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224 pages, Hardcover
First published March 9, 2017
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 Instruments: City of Bones; and Love, Rosie. She is starring in Warren Beatty’s upcoming film Rules Don’t Apply opposite Alec Baldwin, Annette Bening, and Matthew Broderick, among others, and will soon be seen in To the Bone, Okja, Halo of Stars (previously known as The Clown), and the TV series The Last Tycoon.
Lily also has a passion for journalism, which she discovered while working for Elle Girl UK. Later, she reported on the 2009 presidential inauguration for Nickelodeon, covered the Democratic and Republican national conventions for Seventeen magazine, and was a contributing editor for CosmoGirl and the Los Angeles Times Magazine.
Lily has always strived to empower young people to use their voices, starting in high school, where she trained to be a teen therapist. Within the last few years, she became an ambassador for the anti-bullying organization Bystander Revolution and has taken part in national WE Day events that encourage today’s youth to stand together and speak out. Unfiltered is Lily’s debut book.
"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 will never need anyone to complete me. I am enough on my own.”
”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.”
”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 more at peace when something ends, because I can see it as a new beginning.”
”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.”
”But the older I got and the more I spoke up for myself, the more the guys literally started disappearing!”
”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.”
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.”
"The quirky things that make you different are what make you beautiful."This is what I would say IF I got a chance to meet her. She is what everyone wants to be. Bold and beautiful. Giving your voice is so important. You must love yourself first. Accept who you really are and embrace it. She taught a lot of lessons through her life experience. To be so open would make you vulnerable at times. But she made it. To teach someone. Sure, we both think in the same way. Our opinions are almost the same. But what she really made me is TO LOVE MYSELF. And I really thank her for that.