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To be honest, despite liking Louis Spence after finding him to be very funny on shows such as Celebrity Juice, I didn't really know who Louis Spence was (apart from the fact that he is a dancer). So when I heard about his autobiography, "Still Got It, Never Lost It", I couldn't wait to read all about him. The book is currently selling from Amazon for a price of £1.09 which I think is excellent value for money.
In this book Louis talks about his childhood and how he looked up to his sisters; always wanting to do what they were doing. He talks of how he got into dancing and his time at Italia Conti. I found the book to be really interesting as I definitely learnt a lot about Louis from this book. By the end of the book I felt as though I had really got to know Louis.
Louis is a such a comical person and his unique and bubbly personality is splashed across the pages of this book. He comes across as being really warm and friendly and very exciting; the book is written in exactly the same form as how Louis is; fast paced and hyper. When I was reading the book, I could hear Louis' voice telling me the story in my head as I read the words. I can honestly say that this is one of the funniest, if not the funniest book I have ever read.
Working with celebrities, Louis obviously has his fair share of gossip about the celebrities which he isn't afraid to share with us in this book. I particularly liked hearing the stories about the big bands such as Take That and the Spice Girls; it certainly made for some interesting reading. I also loved the stories about his family; they sound just as crazy as him!
The book is written in light-hearted, tongue in cheek way and yet it still manages to cover the not so happy stuff, but yet Louis doesn't dwell on these things, he just picks himself up and carries on which I think is a great attitude. The book is very easy to read and I flew this book within a couple of hours.
There is definitely something positive about this book, and I finished reading it on a high. It has certainly inspired me to get out there and live my life. It definitely the kind of book which makes you smile so it will definitely cheer you up.
I would definitely recommend this book!
Thanks for reading!
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I first became aware of the high-kicking, back-flipping Louie Spence, as many people did, through the TV programme Pineapple Dance Studios. I found myself laughing out loud at his antics and made a point of watching it every time it was on purely for him. I'll never forget that shot of him running down a London street in spray-on tight, gold trousers.
So when I heard he had published a book I just had to get a copy for what I anticipated would be a light-hearted, humour-packed read.
I was however, quite taken aback by what a layered character hid under that very superficial and camp exterior. I was touched by his vulnerability and his love for his mother, whilst his ambition and drive, alongside his determination to stay true to himself, were truly inspirational.
As with many celebrity autobiographies it was not the most well-written of books but it had an accessible, friendly tone which made for compulsive reading and has made me view Louie Spence in a very different way.