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From addiction to awards and fashion faux pas to first night nerves, Kelly's entertaining account of making mistakes and learning from them is full of practical advice for young women This no-holds-barred account of Kelly Obsourne's upbringing is as shocking as it is disarmingly funny. From stories about her father's alcoholism to pushing over porta-potties on tour, KellyFrom addiction to awards and fashion faux pas to first night nerves, Kelly's entertaining account of making mistakes and learning from them is full of practical advice for young women This no-holds-barred account of Kelly Obsourne's upbringing is as shocking as it is disarmingly funny. From stories about her father's alcoholism to pushing over porta-potties on tour, Kelly unflinchingly deals with the extraordinary experiences that have made up her life so far. She also includes music manager Louis Walsh's advice on making it in the music industry, tips from Kelly's sought-after make-up artist at MAC, and a comprehensive list of support organizations that women can reach out to when they really need help. Much more than a celebrity autobiography, this inspiring book will be the ultimate style and advice bible for young women everywhere....

Title : Fierce
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ISBN : 9780753519356
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 304 Pages
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Fierce Reviews

  • Kim
    2019-05-13 03:18

    Ugh, instead of Fierce this book should be entitled First World Problems. I was expecting a heartfelt expose but what I got from Ms. Osbourne here was a bunch of bitching about her high class problems - having nannies all her life, being on tour with Ozzy, her dyslexia making her hate school, being a spoiled brat, getting her heartbroken by a guy that was clearly an asshole to begin with, and then her life magically falling into place.Even when I thought the book was going to get good - when she talks about her family or her three stints in rehab - it got worse. She doesn't even explain the nitty gritty, she glosses over everything, generalizing and providing no specifics. Kelly mentions friends and scenes and clubs and crowds she was involved with and never once gets detailed. How can I contextualize when I have no point of reference? It was too general to attach the reader or make anyone give a damn about her life. Even her triumphs like performing in Chicago were breezed through without emotion.Overall, there's nothing honest about this book. It's complete fluff and didn't change my feelings for Kelly at all. I really hoped it would.

  • Amanda
    2019-04-29 09:05

    A very short and sweet audiobook gets a short and sweet review. Kelly reads the book and instead of just reading it, it really sounds like she's hanging out having a conversation with the listener, even crying when talking about her dad's accident that left him in a coma for 14 days.Kelly gives advice on a little bit of everything and doesn't completely sound like a little rich girl giving advice to poor people. I have a soft spot for Kelly so of course I like this little book.

  • Isabel
    2019-05-20 06:05

    I've always been quite fascinated by Kelly Osbourne. I've admired her for going her own way and being true to herself all the time. She's been such an inspiration for me when I was growing up. Actually, she's still a massive inspiration for me. When I first started reading this book, I was unsure of what I'd think of it. Just a couple of pages in, I was stuck. I was mesmerised by Kelly's story and her life. I finished it the same day. So many emotions rushed through me. I was so emotional, there's no way to even explain how I felt. I felt proud of Kelly, for the wonderful person she'd become. Her book and her story inspired me so much. It inspired me to be more secure, to be less conscious about my body and to really focus on myself. I was at a rough place when I read this book and I can honestly say that it changed my life for the better. I found strength in Kelly's story. It made me determined to change my life and become a happier and much more secure and confident person. I've read this book at least 5 times and it's still as good. It constantly reminds me to be proud of who I am and to be strong. I admire Kelly and while this might not be the most serious and greatest biography there is, it's a great book that inspires young women to stand up for themselves and be true to who they are. For me, this is an amazing book.

  • Steph Bowe
    2019-04-19 06:21

    I'm not much of a fan of Kelly Osbourne - I don't know much about her at all - but I find celebrity autobiographies fascinating, so i was interested to pick it up. Also, it's called Fierce (though I'm not entirely sure why) and you can't really go past a book titled that.This book is about Kelly's life. It's easy-to-read, written in a very conversational manner (at one point she says she dictated the novel to someone for them to write it, because she's dyslexic, and you can tell), and sprinkled throughout with advice about different things - from drug and alcohol abuse, to hair and make-up. I believe it's geared towards a teen audience, but I was never quite sure.It was a little disappointing in that it skims over things - her drug addiction is the focus of a few chapters, and she warns people off drugs, but goes into little detail about being rehabilitated and the worst aspects - it lacked a depth that I think would've given it more impact. That said, I think it's still an enjoyable book, but I was left unsure about what I thought of her - in some aspects, she (and her family) seem pretty crazy, and terribly spoilt, but she still seemed like someone who grew up in the working class.

