xdonzx 3

xdonzx

Add to my Circle of Trust

Subscribe to reviews

About me:

Member since:25.05.2007

Reviews:1070

Quote-start

~ * Simon Says...Read This Book! * ~

Quote-end
11.12.2011

Advantages:
Fans will like it !

Disadvantages:
Bit boring at times !

Recommendable Yes:

Detailed rating:

Degree of Information

How easy was it to read / get information from

How interesting was the book?

How useful was it?

Would you read it again?

Value for money

32 Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful See ratings
very helpful by (100%):
  1. docpov
  2. Coloneljohn
  3. frankiecesca
and 29 other members

View all ratings

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Share this review on Google+

I remember when I first watched Pop Idol back in 2001. I was ten years old and hated the judge Simon Cowell. I thought that he was really scary. Although fast forward a few years and I quite like him. Whilst he annoys me that he's 'making money out of people', I can't help but admire him and think that he is the kind of person who just cannot dislike.

I Don't Mean To Be Rude But...is the autobiography of legend Simon Cowell. It was released in the United Kingdom in 2004 and so is quite dated now. You can buy your copy from Amazon for a price of £4.47 which I think is fairly good value for money.

The book is very 'straight talking'. Although, while we know that Simon himself is straight talking, I do think that the 'straight talking' thing was played with a little bit, and perhaps comes across as being more rude than Simon actually is. It is however, a very honest read!

I found this book to be really interesting. Although Simon Cowell is big, funnily enough I didn't really know anything about him. I found reading about his pre-fame life to be really interesting.

I found his story to be really inspirational. Before reading this book I had imagined that he was 'given it all on a plate', although he actually worked really hard. What I found interesting was the fact that when I was reading about his childhood, no way would you have thought that the would be where he is today.

What I found interesting was the fact that he explains the reason why he is sometimes so horrible to auditionees on shows like The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent is because when he was trying to 'make it', he was told the truth and he thinks that it helped him, and so by being horrible he thinks that he is helping the auditionees which I think is a good explanation.

Whilst I enjoyed this book, I did find once we'd got to his 'famous days', the book went a little bit boring and I lost interest. Especially as it is seven years since the book was released and so we know so much more about Simon now. However, I did find the book useful for finding out about his childhood.

If you like Simon Cowell, you will find this book interesting!

Thanks for reading!
December 2011
xdonzx / xd-o-n-z-x

  Write your own review

Share this review on Google+

 

Rate this review »

How helpful would this review be to a person making a buying decision? Rating guidelines

Rate as exceptional

Rate as somewhat helpful

Rate as very helpful

Rate as not helpful

Rate as helpful

Rate as off topic

Write your own review Write a review and you will earn 0.5p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful. Write a review and you will earn 0.5p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful.   Report a problem with this review’s content

Comments about this review »

Coloneljohn 18.12.2011 13:07

Not one for me. John

Add your comment

max. 2000 characters

  Post comment

Compare prices »

1 offer for I Don't Mean to be Rude But... - Simon Cowell   Sorted by: Price 

Product Information »

Manufacturer's product description

No one can deny the impact that Pop Idol judge Simon Cowell has made. His acerbic put-downs and witty one-liners ha...

Product details

EAN 9780091898281
Type Non-Fiction
Genre Biography

Ciao

Listed on Ciao since 29/09/2008

Show all Product Information

Review Ratings »

This review of I Don't Mean to be Rude But... - Simon Cowell has been rated:

"very helpful" by (100%):

  1. docpov
  2. Coloneljohn
  3. frankiecesca

and 29 other members

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Products you might be interested in »

In The Pleasure Groove, Love Death & Duran Duran - John Taylor

In The Pleasure Groove, Love Death & Duran Duran - John Taylor

(+) Interesting and well-written.
(-) More detail on a couple of issues is lacking.

User reviews (1)

Buy now for only £ 1.38

Intrepid Woman - Betty Lussier

Intrepid Woman - Betty Lussier

(+) Extremely interesting insight into a little covered aspect of WW2
(-) none

User reviews (1)

Buy now for only £ 15.07



Are you the manufacturer / provider of I Don't Mean to be Rude But... - Simon Cowell? Click here