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Cheryl Cole; The Celebrity & The Woman Beneath.
Cheryl: My Story - Cheryl Cole
Member Name: AaronMoor
Cheryl: My Story - Cheryl Cole
Advantages: Very entertaining autobiography
Disadvantages: Not long enough
I've always been a fan of Cheryl Cole, but the first thought I had other than excitement about her releasing an autobiography was curiosity. I mean, what else was left for us to read about Cheryl Cole that hasn't been splashed all over the media over the last decade?
As you all will know Cheryl Cole is a member of one of the most celebrated and successful girl bands of the 21st century, and a pretty damn successful solo artist in the UK with 3 #1 albums under her belt; the beauty of a supermodel - it would seem she has it all; the fame, the beauty and the wealth. But it was time to see how Cheryl, the woman, the daughter, the aunt actually felt. It was time to see what happened to a normal 18 year old Geordie, through her words and not through the constant articles millions of people read about her, and what she went through to get where she is today...
The beginning of the book starts with a prologue which is a glimpse of Cheryl's celebrity and the fame that hounds her constantly. With the first few chapters going through her childhood and teenage years; how she was with a heroin addict boyfriend who she moved in with aged 16, and how she started her career modelling.
Then she explains how she auditioned for 'Popstars; The Rivals' and went on to become the first confirmed member of 'Girls Aloud', her friendships with Kimberley, Nicola, Sarah and Nadine. She also goes through how hectic her life was prior winning the talent show and releasing albums, her worries when they thought they were going to be dropped by her record label and then moved onto Ashley...
Her marriage to Ashley was something she treasured with all her heart and really wanted to be with him forever. She even thought of taking a break from 'Girls Aloud' to start having a family with Ashley before the affair was exploded onto 'The Sun' at midnight, which she found out by her management half hour before it was published.
I won't reveal all the juicy stuff in her book or it would be pointless for you buying the book. But there is some heartfelt moments in her autobiography which really makes you think; like, how when she almost died in hospital of malaria a nurse came and asked for a picture with Cheryl and an autograph.
She also writes about 'The X Factor', Simon Cowell and of course the infamous axing as a judge on 'The X Factor USA' - all of which is very juicy!
Through reading the book, you understand what kind of woman Cheryl Cole actually is; she's a family woman who wears her heart on her sleeve - what you see is what you get with Cheryl. And that is what makes her autobiography so pleasing to read...
Summary: A must have autobiography for anyone who has ever had an opinion on her, be it good or bad,
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