  • Maddie Savage
    2019-05-13 06:16

    I believe that the author’s purpose in the book was to show people how her (Kelly Osbourne’s) life was. The book Kelly Osbourne: Fierce was wrote by herself Kelly Osbourne. In my opinion the book was to inform people what happened in her life and the major struggles she had to overcome. The author’s purpose was to tell anyone that read the book, how her life was when she lived in Buckinghamshire, England then to when she moved across the Atlantic Ocean to Beverly Hills, California. She also wanted people to realize she didn’t have this perfect life, and that she had to live in the shadow of her father and the popularity of him. She didn’t want people to think of her differently, or to use her because she had a popular dad. She also showed people that she was a human being by talking about the struggles she had to over come, like her dyslexia, her eating disorder, and dealing with her father’s drug and alcohol problem.The theme of the book was to show people that she didn’t have this grand, fabulous life, and that she had to deal with struggles on a daily basis like every other human being. She was the daughter of Ozzy Osbourne, and being the daughter meant that she was going to be around the glamorous life, but that doesn’t mean she lives the glamorous life. She wanted to inform people that celebrities are human beings too. Celebrities have to deal with everyday issues like we do everyday. They have kids they take care of, the have bills to pay, and the have family issues. So even though they make more money, and can pay for their stuff easier, they have to deal with every day obstacles, just like us, but on top of that being famous. Kelly wanted her readers to know that we are all humans, and even celebrities don’t have that glamorous life.The style of the book Kelly Osbourne: Fierce was that it was a informational story about her life. The book was very informal in many ways. One of those ways is that it tells her life story, from start to where she is now in her life. It told about her life in England, and how her and her brothers and sisters had to deal with their father touring in America. Her father Ozzy Osbourne had very bad dyslexia all of his life, and when Kelly was about 13 she had trouble reading and her mother took her to the doctor and they diagnosed Kelly with dyslexia. Later in the story it also talks about Kelly having an eating disorder. But strong Kelly was able to over come both, on top of moving to America and having to start her life all over. She had to meet new friends, go to a new school, and was moved into a new house. Kelly Osbourne’s story was very informal to me.My opinion of the book Kelly Osbourne: Fierce was that she a very different kind of girl. So reading her story made me realize that there are different personalities out there. I enjoyed reading her autobiography because I got to see how a celebrity grew up. Even though she wasn’t a celebrity she lived in the shadow of one. She had to over come many challenges in her life, and I liked reading that, because that showed me that celebrities don’t have the perfect life. I really enjoyed this book because I thought it was very informational and it told her life story in a neat and creative way.

  • Michelle
    2019-04-25 03:01

    I always find celebrity biographies remarkably easy to read, and can normally finish them within a couple of hours. This was no different, although at some points it did read as more of a self help book than biography, but judging by what Kelly's been through in her short life, it's not surprising.The "self help" sections come with information about websites, companies, people that can help if you're suffering from an addiction etc. However, these are in little boxes every couple of pages and reading these does tend to detract from the general flow of the book, which was a shame. Most of these didn't apply to me, so I generally skimmed them, so I could carry on reading. But I'm sure there are a lot of people who will read Kelly's story and be enlightened by her problems, and the solutions she provides.I know celebrity biographies are normally full of photos, but the ones in here are few and far between, and are mostly black and white and grainy as well. I would have liked to have seen more photos. Particularly with such gorgeous cover art (the back cover incorporates the designs of some of Kelly's tattoos) I would have expected more. Plus, there are a few blank pages with big quotes from the page you'd just read, which did get a bit irritating after a while.If you like celebrity biographies or self help books, you can't go better than this one. As a standalone biography though, it could have been better.

  • Catherine
    2019-05-09 09:19

    Very honest & real. I love Kelly & this book has just reinforced that love. What I appreciate the most is that she doesn't just come across as a spoiled brat who thinks that she deserves something just because her parent(s) is a celebrity. She wants to work for everything that she has. And she is extremely open about addiction, but doesn't seem to be bragging about it like a lot of younger celebs who go through the same things seem to be doing when they talk about it or write about it. This book was a quick read also, so I think that older teens may really enjoy it. I definitely recommend this book to fans, addicts, even just people who plain old love to read. :)

  • Pam Masters
    2019-05-15 09:59

    Sure Kelly isn't that old, but in her 26 years she has lived quite a life (one that many wish they could be a part of). This book is Kelly's life in her words. I remember watching the Osbournes on MTV, and thinking wow what a family!! After reading this book, I understand a little better what was happening behind the scenes. I hope that Kelly continues to accept herself for who she is, and tells the rest of the world to kiss off if they don't like her as she is. That's something that many of us could learn to do.

  • Mickey Reed
    2019-04-22 06:58

    I really enjoyed this audio book because it was more like she was sitting down, having a conversation with you about her life instead of reading a story about her life. She gave advice and went through her past with emotion and feeling. At one point she cried, and it made me tear up. Very interesting to hear her feelings about being the daughter of a rock star, moving to a different country, and growing up with her identity. She seems like a very cool girl.

