Honest: My Story So Far by Tulisa
Tulisa Contostavlos is one of the most talented and high-profile recording artists working in the UK today. She has three platinum N-Dubz albums, four MOBO awards, a groundbreaking drama series, two documentaries, a MIND award and an X Factor judge’s win under her belt. Not bad for a girl who’s not yet twenty-five.
But this is not just a tale of glittering success. Tulisa grew up on a tough London estate and left school with no qualifications as she struggled to cope with deep-seated emotional problems while caring for her mother alone. She has seen first hand what drugs, alcohol, gang culture and violent relationships can do to young people, but she has come through it all to become the confident, inspiring artist she is today.
After taking her little muffins Little Mix to the winning spot of the X Factor at the end of 2011, and with her long-awaited solo album being released later this year, the future is bright for Tulisa. Told in her own words, this is her story.
As a fan of Tulisa I knew that I would enjoy this book before I started especially as I also enjoy reading autobiographies – was I disappointed? Not at all! The book completely lived up to its title right from the beginning. The writing style of the book is engaging which makes reading the book even more enjoyable for the reader.
After reading the autobiography I feel as though I have learnt a lot about Tulisa as a person alongside her career which is exactly what I hoped to get out of the autobiography before I started. The book really does give you a great insight into Tulisa’s life both before she became famous and after she became famous which enables the reader to see how she uses her past experiences and how she works for her success.
I would recommend this book for anyone who is interested in Tulisa whether they dislike her, are a fan or are simply interested in her life as this book could really change their opinions of her and give them a greater understanding of her life away from the media and how they perceive her to be. Although there are some adult themes that run throughout the book which aren’t obviously suitable to all ages.
4 out of 5
– Esjae xo