Who I Am (Paperback)Melanie C (author,read by)
The artist formerly known as Sporty Spice holds forth on her whirlwind career with one of the biggest music acts of all time, imparting both fascinating memories of her showbiz lifestyle and darker stories of how fame can be manipulated by the media and the music industry.
For the first time ever, Melanie C, aka Sporty Spice, tells her amazing life story in her own words and gives a full and honest account of what life was really like in The Spice Girls.
'I never told my story before because I wasn't ready. Now, finally, I am.'
25 years ago, The Spice Girls, a girlband that began after answering an advert in the paper, released our first single. 'Wannabe' became a hit and from that moment, my life changed for ever.
I was suddenly part of one of the biggest music groups in history, releasing hit after hit, performing to our wonderful fans and spreading the message of Girl Power to the world. It was everything I'd dreamed of growing up, and I've had some incredible times... The BRITs! The movie! Travelling the world playing iconic venues like Madison Square Garden, The O2, Wembley Stadium and The London 2012 Olympics!!!
When you're a woman, though, that power can be easily taken away by those around you, whether by pressure, exhaustion, shaming, bullying or a constant feeling like you aren't enough. I have been known as Sporty Spice, Mel C, Melanie C or just plain old Melanie Chisholm, but what you will read within the pages of this book is who I truly am, and how I found peace with that after all these years.
I have really enjoyed reminiscing and getting everything down on the page, and, though revisiting some of my darkest times was hard, I hope this book can be inspiring and empowering as well as entertaining and give you a bit of a laugh.
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 464
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'Spice Girls fans will eagerly devour this, but even those who are unfamiliar with the group will appreciate Chisholm's compassion and introspection' - Publishers Weekly
'What a woman and what a book!' - Elizabeth Day
'Amazing... it's got every single emotion in it... absolutely brilliant, especially for young girls' - Chris Evans
'Sporty Spice telling it like it is... details the true gruelling reality of being in the world's biggest girl band' - Independent
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