The sporty one : my life as a Spice Girl /

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C., Melanie,


Grand Central Publishing,, New York, United States, p.x, 418 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : (2022)



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(OCoLC)fst01119301, (OCoLC)fst01178528, Biography., fast, Great Britain, Singers, Singers., Women singers, Women singers.


Originally published as Who I Am in the United Kingdom by Welbeck in September 2022.Introduction -- Prologue -- Never be the same again -- If u can't dance -- Northern star -- Goin' down (south) -- Nowhere to run -- Fearless -- Never give up on the good times -- Spice up your life -- The moment you believe -- Overload -- Good enough -- Here I am -- Too much -- Nowhere to run -- Say you'll be there -- When you're gone -- Version of me -- Beautiful intentions -- Who I am -- Epilogue."The international pop star chronicles her trajectory from small-town girl to overnight icon as part of the Spice Girls, revealing that power can be easily taken away by those around you, whether by pressure, exhaustion, shaming, bullying or a constant feeling like you aren't enough."--The Spice Girls began after five women answered an ad in the paper. Their first single. 'Wannabe' became a hit. Almost overnight, Chisholm went from small town girl to Sporty Spice, part of one of the biggest music groups in history. Beginning in her bedroom in the north-west of England dreaming of performing on stage, she describes the meteoric rise of the The Spice Girls. Chisholm experienced the incredible highs of becoming one of the world's most recognizable popstars--playing at Wembley, closing the Olympics--as well as the difficult lows. For the first time she talks about the pressures of fame, the shaming and bullying she experienced, the struggles she has had with her body image and mental health, and the difficulty of finding yourself when the whole world knows your name. --