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

  • Renee
    Dec 16, 2018
    3.5 Brutally Honest is the story of Melanie Brown comeuppance of being one of the five (Scary Spice) Spice Girls and how she survived during and after her horrific marriage to the psychopath Stephen Belafonte (no relationship to Harry Belafonte, and not even his real name, just one mo...
  • 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...
  • Lyssa
    Jan 21, 2019
    This book is intense and so brave. Definitely not for anyone sensitive to language, sex, or violence. There is healing and humor and light at the end of the tunnel, but the majority of the story is hard to stomach and I had to take it in pieces. Highly recommend- this is a story th...
  • 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 ...
  • Helen Li
    Jan 02, 2019
    International star Melanie Brown has been famous since her Spice Girls hedays as Scary Spice, she has also become a judge on Australia's Got Talent, Dancing with the Stars as well as appearing in many other TV shows. Known for being loud, outrageous, funny and crazy Melanie Brown share...
  • Jo
    Jan 07, 2019
    Y las Spice? :( ...
  • Valerie Sellix
    Dec 20, 2018
    This book is heartbreaking. I?ve been a Spice fan since I was a little girl and started making my first musical decisions. It breaks my heart to hear what my beloved Mel B has lived through. I nearly cried a few times while listening to Mel read her story. BUT Melanie lives; Melanie ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dene
    Dec 04, 2018
    An absolutely fantastic autobiography chronicling Mel's unique, and tough, early life growing up as a mixed-race girl in Leeds, England in the 1970s and 1980s, of being one of the most iconic women in the world as part of the Spice Girls and then up to her experience being trapped in a...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Carrie'Ann Hardaker
    Jan 22, 2019
    I really enjoyed this book, being a "Leeds Lass" myself Mel has always been somebody that us local folk are proud of. I, like everybody else had read stories in the press and made presumptions regarding her life, wow how wrong could we have all been? Although this book is predominan...
  • 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 Jacobs
    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...
  • Cheryl Kloda
    Dec 25, 2018
    Melanie Brown's book, "Brutally Honest", was an interesting read. As a reader, I had to wonder how a strong woman like Melanie Brown, got into such an abusive relationship. I also felt sorry for her three daughters, particularly Phoenix , who was old enough to know what was going on. O...
  • elizabeth  wales
    Dec 06, 2018
    Great read Melanie you are brave lady to go through that and start again i will understand now how behave when I am watching you i didn't like you I thought that when you were on show s that you we're putting people down now i realized your only trying to help them i have been thr...
  • Miss J E Wright
    Dec 17, 2018
    Enlightening I wanted to read this after I?d seen Mel?s interview recently. It?s so sad that this is her story. I?m glad that she has had the strength leave the relationship, to write this and share with others so that it may help someone. I actually just want to give her a...
  • Kate Ross
    Jan 10, 2019
    I applaud her bravery in being willing to share her story of domestic abuse, mental manipulation and all the atrocities that went along with her abusive marriage. This will no doubt help a lot of women who are in a similar situation and raise alarm bells for some who do not realise the...
  • 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...