My Thoughts Exactly by Lily Allen

My Thoughts Exactly

THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERShortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 2018'Unflinching, unputdownable' Guardian'Witty, dark, devastating' Caitlin Moran'An amazing read. Brutally honest' Matt Haig'I love it' Jon Ronson**********************************************************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...

Details My Thoughts Exactly

TitleMy Thoughts Exactly
Release DateSep 20th, 2018
PublisherBlink Publishing
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Biography, Feminism, Music, Audiobook

Reviews My Thoughts Exactly

  • Vanessa
    As far as celebrity memoirs go you really get your moneys worth here. I believe if your going to write a tell all memoir you might as well tell the truth and nothing but the truth and this is what Lily Allen does. Her life is a series of big fuck ups and she owns them all, she is a straight shooter and doesn’t mess about with anything that tries to sell a pretty picture. You get real. There is much to feel sad for Lily and she wears all her vul...
  • Carly Findlay
    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 c...
  • Monica
    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 w...
  • Book Addict Shaun
    What a read this book was. I’ve read many autobiographies over the years and this is by far one of the most honest and brutal that I’ve read. I wouldn’t say I was a Lily Allen ‘fan’, though in 2009 I did love It’s Not Me, It’s You and I certainly haven’t followed her life with any interest and so My Thoughts Exactly was a huge eye opener. Lily has really bared her soul here and revealed everything and it is a hugely emotional book...
  • Kelly Deriemaeker
    Ergens tussen een vier en een vijf, omdat ik zo onder de indruk ben van de verfrissende eerlijkheid en kwetsbaarheid waarmee Lily Allen dit boek schreef. Zo graag gelezen, erg door geraakt en geïnspireerd.
  • Kristy
    Unlike a lot of celebrities (or the rest of us, really), Lily Allen is completely honest and open about her failures and shortcomings. In her memoir, she sets straight a lot of the misconceptions about her, while owning up to the times when she acted like a complete twat too. Allen has gone through some tough experiences, learned from them and come out the other side a fierce and intelligent woman.
  • Sarah
    Honest, unflappable and brilliant. One of the most incredible audiobooks I’ve ever listened to, Lily’s story has helped me through a very hard time. This is something I’ll definitely come back to time and time again, I can’t recommend this enough.
  • Javier Fernández
    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.
  • Jared Woods
    First and foremost, how perfect is the title for this autobiography? So clever! Although that being said, for many critics who wage war against the English musician (and there are plenty), Lily’s thoughts exactly won’t be high on their Christmas wishlist this year. However, if you are one of those antagonists who fight for the opposition, then do not fear! For I have even more good news for you! These 340+ pages of Lily’s reflections dart f...
  • Becky
    This book is depressing. Whilst I can't help but admit I buy into the culture of celebrity. As a teen I liked Lily, I bought her first single, queued at New Look to buy her clothing range, I watched her BBC3 show, her show about LucyinDisguise... I switched off when she began taking politics into her own.I think the book is quite sad, and you're not able to compartmentalise the content as that of some complete stranger, you'll end up empathising....
  • Florence Reeves-White
    Lily captured my undivided attention from "When women share their stories, loudly and clearly and honestly, things begin to change - for the better" to her final sentence. I was mesmerised by her honesty and self-critical attitude towards her recklessness. I feel that I gained an insight into the slippery and sinister slope of fame and 'the bubble' that hopefully I will never find myself inside of. The Fear in Lily's life was not only the hit sin...
  • Annette
    This book was so much better than I thought it was going to be. Basically, the book is in sections instead of the usual "I was born on this date at this time and I went to school here". So there is a section on fathers, one on mothers, several on career and so on. I couldn't put this book down. Lilly writes with a raw honesty and doesn't hold back. It is clear that a lot of what has happened to Lilly has stemmed from two things, one, her childhoo...
  • Keith
    Deeply Honest, and fascinating. Always liked her, but like her more now.
