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Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me.

Review

Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me.

In her debut book, Lily Collins gets real with readers. She brings us on a journey of her own self-acceptance. However, her collection of essays ring true with so many that I would not be surprised if you find something to relate to within its pages.

Lily Collins is an actress, best-known for her roles in "City of Bones" and Love, Rosie. She has proven time and time again to be a fantastic actress who encompasses her characters. With UNFILTERED, she takes on the role of herself: the real her --- and shows readers how magnificent of a role model she is. Her collection of essays give us a glimpse of her life in an inspirational and thought-provoking light.

"UNFILTERED is so much more than a memoir; it is an inspirational, empowering piece of work that demands several rereads."

UNFILTERED plays out as an extension of Collins’ true self, enabling the reader to connect with her experiences. It rings extremely raw, true and fantastically unfiltered. It is a love letter to self-acceptance, an inspirational journey which relates to all ages. Collins discusses her struggles with bullying, insecurities, peer pressure, abusive relationships and eating disorders. These are issues that need to be heard. UNFILTERED is the type of book that starts discussions, movements and change.

As each chapter is an essay, this makes reading the book incredibly easy and fast. In UNFILTERED, the essay format becomes most evident in her repetition in the introduction and conclusion of the chapter. It does take some getting used to. Collins continuously repeats her highlights and other important things she wants readers to remember. It is extremely quotable and, despite the repetition, these points concern issues that should be repeated.

UNFILTERED is so much more than a memoir; it is an inspirational, empowering piece of work that demands several rereads.

Reviewed by Jeanna Michel on May 8, 2017

Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me.
by Lily Collins

  • Publication Date: March 7, 2017
  • Genres: Biography, Health, Nonfiction, Self-Help
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN-10: 0062473018
  • ISBN-13: 9780062473011