My Thoughts Exactly: The No.1 Bestseller Hardcover – 20 Sep 2018
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An unflinching, unputdownable book Source: Guardian
A fascinating and very honest read Source: Stylist
Blunt, brave and honest Source: The Pool
She doesn't hold back Source: Irish Times
Shockingly frank Source: Metro
Candid and amusing Source: Observer
Her book might be the most explosive celebrity memoir ever Source: Heat
A fresh, direct voice, used bravely, with nuance and style... Uniquely candid Source: New Statesman
[Lily] writes with a rawness that leaves you breathless. An emotionally hefty read, it's hard not to be hooked Source: The Herald
Allen has a flair for storytelling... [My Thoughts Exactly] should be required reading for anyone who dreams of fame Source: Daily Telegraph
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I would go as far as to say that her life has pretty much been an illusion for all of us or just as ordinary as everybody else's. The impression I have been left with is that the press did a very good job of making her life look very interesting when in reality she was just a normal teenager and eventually an adult, mother and wife. For whoever is thinking about buying the book, there won't be any bomb tale, or any surprises, or anything that we didn't know or suspect happened to her, sadly.
Another thing I detested about this book, hence didn't finish it, was the me, me, me.. poor me, people always doing me wrong, I'm so naive, ok ok I may be wrong but I'm still the one hard done by. I cry all day long but at the same time I'm strong, I do it all. The book is so self servicing it's comical. And quite frankly boring. I suppose she tried so hard to make the reading fun, young, casual, relateable, somewhat light hearted that it became boring and repetitive. I have never liked her music and don't think she is talented at all and I think deep down she knows it, even though she wants to believe she is, but because the book had good reviews and it is the "controversial Lily Allen" I truly believed I was gonna be shocked or surprised while reading this book. However, I don't recommend it and don't relate to it unlike lots of people reviewing it said they did. I do believe as she states in some point in the book that money is no longer what it used to be, therefore, in my opinion, writing a book was the next thing in order to keep up her life style. One thing I can give to her is that she was a brave girl and made what she could to get somewhere in life even if it was kinda short lived as it often is in this business if you are not talented enough. One other thing is that she says that she and other people never thought she was pretty which I completely disagree with as I've always thought she is very pretty in her unique way and very stylish! Perhaps fashion would have been her pathway despite her failures in business with her sister, which she touches in the book. Unfortunately I haven't enjoyed it. So much so that I couldn't finish it so boring it got. Sorry Lily Allen but I don't think it was the right time for this.
Lily tells it as it is and doesn’t hold back, I love this attitude in a biography as you really feel that it’s real.
I’ve had every emotion with this book, it is truly compelling. Lily Allen puts everything out there for us to read (or listen to!) even the heartbreaking times in her life, I can’t help wanting to reach out at points and hug her, and just tell her ‘it’s ok’ - that is how much she draws you in, or maybe it’s just because I can relate to her childhood and know what that feels like.
From this book, I can see that lily Alen is incredibly intellectual, funny, talented and has a huge heart. Excellent read (or listen!) Even if you are not a fan of Lily’s Music, read this book - it’s inspiring.
I wasn’t the most popular person with my other half as I neglected my housework this weekend because I had to keep reading chapter after chapter.
I’m not usually one to read autobiographies, I’ve always felt that the person only puts out what they want you to read. With Lily there is definitely no holding back and whilst some may find her crude or graphic at times, I feel you can’t get a true picture of what she has been through without her way of writing.
I’ve always suspected that the media are a bunch of vultures and this solidified that notion.
I hope Lily is finally at peace with who she is as a person now.
Lily’s honesty about her childhood, relationships (romantic, plutonic, and professional), and parenthood makes this read feel much more personal and a way for her to ‘set the record straight’.
Reading ways in which Lily has (both successfully and unsuccessfuly) dealt with the challenges in her life is inspiring, as is the way that sensitive topics such as sexual assault, drug use/addiction, mental health, and death are not avoided.
As titled, this book is a physical and authentic representation of Lily’s thoughts exactly and less of an autobiography and I thoughroughly enjoyed this read.