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MARIA COUTAS

Australia
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Brutally Demi

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-2019

After the negative publicity indicating that Demi would expose the people responsible for her battles, I thought twice about listening. But, I saw this in the same week that St Elmo’s celebrated its 35th anniversary, so I saw this as a sign to give this book a chance.

I’ve always been a huge fan of Demi, the Demi that the media portrayed. This Demi is deep. She surprisingly shares the same insecurities as every woman I know. She’s also had it a lot harder than most people.

There is no blame laid on Ashton or Bruce, or even her parents. She takes responsibility and is accountable for her actions. This is not what the media portrayed, but neither is Demi. There are lessons and messages here for everyone and that makes this megastar very relatable.

I wish Demi all the very best for her future endeavours and thank her for her honesty. Highly recommended to all.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Who's your Venus?

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-2018

Being of Greek descent, I felt that this was a 'must-listen to' type book. Being written and read by Stephen Fry (who made the Harry Potter series and Sherlock Holmes series come to life), the reading paints a vivid picture of the stories. In you mind's eye, you can picture all power Zeus and beautiful Aphrodite.

Perhaps its me, but there really is a lot to take in, and to be honest, I found it difficult to remember each of the tales as the book went on. I am going to re-listen to this, and take in one story at a time, before going onto the next one.

Once is not enough!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-2018

I've read this book, listened to it, listened to it again, referred paragraphs and sections to friends, and have written paragraphs for myself. This amazing memoir makes you contemplate what might be. It remains a source of comfort and inspiration. This is a must read for anyone going through unexpected changes in their lives. It reminds you that whilst change comes at a price, their is transformation and growth, and that is really what life is all about.

Revisiting an old friend

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-10-2016

Sometimes, you just need a little make believe to get you through reality 😊. Loved coming back to this story and Stephen Fry is so easy to listen to. Makes the characters come alive.

23 of 27 people found this review helpful

Inspirational 😊❤️

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-2016

Listened to this on my travels. Oprah shares her experience, insights, and success, by giving of herself.

I found this book was uplifting and a great way to start the day. Help me realise how much I actually do know, and guided me to action to take in situations where really, I don't have any answers.

Thanks Oprah. You really do everything to you audience

Inspiring

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-05-2016

Give yourself permission to be imperfectly you. Find space and time in stolen moments to feed your soul. Delight yourself in your attempts. Don't let fear hold you back from indulging in the little things that make you happy.