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If Only - Geri Halliwell

Like many starstruck girls, Geri Halliwell grew up with one ambition. She wanted to be famous. She had the drive, the energy, the fierce determination...

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Excellent

“Ginger Spice as herself”

published 09/09/2004

ProVery compelling

ConsNot for younger readers

I love reading Biographies so when I saw Geri Halliwell's "If Only" on Ebay I decided to buy it. It cost me 80p. We were introduced to Geri and her family background. I for one had never known her background apart from that she suffered eating disorders and she was friends with George Michael. It...

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“Look At Me...”

published 03/05/2005

ProCompelling, inspirational, quite witty

ConsPerhaps too analytical?

I've personally been a massive fan of Geri Halliwell since her days as Ginger Spice when she shot to fame when I was 10. Since then, I have followed her career, as she was my idol, and so I've had her first autobiography for a few years now. The book is compelling, there's rarely a dull moment...

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Excellent

“I Just Wanna Be Loved”

published 05/03/2001

ProEngaging, candid style makes it easier to warm to ...

ConsThe ever-present insecurity and need to be famous/...

"No two people see events the same way. Everybody's truth is different. This is my truth... If only there was a world with no pain...only love. If only there was no fear. If only......" These words are featured at the very front of the book, and though cynics will claim such sentiments to be...

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Excellent

“the entertaning truth”

published 04/08/2000

Progood read

Consnone

The fact that this is a number one best seller speaks for itself really. It is a remarkable autobiography and is compulsory reading for anyone who wants to know the real truth behind the young star Geri Halliwell. Many people believed that she did not have it in her but she has come up with this...

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Excellent

ProMotavates, captivates, covers a lot of issues

ConsWriting isn't fluent, not suitable for younger chi...

I’m not a big fan of Geri or her music. But her autobiography is a very thoughtful, touching, witty and honest novel, that I think most people will be able to enjoy, for different reasons. Content: Most biographies are written when a person is getting on a bit, or no longer living. When Geri...

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“The truth from Geri herself”

published 09/09/2000

ConsNot the best writing in the world

Dont make fun of Geri for writing a book. It's not an easy task to do. At least she tried. Besides, it was a best seller and that's an even harder task to achieve. People tend to have opinions about others all laid out before they even know them properly. This is especially true with regard to...

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Excellent

“Frank, honest and emotional”

published 17/06/2001

ProFrank, honest, emotional account of Geri Halliwell

Cons-

I'm not a person who reads a great deal, but when I do, I enjoy books which are thought-provoking and moving. Of all recent reads, none are more so than "If Only", by the singer formally known as Ginger Spice, Geri Halliwell. I may be a huge fan of Geri, but I found If Only an emotional read all...

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“Geri! Geri! Geri!”

published 27/03/2004

ProMay see her in a different light

ConsYou decide

OK so this book has been out for some time and the review is a bit late – but I only got the book about 8 months ago on a carboot sale for £1 and I thought I would tell you what I thought of it and how it changed my perception of Geri Halliwell who up until that point I thought very little of...

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Excellent

“The Day I Met A Spice Girl”

published 16/01/2001

Progreat read, honest, interesting

Consnot suitable for children

Remember Ginger Spice ? All bright red hair, tight tops with oodles of cleavage, short skirts with lots of leg, and dangerously high platform heels ? The voice of Girl Power ? Well, that image disappeared in May 1998, when Geri Halliwell left the Spice Girls, in the middle of their world tour...

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Excellent

“Go Geri...Go Geri...”

published 07/11/2000

ProIt's Geri...what else can be said

ConsCould have been longer!

Being a huge Geri fan I wouldn't have missed this for the world, and if i'm honest thought i knew roughly what would be in it...how wrong i was! Geri Halliwell has lived a life that deserved to be put on paper, and after reading this book you'll be glad she did. On reading the biography of one of...

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“If Only you had read this”

published 23/12/2000

ProMoving biography with good photos

ConsOnly available in hardback

I borrowed 'If only' from a friend. Although not a great fan of the Spice Girls I was always curious as to the exit of Geri Halliwell. Reading the rumours in the press, reading 'If Only' gave me a chance to read her side without it costing me a penny. I started reading this book with a very open...

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Excellent

“Knock down ginger”

published 13/07/2000

Proa well written book

Conshard to put down

Candid, and so truthfull it hurts Geri Halliwell charts the story of her life in this insight into her sometimes tragic life. Its a classic rags to riches story of a girl who grew up so poor she wore second hand knickers. The Girl wears her heart on her sleeve this book has its funny moments and...

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Excellent

“her true self”

published 01/01/2001

Proit's a true picture about Geri written by her, it'...

Consit ends way too early

I think I have always beeing truly a Spice fan and I can call myself a wannabe, but this story has make me come closer to Geri. I can see her in different way, I do respect her very much because she's like me. My path will be easier now when I know that someone has already experienced all that...

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Super

ProEvery bit of detail...

ConsI think she wrote t abit too early.

"Maybe I should start my story here, lying beside a swimming pool in Beverly Hills on my 26th birthday..." and so she did. I have to say that most autobios I have read, I have only read half and got bored. But this one kept me gripped through and through. Throughout her biography, she added...

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“If only by Geri Halliwell”

published 28/02/2001

ProGood layout.. usefull information..

ConsBit boring at times

I purchased If Only during Christmas 1999. I was always interested Geri from when she was in the Spice Girls. But when she quit the group i knew that there was something beneath her ginger image and loud mouth. I decided to buy her autobiography (a) to learn about her and (b) for an interesting...

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Like many starstruck girls, Geri Halliwell grew up with one ambition. She wanted to be famous. She had the drive, the energy, the fierce determination to succeed. If only she could get that one lucky break - that one chance - she'd prove to all the doubters that she could make it, and make it big. But as Geri discovered, the road to fame can be a rocky one. Often broke and desperately lonely, her life became an endless round of failed auditions and dead-end jobs. Even her stint as a glamour model and her role as a game show host in Turkey failed to gain her a foothold on the ladder to fame. Until one day, almost reluctantly, she answered an ad in "The Stage". Someone was looking for candidates to form an all-girl band. The rest is history. As Ginger Spice, Geri's stage presence was formidable, her outfits legendary. The Spice Girls enjoyed a succession of number one hits, two successful albums and a box office hit movie. But Geri wanted her feet back on the ground. It was time to walk away, to find out who she was when she wasn't Ginger Spice. Amidst a blaze of media speculation Geri left the Spice Girls in May 1998. Now focusing on her solo career, and with a number one hit single and bestselling album already to her credit, Geri also works tirelessly for charities such as the UN's Breast Cancer Care campaign and Comic Relief. At its heart "If Only" is about fame and the rollercoaster journey one young girl took from obscurity to the world of her dreams. Believing fame would provide the answer to life's problems, she came to understand that the real solutions lie elsewhere. See all Product Description

Product Details

Author: Geri Halliwell

Title: If Only

Genre: Biography

Type: Non-Fiction

ISBN: 0385259247; 0385334753; 0553812939; 0553815296; 0593045831

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Listed on Ciao since: 02/07/2000