My Thoughts Exactly
So, this is me. Lily Allen.I am a woman.I am a mother.I was a wife.I drink.I have taken drugs.I have loved and been let down.I am a success and a failure.I am a songwriter.I am a singer.I am all these things and more.When women share their stories, loudly and clearly and honestly, things begin to change - for the better.This is my story.

My Thoughts Exactly Details

TitleMy Thoughts Exactly
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseSep 20th, 2018
PublisherBlink Publishing
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Music, Autobiography, Memoir

My Thoughts Exactly Review

  • Monica
    January 1, 1970
    Not my usual read. Thought this was going to be more of a gossipy celebrity memoir but Lily Allen tells a very personal story. Especially enjoyed hearing about how she wrote her first song and she has some worthwhile things to say about the way women are treated in our society, not just the music industry. I didn't exactly warm to Lily but I've enjoyed her music over the years and I applaud her refusal to shut the fuck up and be the good little woman.
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  • Keith
    January 1, 1970
    Deeply Honest, and fascinating. Always liked her, but like her more now.
  • Tina
    January 1, 1970
    Interning bookLiked that she was so frank about everything. Nosey part of me would have liked names and more details of the benders as a lot of it is about her feelings. However I have a new found respect for her. Sounds like she did not have it easy as her parents were not your average parents. Worth reading
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  • Carly Findlay
    January 1, 1970
    I read Lily Allen’s book My Thoughts Exactly after work today. A quick read but not an easy one. It’s about fame, excess, breakups and breakdowns. Love and mothering. Making mistakes and owning mistakes. Addiction and sobriety. Bad sex and good sex. Anger and mental illness. Body image. Abuse. Her truth. I really liked (and empathized with) Lily’s insight into trolling and stalking, and the expectation to be a good girl yet online abusers can say what they want. There was a passage about the dou I read Lily Allen’s book My Thoughts Exactly after work today. A quick read but not an easy one. It’s about fame, excess, breakups and breakdowns. Love and mothering. Making mistakes and owning mistakes. Addiction and sobriety. Bad sex and good sex. Anger and mental illness. Body image. Abuse. Her truth. I really liked (and empathized with) Lily’s insight into trolling and stalking, and the expectation to be a good girl yet online abusers can say what they want. There was a passage about the double standards of responding to online abuse, and it just floored me. I related so much. Lily is so clever and quick witted and vulnerable. This book captures it all. Thank you Lily, I hope you’re doing ok. And I’m so glad you finally had an orgasm.
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  • Sarah-Jane Patterson
    January 1, 1970
    One of the most relatable autobiographies i have ever listened to. I related to a lot of what Lily said as a woman and on a personal level. She is brutally honest and accepts she is not perfect. I have always liked her music so its nice to know about the person and the inspiration.
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  • Donncha Lane
    January 1, 1970
    SuperLoved it. Lots of insight & fun. Lots of storytelling. Felt like I understood more about life after reading. Thank you
  • Kat Goodger
    January 1, 1970
    So honest and very interesting. Definitely worth a read/listen.
  • Mrs N J Farley
    January 1, 1970
    Honest!Love this book. We are all in the same boat called life, but some of us have the extra misfortune of having to make our mistakes in the public eye. Looking forward to reading the next instalment xx
  • Shelly
    January 1, 1970
    Well this was interesting, warts an all, very frank open memoir.Lily put it all out there. Her childhood growing up in a broken and sometimes chaotic household. Her decent into mad teenaager, bouncing about from place to place, relationship to relationship.And the fame and less fortune years, where she tried over and over, to get a hold of things.She broke, got broken and got up again.It's a story of resilience. Yes she comes from a place of money and a certain amount of priviliage. She is a mid Well this was interesting, warts an all, very frank open memoir.Lily put it all out there. Her childhood growing up in a broken and sometimes chaotic household. Her decent into mad teenaager, bouncing about from place to place, relationship to relationship.And the fame and less fortune years, where she tried over and over, to get a hold of things.She broke, got broken and got up again.It's a story of resilience. Yes she comes from a place of money and a certain amount of priviliage. She is a middle class white women, with a famous mum and dad.She amits all of this, she is honest about her upbringin and the fact she is lucky. But undeneath that, she wored hard and had a lot going on.This is a memoir of how life happened, and then she tried to take control.
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  • Giorgi Shakarashvili
    January 1, 1970
    მეორე ალბომს,sheezus-ს 2014 წლიდან ვუსმენ,დანარჩენი მუსიკის აღმოჩენა წელს გადავწყვიტე,როცა ახალი,ჩემთვის წლის ერთ-ერთი საყვარელი ალბომი გამოუშვა.წლევანდელ ალბომში,no shame-ში ძალიან მტკივნეული სიმღერები აქვს და სადღაც წავიკითხე,რომ გულწრფელი იყო ყველაფერი და მის თავს გადამხდარი.უძნელესი მგონია დღევანდელ დღეს რომელიმე მასშტაბური პოპ ვარკვლავი გამოვიდეს და თქვას,რომ ნარკოტიკზე დამოკიდებული იყო,ორ მეუღლესთან გაშორებაზე ისაუბროს და ყველაზე გასაკვირ და გამბედავ თემაზე პოპ ვარსკვლავის მხრიდან - ქალ ეს მეორე ალბომს,sheezus-ს 2014 წლიდან ვუსმენ,დანარჩენი მუსიკის აღმოჩენა წელს გადავწყვიტე,როცა ახალი,ჩემთვის წლის ერთ-ერთი საყვარელი ალბომი გამოუშვა.წლევანდელ ალბომში,no shame-ში ძალიან მტკივნეული სიმღერები აქვს და სადღაც წავიკითხე,რომ გულწრფელი იყო ყველაფერი და მის თავს გადამხდარი.უძნელესი მგონია დღევანდელ დღეს რომელიმე მასშტაბური პოპ ვარკვლავი გამოვიდეს და თქვას,რომ ნარკოტიკზე დამოკიდებული იყო,ორ მეუღლესთან გაშორებაზე ისაუბროს და ყველაზე გასაკვირ და გამბედავ თემაზე პოპ ვარსკვლავის მხრიდან - ქალ ესკორტებთან ურთიერთობაზე.იგრძნობა,რომ ისტორიას მთელი გულით,მარტივი და გულწრფელი გულით ყვება,ამიტომ ჩამითრია და 3 დღეში შემომეკითხა,როცა წიგნებს ორიგინალში ბევრად მეტს ვუნდები ხოლმე.
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  • Penny
    January 1, 1970
    Not sure why I chose reading this. Autobiographies aren't my thing and this one was no different. I also end up thinking that while everyone's personal experience is valid and a person can only write there experience that is only one truth and I wonder how others experienced the events Lily describes?
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  • Alisha
    January 1, 1970
    It always feels strange rating memoirs as I feel like I'm rating someone's life. Nevertheless this book was amazing. I listened to the audiobook and loved that it was read by lily herself. I have so much more respect for her after this book, she's one of my favourite artists and I think everyone should read this.
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  • Annmarie Millar
    January 1, 1970
    I've always like Lily Allen's music and liked her style. I saw her on Jonathan Ross and liked her interview that much it spurred me in to pick up her book. I'm glad I did. Open and honest and it just made me want ti give her a BIG hug!!
  • Javier Fernández
    January 1, 1970
    Great and seemingly honest insight into Lily Allen's life from a 1st person perspective. She definitely has a way with words. Love her even more after this.
  • Anthony Jones
    January 1, 1970
    Loved itVery honest and changed my perception of Lilly Allen, I couldn’t put it down. A great read, highly recommended read
  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    10 out of 10 for honesty.
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