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Brutally Honest
Brutally Honest | Melanie Brown
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Lizpixie
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#NFNov I was a few years too old for the Spice Girls,but my eldest daughter was obsessed with them,to the point of having a “Spice Girls Theme” birthday party(yes, I dressed up as Sporty Spice🤦🏻‍♀️)so it was interesting to get a bit of background on the girls.Her husband sounds like a real prince,mental abuse can be far more damaging than physical,believe me I know. She does come across as very much Me Me Me at times. #TIL-NEVER make a sex tape!

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Lizpixie
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Tonight‘s #NFNov book is Mel.B‘s memoir. The former Scary Spice has had a rough couple of years, including an abusive husband & leaked sex tapes. Paired with my homemade Chicken Stir Fry made with my secret sauce(all handmade & fresh). Yum. (It was amazing by the way, I‘ve already finished it!) What‘s your #BookAndDinner tonight? #TIL - Mels ex husband kept a safe full of sex tapes to keep her under control. Awful man.😡

marleed Omg that‘s horrible. The sex tapes, that is. The chicken stir fry looks great. 1mo
Clwojick Yummmm! this looks delish! 4 pt. 1mo
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Birdsong28
Brutally Honest | Melanie Brown, Louise Gannon
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I am using the tagged book for this prompt for my #52booksin52weeks challenge.

@Schnoebs

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Birdsong28
Brutally Honest | Melanie Brown, Louise Gannon
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I am using the tagged book for this prompt for my #popsugarchallenge

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Birdsong28
Brutally Honest | Melanie Brown, Louise Gannon
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Very good. It does what it says on the tin it is Brutally Honest!!! Painful and heartbreaking at times but it shows that the truth behind how domestic violence can wreck a person. Even though there are many funny moments and took me back to the heyday of the Spice Girls, this is about one women's struggle not just with getting out a horrible marrrige but how she is rebuilding her life now. Recommend especially if you grew up with the Spice Girls.

Birdsong28 Listened to the audio version of this and the narrator was so superb that I thought I was actually listening to Mel B. #Audible 5mo
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britt_brooke
Brutally Honest | Melanie Brown, Louise Gannon
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ What the what? I grabbed this recent Audible deal not knowing much about Mel B‘s life. She goes deep into her past relationships including a quite messed up marriage that lasted 10 years, produced her third daughter, & yielded 50+ sex tapes (some w/ disturbing content). That husband was a real piece of ... work. Scary Spice has been through some shit & does not sugarcoat nor discount the unhealthy ways she coped. Brutally honest, indeed.

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WomanistBibliophile
Brutally Honest | Melanie Brown, Louise Gannon
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I am—like so many British people—part-immigrant. I have my mum‘s British blood in my veins and my dad‘s Caribbean blood, carried over the seas to the docks of Southampton along with so many others who came over on ships like the HMS Windrush. Being an immigrant is all about struggle, survival and having a dream of a better life. It‘s in my blood, passed down by my grandparents. It‘s part of their past and my past, and it has propelled us all...

WomanistBibliophile This book touched me more than I thought it would. Not only in the way Melanie grappled with abuse and motherhood in the wake of abuse but also in the parts of the book where she speaks about race, her experiences of racism, and her family history in Nevis. 10mo
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Bindrosbookshelf
Brutally Honest | Melanie Brown, Louise Gannon
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What a start...