If Only



If OnlyFrom Ex Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, One Of The World S Most Famous Pop Superstars, Comes Her Own Honest, Revealing, And Poignant Life Story For The First Time Ever, Geri Herself Takes Readers Past The Glamorous Facade Of Ginger Spice To Show The Vulnerably Real Young Woman Behind It Illustrated With Dozens Of Photographs, If Only Is Part Coming Of Age Story And Part Inspirational Memoir, Chronicling Geri S Search For Acceptance And Purpose That Would Lead Her Into, And Ultimately Away From, Music S Greatest Girl Group Phenomenon, The Spice Girls.As The Unofficial Spokesperson For The Spice Girls, As The Woman Who Coined The Term Girl Power , Or As The Heart Stopping Beauty In The Famous Union Jack Dress, Geri Halliwell Had Quite A Lot To Do With Making Journalists And Pop Music Fans Around The World Pay Attention To A Virtually Unknown Quintet From London Geri S Departure From The Band In May 1998, When They Were At Their Chart Busting Peak, Was Front Page News Around The World, Leaving Reporters And Fans Scrambling For Answers Now, In If Only , Geri Halliwell Is Ready To Share, Detailing Her Troubled Childhood, Her Father S Untimely Death, Her Breast Cancer Scare, Her Complex Relationships With The Other Spice Girls, And Her Constant Battle With Feelings Of Inadequacy.Geri Halliwell Had Grown Up Telling Herself If Only If Only She Were Taller If Only She Were Thinner If Only She Were Talented By Learning Never To Give Up, Never To Accept The Status Quo, Geri Turned A Life Of Urban Poverty, Ill Health, And Broken Promises Into One Of Wealth, Celebrity, And Social Activism An Inspirational Book From A Remarkable Young Woman Who Took A Step Back To Gainperspective And To Devote Herself To The Causes For Which She Feels Strongly, If Only Is Than A Real Life Cinderella Story It Is A Lesson In Perseverance And Self Esteem For Girls And Women Everywhere.

Geraldine Estelle Geri Halliwell born 6 August 1972 is an English pop singer songwriter, clothes designer, author and actress Halliwell came to international prominence in the 1990s as Ginger Spice, a member of girl group the Spice Girls On 30 May 1998, Halliwell left the Spice Girls due to depression and differences within the group In 2007, it was announced that the Spice Girls had reunit

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  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • If Only
  • Geri Halliwell
  • English
  • 17 June 2017
  • 9780385334754

10 thoughts on “If Only

  1. Wsm says:

    In the late 1990s,the Spice Girls were a sensation.Despite their rather limited talent,they enjoyed enormous success.I never liked their music but really enjoyed this biography of Ginger Spice,Geri Halliwell.Very lively and witty.

  2. Eden says:

    No two people see events the same way.Everybody s truth is different This is my truth.If only there was a world with no painonly love.If only there was no fear.If only That is how the book begins and I ve always loved that part Every diary I ve had I ve always wrote that on the inside If Only by Geri Halliwell, most people probably know her better as Ginger Spice, the book goes through her life from the time she is young through the Spice years, her solor career and life after the Spice Girls Geri s relationship with her father is very touching.I read If Only when I was, maybe 13, and around age 12 is when a lot of problems started with my parents By the time I was 13 I was depressed most of the time and this book really helped me a lot People can think what they want of Geri Halliwell, but the only thing that matters to me is what I think of her she s a great person and has really accomplished a lot I really had no idea to what her life was like until ...

  3. Riley says:

    As a Spice Girls fan, of course I was going to enjoy this As an aspiring writer, I identified with a lot of Geri s career struggles.I found the first 1 3 of the book to be the most honest and thoughtful, perhaps because she had the most distance from it, the most time to reflect and understand The middle 1 3, about the rise of the Spice Girls, was fascinating because I could track my own journey along with it Did I remember that scandal Where was I when they were doing this concert Etc Not to mention all the behind the scenes info, like her friendship with Mel B, or their interactions with other celebrities at award shows, or going out dancing with her bodyguard.I also enjoyed the connections I saw between her story their story and their music I could see where certain lines came from, or where certain scenes in their movie clearly were inspired by real life experiences Again, as a fan, that s just a blast.But toward the end, as Geri was feeling and distanced from the Spice Girls phenomenon, Present Day Me felt like I could see an increasing gap bet...

