My Thoughts Exactly

My Thoughts Exactly❰Ebook❯ ➥ My Thoughts Exactly Author Lily Allen – Oaklandjobs.co.uk THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERShortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards Unflinching, unputdownable Guardian Witty, dark, devastating Caitlin Moran An amazing read Brutally honest Ma THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERShortlisted for the Specsavers National Book AwardsUnflinching, unputdownable Guardian Witty, dark, devastating Caitlin Moran An amazing read Brutally honest Matt Haig I love it Jon Ronson So, this is me Lily My Thoughts Kindle - AllenI am a womanI am a motherI was a wifeI drinkI have taken drugsI have loved and been let downI am a success and a failureI am a songwriterI am a singerI am all these things andWhen women share their stories, loudly and clearly and honestly, things begin to change for the betterThis is my story. As far as celebrity memoirs go you really get your moneys worth here I believe if your going to write a tell all memoir you might as well tell the truth and nothing but the truth and this is what Lily Allen does Her life is a series of big fuck ups and she owns them all, she is a straight shooter and doesn t mess about with anything that tries to sell a pretty picture You get real There is much to feel sad for Lily and she wears all her vulnerabilities on her sleeve it s hard to feel any cri As far as celebrity memoirs go you really get your moneys worth here I believe if your going to write a tell all memoir you might as well tell the truth and nothing but the truth and this is what Lily Allen does Her life is a series of big fuck ups and she owns them all, she is a straight shooter and doesn t mess about with anything that tries to sell a pretty picture You get real There is much to feel sad for Lily and she wears all her vulnerabilities on her sleeve it s hard to feel any criticism She s brave and her story adds to the narrative of empowering women to speak up and not feel ashamed Taking back the power from men, the fakes, the users and the media who have taken so much from her already Standing up to the haters and owning her story Gotta love a woman strong enough to do that I read Lily Allen s book My Thoughts Exactly after work today A quick read but not an easy one It s about fame, excess, breakups and breakdowns Love and mothering Making mistakes and owning mistakes Addiction and sobriety Bad sex and good sex Anger and mental illness Body image Abuse Her truth I really liked and empathized with Lily s insight into trolling and stalking, and the expectation to be a good girl yet online abusers can say what they want There was a passage about the dou I read Lily Allen s book My Thoughts Exactly after work today A quick read but not an easy one It s about fame, excess, breakups and breakdowns Love and mothering Making mistakes and owning mistakes Addiction and sobriety Bad sex and good sex Anger and mental illness Body image Abuse Her truth I really liked and empathized with Lily s insight into trolling and stalking, and the expectation to be a good girl yet online abusers can say what they want There was a passage about the double standards of responding to online abuse, and it just floored me I related so much Lily is so clever and quick witted and vulnerable This book captures it all Thank you Lily, I hope you re doing ok And I m so glad you finally had an orgasm Not my usual read Thought this was going to beof a gossipy celebrity memoir but Lily Allen tells a very personal story Especially enjoyed hearing about how she wrote her first song and she has some worthwhile things to say about the way women are treated in our society, not just the music industry I didn t exactly warm to Lily but I ve enjoyed her music over the years and I applaud her refusal to shut the fuck up and be the good little woman. I listened to the audiobook of this which was read by Lily Allen herself This was a big reason why I chose to listen to it as I probably wouldn t have read it if I had a physical copy I found it pretty easy to listen to and I appreciated how honest Lily is throughout There are lots of parts in the book that some people would find extremely hard to talk about or write about and might not have included, but she did I liked that she talked about her codependency from the start or the book and t I listened to the audiobook of this which was read by Lily Allen herself This was a big reason why I chose to listen to it as I probably wouldn t have read it if I had a physical copy I found it pretty easy to listen to and I appreciated how honest Lily is throughout There are lots of parts in the book that some people would find extremely hard to talk about or write about and might not have included, but she did I liked that she talked about her codependency from the start or the book and the impact it s had on her life This is something that I think isn t often talked about but it s probablycommon that we realise This book is depressing Whilst I can t help but admit I buy into the culture of celebrity As a teen I liked Lily, I bought her first single, queued at New Look to buy her clothing range, I watched her BBC3 show, her show about LucyinDisguise I switched off when she began taking politics into her own.I think the book is quite sad, and you re not able to compartmentalise the content as that of some complete stranger, you ll end up empathising Imagine it s a stranger and you might feel differ This book is depressing Whilst I can t help but admit I buy into the culture of celebrity As a teen I liked Lily, I bought her first single, queued at New Look to buy her clothing range, I watched her BBC3 show, her show about LucyinDisguise I switched off when she began taking politics into her own.I think the book is quite sad, and you re not able to compartmentalise the content as that of some complete stranger, you ll end up empathising Imagine it s a stranger and you might feel differently Lily doesn t realise how good she s had it, but has always had a penchant for looking at the glass half empty Stories of a private school and not fitting in, being in a house alone eating pasta, her celebrity stepfather stepping in and being the hero call Childline , her first foray into music because of her last name then yes hard work , her happy marriage she tarnished because