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Reading Contemporary African American Literature jNtastic writerIt didn t feel like some random celebrity wanted to write a bookust for the status of having written a book no You can 10000% tell how much this book means to Lily and how much effort she put into making it the best she possibly couldOne of the things I appreciated the most about this was how raw and honest Lily was about everything that she went through It was Southern African Literature: An Introduction just so interesting and in a way comforting to see that celebrities really areust like usAlmost every issue that was discussed throughout the book I have encountered except the relationship issues because well I ve never had one And I m okay with that Anyway specifically one topic that was thoroughly talked about I related to so so much It was crazy to see the similarities between both of our issues and how it effects individuals in certain waysOne chapter that also stood out to me was the cooking chapter it really inspired me and made me want to try harder with the foods I make Also to try out baking for my family and friends which I ve always enjoyed but never really made time to do oftenI also really loved the chapter explaining all Lily s tattoos and her deeper meanings behind each oneI think you can probably tell from this review that I suggest this book to each and every one of you Whether you re a fan of Lily or not because you really don t have to beHonestly I think this book is less focused on being about Lily s life and focused on her sharing her stories in order to inspire and encourage others to both do the same and get the most they possibly can out of their own livesI have a vision of reading this collection of essays until the end of time and maybe even annotatinghighlighting as I go which scares me so much but you ve gotta remember you own your books so make them yours allow them to be a reflection of you Be you and embrace your differences as things that make you uniue and special Different shouldn t be considered confusing negative or something that divides us It should be a uality we applaud and admire within ourselves and others I love Lily Collins so damn much even before she started writing this bookShe was such an inspiration for teenagers like me Long before I started reading books and finding an escape route to the fictional world I grew up thinking that girls on the cover of Vogue magazines were born perfect no necessary enhancements reuired but I know better nowLJC wrote a lot of her past experiences in this book Starting from her insecurities former relationships addiction eating disorder rejections and up to her Happy Alchemy: On the Pleasures of Music and the Theatre journey to finding and discovering her self worth It was refreshing to know that even the great Lily Collins battled the thing that current teenagers are now facing She made me realize that it doesn t matter how much I eat as long as I m happy with myself I should never give a fuck about what others would sayI noticed Lily s sudden weight loss but it never occurred to me that the reason behind it was because she was not feeling good about herself I mean I thought she was perfect and I never wanted to change anything about her but it was clearly not the same for her I guess we all ruin ourselves for aiming towards perfection I am so glad that Lily wrote this book I was on the brink of having an eating disorder I don t eat as much as I ought to I feel insecure about myself I walk the hallways looking down because I thought I wasn t pretty enough This book saved my life thank you LilyAll I could say is that if I love Lily Collins before Then I basically worship her now I ve never been shy about being silly Life sust too short for that It s important to do the things you love even if other people think they re weird And who are they to say what s weird anyway Do THEY set the cool standard No Doing what we love is what makes us uniue Goofball nerd dork geek nutcase and eccentric are all nicknames I ll wear proudly if it means living each day laughing and smiling and being happyThis book is poorly written very boring and consists mostly of cliches and platitudesCollins really has close to nothing to offer here and she is a terrible writerThe book is her saying love yourself you re beautiful don t take shit from boys I love Harry Potter I love Disneyland my mom is the best mom be strong be yourself And not in a cool or deep way either Just basically saying everything ust like that Although we as daughters all have personal experiences with our own dads we can still relate to one another s feelings and frustrations on a broad level We can help one another come to a deeper understanding and greater appreciation for our father daughter relationships Our dads may not always live up to our expectations of what we think they should be or do We may even find that they aren t capable of giving us what we need In these moments it s so important to remember that recognizing someone s flaws is a gift It allows us to take a step back and reevaluate how we approach them and how to move forward It also spares us the agony and pain of blaming ourselves for their actions Once we ve realized this it s time
to express our thoughts and feelings We must let them know how much we still express our thoughts and feelings We must let them know how much we still them and how it s never too late to right wrongs or change patterns It can get better for both of usThis book put me into a bit of a stupor it was so boring and pointless The only parts that were slightly rousing were when Collins discusses her anorexia and her bulimia Of course her descriptions of these diseases are on point and even though she doesn t transform into a good writer when talking about them I think it is good and right and helpful "for a 28 year old to help other young people who might be suffering about "a 28 year #Old To Help Other # to help other people who might be suffering about struggles Oftentimes as an anorexic you feel very alone and perhaps reading about Collins experiences might help some teens to realize that their behavior is not uniue and that they have sisters who suffer in similar ways Luckily