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Genre: Biography / Author: Peter Andre / Edition: New Ed / Paperback / 288 Pages / Book is published 2007-06-18 by John Blake Publishing Ltd

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      06.08.2011 20:31
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      a good read

      I was not really a fan of Katie Price aka Jordan and Peter Andre as a couple and thought that as a couple they were very odd. But since they have split up I have found that I have really started to find a lot of respect for him and admire him for everything that he has done and achieved since the divorce.

      Peter Andre was a pop star many years ago his music career after a few year went down the plughole and you would no longer hear his name. Until 2005 Peter signed up to the famous UK television show, I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here This is where he fell in love and due to his lovable character his fame was re-found and he became a name that everyone knew and loved again.

      As I had started to watch his television shows, for Christmas I was given the autobiography All About Us. Peter is a person who has had a lot of highs and lows in his life and through his high profile marriage and divorce this book shows that he is still fighting and luckily for him coming out on top.

      This book gives you in-depth coverage of Peter Andre's previous relationships with other celebrities and his experiences as he approached his rise to fame along with the nervous breakdown that he had. It also covers the romance that he had in Om a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! In which Peter then married his jungle love Katie Price. It also has a large number of photos in.

      When you are reading this book he then talks about his marriage and how there are a lot of cracks that were appearing in his marriage which lead to their breakup. Peter is a huge family man and it seemed that both families did not really hit it off, which was very hard for Pete to deal with. It seems like a very honest account, obviously there is probably a lot more to it, but I am sure that for legal reasons this cannot be mentioned.

      There only disadvantage in this book is that it goes on about his sex life with Katie Price which although he married glamour model, I do not think that we really need to know about his sex life.

      Overall a great book with a lot of information that I did not know about Peter. Peter has given a genuine and honest account of his highs and lows that he has faced in his life so far. This book was interesting and was a book that I could not put down, it gave me a great insight into Peter life and how not every celebrity has a perfect run in the limelight.

      Unfortunately his marriage ending was the making of him and his celebrity status.

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        17.02.2010 11:40
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        love peter

        My mum has always been a big fan of Peter Andre so we had the bok in the house. I found myself one day picking it up and starting to read it, i have to be homest i did get pretty hooked. He starts off talking about his wife and family and then goes on to cover his childhood, the singing and music industry, his career highs and lows, his breakdown, his relationship and marriage and his children through out the book.
        I have to be honest after reading this book do do find yourself having a lot more respect for Peter Andre, when you see what he has been through in his life he has come out fighting.
        The book is well written. The chapters are quite short, easy to follow and flow really well. He goes into alot of detail but also gets very straight to the point. There are also lots of funny and lovely photos through out the book.

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          02.02.2010 20:54
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          Give Peter a chance I did and really enjoyed the book

          After reading so many other autobiographies and loving the ones by Katie Price, I am a huge fan of Katie! I was doubtful about reading Peter Andre as I always thought he seemed a bit boring! How wrong was I!

          I really learnt a lot from him like Peter I suffered from panic attacks and this is what caught my eye when I read the back of the book. I wanted to know how a celeb copes with them. As well as reading about his panic attacks I learnt a lot about him and my impressions of him were so wrong! He is far from boring, he is a descent person and such a likeable guy and very down to earth! He definitely deserves a chance even if you do like Katie definitely read his book his life story is amazing. You really get an insight into his world and how his mind works, which is very interesting! Highly addictive read. He is totally open and he gives you a real depth into his life before and whilst he is (was) with Katie. You find out how ordinary he is and what his world is really like. And what his married life is all about.

          You also learn about his childhood, his brother and sisters, his mum and dad and his pop career at present and in the 90s. He talks openly about how addicted he was in making his body attractive and pumped up. He was a real fitness addict and very vain, which is totally different to how he is now.
          He also explains about his time in the jungle and his plans for the future with katie.

          Give this book a chance and I am sure you will love it as much as I did!!

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            23.01.2010 22:55
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            Peter Andre's thoughts and feelings on his life

            The only reason I got this is because I fancy Peter Andre. He's cute and well I'd rather I married him rather than Katie. I think this book sort of disappointed me a bit in that it was very trivial. I know that it from the title and blurb it was clear the book was going to be about Peter and his then wife Katie Price, but I wanted to read more about Peter Andre himself, about his life without Katie Price, about his likes and dislikes and just about himself really without the addition of anyone else.

            I know for a man like Peter, his then wife and children mattered to him the most, and I quite admire a man like that. But the fact that it goes on and on about his life with Katie was annoying, more than I can say in words.