she had to be the breadwinner and leave home Idontgetit Nothing ever is her fault somehow, and it gets tiring By the time the strange story of the Calais debacle rolls around and then describing herself going over, high on pills, to physically attack her ex husband over his new relationship after everything she had professed I was done, it was toecurling Morose as it was, other than the loss of a child and a crazed stalker, this book should be about how lucky and fortunate someone has been Lily s had success, Lily has had a beautiful family and loving Husband Lily was the last of the pre digital generation of artists that could muster a label to rent a house in the Cotswolds, kit out her home with a studio and to fly her abroad for music video shoots, helicopter into Glastonbury, grandiose, a Fleetwood Mac lifestyle to someone that happened to someone too young to really appreciate it I felt like Lily is a lost soul, someone that can never be happy This can also be me Live in the moment, appreciate what you have girl Listened to on audiobook via BorrowBox Lily Allen narrates her memoir herself and honestly, that was something that kept me listening She certainly didn t hold back from sharing her life memories and honest thoughts about family life, marriage, divorce and the music industry I grew up listening to most of her music Smile, The Fear, 22 and have memories of when the songs first got released There are trigger warnings in this for sexual assault, miscarriage, underage drinking drug use, stalk Listened to on audiobook via BorrowBox Lily Allen narrates her memoir herself and honestly, that was something that kept me listening She certainly didn t hold back from sharing her life memories and honest thoughts about family life, marriage, divorce and the music industry I grew up listening to most of her music Smile, The Fear, 22 and have memories of when the songs first got released There are trigger warnings in this for sexual assault, miscarriage, underage drinking drug use, stalking etc Although the pacing was sometimes slow, it was a good written book overall Highly recommend listening to the audio What a read this book was I ve read many autobiographies over the years and this is by far one of the most honest and brutal that I ve read I wouldn t say I was a Lily Allen fan , though in 2009 I did love It s Not Me, It s You and I certainly haven t followed her life with any interest and so My Thoughts Exactly was a huge eye opener Lily has really bared her soul here and revealed everything and it is a hugely emotional book the whole way through I had no idea everything that she had been What a read this book was I ve read many autobiographies over the years and this is by far one of the most honest and brutal that I ve read I wouldn t say I was a Lily Allen fan , though in 2009 I did love It s Not Me, It s You and I certainly haven t followed her life with any interest and so My Thoughts Exactly was a huge eye opener Lily has really bared her soul here and revealed everything and it is a hugely emotional book the whole way through I had no idea everything that she had been through and can only admire her after reading this story, to write about the stuff she does here so openly I think is extremely brave I won t list everything that she talks about but it s honest, real, heartfelt and heartbreaking It s uplifting in places as Lily overcomes her demons and sends out some strong messages for women everywhere, in fact I d say all teenage girls and even grown up women should read this book I feel like many people might have an opinion about Lily and many might overlook this book because of her age or I was going to say who she is but now I ve read the book that should say who people think she is Read this book and discover the real Lily Allen Lily Allen observes that she s rather young to write a memoir in he traditional sense She s had a lot to work out, and the first part of this book in particular suffers from being essentially a vehicle to impart what she s worked out about her life despite having some advantages in terms of money and connections growing up, she doesn t seem to have got a lot of parenting parents were off doing drugs, screwing around and doing career stuff , and she s realized now that it left her ragingly co Lily Allen observes that she s rather young to write a memoir in he traditional sense She s had a lot to work out, and the first part of this book in particular suffers from being essentially a vehicle to impart what she s worked out about her life despite having some advantages in terms of money and connections growing up, she doesn t seem to have got a lot of parenting parents were off doing drugs, screwing around and doing career stuff , and she s realized now that it left her ragingly co dependent Her analysis seems pretty on point other perhaps than rejecting the suggestion she had a privileged upbringing, but one can see why it wouldn t feel that way , but it s rathertell than show, and not on a par with her songwriting.However, something clicked for me in the latter half of the book, which I found very moving Her explication of the music industry unhealthy and misogynistic was eye opening And Allen writes frankly and affectingly of her child bearing years which began with a terrible miscarriage, then having two babies in quick succession , followed by her really going off the rails in all directions I could relate, if in a different set of circumstances, to how awful it is as a mother when your baby won t eat, and to the ambivalence and pressure she felt as a working mother and family man Other than the fact that I ve never acted out by shagging Liam Gallagher in a toilet, surprisingly relatable And painfully frank 3.5 overall Unlike a lot of celebrities or the rest of us, really , Lily Allen is completely honest and open about her failures and shortcomings In her memoir, she sets straight a lot of the misconceptions about her, while owning up to the times when she acted like a complete twat too Allen has gone through some tough experiences, learned from them and come out the other side a fierce and intelligent woman. Read it for book club Writing style is very simple This happened, then this happened She repeats herself a lot Also can t seem to take responsibility for her own actions Don t really get why it s a best seller