Collins got the help she needed and was able to put her anorexia and bulimia in remission but as she did an amazing ob of pointing out in the book you are never cured from these EDs They are always lurking in your subconscious or in the back of your head waiting to come out again She rightfully worries about having to lose weight for a role in which she portrays an anorexic terrified her ED is going to come out and play again Luckily she did it under the supervision of a nutritionist but if I were her I would have been terrified If I were her I d have turned down that role with a loud Hell no But she says she is glad she did it and that the film helped her understand about herself and her diseaseEven though Collins is 28 she sounds a lot younger in this book Her voice here sounds like maybe a 19 or 20 year old This was weirding me out a little bit She sounded early college age not nearing thirty age I m beginning to think this is a celebrity thing though as a lot of celebrity memoirs I read by women have a feel that s a lot younger than the authorTl dr A boring dull and poorly written book that is nothing than platitudes and you go girl sentiments Really fluffy meaningless and with no substance This isn t due to Collins age Many women of similar age have written great memoirs She simply isn t cut out to be a writerI m hesitant to give this one star simply for her discussion of anorexia and bulimia If even one teenager or older reads this and gets decides to deal with their illness it will be a complete success of a book in my mind regardless of the fact that the majority of it is useless meaningless drivel PS I don t think I have ever seen a Collins film I don t know who she is and I have no interest in her as an actor and I am pretty unfamiliar with her acting So that didn t affect my review any I liked Lily Collins the actress in fact she is one of the few actresses of who I would go to watch a movie simply as it has her name on it after reading the book I really respect lily Collins the person and the writer This is not a self help book but like number of therapy secession written down Lily shares a troubling experience nothing in her life is off limit boyfriendrelationship issues body type issues or even bulimiaThis is not a celebrity whining about how they had everything but were not happy This is Lily discovering and overcoming everyday obstacles in her life Yes Lily is very young you think how many obstacles could she possible have She has the same things all the rest of us had growing up maybe a few less the some few then others The thing is young people usually tend to listen to young people She it the right age possible looking younger is a bonus were a young person might thing she is wise but not an adult telling them what to do Being a celebrity definitely helps her get her message across Part of the message is that people with these problem are not alone the longest chapter in this book is the acknowledgements where Lily give thanks to many of the people who have not only helped he out during her life but also called her on her mistakes Immediately following this is a section full of address of useful website and organisations for some of these problems and other organisations she has been involved withIf you are looking for Gem is Mine but Heart is Yours just an autobiography of Lily Collins this is not that but if you do read it you will have a much better understanding or who Lily Collins the person is thatust an autobiography would give you One of the ways I American Africans in Ghana Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture judge a book is if I am a bigger fan of the person or gaing respect for the person after reading their book This is definitely the case here I would definitely be interested in both watching and reading of work I definitely recommend this book to fans of Lily Collins or young people going through a hard time growing up so freaking excited for this book. Fust as you are She's learned that all it takes is one person standing up and saying something for everyone else to realize they’re not aloneBy turns hilarious and heartbreaking Lily’s honest voice will inspire you to be who you are and say what you feel It’s time to claim your voice It’s time to live your life unfiltere.
Summary ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Lily CollinsActual Rating 35 Fearless Stars I will never need anyone to complete me I am enough on my own As we all know Unfiltered is a memoir about the well known actress Lily Collins She starred in the movie City of Bones as Clary Fray and Rosie in the film Love Rosie Basically Lily Collins talked about her struggle with eating disorder she initially suffered from anorexia and later bulimia She also shared her childhood memories as well as personal experiences of heartbreaks and failed relationships We could see how much she s changed throughout her life and perhaps learn some lessons from her experiencesHonestly there weren t many chapters I truly completely appreciated because I always agreed with her at some points but strongly disagreed with her other opinions For example in her essay My mom The Myth the Legend I couldn t agree with her about how much our moms have taught us and they re definitely the greatest women in the world Undoubtedly we should always try to show our gratitude whenever they re aroundHowever Lily started this chapter by saying that her mom thought traveling around the world is better than learning from textbooks therefore her mom took her to lots of countries and let her experience the exotic cultures STOP RIGHT HERE Okay I tried not to be rude but she was saying that traveling was a big part of her childhood as if it didn t cost her anything As if TRAVELING WAS FREE Undeniably traveling is indeed the best way to explore a different culture and immerse yourself in a brand new atmosphere Since I m a pragmatic person not everyone could afford traveling like she could I mean if you don t have financial problems then of course you can do exactly as she did and lead a colorful life by going abroad But reality ain t fairytale this kind of lifestyle isn t suitable for everyone In my opinion traveling around the world from a young age is not necessarily the ONLY