            I think the way the book is structured is not very polished at all, it's a bit rubbish and very amateur'ish. Some parts don't make sense at all, and it seems as if it was all put together without considering the fact that people were actually going to read it. But then agan, they must have considered that as it seems obvious it's all to make money. Rather disappointing actually, if they put a bit more effort and structured everything differently, then I reckon it could have gone a bit better.

            I wouldn't say I overly liked this book, but then I wouldn't say I was completely bored out of my mind. It was a bit average.

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              16.09.2009 22:09
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              Give It A Miss!

              The whole Katie Vs Peter thing has been given way to much attention in my opinion. I used to be a big fan of the couple , but since the split , I think I am on Peter's side , even though I was always a bigger fan of Katie while they were together , although since they've split up , Katie has proven just how immature and childish she really is ; whilst Peter has come out the mature one , although having said that keeping quite and acting mature was probably all a publicity stunt. However , I forgot that Pete had his own autobiography and when I read something about his book I thought 'oh my god I havn't read it!' and so I went ahead and bought a copy.

              Peter Andre was born on February 1973 in Harrow , London, although his parents are Greek and he grew up in Australia. He first rose to fame on the Australian television show New Faces in 1990 and it was after that he became a popstar. In 2004 , he appeared on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here , and it was on this show that he met his wife (now ex), Katie Price who was also appearing on the show. They couple got married and then had two children together. Their marriage lasted three and a half years , and in May this year the couple split. Since then , Peter has made a comeback as a popstar , releasing his debut single a few weeks ago , he is now a reporter for This Morning.

              Peter Andre : All About Us - My Story is Peter's autobiography released on 18th June 2008. This book was published by John Blake Publishing LTD and is two hundred and eighty eight pages long.

              In this book Peter tells us of his journey. The book reveals a lot of details about Katie and Peter's marriage. I have read all of Katie's autobiography (yes! all three of them!) and so have seen things from her point of view , so was was interested what Pete's view on the same stories was.

              Because I have read Katie's autobiographies , I was quite disappointed to discover that this book was pretty much exactly the same but instead told by Pete. I know , your probably thinking , what did I expect , but if I'm honest , considering a lot of people were fans of the couple , then the fans would read both their books and so because of that I thought it would have included different life stories. If I'm honest, I found this book to be quite boring , not only because I had heard it all before from Katie's point of view , but because the way it was told was enough to make you go to sleep. I much prefered reading the stories with Katie's 'Kick Ass attitude'.

              Another criticism I have is that most of the book is bout his life as one half of what was once , Britain's favourite couple. A lot of the things in the book were things that I had already read in the tabloids or seen on their ITV reality television programme , and so I so I didn't find that there were any suprises. I would have liked if there was more about Pete's childhood , rather than his 'fame side'.

              I didn't enjoy this book and would not reccommend it unless your a massive fan of Peter Andre! I'm sure his next book will be even more interesting (with gossip about the split!).

              Thanks For Reading!
              September 15th 2009
              xd-o-n-z-x (also posted on ciao under xdonzx)

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              10.09.2009 10:12
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              Will do you until the next book comes out.

              First off, before I begin, I'd like to state to the world that I am indeed, a Peter Andre fan - yes there really is some of us out there.

              Therefore, when this book came out, I obviously had to buy it and read into his life with his then, "lovely" wife, Jordan *coughs*, sorry "Katie".

              I read this a while back, therefore alot has obviously changed in Peter's world since he last wrote this book. I would therefore expect a warts and all new one due out, probably just before Christmas, which I imagine will be alot more jucier than this was.

              Peter goes through his life story telling everyone about his days growing up and then hitting the "big time" with his hit single Mysterious Girl and the severe panic attacks that he suffered during this time. Obviously he talks about Katie and his life with her ALOT, but let's face it, when this book first came out, that's what everyone wanted to read about. And yes, he does go into FAR too much detail sometime but for anyone who watched their programmes on ITV 2, it won't come as much of a surprise.

              I personally would have liked to have heard more in detail about his growing up and life as a teenager etc as I really enjoy autobiographies and reading everything about them. Some people don't like this however, and prefer them to go straight to the latest news, but I like reading as much background as possible.

              It gave me the impression that the book was rushed out to hit the market that Jordan was going for with her million or so books she has out so I think that if they took more time with it and went into more detail, I would have enjoyed it more.

              Worth a read if you have nothing else on your shelf but obviously you will have to read it in a totally different light now seeing the famous couple have now divorced.

              I'd save your pennies and wait for the inevitable follow up telling all about his miserable life with Jordan.

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                09.09.2009 13:37
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                complete and utter tosh

                I have to be honest. I picked this book up in the staffroom of the school I teach in and spent about 15 minutes looking through it. If you are of a nervous disposition or actually think Peter Andre and his ex wife are worth spending money or time on then stop reading here.