  4. Adrian says:

    I love this book and this is the first autobiography is have ever readbeing a spice girls fan and particularly Geri s fan, i can t help but want to know about her The i read this book, the i can relate to her, and her decision to leave the Spice girlsShe discusses about her family ...

  5. Megan says:

    Very easy reading and quite interesting not just for the behind the scenes of the Spice Girls, but also getting to know Geri on a personal level I never realized just how much she battled with her personal life and appearance, but through readi...

  6. Julie says:

    Yes I read this Stop laughing It was interesting You clearly need to spice up your life.

  7. Brittany says:

    How I Came To Read This Book I borrowed it from my sister Gillian.The Plot Geri Halliwell is the fifth member of one of the 90s most popular and famous supergroups the Spice Girls, but she is perhaps most famous for splitting from the group in 98, as their stars showed no sign of stopping This book is her autobiography written shortly after her departure from the group, which essentially encapsulates her life pre Spice as a poor club kid in Watford, and what her role in the evolution of the Spice Girls was, and how she became increasingly disillusioned with fame which spurred her split.The Good the Bad This book is very interesting as is the other Spice bio I ve read, Victoria Beckham s Learn To Fly I m kind of glad I read Geri s book a decade after it was written, if only because I know where her career went, and that she actually did reunite with the band I actually found Geri s background quite interesting than Vic s as she really appeared to always have a hunger for the spotlight, even if she was forced to go about it in shady ways by working in the glamour modeling industry for awhile I also found her insight on the Spice Girls interesting Because her book was so focused on either life pre Spice or life in Spice, she went into a fair bit detail about events and roles in them than Victoria ever did Additionally, there we...

  8. OMG Daniel Reads Books! says:

    Geri Halliwell was always my favourite Spice Girl Her cheekiness, her bright red hair, her sense of humour I loved everything about her and still do However, up until recently, I d never owned any of her two autobiographies despite this one being published in 1999 well, I was 5 when this was released so therefore had never read them And I m really glad that I left it until now to read, as my 543 page mass market paperback edition of If Only took me straight back to my childhood and made me nostalgic in the way only the Spice Girls can do There s a recurring theme throughout this book that to me says be careful what you wish for because you just might get it Geri always wanted to be famous, whether it was by being a glamour model, a tv presenter, or as one of five of the most successful British girlband ever But when she rapidly achieved her dreams, she realised that the reality of them could never exceed her fantasies Which in a way is really sad, as even though she was in the biggest group in the world at the time, part of Geri was still desperately unhappy As well as t...

  9. Nicole says:

    We as the public only get to see a little glimpse of what happens in the life of our favorite stars, sometimes this little glimpse make us believe we know them and also that we know and that we can judge different situations If we remember Ginger Spice we collectively will think about a very confident woman with no issues about herself at all but is Geri Halliwell really the Ginger Spice we all got to know and love This book takes us from the very beginning, from a little Geri from Watford that dreams of being famous, to a Geri that hopes that once all her dreams have come true she will finally be able to love herself , to a Geri that makes all her childhood dreams come true as one of five Spice Girls only to notice that the fame and the feeling she had while dreaming about it does not feel the same in reality.Why did Geri just suddenly up and left the Spice girls when she ha...

  10. Jayme says:

    3.5 starsI didn t realize how much Geri struggled in her life with a lot of things really Parents in an unhappy marriage, financial stress, mental health issues and an eating disorder to name a few For the first 1 4 of this book I really felt sorry for her Then she joined the Spice Girls I was a big fan when I was younger and let s face it, I still am Much like Victoria Beckham s book, I got caught up in the excitement of them forming the band and their crazy trip to stardom However, even though this is Geri s...

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