way to explore the world Anyway let s be practical how many teenagers can really learn the knowledge from textbooks by actually putting themselves in the real places The one and only chapter I LOVED was chapter 16 Everything happens for a reason Lily kind of wrapped the book up in this chapter since she recalled most of the main stories mentioning before and gave us her suggestions In short there were three uotes I absolutely adored and I think they summed the book up perfectly Ending a relationship feels like the end of the world Sometimes it feels like I d never be happy again But as time passes and your heart mends you pick yourself up and carry on When you finished reading this book you d realize that she had experienced heartbreaks several times She always tried to say something encouraging to comfort and reassure herself that she wasn t responsible for the failure of relationships This uote was by far the most genuine heartfelt one I ve ever read from this book I actually felt the strength when citing it and I really appreciated a powerful ending like this I truly believe we all have the power to take situations into our own hands but I also know that believing in the power of fate allows me to be at peace when something ends because I can see it as a new beginning We may see signs like The end is not the end it s BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 16 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 16: Billionaires Secret Baby (Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) just a new beginning everywhere that it seems like a total clich to us Before I read this chapter I used to feel NOTHING whenever someone told me that simply because it s too commonly heard to actually figure the meaning out Miraculously I was totally convinced by Lily s story because even though her love life was sort ofcomplicated and full of heartbreaks an end to a relationship or basicallyust anything in life guaranteed her to have a slightly better one in the future The reason I trusted her words so much is because in retrospect I did realize whenever unexpected things happened it usually had something to do with my previous experiences Sometimes the realization doesn t come immediately after the current endingfailure but there ll be a time when understanding strikes you Not until that moment will you eventually find a way to regain your confidence and see a way out leading you towards a brighter place I still face opposition constantly but it only makes me fight harder It gives me perspective and reminds me that I can t control anything except for the way I handle myself in each situation and how I move forward and accept the cards I ve been dealt To this point of the book aka chapter 16 out of 17 I still felt like she was trying to get a grip on everything in her life From the pursuit of acting modeling talk show hosting to personal stuff Lily had always and from my point of view she still does tried to keep everything under her control However ridiculous it might sound I sort of found this uote meaningful and worthy of memorizing There s no denying that we should all learn how to handle ourselves solve our own problems and at the same time accept the cards we ve been dealt To sum up this uote was a wonderful wrap up for the chapter "and the book As much as I enjoyed reading Lily s ups and downs in "the book As much
As I Enjoyed ReadingI enjoyed reading Lily ups and downs in particularly the way she turned her frustration into strength I did hope she could tell some of her stories differently I ll take three parts for example Romance Not gonna lie but I was super intrigued when she first talked about her relationships I mean c mon she s a beautiful young lady who appears in many movies and hangs out with several hotties in social events Who wouldn t be curious about what kind of guy she appreciates Anyway I did admire her courage to share this aspect of her in this book however I wasn t fond of the way she explained her previous relationships But the older I got and the I spoke up for myself the the guys literally started disappearing She said this at about the third or fourth time mentioning her failed relationships and every time she analyzed why their romance didn t work out she tended to say she was trying to voice her opinions and that was when the guy left her Later on she d tell her readers how important it is to speak up for yourselves and never back down ust because someone speak ill behind you And then she d say how these relationships ended wasn t her fault because she was being herself and finally got the chance to stand out You may think the whole situation sounds about right but I don t think you ll feel that way when her stories become repetitive later in the book We need to be with the wrong person to recognize who the right one is how he should treat us and what kind of respect we deserve I even found the certain pattern of her relationships since it all started the same way the troublesome guy attracted her and he usually was an alcoholic or an addict of something unhealthy and then they had a great life in the beginning phase and he began drinking while she became suspicious of his sweet nothings and she tried to fix him and he DISAPPEARED after listening to her confessionAnnnnnd their story hadn t finished yet because after a few months or years she d accidentally meet him and they decided to give their romance a chance and everything started all over again It was also the same scenario with her latter boyfriends Therefore I honestly think if she said the guys always ran away whenever she spoke the truth then maybe she was responsible for her relationships with them The fact that she kept insisting on voicing her inner thoughts and told us she didn t understand why they ended like that made me think she was comforting herself by finding excuses Sorry Lily but after reading so many similar situations in your love life that s what I felt Perhaps she could practice introspection sometimes and she d eventually figure out what went wrong Luckily at least I found something uite positive in her lessons from past relationships In those moments it s so important to remember that recognizing someone s flaws is a gift It allows us to