Here is my review for Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me, by Lily Collins.
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In this groundbreaking debut essay collection, featuring never-before-seen photos, actress Lily Collins—star of Mortal Instruments and the upcoming Rules Don’t Apply—is opening a poignant, honest conversation about the things young women struggle with: body image, self-confidence, relationships, family, dating, and so much more.
For the first time ever, Lily shares her life and her own deepest secrets, underlining that every single one of us experiences pain and heartbreak. We all understand what it’s like to live in the light and in the dark. For Lily, it’s about making it through to the other side, where you love what you see in the mirror and where you embrace yourself just as you are. She’s learned that all it takes is one person standing up and saying something for everyone else to realize they’re not alone.
By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Lily’s honest voice will inspire you to be who you are and say what you feel. It’s time to claim your voice! It’s time to live your life unfiltered.
- very honest and forward
- a bit too superficial, no real depth to anything talked
I’m not that familiar with Lily Collins but for some reason this book got me curious. I mean, I just love celebrities’ memoirs. I can’t say I was disappointed but I definitely wanted a bit more from this. Each chapter starts off good, with some introspections and other very personal remarks and stories. But, these are always cut short. Once it seems like she’s going anywhere with these essays, they come to an end. I just wanted more because I was honestly liking where she was trying to get with some points. Even so, there were a few things I liked. Like how she was so unapologetic about being hairy and having tattoos. Like, same, girl! We’re in this together. Her chapters about her dad, her abusive relationship and how she got through these things were really emotional too. But, like I said before, they always felt small and much to be desired it. It’s not like this is a particularly bad book, but it seems incomplete or on the verge of much more potential.
Have you read this? What did you thought of it?
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