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From an international pop star who walked away from it all to her role as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nation. Geri Halliwell was always my favourite Spice Girl Her cheekiness her bright red hair her sense of humour I loved everything about her and still do However up until recently I'd never owned any of her two autobiographies despite this one being published in 1999 well I was 5 when this was released so therefore had never read them And I'm really glad that I left it until now to read as my 543 page mass market paperback edition of If Only took me straight back to my childhood and made me nostalgic in the way only the Spice Girls can do There's a recurring theme throughout this book that to me says 'be careful what you wish for because you just might get it' Geri always wanted to be famous whether it was by being a glamour model a tv presenter or as one of five of the most successful British girlband ever But when she rapidly achieved her dreams she realised that the reality of them could never exceed her fantasies Which in a way is really sad as even though she was in the biggest group in the world at the time part of Geri was still desperately unhappy As well as this Geri openly speaks about her battles with bulimia and not being able to grieve properly after her fathers death I found these scenes really hard to read but it shows that she is a human behind the celebrityMy favourite scenes to read were about Geri's decision to uit the Spice Girls at the time when it happened I was 4 and was desperately heartbroken but reading the book I really do understand why she decided to leave Of course its still sad to reflect on my favourite member leaving my favourite band but now I completely understand why she chose to do so I also really liked reading about the formation of the Spice Girls and reading all the behind the scenes stuff about them becoming friends and in rehearsals and preparing for world domination All in all I gave this 55 as it has become one of my favourite celebrity autobiographies I'm now going to start reading Geri's second book Just For The Record and be taken back to my childhood all over again with what happened next in Geri's solo career

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If Only AUTHOR Geri HalliweThe former Spice Girl known as Ginger Spice takes readers inside the life that led to Girl Power revealing the real. It is the ultimate cinderella storythe Spice Girls came from absolutely nowherewith very limited talent to become world famousAnd it was Ginger SpiceGeri Halliwellwho as long as she was with themwas the best known of them allThis was the girl who coined the term Girl PowerI can't stand their soundI don't consider it musicWhen I watch their youtube clipsI see a lot of jumping abouta lot of noise and little elseBut this book surprised meI loved itThe best thing about it is the humourIt's been a long time since I read it but I remember how much I enjoyed itShe came from a background of urban poverty and had to deal with ill health as wellThese thingshoweverdon't dominate the bookIt's bursting with amusing anecdotes and is lots of fun to readThe title If Only refers to her wish to be tallerhealthier and talentedBut as it happenedher wildest dreams came true

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If Only AUTHOR Geri Halliwell Read ¹ 109 ´ [Reading] ➶ If Only By Geri Halliwell – The former Spice Girl known as Ginger Spice takes readers inside the life that led to Girl Power revealing the real woman beneath the glamorous facade Part coming of age story part celebrity memoir Ha The former Spice GirlWoman beneath the glamorous facade Part coming of age story part celebrity memoir Halliwell relates how she has gone. How I Came To Read This Book I borrowed it from my sister GillianThe Plot Geri Halliwell is the fifth member of one of the 90s most popular and famous supergroups the Spice Girls but she is perhaps most famous for splitting from the group in '98 as their stars showed no sign of stopping This book is her autobiography written shortly after her departure from the group which essentially encapsulates her life pre Spice as a poor club kid in Watford and what her role in the evolution of the Spice Girls was and how she became increasingly disillusioned with fame which spurred her splitThe Good the Bad This book is very interesting as is the other Spice bio I've read Victoria Beckham's Learn To Fly I'm kind of glad I read Geri's book a decade after it was written if only because I know where her career went and that she actually did reunite with the band I actually found Geri's background uite interesting than Vic's as she really appeared to always have a hunger for the spotlight even if she was forced to go about it in shady ways by working in the 'glamour' modeling industry for awhile I also found her insight on the Spice Girls interesting Because her book was so focused on either life pre Spice or life in Spice she went into a fair bit detail about events and roles in them than Victoria ever did Additionally there were some revelations to be had such as her surprisingly very tight relationship with Mel B and the fact the band apparently made a deal at one point that they'd do everything they could in two years before calling it uits a promise everyone seemed to forget but GeriThat being said there is a note of falsity throughout particularly when Geri starts to formulate her leaving the group For one certain phrases and ideas throughout the book I realized were actually found in the lyrics and themes of her debut solo album an interesting PR laden coincidence given her debut single was released a mere two weeks after the book was released which is mentioned IN the book's epilogue as to What's next for Geri I also found it a bit weird false as I did at the time of Geri uitting that she did such an about face in terms of her image motives to give back and do something good and to become so disillusioned with fameonly to release a solo album within the year Those things don't ruin the book per se but they certainly seem to shed a bit of light as to what's included and possibly left outThe Bottom Line A great interesting read on one of the Spice Girls' most enigmatic and energetic membersAnything Memorable Nope although I promise you'll have some Spice tunes in your head after reading this sucker50 Book Challenge Book #8 in 2009