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Publisher's Summary

Please note that this audiobook contains explicit language and content some listeners may find distressing.

The memoir from the real woman behind the leopard print, for real women everywhere. 

As one-fifth of the iconic Spice Girls and judge on X Factor and America's Got Talent, Melanie Brown, aka Scary Spice, has been an international star since the age of 19. And yet there are sides of Mel that no one has ever seen or really known. 

Brutally Honest is an exposé of the struggles and acute pain that lay behind the glamour and success. With deep personal insight, remarkable frankness and Melanie’s trademark Yorkshire humour, this audiobook removes the mask of fame and reveals the mother, wife and daughter behind the Spice Girl everyone thinks they know. 

The audiobook edition features narration from Melanie, her daughter, Phoenix, and her mother, Andrea.

©2018 Melanie Brown and Louise Gannon (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Eye opener

Well worth the money to listen too
What a journey
Spoiler alert......and what a prick of man to take all your hard earned money?
Spoiler alert ...How the hell did he get monthly payments with the top lawyer
That u paid for..... mind blowing works fail me

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  • Faith
  • 29-11-2018

I'm touched

Incredible story Melanie. I finished the book a day after it was released. For two straight days I didnt mind sitting in traffic to & from school & work. There wasn't a dull moment. It felt as if I was living your life struggle with you. Very detailed information. I also struggle with Dyslexia & shamed myself for not being smart enough. Slowly your book has given me the confidence to believe in myself. Thank you for sharing your story Gemini sister.

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  • Elizabeth E
  • 18-12-2018

Absolute must read!!

This left me so emotionally raw. I'm blown away. It is Definitely worth your time.

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  • rui cardoso
  • 16-12-2018

Strong, truthful, addictive

one of the most honest and powerful books I have ever read in my life

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  • Lynn A. D.
  • 10-12-2018

Truly brutally honest

This is so very personal a story it was painful and uncomfortable and frustrating to listen to at times. It will stay with you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-12-2018

Mel's Book Review

Loved It was a great book and story of the life's struggles of Mel B

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-12-2018

AMAZING

Thank you Mel. I needed to know that other women experienced the brutal pain. XOXO

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  • Yvonne
  • 05-12-2018

Great book<br />

this was not written chronologically, a lot of the subject matter was heavy, but I couldn't put it down. would highly recommend.

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  • Lynnette Aizpurua
  • 02-12-2018

WOW

I have cried so much .... but it was amazing!!! I am so glad I bought this book. As a huge life-long spice girls fan... We are so proud of you.

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  • NYC Belle
  • 02-12-2018

Wonderful exhibit of rising from ashes

This is a book about a life of growth transformation flaws weakness strength vulnerability but most of all the power of true unconditional love. Enjoyed every word. Your openness is refreshing Mel. Keep growing! God is love.

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  • JoJo
  • 01-12-2018

Really raw and gripping!

This book is everything thing promised - brutally honest. She owns her flaws and mistakes. I am sure many will identity with her situation. I saw someone gave a 1 star review a few minutes after it went on sale. I think that was personal and not truly reflective of the book.

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  • Mr M Randell
  • 28-11-2018

Excellent book

First of all, Zara Abrahams has done an AMAZING job narrating!

This is soooo honest, no stone is left unturned, I have never read/ listened to a celebrity autobiography that goes this in depth in to the subject’s private life. I am so pleased Mel and family are safe/ happy now!

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  • Clare
  • 14-12-2018

A must read it’s amazing

Wow this is the best female autobiography I have ever had the pleasure of listening to! Just like the title it is brutally honest! I haven’t been able to stop listening to it and finished in 2 days! And what a woman Mel is, after going through so much in her private life she’s come out the other side, I love the endearing stories of her Dad and black grandma and it sounds like she certainly takes after her! I can’t see anyone not loving this book and hopefully it will spur the people that may be going through the same to be strong enough to get out and live a life they deserve like her! GIRL POWER FOREVER XXX

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  • Kelly
  • 29-11-2018

Unbelievably proud of you Mel B

Literally gobsmacked at your story so sad so frustrating so angry every emotion felt listening to your story but ultimately so so proud of you well done. Amazing story so well told every girl needs to read this

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-11-2018

It lives up to the hype!

A true page-turner and even more captivating in the audio form! Well done Audible on this great production!

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  • Carol
  • 28-11-2018

Brilliant

This sets a benchmark for celebrity autobiographies. We want to know the real story not a list of accomplishments. Sorry but anything less than Brutally Honest is boring and not worth paying for. A fantastic listen and thank you to Mel B and Audible for this great addition to my library.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-12-2018

This was my first audio book.. Brilliant!

I really loved this book made me really think about relationships.

Just shows that what you see of celebrities is not what is really going on behind closed doors!

I was really impressed with Audible. Have just downloaded my next book.

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  • Reading Rose
  • 08-12-2018

Heart renching but brilliant book

I felt like she was talking directly to me. This book has given me the strength to start my journey of escaping from my coercive & abusive husband. Thank you

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  • Maz
  • 05-12-2018

Fab

A true read /listen
It is brutally honest
Nothing else to say
It’s a 10 from me

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-11-2018

Brutally honest

I knew I was going to love this book within minutes of listening to it. The narrator is brilliant and straight away I forgot that it’s not Melanie talking, really enjoyed listening to this book even though it’s sad and emotional. So brave of her to be so open.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-11-2018

Excellent

Well Mel B has been true to her word this book is genuinely honest and I couldn’t stop myself from listening to the next chapter after chapter.

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