Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me
For the first time ever, Lily shares her life ...more
CW: eating disorders, abusive relationships, addiction
I 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 ...more
This is not a celebrity whining about how they had ...more
This book is poorly written, very boring, and consists mostly of ...more
"Be you and embrace your differences as things that make you unique and special. “Different” shouldn’t be considered confusing, negative, or something that divides us. It should be a quality we applaud and admire within ourselves and others."
I love Lily Collins so damn much, even before she started writing this book.
She 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 ...more
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 ...more
I guess I’ll start this review off by saying Unfiltered went straight on the favourites shelf.
Yep, I loved it.
I’ve always admired Lily Collins, always loved her movies/acting abilities, so when I saw that she was coming out with a book I,
1. freaked out.
2. knew there was no chance I wouldn’t be buying it.
3. had to patiently or not so patiently wait for it to come out.
This collection of essays really was something special. You know when ...more
”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 ...more
I also found some quotes I had to share:
"We all want to feel part of something greater. But sometimes, though we recognize this shared instinct to connect, we get stuck in our own heads, convincing ourselves that no one else ...more
I don’t say that as a mean comment. At the time, I was just projecting my own securities onto her. I had been struggling with the bushiness of my brows since I was a pre-teen. I thought that was all anyone looked at when they saw me. ...more
Just like the name of the book, Lily's writing is so beautifully written and raw, it seems to me that she's empowering all young readers by telling us her own stories, experiences and her own struggles, and the way she fights for her pursuit of ...more
I've been following her for some time now, and I like seeing the way she's evolving into this amazing woman. She's what I like to call a real inspiration.
This isn't an autobiography per say, you won't learn everything about Lily's life, but you'll learn how she became the person she is today, how life shaped her.
You'll learn that she went through a lot, that she's more than what the medias say about her, that she is her own ...more
Absolutely loved this, Lily Collins is such a wise, accepting, strong and inspiring female. There's so many quotes I've taken from this for when I need them & I cannot recommend this book enough, it was so lovely and reassuring <3
First of all, Lily's writing is absolutely wonderful and the way she tells her stories is just amazing. The topics she wrote about were partly pretty sensitive and I was able to relate to a lot of things she had written about.
I think it's the kind of book that makes you feel less alone with your anxieties and struggles, especially when it comes to things like eating disorders or being in an abusive relationship.
I honestly ...more
After reading this book, I can definitely say that Lily is every bit as classy, kind, and well-rounded as I thought she would be. She is a great ...more
"The quirky things that make...more
My first biography: Done! I always loved Lily Collins so I figured why not read hers first? 3 Stars probably wouldn't tell you, but I enjoyed this far more than I expected it to. It's cute, nicely written, handles important topics and is interesting to read. It's veeeery short, which makes Lily only talk about topics on the surface. I get why people would criticize that, but I wanted some cute short ...more
I love Lily Collins. I have enjoyed all the movies she’ ...more
“When someone shows you who they are, believe them.”
In Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me., Lily Collins shares her deepest thoughts, feelings and experiences with her readers about a myriad of topics that impact woman all around the world. Body image, eating disorders, identity, self-confidence and unhealthy relationships, are just some of the often profoundly personal matters Collins opens up about in her candid and heartfelt memoir.
“The world is made up of all kinds of...more
Quite a few things hit close to home in what she shared, and for that I really enjoyed it. It helped.
But it was also quite repetitive so a few things got old really quickly.
But I really had a good time listening to this book and I want to do it again, maybe for self help books.
Entertainment has been a big part of Lily Collins’s life since her childhood in England. Once she moved to Los Angeles, Lily attended the Youth Academy of Dramatic Arts and performed in numerous musical theater productions. In 2009, Lily made her film debut in the Academy Award-nominated film The Blind Side. Her other films include Mirror Mirror; The English Teacher; Stuck in Love; The Mortal...more