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  • By: Cilla Black
  • Narrated by: Cilla Black
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (71 ratings)

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By: Cilla Black
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Summary

Cilla Black is without doubt one of Britain's most treasured personalities. Generations have grown up with Cilla's music, TV shows, and performances. But how much do we really know about "the girl with the bright red hair and the jet black voice"?

What's It All About? is Cilla's own story, told for the first time ever. It is the story of a woman who has worked ceaselessly to stay at the top for forty years despite setbacks and personal tragedy; a life of incredible highs and terrible lows. In this deeply personal autobiography she tells her unique story in intimate and vivid detail for the very first time. This is the real Cilla Black.

©2004 Cilla Black

Critic reviews

'In What's It All About? Cilla tells her unique story in intimate and vivid detail for the very first time' Radio Times
'Cilla's autobiography leaves nothing out. This is a readable, likeable account of the life of a national treasure' OK magazine
'Just when we were starting to tire of insignificant celeb memoirs, along comes the amazing life story of a genuine legend- For once a wonderful life has been turned into a wonderful book' Heat magazine

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great book by the person how lived it

THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU, HOPE THE FAMILY ALL SO HAVE SOME GOOD MEMORIES TO HOLD ONTO. WE ARE SENDING LOVE AND THANKS

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Happy,Sad & then back to happy.

If you're a lover of Autobiographies this one is one to listen to. Read by Cilia herself it's really very good. Tony.

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Loved reading cilla blacks autobiography

If you could sum up What's It All About? in three words, what would they be?

Entertainer, husband, boys

What other book might you compare What's It All About? to, and why?

Not sure

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Talking about being an entertainer and having a family

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When she lost her baby

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Lovely to hear her voice again

Lovely little autobiography, of Cilla Upto 60. She enjoyed fame and fortune....but worked hard at it too, and was not without her share of troubles,. Loved seeing her in Liverpool as a kid. She really was someone you thought you knew. RIP

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really good book, couldn't even pause it.

so nice that it's read by Cilla too, so much more personal with all the emotion of her life story with so many ups and downs

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Great book and great insight into Cilla's life

WONDERFUL. Loved it, such an easy listen from start to finish! Cilla has faced many challenges in her personal life, but has kept going to ensure she never let anyone down.

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like this story of cilla. was nice to read how she made it famous

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Wonderful

Wonderful story of a life that started with nothing, very inspirational and read with such truthfulness as you would expect from our Cilla,

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Thoroughly enjoyable

Cilla's love for life shines through this book. I really enjoyed her narrative of her fascinating life in the Liverpool music scene in the sixties, through to breaking into television and then out of it. She talks of her career, family and many friends and of course the heartbreak of losing Bobby. Through all her success she comes across exactly as she appeared, totally down to earth and appreciative of all she had. So sad she is no longer with us. RIP Cilla.

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The true love of Cilla and Bobby.

I loved it because Cilla is and was a national treasure. and definitely your friend from next door.
she is an icon and I true legend for her singing and a super entertainer. The book tells of the sad moments in her life.
excellent well written and read.