kimberley walsh 'a whole lot of history'

February 21, 2014

If you've been reading this blog for a while, you'll know I'm a mahoosive Girls Aloud fan who used to collect every single thing they released. I was an addict at one point. If they were drugs, I'd be in rehab. So when Amazon started to offer signed Kimberley Walsh autobiographies for sale back in November, I knew I'd be stupid if I didn't buy one. (yes mum I know you bought it for me) The thing is, it wasn't as good as I expected it to be. To be perfectly honest, it wasn't even good enough to finish. And this is why I'm writing this.
It's taken me a couple of months to pluck up the courage to write this post, because in my head I just couldn't believe that I could absolutely hate something a member of Girls Aloud released. Apart from the shoddy 'Ten tour' DVD and the god awful 'Beautiful Cos You Love Me,' I loved most of the Girls Aloud back catalogue. And the things I didn't like I didn't hate enough to write a post detailing why. But this book is diabolical. It's awful.

Where do I start? The front cover looks like something a twelve year old made in an outdated version of Publisher, and wasn't something that should have been ok-d from an actual publisher,  the two quotes on the outside covers are from Kimberley's best friends, Cheryl Cole and Nicola Roberts, so not a quote you'd actually take any notice of if you had half a brain cell. The inside cover says Kimberley is 'one of the most successful young women in the land' which is cringeworthy in itself and I haven't even got into the book yet. Ouch.

I'm not saying there's something wrong with all the book, but I can't actually say one mildly interesting thing that has happened in Kimberley's life. She was in Girls Aloud. She was Cheryl Cole's friend. And apart from appearing in Shrek the musical, she's lived a pretty normal life.

I just felt that Kimberley's book spent more time talking about Cheryl than she did talking about herself, like Kimberley didn't have enough to say so just kept going on and on and on about Cheryl having malaria, Cheryl getting married to Ashley Cole, Cheryl divorcing Ashley Cole and... yeah that's all she spoke of.
So there's my kinda awkward ranty style post about Kimba... please leave your comments below!
Over and out,
Olivia x


  1. This is what annoys me about modern celeb biographies especially when they are really young - I mean, what have they really achieved to fill 200 plus pages in a book or just fill it up with images *sigh*.

    I know how you feel by being let down by a book, I've had a similar feeling with a book i've been trying to make myself finish since December ...

    1. I feel like this about so many books at the moment, I mean the Olly Murs book had a couple of hundred pages but literally half the book was just pictures... it was a letdown. I just wanted something more from somebody who'd I'd idolised for years while growing up... thank you for the comment!xx


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