  • Jo
    2019-04-26 04:10

    No offence to Miss Osbourne but I feel this book could have been a lot better. The chapters seemed to be a bit all over the place, with her randomly going from one place to another. She was candid about her drug use and how her Dads drug use and drinking affected the family. But she seemed to be constantly repeating herself and name dropping!! It was a good read but not great.

  • Jayne Lamb
    2019-05-04 10:11

    I wasn't expecting a deep treatise on the meaning of life here, but this is actually a well-written and very honest book about the phenomenom of celebrity-obsessed/ reality TV addicted society. Certainly a great book to give to a teenage girl as Osbourne has included a lot of resources for help with drugs, alcohol, bullying and eating disorders (although they are most UK-based.)

  • Louise
    2019-04-25 08:12

    A good read however far to many helplines. It would be so much better with them all at the end at least, rather than cluttering up the book. I did enjoy this however, as i like the osbournes and kelly always has alot to say. She comes across well in this and makes me like her a bit more thn I did before.

  • Sonya
    2019-04-19 02:24

    Good resources for teenagers that might be reading it. Other than that...nothing of interest.

  • Sam Herbert
    2019-05-15 08:09

    Absolutely loved this. She's incredibly honest about her life and growing up with a rockstar dad and it comes across as a very endearing quality. I read it in two sittings; I could not put it down.

  • Juli Ryan
    2019-04-20 10:02

    I like Kelly Osbourne. This memoir isn't that revealing, but Ms. Osbourne tries to describe what happened behind the scenes when she was coming of age.

  • Sarah Goode
    2019-05-14 02:06

    Really didn't like the writing style but plodded through it as I wanted to hear about her life. The anecdotes made me laugh though!

  • Tania
    2019-05-01 05:57

    If you are an Osbourne fan you will probably enjoy this book. If not, It may not make sense. It is a fast read and I enjoyed it.

  • Jessica
    2019-04-28 05:57

    This book was funny I couldn't stop laughing

  • Meg Marie
    2019-04-25 02:08

    I don't want to say anything mean, because in her book Kelly repeated a million times how she hates mean people and criticism, but this book SUCKED. Terribly written, uninteresting, stupid.

  • Lynn Mccorry
    2019-04-30 06:14

    This was a great book. Fun to read, interesting, moving. It was a fairly quick read and I don't think I got bored once. Definitely recommended.

  • Jo
    2019-05-15 02:10

    I enjoyed the book, found it a little repetitive. So good that she was able to turn her life around and achieve things by her own merit!

  • Tanya
    2019-04-30 03:13

    A quick easy read. Friendly, funny, emotional (and just fun to listen to with Kelly's accent).

  • Lindsey Byrne
    2019-05-08 09:16

    very good x

  • Lily Greenslade
    2019-04-20 04:14

    This book really helped me in high school. It was so important to know someone as cool as Kelly went through hell, but still ended up fabulous! Would 100% recommend this book to anyone!

  • Jeanette Dekker
    2019-04-21 10:15

    I absolutely loved it and I am astounded by Miss Kelly Osbourne. I loved her before but now I have a even higher respect for her and everything she has gone through. She truelly inspires me.

  • Paul Hanmer
    2019-05-17 02:57

    very honest through out very good read and full of helpful information regarding addiction and help

  • P Era
    2019-04-22 09:02

    Enjoyed this, easy read and insight into the life of an interesting young lady

  • Jamie
    2019-04-26 06:24

    Really good, enjoyable book. A must read for fans alike!

  • Aadhya
    2019-05-20 03:03

    I only read this book because of my weird obsession with memoirs. In fact, Id never even heard of her until I found this at a basket sale (2o rupees per book). However, she is an oddly entertaining writer (if it was indeed her and not a ghost writer), drawing me into her world of having to deal with image issues that came with being the lead singer of Black Sabbath's daughter- ranging from weight loss to suicidal tendencies. I was more into it as a classic Rock fan because of her description of life with her dad, to be honest. Only read it if you're bored or are into Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

  • Ashley Beery
    2019-04-27 09:56

    I listened to the audio book version and to me it did not feel like a book, it was more like you were sitting down with Kelly in her living room, having a cuppa and a chat. You could hear the emotion in her voice, and when she broke down, you wanted to break down with her. I love it when someone who does an autobiography does their own narration for it because you get that emotion and that connection. This hits that on the nail. Some of it seemed a little awkward, like she was jumping around or it was an interview, but still, it was a story, and that's what really matters. If you like Kelly at all, or even celebrity autobiographies, I suggest the audio book of this.