself smiling along with him, laughing with him, bracing myself during the tough moments...and when I came to the last page I didn't want it to end.
To sum, it has made me appreciate Gary Barlow as a song writer and a singer, as a performer and a band member, he is a marvel who desreves everything he has worked so hard for.
Gary has written this book so brilliantly and so honestly. He admits his mistakes and is honest about the people he works with. I couldn't put this book down and read it in less thank 2 weeks.
Gary leads us through his life and describes every event so well. When you read about how his life was after Take That split up, and how Robbie and the press tried so well to break him, it brings a tear to your eye.
There are also some halarious moments, where I had to put the book down and grab a tissue to wipe the tears of laughter from my eyes. This has got to be the best book I have ever read and I enjoyed reading it so much.
Gary also ends the book superbly with the last chapter, which is a real shock, quite unbelievable. He describes this last event so fantastically and once again, it brings a tear to your eye.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves Gary Barlow, or just Take That.
Gary Barlow is a genius!!
Ultimately this is a story of one man's growth, the real high and real real lows.
He looses a star as he is reserved in his comments about certain people, knocking them down only to follow up with, 'but if it wasn't for him...' or 'I understand'. But lets face it this is Gary Barlow - he is at the end of the day a really NICE guy - he even says at one point about his kids reading it, you know as he's been writing it that he's had those he slates, his mum, dad and kids in the very forefront of his mind and just doesn't want to offend anyone, which lets face it isn't that big a crime.
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i have been listening to takethat 111 at the same time as reading the last few pages of my take, and how apt it was,considering where they started to where they are now. Read morePublished 19 months ago by kristina k