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  • Who I Am

  • My Story
  • By: Melanie C
  • Narrated by: Melanie C
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (328 ratings)

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Who I Am

By: Melanie C
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Summary

For the first time ever, Melanie C, aka Sporty Spice, tells her amazing life story in her own words and gives a full and honest account of what life was really like in The Spice Girls.

I never told my story before because I wasn't ready. Now, finally, I am.

Twenty-five years ago, The Spice Girls, a girlband that began after answering an advert in the paper, released our first single. 'Wannabe' became a hit and from that moment, my life changed for ever.

I was suddenly part of one of the biggest music groups in history, releasing hit after hit, performing to our wonderful fans and spreading the message of Girl Power to the world. It was everything I'd dreamed of growing up, and I've had some incredible times.... The BRITs! The movie! Travelling the world playing iconic venues like Madison Square Garden, The O2, Wembley Stadium and The London 2012 Olympics!!!

When you're a woman, though, that power can be easily taken away by those around you, whether by pressure, exhaustion, shaming, bullying or a constant feeling like you aren't enough. I have been known as Sporty Spice, Mel C, Melanie C or just plain old Melanie Chisholm, but what you will discover in hearing my story is who I truly am, and how I found peace with that after all these years.

I have really enjoyed reminiscing and getting everything down on the page, and, though revisiting some of my darkest times was hard, I hope you find my story empowering as well as entertaining and give you a bit of a laugh.

©2022 Melanie Chisholm (P)2022 Welbeck Publishing Group

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Absolutely phenomenal!

My whole childhood was based on adoring the Spice Girls. Being born in Portugal in the 80's I was the first English speaker in my family.
The Spice Girls came out when I was 8 and I loved to learn English from them!
Years on I kept following the group's work and Melanie C was always my favourite.
It was a band where being yourself was cherished rather than criticized.
Reading the memoir of my all time idol made me feel closer to her and understand the struggles that we all go through.
Being an adult myself brought home a lot of struggles I have been through so I can understand it better .
Living in the UK helps me to visualise the locations of where some events happened.
A memoir read by the author has a more intimate meaning. So grateful for this book. I had no idea of the turns and the exciting adventures she went through.
But even more than that, the Spice Girls resilience is what defines girl power. Not perfection, but overcoming obstacles, sharing struggles , reinventing yourself over and over and using vulnerability to help others .
I loved Melanie C before this, now I have even more respect and admiration for this truly amazing WOMAN!
Thank you for all that you brought into my life .
This book came at the exact time for me.
Hope I get to meet her one day!

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FAB

Mel should be proud. a wonderful book. so brave and I related to some of it to. you will of helped so many people by speaking your truth. I really enjoyed listening to the book. thankyou for writing it.

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Mel C bossing it !

Wow, what a beautiful listen. Your speaking voice is so soothing. Your story, honest and humbling. Will listen again and definitely recommend.
What got me the most was your Nan whispered
“ you’re too soft you are girl “
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Wonderful

Wow, a little bit stunned but what a wonderful human Mel C is. Cracking story. It’s going to be on my mind for a long time x

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Insightful and interesting

It was a good read and insightful into the life of a spice girl and the one I related to the most. I am sad that she suffered so much through what was an experience that most people will never experience. It was real and authentic and I praise Mel C for speaking about her experiences.

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A raw and honest insight into the life of Mel C

This was at times an emotional account of Mel C”s life which I found both interesting and heartwarming.

A must listen for any Spice Girl or Mel C fan!

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An insight and honest story

This highlights the highs and lows of fame. The pressure of what a women should be expected to be and do. Written with honesty and passion.
Great listen allowing you also to reminisce if you grew up “back in the day”. Spice Girls really set the steps ready for girl power to grow! Amazing Mel C, thank you for telling your side.

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Best autobiography I have ever read!❤️

Best book ever! Thank you for your story, Melanie ❤️ You are such a special human being, you can’t even imagine ❤️

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Simply brilliant

You would think the life of a spice girl isn't relatable but I can honestly say as a twenty something bloke, I still really related. Really hope there's another

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enjoyed + recommend

Thanks Mel C for writing this, so honest and open. Enjoyed listening thoroughly. Sad at times but also entertaining at others. A rare insight into being a spice girl

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Amazing

Melanie is just amazing!!!! what a great person she is! I love her evencmore now!