I found this an honest and frank account of how Lily feels her life has unfolded so far. She discusses her childhood and how her feelings have clouded how she has thought of herself throughout her life so far.
I picked this up after hearing her discussing her book in an interview and chose to listen to this on audible as she was the narrator and I prefer autobiographies that are read by the author.
I was impressed with how she openly discusses her grief after losing her first child, the impact this then had on her marriage fuelling her self destructive nature. Drugs and alcohol has always featured in Lily’s life and she has memories from childhood from her parents and friends they would visit. She discusses her use of drugs and alcohol from a young age and how she wants to ensure her children are aware of her mistakes and hopefully learn from them as they grow up. She is working hard to provide a loving and stable home for them and is keen to be known for her successes and being a strong woman who can provide for her children.
I love to read an autobiography and really enjoyed this one and particularly enjoyed how Lily delivered the content and the style in which she approached writing.
So, this is me. Lily Allen.
I am a woman.
I am a mother.
I was a wife.
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
Published by Blink Publishing, September 2018
Total pages 368