take a step back and reevaluate how we approach them and how to move forward Battle for PerfectionIn this chapter I unfortunately did NOT appreciate Lily s attempt to be anyone else but her She said she wanted to be like the talk show host Ellen DeGeneres high fashion supermodel Tyra Banks and famous television host Barbara Walters After publishing her debut she was invited to The Ellen Show for the first time and she also mentioned it there Seriously I didn t understand why she couldn t ust be herself when she strongly encouraged others to do so Don t get me wrong all three of her role models are probably of the most wonderful inspiring people in the world but when Lily wanted to be a combination of them I was so confused Maybe it was her way of complimenting people or maybe I was overanalyzing her words whatever she meant by that was totally beyond my comprehension Eating DisorderApparently eating disorder is Lily s deepest fear because it s something she has suffered from for a long time Thus it s probably the most understandable part of her story She gave us vivid depiction of symptoms of both anorexia and bulimia hence it wasn t hard to imagine what she had to endure and what the patients needed to conuer Frankly I was overwhelmed by all the emotional words and feelings I had a sense of helplessness at that moment and wish I could do something to ease her pain Just as she noted Food should be your fuel Not a punishment not sure if it was put this way but something like this I was truly happy that she finally realized how important it is to eat healthily and found the connection between her body and mind Though I d enjoy this part if she could tell us about her battle with eating disorder and focus on the how she faced her problems instead of what she had to bear Compared to the extremely detailed explanations of her disorder there was something In this groundbreaking debut essay collection featuring never before seen photos actress Lily Collins star of Mortal Instruments and the upcoming Rules Don’t Apply is opening a poignant honest conversation about the things young women struggle with body image self confidence relationships family dating and so much For the first. .
Issing in her experience of recovery I totally got it that it wasn t an overnight remedy but I d really really appreciate if she could share her story of fighting against the disorder Unfiltered is a collection of Lily s essays so the chapters are uite short and pretty easy to read I also found it very relatable and I believed it d be the same with you Her stories consisted of her experiences in partially sad beautiful childhood memories imperfect relationships along with fighting against eating disorder Although her original target audience was teenage girls and young women I personally think it s suitable for EVERYONE You may find yourself in the similar situation some time throughout your life and it ll be a good chance to see how she learned to keep moving forward and never give upObviously I was in a love and hate relationship with this book because to some extent Lily was living like a fairytale princess in a fairytale like world For instance she always thought she could change her alcoholic boyfriend fix him and made him a better person But that wasn t how the reality worked Moreover even in the last few chapters she still wanted to control everything in her life and hoped it d turn out exactly the way she planned Somehow I wish she could act like a mature adult and be practical Other than this this memoir indeed gave me a better look into her life behind the scene the down to earth side of herLastly though I had mixed feeling about this book I still recommend it to everyone Just because I had to disagree with some of her opinions doesn t mean you ll think similarly So I hope you ll love it than I did and better yet find it helpful in the meanwhile Okay well was it even a book I mean seriously bro I felt I was reading something written by a teenager Well I don t understand why does everything starts and ends up on ex relationships in this book And well there s a huge differnce in between a confident bold grown up lady talk and childish rants and considering experiences of your failed relations to be the centre of your learning Grow up man There s hell lot of real life shit going on in people s lives A lot of people younger than Collins may have too much to teach I am sorry this book turned out to be extremely rubbish and time wastage for me No lesson learned May be this was written Gotham Academy, Volume 3: Yearbook just for the sake of writing a book I resisted the urge to leave this book unfinished so many times but finally I gave up after reading 85% of it Mind it my first ever book that I didn t complete Such a boring and good for nothing book And I am sorry I have to say this because I was expecting Seriously disappointed in this book 35 stars There is much I feel was left unsaid I really wanted her to discuss her experience filming City of Bones but this was a lovely memoir all in all that I m sure many young girls and boys why not will appreciate Lily s candor is heart warming and it may seem strange for me to say it was a lovely memoir since the actress does discuss her eating disorders and abusive relationships but there isust so much love coming from her words She wants everyone in the world to know that they are okay and that there is love to come in the future and that s beautiful For the first time ever Lily Collins shares her life and her own deepest secrets underlining that every single one of us experiences pain and heartbreak We all understand what it s like to live in the light and in the dark For Lily it s about making it through to the other side where you love what you see in the mirror and where you embrace yourself Diamond in the Dark just as you are She s learned that all it takes is one person standing up and saying something for everyone else to realize they re not aloneI don t tend to follow Collins or her films but I love reading memoirs and essays so I decided to give this one a go And for the most part it did not disappoint These essays cover a wide range of topics from art tattoos and Hollywood to eating disorders battling with anorexia and bulimia