Like I mentioned in my spring reading list post, I’m pretty sure I’ve only seen two of Lily Collins’s movies before, but you know that I can’t resist a good celebrity memoir, so I had to pick up her new book, Unfiltered, after hearing so many good things about it.
As I said, I wasn’t very familiar with her work, but since reading Unfiltered, I definitely am. Collins is honest, and vulnerable as well as a gifted writer. Though I would classify this as more a self-help book than a memoir, I found it inspiring and insightful.
Even though Lily is just a few months older than me, we really don’t have much in common. Despite the fact that we were born on different continents, raised very differently, and have different jobs, I related to her a lot. I’ve never suffered with an eating disorder, I wasn’t raised by a single mother and I have always had pretty good luck in the dating arena (in the sense that I haven’t had to deal with the jerks like she has), but I still found myself agreeing with a lot of her philosophies, and found that her advice fit well into issues I have in my life.
I would highly recommend this to any woman, young or not so young, and feel like it would be especially helpful to teens. I wish that I had read something like this when I was 14. It would have made a huge impact on my life.
Will you be reading Unfiltered?