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Growing Pains Hardcover – October 19, 2006
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So the question is, how did she become such a good actress? Being an American male not interested in teen music, I completely missed her performance and songs as a British teen music star in the 1990's, though I vaguely remember the top 40 radio stations having her songs competing against an up and coming Britney. This book starts with her very brief childhood and describes the very difficult times trying to balance the family life and expectations of being a pop star touring and performing for months on end.
The personal toll of relationships, loss of privacy and her decline in health is told. After reading her book, what becomes very apparent is how she lost her childhood. She missed the opportunity of being an "average teen", to live life without any worries. The demands of constantly being on tour resulted in the lack of many basic social skills that we take for granted. Simple things such as cooking one's food, driving a car, or being able to relax read a good book (and a fine one this is) did not happen until she was married and was able to distance herself from the demands of being a pop star.Read more ›
Her story isn't sugarcoated or whitewashed, but she's fair to all parties. In fact, the person who receives the harshest treatment is often the author herself, something you rarely see in this kind of memoir.
The tone is casual but honest, and that's what makes the journey from ambitious youth to manufactured pop star, the fall from grace, and eventual rebirth as both actress and fully actualized person so compelling. The words lift from the page conversationally, not as a carefully crafted PR piece.
From one fan to another, I recommend it.
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Love Billie Piper,love her movies,she's is on of my favorite British Stars...I'm glad Amazon has her booksPublished 5 months ago by Michael T.
Awesome book! If you are a Doctor Who fan and a big fan of Rose Tyler, it's a must read!Published on August 21, 2014 by Barbara
The book arrived in poor condition so I wasn't happy. It was an ok read.Published on August 12, 2014 by jersey
Very good start so far. I've only had time to read the first 2 chapters, but so far so good!Published on November 30, 2012 by A. B. Crain
This is a pretty good book and is really something a person needs to read if they like Billie as either a singer(Really pretty good) or an actress. Read morePublished on April 30, 2012 by Nom de plume
This book has been my favorite to date that I have read about Billie Piper. I couldnt hardly put it down and read it from beginning to end in a matter of days. Read morePublished on June 2, 2010 by Kelly I. Johnston