                I am only really aware of Andre and Jordan through reading about them in newspapers and I actively avoid reading any articles written about them. Yes I am negative about these so called celebritiesand after looking through this piece of tripe my negativity is only reinforced.

                The ghost writer on this should be ashamed to take the money. The writing is amatuerish, the story of these two sad people is told in words that my nine year old son would turn his nose up as being to babyish.

                I am sorry if I am insulting anyone who actually thinks this 'book' is what literature is all about but really this is stuff that belongs in the garbage bin.

                Ok, I have not said anything about the 'storyline' or how in love and how acrimonious the split was but then if you want to read this book then you will already know all about it.

                I can think of lots of ways to spend £7.99 and trust me it is not on reading this.

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                  27.10.2007 12:36
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                  An autobiography of Jordan's hubby!

                  My fourteen-year-old daughter is a big fan of Katie Price aka Jordan. She has her books and thinks she’s wonderful. So it was that we ended up with a copy of Peter Andre’s autobiography in our house. It was a library copy and I found it in my daughter’s bedroom. It was due to go back, but I thought I’d read it first – so I did.

                  I wouldn’t say I was a big fan of Katie Price or Peter Andre, but I don’t mind them and wish them nothing but happiness. I even saw Peter in concert a couple of years ago, when he did a gig in Bristol after coming out of the jungle. My daughters wanted to see him, so we took them and it was a good show.

                  I read a lot of autobiographies and I’m not really of the opinion that someone has to be a certain age to write their life story. If you’ve got something interesting to say, that’s fine, write a book. Peter Andre is in his thirties, he’s had a successful music career with dips in popularity and he’s married to a famous model. Let’s face it, Peter and Katie are almost continuously in the public eye so I figured there was enough for him to write about – and there is.

                  All About Us – My Story by Peter Andre is 274 pages long, so only takes a couple of days to finish and it is a good read. It never really got boring and is easy to get into and full of interesting information. I’m not sure if he wrote this himself or with a ghost-writer, but you can hear his voice coming through the words on the page.

                  I like Peter Andre. When he’s being interviewed on TV with Katie, he seems to be able to control her outbursts pretty well and he comes across as a genuinely nice bloke who really adores his wife and family. As well as Harvey – Katie’s son by footballer Dwight Yorke – they have two children together – Junior (born in 2005) and Princess Tiaami born earlier this year. This book was published in 2006, so Harvey and Junior are in it, but Princess wasn’t born by then. No doubt a further volume or updated book will be out soon!

                  In many ways, as an autobiography, this ticks all the boxes. You learn about Peter’s childhood and family background. There are lots of great photos included. He writes in a frank and honest way and is not afraid to criticise himself and his behaviour. He reveals details of his previous relationships – including Scary Spice Melanie Brown and All Saints singer Melanie Blatt – but in a way which seems rather sweet and self-deprecating most of the time.

                  I was especially interested in reading about his depression – as I have experienced this too – and what he was doing during the time he was out the public eye. I was also curious to read about his time in the jungle for I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here – the show which made him successful again and where he first met Katie Price.

                  So there are plenty of good things about the book and I did enjoy it overall. But – You just knew there was going to be a ‘but’! – there are disadvantages as well. At times, it reads like a personal diary he is confiding in and this made me feel awkward, like I was reading something I shouldn’t.

                  A lot of it is obviously written for Katie as he reassures her over and over again in a way which I found annoying. For example, he’ll write something positive about an ex-girlfriend, then immediately reassure Katie that although the ex had good qualities, they could never beat Katie as Katie is perfect, wonderful, his one true love, blah blah blah…

                  Then there are parts of the book where he complains about Katie – how she can be stubborn and moody, how she treats her parents in a superior way to how she treats Peter’s parents, how she is jealous and possessive and selfish, how she turns into a flirtatious cowbag after a few drinks and so on. Some of this in interesting, but a lot of it feels like it should stay behind the closed doors of the marital home and is none of our business.

                  Similarly, I am really not interested in details of Katie and Peter’s sex life. I would prefer that they kept that side of their life private. It may be my advancing years, but I’d prefer to hear about their romance than their sex. I found it much more interesting that they like playing board games like Monopoly and Trivial pursuit than any bedroom games they care to share with the public.

                  While overall, the book made me like Peter a bit more and Katie a bit less, one thing that really annoyed me was the description of their fairytale ‘Barbie and Ken’ wedding. While I do not resent their high-earning potential, I found it offensive when Peter explains they had no worries about splashing out on a huge wedding, but stopped after they spent a million pounds. That seemed awful to me, how you can waste – yes, waste – that much money on one day. God knows how many YEARS most of us could live on that amount! Peter’s hit single ‘Insania’ came to mind at that point.

