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The real Cheryl?
Cheryl: My Story - Cheryl Cole
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Cheryl: My Story - Cheryl Cole
Advantages: Cheryl Cole in her own words
Disadvantages: Sometimes almost sugary
I borrowed this from a friend, and have to say while I enjoy her music, autobiographies aren't normally my thing as I'm just not that interested in celebrities' lives. My friend said she had got it as a christmas present (she had asked for it), and while she had enjoyed most of it she was pleased she hadn't spent the £20 on it, I think she only enjoyed the part about the affairs.
The book is well written and tells us about her life from her early childhood until 2012, and covers all aspects of her life including her early fame, marriage and divorce, as well as her time on UK X Factor and USA X Factor. I learnt lots about her and those around her that I didn't already know, in particular how hounded she has been by the press, and what happened in the USA as well as her illness.
What did I think
On the whole I enjoyed this book and if you have an interest in Cheryl Cole or celebrities I would recommend it. The book is well written and Cheryl comes across as a woman who has survived a lot in her short life, and who has always had a belief that she would one day be a star. Her style is pretty up beat and while she tells all about childhood depression, her illness and her difficult marriage to Ashley she does so from a position of, she survived it and learned from it, rather then from a "look at how hard i've had it" point of view. The only thing to have really upset her (apart from the obvious) is how people treated her like an object when she was seriously ill, rather than a person. The parts I particularly enjoyed were her childhood, and her time with Simon Cowell on X Factor.
If I have one small criticism of the book it is, it felt like she has portrayed herself as always having been good, and for me it was not quite believable and too sugary, but then maybe I'm just a cynic. I have to say though my opinion of her has gone up, just because of how much she has survived in her short life, and how normal she still seems. I also felt sorry for her for how much she was hounded by the press, and feel pleased she's found a way to tell her own story in her own words.
In short I wouldn't buy the book, but I am pleased I borrowed it.
Summary: A good light read, especially for the fans.
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