Brutally Honest

Brutally Honest

The tell-all memoir from the loudest, proudest Spice Girl and the truth behind the headlines As one-fifth of the iconic Spice Girls and judge on X Factor and America's Got Talent, Melanie Brown, a.k.a Scary Spice, has been an international star since her twenties. Brutally Honest is an exposé of the struggles and acute pain that lay behind the glamour and success. With deep The tell-all memoir from the loudest, proudest Spice Girl and the truth behind the headlines As one-fifth of t...

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Title:Brutally Honest
Author:Melanie Brown
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Brutally Honest
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:270 pages pages

Brutally Honest Reviews

  • Kristin
    Feb 16, 2019
    I had read Mel's first book, Catch a Fire: The Autobiography, and I found a few repetitive stories. I also was disappointed by the inaccuracies and misspellings. Geri left the band in 1998, not 1988. Tate and Emma are not married, unless a huge secret was revealed!! I did find her r...
  • Sara
    Jan 19, 2019
    Mel B, Scary Spice, her of the leopard print catsuit and loud mouth, has certainly had a tough few years. I?d heard a lot of the rumours surrounding her infamous marriage breakdown to then husband Stephen Belafonte, and the rift with her family, but quite honestly I didn?t expect h...
  • Eden
    Jan 18, 2019
    I was 7 years old when the Spice Girls took the world by storm with their music and individuality. Those 5 women who screamed, "Girl Power!" were my role models growing up. Flawed but in my opinion, great role models. I will forever be proud to call myself a fan. Melanie B was alway...
  • Jade aka MrsTosh
    Jan 15, 2019
    To be brutally honest, I have never been a huge fan of Mel B. I always found her just a little too much in your face and loud. Knowing that a woman so strong and fierce can be manipulated and abused by someone who is suppose to love and cherish her is an real eye opener and I am sure t...
  • Rachel
    Feb 25, 2019
    I'm not sure how I felt about Melanie Brown as a person, I guess I'd not really thought too much about it apart from her being the loud scary character in Spice Girls. My friend leant me the book and I hadn't read an autobiography for a while so sat down to read it. She is definitely h...
  • Sarah
    Jan 05, 2019
    Surprisingly, I overlooked the spelling errors and scrappy writing in this one. Though not the most well written or prosaic of books, for anyone who has ever wanted details on how show business is a double edged sword, both protecting and exposing you, this one is a landfill of infor...
  • Laura Barnard
    Dec 06, 2018
    I finished Mel B's Brutally Honest book. Wow. She really was honest and I think fair play to her for being so open and honest, showing even the strongest woman can be manipulated and abused over years. Although I wish she would have written it in order. All of the back and forth gave m...
  • Dora Santos Marques
    Dec 23, 2018
    A minha opinião em vídeo https://youtu.be/eCCOjQEJ5vs ...
  • Sharon
    Feb 17, 2019
    Mel B, Scary Spice, Loud Mouthed, Confident, In Charge, Girl Power - she comes across as untouchable, the epitome of a strong, powerful woman. So she would never be controlled or manipulated by a man, right? Wrong. This memoir is a harrowing look at years of living in an abusive re...
  • Elizabeth Dolin
    Mar 07, 2019
    Actually really very well written - I thought the narrative was well paced and supported by lots of little industry gossip nuggets! ...
  • Jo
    Jan 07, 2019
    Y las Spice? :( ...
  • Mary Sisney
    Mar 14, 2019
    I'm not a Spice Girls fan, nor do I watch "America's Got Talent," but I'm a "Dancing with the Stars" fan, and Mel B was one of my favorite contestants. If I'm not mistaken, she was the one who started pinching host Tom B's rear end, leading her partner Maks C to continue the practice i...
  • Sarah
    Jan 10, 2019
    Having grown up with the Spice Girls and now, being older, fully aware of her time in the spotlight and the media coverage, I was intrigued about this new autobiography. I had already read Mel B's first book, 'Catch a Fire', and saw this available on my e-reader. I'm certainly glad ...
  • Amy Westgarth
    Jan 27, 2019
    I can't review this without mentioning that it was riddled with typos. The most glaring being the date of Geri leaving the Spice Girls as being 1988 (their first single was 1996) and Sporty Spice being called Sport Spice. Two real facepalm moments. I can let Mel off as she tells us she...
  • Kevin Loder
    Jan 11, 2019
