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 expos 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

  • britt_brooke
    May 17, 2019
    What the what? I grabbed this recent Audible deal not knowing much about Mel B?s life. She goes deep into her past relationships including a quite messed up marriage that lasted 10 years, produced her third daughter, and yielded 50+ sex tapes (some with disturbing content). That husb...
  • 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...
  • Jennifer
    May 14, 2019
    The title of this book is pretty dead-on as far as content. Mel B. (Scary Spice) walks you through both the fun and the harrowing parts of her life with brutal honesty. Having been a big Spice Girls fan, it was fun to see some of the inside stories and hear of their tight friendship. T...
  • 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...
  • Katie
    Apr 15, 2019
    "Brutal" is a good word for reading this. On a technical note, it's unlike any other memoir I've read. It's not written in a chronological way, starting sort of in the middle of the story and jumping back to show how she got there (still not in a straightfoward way, as she moves freque...
  • 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...
  • Gabriel Mero
    Jun 21, 2019
    I was really excited to read this book. Melanie Brown AKA Mel B AKA Mel G AKA Scary Spice has been one of my favorite celebrities for as long as I can remember. As a child of the 90s, the Spice Girls came into popularity when I was at the right age. I remember the Spice Mania: the movi...
  • V Nerd
    Mar 15, 2019
    Mel B was always the very outspoken, ball-bashing one of the Spice Girls, if it needed saying, she was probably the one to say it, she gave no-shits about what people thought about her, and was very happy with this thank you very much! Except this was really what she wanted people t...
  • 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...
  • Florine
    Apr 01, 2019
    I'm not going to lie, it was actually quite interesting - I knew Mel B from the Spice Girls, and America's Got Talent, but didn't know (or care) about her personal life. I picked it up because it was on a 2 for 1 in Audible. She really is brutally honest, and it was quite moving to...
  • 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! ...
  • 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...
  • 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
    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...
  • Amy Ferrie
    Jun 25, 2019
    ?The tell-all memoir from the loudest, proudest Spice Girl - and the truth behind the headlines.? I got the audio version of this book from #borrowbox and wow the title of this book is very apt. It is honest and raw. You see @officialmelb on telly and in the press and you think she...
  • 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 ...