abusive relationships self love and acceptance the connection and closeness between mother daughter relationships the complexity of father daughter relationships and a whole lot But the one thing that stood out most about Unfiltered was how Collins laid her cards on the table and didn t hold back in addressing her past and present I learned a lot about her character through the wisdom she imparted in this book With uotes such as My mom was the one who finally encouraged me to speak with a very dear friend who had been in this same kind of relationship years before We sat for a couple of hours and talked about our shared experiences and at the end he looked at me so powerfully and said When someone shows you who they are believe them With that simple statement originally coined by Maya Angelou it all clicked Forgiving myself isust as important as forgiving others It starts with me In order to accept the love I deserve from someone else I must truly believe that I am worthy of "It And Am And I Ll Never Let Anyone "And I am And I ll never let anyone differently I loved the essay on WE ACCEPT THE LOVE WE THINK WE DESERVE because I d ust researched that uote last night and found my favorite post that explains it so wellAnd then this piece about her mom I remember feeling so guilty as a teenager if I had plans on the weekend because I didn t want to leave her alone If I left what would she do She never put that pressure on me it was something I put on myself
I THINK THIS DYNAMIC IS COMMON IN MOTHER DAUGHTERthink this dynamic is common in mother daughter as complex and close as ours I felt this innate sense of responsibility to protect her from loneliness much like her instincts to protect me This resonated so strongly with me They are the proof that sharing our stories is key It doesn t matter where we re from what we look like how old we are or who we love we all deserve to talk and connect We all deserve to feel part of something greater Because we are But with all that I loved the swiftness of this book made it difficult to fully connect with the author Since a lot felt brushed over and rushed we didn t fully get to dive into Collins s thoughts and feelings There were only handful of essays where I actually felt something like when she talked about her eating disorders accepting herself and coming of age Her intellect charm and heart felt finally palpable and there But then towards the end it would once again feel so hurried that I d loose the emotional bond created in that moment It reminded me a lot of Alexandra Elle s poetry collection Words from a WandererHowever on a positive note I was appreciative of the amount of photographs scattered throughout the book 355 stars Note I m an Affiliate If you re interested in buying Unfiltered ust click on the image below to go through my link I ll make a small commission Support creators you love Buy a Coffee for nat bookspoils with Ko ficombookspoils This review and can be found on my blog I LOVED THIS BOOK I needed a break from one of the other books I was currently reading and desired something lighter that reuired less commitment and Unfiltered was a wonderful choiceCW eating disorders abusive relationships addictionI really enjoyed the writing style Lily Collins is my favorite actress and her voice throughout these essays felt entirely authentic and raw I believe had I read this book without knowing who the author was I would have a fair chance determining this was her writingMy favorite passages of course have to be the stories on food and eating disorders Lily successfully expresses what it is truly like to suffer from anorexiabulimia without including descriptions that would be intensely triggering for other survivors She tells her story in a way that is honest unfiltered and saddening but still manages to give readers a glimmer of hope that shows that recovery is possible and something to desire I especially enjoyed learning about her The Devil’s Historians How Modern Extremists Abuse the Medieval Past journey with food from the pain provoked by the eating disorder to heroy of cooking and baking This truly is an inspirational tale of how overcoming your inner demons is within your reachThe other passages that really stood out to me were those expressing her love for her parents her struggle with her insecurities and efforts towards good self esteem and her experience with toxic and abusive relationships and partners Each chapter is well placed fully developed and successfully gets the author s point across I feel every word of this book is eually important and something that everyone especially young girls should readCould not be pleased with Lily Collin s essay collection I feel this is a book so many of my followers would enjoy BLOG REVIEW I guess I ll start this review off by saying Unfiltered went straight on the favourites shelfYep I loved itI ve always admired Lily Collins always loved her moviesacting abilities so when I saw that she was coming out with a book I1 freaked out2 knew there was no chance I wouldn t be buying it3 had to patiently or not so patiently wait for it to come outThis collection of essays really was something special You know when you re reading a book and you can literally feel how important it is in the moment and is going to be to you in the future That s how I felt with this Only bookworms which you probably are if you re reading this would understand how every once in a while if you have the right book the turn of each new page signifies a new beginning Changing your life in different ways no matter how small with every word readI know I m personally going to re read this book over and over again I don t even know how many times a year to keep me grounded and remind me of the important things in life I even want to re read it already and I The African American Odyssey Volume 2 just put it down Lily Collins really knows how to express herself she is such a fa. Time ever Lily shares her life and her own deepest secrets underlining that every single one of us experiences pain and heartbreak We all understand what it’s like to live in the light and in the dark For Lily it’s about making it through to the other side where you love what you see in the mirror and where you embrace yoursel.