My Thoughts Exactly by Lily Allen
(Blink Publishing, 2018)

My Thoughts Exactly

by Lily Allen

So, this is me. Lily Allen.
I am a woman.
I am a mother.
I was a wife.
I drink.
I have taken drugs.
I have loved and been let down.
I am a success and a failure.
I am a songwriter.
I am a singer.
I am all these things and more.

When women share their stories, loudly and clearly and honestly, things begin to change - for the better.
This is my story.


The book serves as a cautionary tale for young women thrust into the limelight before they have fully understood who they are ... In this visceral and affecting memoir, [Lily Allen] seizes the opportunity to fill in the gaps and create a three-dimensional self-portrait”
- The Guardian
The book should be required reading for anyone – any girl – who dreams of fame. The music business is littered with casualties. This is a survivor’s tale.”
- The Telegraph
At a time when women are revealing the shadowy side to success, it’s honest to hear Allen’s raw account of the darkness behind the glitter. ”
- The Times
There have been many brutally honest female pop memoirs in recent years ... but I’ve never read one that plumbs the darkness of being a very famous woman in such depth.”
- New Statesman