    Wow, what a brutal read. I listened to the audiobook (Mel B speaks the intro, but the narrator sounds very similar), which is the only way I believe I would've finished this book. If you think/expect that just because she's famous that she has had an entirely fabulous life...you're in ...
  • Nanna Stacey
    Jan 06, 2019
    Well. That was horrible. GREAT. But what a horrible story Mel B has to tell. I feel so much sympathy for her and her situation and even her entire life and upbringing. How unfortunate to be in the later part of your life and realise that you have subjected yourself and your ch...
  • Julie Reynolds
    Dec 27, 2018
    I wanted to read this as it?s a powerful autobiography of a woman who was brutalised to the point when she was emotionally and mentally broken. It made me cry at some points and made me cross at others that someone can destroy someone else intentionally. I would urge people to ...
  • Lisa-Jaine
    Dec 07, 2018
    This book really was brutally honest as Mel B speaks about her abusive relationship. Mel is such a strong woman and it really does show that domestic abuse can affect anyone in any situation or level in life. Sadly as with the majority of books which highlight domestic abuse, she is...
  • Chaitanya Sethi
    Feb 03, 2019
    The Spice Girls were an international sensation when they first came on the pop music scene in 1996. They became overnight sensations and topped charts, sold out arenas, and even had a movie commissioned on them, Spiceworld, as the five of them - Geri, Emma, Victoria, Mel C and Mel B b...
  • L. Powell
    Dec 27, 2018
    Raw and emotional. Mel B describes her traumatic experiences in a domestically violent relationship. Brutally honest, the only way to describe this powerful read. ...
  • Sean Donnelly
    Dec 31, 2018
    I've only read two celebrity memoirs this year- this and Lily Allen's- but both are legitimately two of the most harrowing books I've read in the last twelve months. Unvarnished candour and deep introspection seem to have become a trend in the genre, and it's all the better for it. ...
  • Rose McClelland
    Dec 11, 2018
    My vlog review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbZ3T... ...
  • Shelly Boltz-Zito
    Dec 04, 2018
    Brutally Raw What a gut wrenching book. I cried during most of it. Melanie packs a he'll of a story but it's been a hell of a life. This is a woman I admired and thought she had everything and the best of life. Truth shall set you free. Being a abused wife myself, I know all the sig...
  • Nicola Priestley
    Dec 11, 2018
    Enjoyed this more than I expected I was never a big fan of the Spice Girls but I decided to read this based on my job which involves women in abusive relationships. Melanie is open, honest and an extremely strong woman, destroyed by several men in her life. I'm so glad she finally...
  • Debra Campbell
    Dec 15, 2018
    A very useful read for people trying to understand the power of our history, in influencing adult relationships. Wanting to be loved but confusing love with abusive use of power, control and sex, is a central theme. Mel B is wanting to help others with her story and I think she will sh...
  • Pavan Amara
    Dec 01, 2018
    Although, she has clearly been through brutal circumstances, I felt this book was beautifully honest. It felt like it came from a truly genuine place, rather than being a PR device. Mel B was (and still is!) Girl Power personified for me and many others - I have been a huge Spice Girls...
  • Anthony
    Feb 20, 2019
    Melanie Brown (2018) BRUTALLY HONEST London. Quadrille Publishing ????? 5 out of 5 stars The sleeve reads, ?The tell-all memoir from the loudest, proudest Spice Girl - and the truth behind the headlines. As one-fifth of the iconic Spice Girls and judge on X Fa...
  • Rosie
    Mar 05, 2019
    WOW what a book! Like everyone else, I remember Mel B from her days of scary spice in the spice girls and Girl Power, so I was intrigued to read this book. Initally I thought the book was a bit flippy - eg. look at me I am a dancer , I am so good at what I do etc etc, but as the book p...
  • Kiwi Begs2Differ  ✎
    Jan 04, 2019
    Brutally honest ? a fit title. I am not a Melanie B. fan, in fact, I find her loud and overwhelming personality intimidating, I totally get the ?scary spice? moniker. This book helps the reader understand who Mel is, where she comes from, her experiences and many mistakes in life...
  • Melania 🍒
    Feb 27, 2019
    @40% I didn?t dnf?ed this memoir because it wasn?t well written or uninteresting or anything like that, but I?m not such a big fan of Mel?s ( I?m really barely a fan at all of everything spice girls) and I must admit I found Mel?s voice to be a bit annoying ...