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Who Does She Think She Is?: My Autobiography - Martine McCutcheon
Date: 16/02/02, updated on 16/02/02 (110 review reads)
Advantages: excellent reading
If you only read a few books this year then make this one of them!
I don't know why I decided to read this book, as I am not particularly a huge fan of Martine McCutcheon, but I am glad I did.
Admittidly she is quite young to write an autobiography, so you would think that she doesn't really have much experience on lif or her career at the moment - Well you'd be wrong.
The book is written in such a way that you culd actually imagine Martine speaking and telling you her story, she is so down to earth and it gives you some insight into her life form growing up as a child to the present day. There are also a number of photos included from various points in her life.
Martine tells the story from when she was born. She was born into one of the least promising backgrounds and spent most of her childhood with her mum on the run from her father.
From an early age she longed to be a star and was determined no matter how difficult.
She describes in detail her early memories of her mother being beaten by her father, and how he held her head first over a balcony. She tells of her feelings and how it felt for her to be bullied at school.
Somehow, her and her mother scraped together enough money for her to attend saturday classes and eventually a stage school.
She tells of her friendships and relationships, how she danced with Michael Douglas and was sick in Mick Hucknells hair and also how she really came to leave Eastenders.
Martine McCutcheon is just like anyother person on the street, down to earth and too the point, and she makes you relalise that if you want something bad enough then you will eventually get what you want no matter what you have to go through.
There was a lot more to this book than I first thought. I couldn't put it down once I had started to read it.
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