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Summary

The number one Sunday Times best seller.

So, this is me. Lily Allen.

I am a woman.

I am a mother.

I was a wife.

I drink.

I have taken drugs.

I have loved and been let down.

I am a success and a failure.

I am a songwriter.

I am a singer.

I am all these things and more.

When women share their stories, loudly and clearly and honestly, things begin to change - for the better.

This is my story.

©2018 Lily Allen (P)2018 Bonnier Publishing

Critic reviews

"An unflinching, unputdownable book." (Guardian)

"A fresh, direct voice, used bravely, with nuance and style...Uniquely candid." (New Statesman

"Allen has a flair for storytelling...[My Thoughts Exactly] should be required reading for anyone who dreams of fame." (Daily Telegraph)

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refreshingly honest !<br />

It doesn't matter what you think you know about lily Allan this book portray's a story full of heartbreak and anguish. She opens her heart about issues that should never needed to be acknowledged or justified, showing a srength of character and acceptance of uncontrollable human traits that are in us all. she is obviously still trying to find a path to somewhere in her life.
The feisty and outspoken side that we have come to know and love in Lily, is promient in the way she reads this but it definately the mask covering a vulnerable human with an awful story of self betrayal and abuse.

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Not a fan

I wasn’t a fan of this book. Lily sighs all the way through and couldn’t sound less interested.

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Good book however Lily's narrating wasn't good

I liked this book but Lily sounds like she's been asked to stand up in class and reluctantly read. You can sometimes hear her sighing as she starts a new paragraph. Her tone is so flat. I even had to slow down the speed as she speaks so fast, it's like she couldn't wait to finish recording the audio. Although Lily has been through some tough times, I found her view on most things all to be quite negative.

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Beautifully brave honesty

At many points this memoir feels like a guttural howl for justice from a culture that has taken so much from this woman. It’s funny, clever and enjoyable.

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I stopped listening because it's depressing

I feel sorry for her and she's lived through a lot. But it's extremely depressing and her tone is depressing. If you're a fan guess it's interesting but skip if you want an interesting uplifting story.

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Outstanding

Could not have been better. Well read painful at times. Above all this is very very honest. Fasten seatbelt
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Great Book

It is an amazing book and it was worth the wait. Thank you Lily for sharing your story. ❤

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Wanting more!

My sister sent Lily's audio book to me. I've never finished a book in 2 days before as life gets in the way. I even purchased Bluetooth headphones to listen on my train commute. Loved it, so very sad at times. Write more book please LRA xx

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Beautifully honest book.

Lily is such a strong woman. I would highly recommend buying this book. Thank you very much for sharing your story with us Lily.

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raw and unashamed honesty

this is one of the most relatable and honest autobiographies i have listened to. Lily is honest about all aspects of her life and accepts her mistakes

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-09-18

Honest AF

All about sincerity. Like her songs. Means to me the most. Thank you for sharing

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  • AlphaPhoenix1286
  • 22-10-18

Honestly Written, Excellently Narrarated.

This book offers a wonderful insight into pop stardom from someone who seems to be on a very real level. Not only is this the story of someone's personal, at times tragic, at times ironically comical life, but an insight into the insidous side of pop stardom and the media. Will most likely listen again!

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  • Rich Young
  • 22-10-18

Unafraid

Lily doesn’t need me or anyone to speak for her. I’ve ducked in and out of this 6-plus hours over the last week, and I’m sorry it’s over. I look forward to reading her next story, whether on the page or the insert with her next album.

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  • Tyler King
  • 16-10-18

Deeply Emotional

I was really surprised at the complex and emotional life story Lily tells. The voulnerability in her words and voice and the story of her perseverance and hardships really resonated with me. I highly recommend this book to anyone in a transition or who is having issues they want to work through. Learning from Lily's account of events, in my opinion could really help an individual.

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  • Patricia De La Concha
  • 09-10-18

All of the feels.

This was incredible. I felt less alone with every single word. Thank you for sharing your story, Lily.

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  • Rachel
  • 06-10-18

Lily is an icon

She is completely honest with herself and you can tell. As she tells her story I can see her growth as a person, woman, mother, wife, etc. love her.

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  • Krystal Majerus
  • 05-10-18

loved it. honest. heartbreaking. beautiful. life.

loved it. honest. heartbreaking. a beautiful telling of someone living their life through the ups and downs that we all must experience.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-10-18

Amazing

I loved how you touched on mental illness and the nuances that no one knows about. I felt like I was watching a bio movie rather than a book. Beautifully written that, even though it ended, It still feels like you never left the building.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-10-18

Its Lily's truth and I love her even more for it!

Lily has shown courage and bravery in airing out all the details of her life so far. Her bad bits, her amazingly honest and truthful bits, and the happy bits. She has maintained her integrity in her writing as she always has done through song. She has drawn attention to some serious issues that plague men and woman alike. I could not stop listening once I had started and to have Lily read it herself made it ever the more special. Thank you Lily!

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  • Mariah Denman
  • 01-10-18

we are blessed to have lily allen amongst us

this book is extremely cutting and well-executed. it is tender and honest. it stays on message from the title to the jacket blurb. the essay format is easily digestible with clean and cohesive transitions so the whole thing doesn't feel disjointed. this is a reflective, healing, stock-taking story of a complex life led by a complex person. it is concerned with the nuances of our interior lives that impact our decisions, relationships, and careers in ways only knowable in retrospect. it is the essence of self-examination. it is an example of the self-awareness we all need to lead healthy, happy(ish) lives. i'm 24 and i wish every woman i've ever admired would write a book like this. someday maybe i'll write my own.