                  This isn’t going to convert many people from hating Peter and Katie to loving them. As a couple, they come across as a bit naff but harmless and I was still left with this opinion after finishing the autobiography. It’s worth a read if you are even a casual fan of either of the couple. My lasting impression is that they are a strong couple, great parents and live an interesting life – but are nowhere near perfect. All About Us – My Story is similar – a good read, but by no means perfect.

                  One to borrow, not buy – especially with a cover price of £17.99. And it’s not like they need the money, is it?

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                    17.07.2007 10:47
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                    Good one for his fans

                    I went to a book signing in Basingstoke this weekend to meet Peter Andre, and obviously I had to buy a copy of his new book for him to sign. Now if I had known in advance, I would have ordered it online to save a few pennies, but I had to buy in the shop at full price so I thought, well I have had to spend £7.99 on this, I may as well read it! So when I put my son to bed, I sat down on the sofa and started to read.

                    If I am honest, I got totally engrossed in this autobiography. The book starts off with a lot of acknowledgements to his wife and his family, but obviously this bit in the book is optional. It then moves onto the first part which is Peter Andre's childhood in England and in Australia. I was surprised at some of the revelations in the book, such as that he was racistly bullied when he moved to Australia, and he clearly suffered because of it.

                    It moves on to talk about Peter's early experiences of singing and his trying to get noticed in the music industry. It seemed to have happened to him very quickly, luckily for him! I enjoyed reading about his early career because it was very interesting and I didn't really know about Peter Andre in his earlier career. I was surprised at some of the things he had to go through, and to be honest, reading his book has been a huge eye-opener, I have a lot more respect for him!

                    His career, the highs and the lows, is fully accounted in the book, and also his breakdown, which he has also discussed on his TV show on ITV2 lately. It was quite hard reading when he was recounting his breakdown, but you can see how it has altered his life.

                    The second half of the book is much more focused on the relationship between Peter and his wife Katie Price. It starts with the meeting of the two in the Australian jungle on the TV show I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! I was really unimpressed with his account of how Katie was in the jungly, not by the writing but her behaviour! She doesn't come across in the best light to be honest, it is strange to read such a harsh account of a man in love getting shunned by the object of his affections!

                    Their early relationship is also accounted for here, with Peter clearly showing how deeply he loves Katie. Again some of the thing she writes about doesn't show her in the best light, she comes across as quite selfish, and self-centred. The book also has a really touching chapter about Harvey, Katie's son from her relationship with Dwight Yorke. I totally admire Peter for the way he has taken Harvey on as his own, and he clearly really loves that boy a lot. The way he speaks about his children is loving and very touching.

                    The book also covers the birth of his biological child Junior, and his and Katie's marriage. The whole thing made fascinating reading, and I managed to read the whole book in 24 hours. Obviously you can't expect something which is going to test your brain power, but it is a nice read for people who are fans of Peter and Katie Andre.

                    The book is really well written. It is easy to follow, the language is not too complicated, and it flows very well. The chapters are quite short, but they are to the point, and go into enough detail for you to enjoy it and get into the novel. Oh, and there are lots of photographs in the book, in 4 sections, and there are some funny and some lovely pictures too, from Peter as a child to the first pictures of him holding Junior, and family poses. Lovely!

                    ISBN:978-1844544011
                    Pages: 288 pages
                    Published by John Blake Publishing

                    The book sells for an RRP for £7.99 but is selling on Amazon.co.uk for £5.53 and on the Amazon Marketplace for £3.00 (plus P+P).

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                    Now for the first time in paperback an uninterrupted, no-holds-barred account of life with Jordan by the man closest to her. Katie Price is never far from the limelight and her immensely successful biographies have emphasised her popularity across the generations. Revelations about her rise to fame and her intimate relationships have had the nation intrigued, entertained and empathising with the glamour model mother of two. But her jungle romance with Peter, initially billed as a publicity stunt, has blossomed into the love story of the decade with Aussie hunk Peter Andre sweeping the OK! girl off her feet in perfect fairy tale fashion. Exploding onto the music seen in 1990, Peter Andre has had several UK number ones and international top 10 hits and in this intimate and insightful autobiography, he reveals the high and lows of his music career. Plus revelations about life before Katie and growing up in Australia in a family with devout Jehovah's Witness values. Pete reflects on life married to Britain's hottest celebrity, what life is like caring for her sick child, and how they celebrated the arrival of their first son together, Junior.