  • Tez
    NOTE: Miscarriage/stillbirth.
  • Pip
    3.5 out of 5
  • Jack Stewart
    I can't deny that I have always been a Lily Allen apologist. Lily broke through when I was 19, and coming to the end of my NME-reading, 'guitar music is real music' phase. Smile was the first pop song to make me sit up and realise that I had other musical interests. I buried that deep inside, because I was desperate to be cool, and liking a song at number one in the charts didn't seem like a cool thing to be doing. I soon got over myself, and bou...
  • Tina
    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
  • Rebecca Harrison
    Audio book.As much as I admire Lily Allen, her talents and journey through life this far; unfortunately the audio version was a difficult task to get through. The narration was flat, lacked character and description.
  • Donncha Lane
    SuperLoved it. Lots of insight & fun. Lots of storytelling. Felt like I understood more about life after reading. Thank you
  • Melissa
    10 out of 10 for honesty.
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  • Natalie Wakes
    I really enjoyed the honesty in this book, Lily explains things as she saw them without any apologies or making excuses and that is so powerful. Whilst I certainly have not had a similar life to Lily's, I could relate to a lot of feelings and emotions she touched on, especially as a child. I love that she takes responsibility for her mistakes as well as explaining that there are always more sides to the story and there is rarely a right or wrong ...
  • Giorgi Shakarashvili
    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 ძალი...
  • I
    I don’t like all the celebrity nonsense, but my wife bought me this book for Christmas as I had mentioned how honest I had heard Lilly Allen had been in this book and that it might be interesting. The first thing that strikes me is how well Lilly Allen writes, the second being the crazy nature of her childhood and the complete lack of parenting or role models. This dysfunction frames the book. There are a lot of honest revelations- drugs, hooke...
  • Lauren
    I would have finished this book last night if I didn't need to go sleep as I couldn't put it down. I haven't listened to her music in a long time but I liked it when I was a teenager so I picked this up to read more about her. I was surprised by her life and how much she's gone through. I found it honest, raw and thought provoking. A very good read and as I don't tend to read any news anyway it was all new to me as I haven't read anything written...
  • Fiona
    It takes guts to say what you think, to tell the story unashamedly from your own perspective and to be as willing to share the incredibly painful stuff as to settle scores and defend yourself.I've always liked Lily Allen and this book has just increased my admiration for her. She's not perfect, she's trying to figure out what what life is meant to be and how you balance roles and expectations of others but also your own. Sometimes she's a dick be...
  • Francesca
    Read it for book club. Writing style is very simple. This happened, then this happened. She repeats herself a lot. Also can't seem to take responsibility for her own actions. Don't really get why it's a best seller 🤔
  • Jennifer
    Lily Allen’s memoir My Thoughts Exactly is an eye opening glimpse into the microcosm of superstardom and the sobering truths of celebrity reality. When I was living in Turkey, I met a DJ who had attended Coachella and partied with the likes of Drake and Miley Cyrus. He had chosen to move home to Turkey and help out as a barista at his parents’ chocolate and coffee patisserie La Petite Nona. Over steaming cups of Turkish coffee, he explained t...
  • Ellen McMahon
    Lily Allen’s memoir is all the things you’ve read it is: bold, raw, uncompromising and positively dripping in a level of self-reflection that shows maturity and a kind of detached hardness. She’s certainly lived a life. I applaud her ability to recognise all of this, with the benefit of hindsight, and relay it all in such honest clarity. I have read a string of similar celebrity memoirs in the past two years and I am here for them. The more...
  • Anna
    This is not the best written autobiography. You’ll drive yourself crazy trying to hold onto the chronology of everything as Allen jumps forwards and backwards and frequently seems to contradict herself. Almost the entire story is told through first person exposition, with very little dialogue, so by the end I was well and truly ready to move on. There are a lot of really valid ideas put forward by Allen, and I was making highlights frequently. ...