Home > Books > Non-fiction > Biography Books > I Biography Books > If Only - Geri Halliwell

Rating Summary

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 listen to it again?
Value for money

1-15 of 29 reviews Show most helpful reviews first Newest first

 

Community Level 7Groovee

Groovee

Ginger Spice as herself

AdvantagesVery compelling

DisadvantagesNot for younger readers

"...was asking questions and as if like magic Geri would answer them in the next paragraph. I found the book very easy to read and I couldn't put it down as I wanted to know what happened next and how she felt. I also found it a disappointment to discover that it finished in 1999. It would be great to see how she feels 5 years on. I'm a nosy person and love to look at the pictures which always seem to come in this sort of book. It was amazing looking ..." Read review
10.09.2004

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 5drusilla

drusilla

Taught me to always believe in myself

AdvantagesMotavates, captivates, covers a lot of issues

DisadvantagesWriting isn't fluent, not suitable for younger children

"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 wrote hers she was only 25, yet she appears to already have led quite an eventful and very interesting life. Because she’s still a young woman, she was ..." Read review
27.06.2001

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 5EnglishPat...

EnglishPatient

I Just Wanna Be Loved

AdvantagesEngaging, candid style makes it easier to warm to her, for all her flaws. It's also quite inspiring to anyone who feels they have a dream they want to follow

DisadvantagesThe ever-present insecurity and need to be famous/respected/loved..although she is very aware of it herself

"...have dreams and wonder 'What if it happened to me?'......" is a valid and typically honest one. ..." Read review
05.03.2001

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 3Trixie_Fir...

Trixie_Firecracker

Look At Me...

AdvantagesCompelling, inspirational, quite witty

DisadvantagesPerhaps too analytical?

"...clothes she describes herself wearing. If there's one thing about Geri Halliwell, she knows her flaws, and she CAN poke fun at herself and this is quite endearing. The book itself is well-written, with the added feature of various diary entries written in actual handwriting (it's quite hard to read though!!), and there are some nice photos throughout the book, bringing back memories of the Spice Girls and you can see Geri through the years. All ..." Read review
03.05.2005

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 5freaklikeme

freaklikeme

Geri! Geri! Geri!

AdvantagesMay see her in a different light

DisadvantagesYou 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. Well first I had an absolute bargain – Geri Halliwell autobiography “If Only” in hardback for £1 – cant be bad – should cost around the region of £16.99 ..." Read review
27.03.2004

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 1annajewsbury

annajewsbury

the entertaning truth

Advantagesgood read

Disadvantagesnone

"...I assure you, pleasantly surprised. If you still have not been convinced to go out and buy this book then perhaps I should add that all of the royalties from this book will be donated to Breast Cancer Care. ..." Read review
04.08.2000

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

The Day I Met A Spice Girl

Advantagesgreat read, honest, interesting

Disadvantagesnot suitable for children

"...days too, so watch out if the kids are looking ! Unlike some autobiographies, this does seem to be written by her, rather than by a ghost writer, and it is a refreshingly honest book and one that I would recommend. The only disadvantage is that my kids wanted to read it and with lots of mentions of sex, it really isn't appropriate for pre-teens. From meeting her and from reading this book, I believe what we are seeing these days is the ..." Read review
16.01.2001

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 3123123321

123123321

Frank, honest and emotional

AdvantagesFrank, honest, emotional account of Geri Halliwell

Disadvantages-

"...of Geri, but I found If Only an emotional read all the same - as did my family, who are somewhat less fanatical about her. Far too many see Geri Halliwell as simply someone who can't sing, and generally can't do anything other than be famous. To these people, whether you love or loath Geri, have some respect. She is a person, just like you and I; and like you and I, people have feelings. This is one of the aspects which stands out more than ..." Read review
18.06.2001

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 5Lizzii

Lizzii

Go Geri...Go Geri...

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

DisadvantagesCould have been longer!

"...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 the best known faces around i realised what a lonely and depressing 'job' stardom can be, i also realised that having a sense of humour helps, and Geri's comes across abundantly. I have lent this book ..." Read review
07.11.2000

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 2reh

reh

The truth from Geri herself

Advantages

DisadvantagesNot the best writing in the world

"...her. You might be surprised if you don't judge this book by its cover. ..." Read review
09.09.2000

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 2liz.carl

liz.carl

If Only you had read this

AdvantagesMoving biography with good photos

DisadvantagesOnly 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 mind thinking that it would be another one sided biography which would basically rip her fellow group members to shreds, however, I was very surprised to ..." Read review
23.12.2000

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 2tyrone

tyrone

Knock down ginger

Advantagesa well written book

Disadvantageshard to put down

"...the true answer to, but if you want to know how she got started in the world of showbiz then this is for you. The book comes with a colour section in the middle with photos ect, some of which are not very flattering, but Geri is very honest and does not try to hide anything. Once started it is hard to put down it is very well written and never gets boring and Geri never gets big headed. Avalaible in Hardback and Paperback it is not just for diehard ..." Read review
13.07.2000

Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful

Community Level 2tanssi

tanssi

her true self

Advantagesit's a true picture about Geri written by her, it's a nice book for everybody who is a bit of a dreamer

Disadvantagesit 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. I'm reading this book at the moment and I am a little bit down and this book helps me. Geri is writing in a really honest way, writing did probably help her ..." Read review
01.01.2001

Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful

Community Level 4lec299

lec299

An honest and admirable insight into Geri

Advantageshonesty, true insight into fame

Disadvantagesnone

"I started reading 'If Only' with a fairly open mind. I have always been interested in the Spice Girls - I wouldn't call myself a fan although I have been to a couple of their concerts. I think that what interests me is the fame that suddenly hit the girls in the face. I think I feel close to them because they, like me, were normal struggling girls once upon a time. Geri has always been known as the 'drop-out' and the public have resented her for her ..." Read review
06.12.2000

Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful

Community Level 2foreveront...

foreverontherun

Best book ever written

AdvantagesGreat bookm, interesting read, nice pictures

DisadvantagesA little expensive i guess, but worth every penny

"A fantastic book. The life of Geri Halliwell, the most interesting and exciting woman of the 90's. After leaving the Spice Girls Geri decided to release her auto-biography. The fantastic book, which is very interesting made the number 1 spot in the book charts and its easy to see why. This girls life hasnt been easy and reading how she coped with Death, Eating disorders and leaving the biggest group of the 90's is a highly interesting read. Geri explains ..." Read review
02.05.2001

Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful

Compare prices »

1 to 4 out of 4 offers for If Only - Geri Halliwell   Sorted by: Price 


Are you the manufacturer / provider of If Only - Geri Halliwell? Click here