In this groundbreaking debut essay collection, actress Lily Collins - star of Mortal Instruments and the upcoming Rules Don't Apply - is opening a poignant, honest conversation about the things young women struggle with: body image, self-confidence, relationships, family, dating, and so much more.
For the first time ever, Lily shares her life and her own deepest secrets, underlining that every single one of us experiences pain and heartbreak. We all understand what it's like to live in the light and in the dark. For Lily it's about making it through to the other side, where you love what you see in the mirror and where you embrace yourself just as you are. She's learned that all it takes is one person standing up and saying something for everyone else to realize they're not alone.
By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Lily's honest voice will inspire you to be who you are and say what you feel. It's time to claim your voice! It's time to live your life unfiltered.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2017 Lily Collins (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
Lily definitely bares all without naming any names. From the relationship problems she's had with her dad to addiction and abuse, she uses her stories to try to reach out to others. I enjoyed that instead of viewing her issues with a victim mentality, she spins them in a positive light and spreads the knowledge she learned during her experiences.
I assumed from the backlash that initially sent a shockwave across the internet (readers attaching certain negative stories to good people) I would be reading with a chip on my shoulder as I felt like she would be talking down about people in her life. Instead I found that this book is certainly not reflective of the fans that have taken it and twisted her message. Her message in this book is of peace, love, and personal growth.
A good book for a teenage or young adult female to read to understand how to take the bad things that happen to you and turn them into learning experiences.
I expected an easy listen from an actress whose movies I have admired, in it's place I listened to 3 chapters of what sounded like a very young girl reading from her diary. Skip it.
she is relatable, down to earth and so honest, the way she describes her issues and she has handled them is incredible
I liked the way she put her personal experiences out there to help others who are going through similar situations. I would recommend this book to young girls having a hard time finding their voice and accepting themselves.
Lily, thanks for taking the time and sharing your struggles adventures and momentums, while helping us find a voice.
If I were a tween girl, this book would be so, uh, freaking awesome, you know? Super awesome.
I am not a tween girl, so it was not awesome. As another review said, " expected an easy listen from an actress whose movies I have admired, in it's place I listened to 3 chapters of what sounded like a very young girl reading from her diary. Skip it."
Why is there more than 20 minutes of thank yous and acknowledgements at the end? Ridiculous.
For such a short book, it is incredibly repetitive. There were a few stories that kept being retold in one way or another. There was also far too much reflection and "love yourself" advice. I'd prefer the stories speak for themselves without all the elaboration afterwards.
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