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THE MOST POWERFUL AND REFRESHINGLY HONEST AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR. A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER.'I got very lost. I was still a lost little boy and I didn't know how to cope' There are many things people don't know about me and maybe when they read about those things they will have an understanding of the journey I have been on and why I've made the mistakes I have. NothiTHE MOST POWERFUL AND REFRESHINGLY HONEST AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR. A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER.'I got very lost. I was still a lost little boy and I didn't know how to cope'There are many things people don't know about me and maybe when they read about those things they will have an understanding of the journey I have been on and why I've made the mistakes I have. Nothing that has happened in my adult life makes much sense if you don't know what life was like for me growing up. I have to go back to the boy, because he can tell you a lot more than I can...In this book James shares his struggles with mental health issues which led to drug-abuse, and how he dealt with the feelings of intense pressure and loneliness that accompanied his sudden rise to fame. Back to the Boy gives an insight into the life of one of the most exciting musicians of today, and how his experiences are reflected in the blend of raw emotion and passion in his music. This is a story of hope and self-discovery to inspire those who have ever hit rock-bottom and managed to pick themselves up again....

Title : Back to the Boy
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ISBN : 35297789
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 288 Pages
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Back to the Boy Reviews

  • Claire
    2018-11-03 18:37

    Review: Back to the Boy by James Arthur Published by:  Hoddor & Stoughton (5th  October 2017) ISBN: 978-1473665880 Source:  Purchased Rating:  5* Synopsis: There are many things people don't know about me and maybe when they read about those things they will have an understanding of the journey I have been on and why I've made the mistakes I have.Nothing that has happened in my adult life makes much sense if you don't know what life was like for me growing up. I have to go back to the boy, because he can tell you a lot more than I can...In this book James shares his struggles with mental health issues which led to drug-abuse, and how he dealt with the feelings of intense pressure and loneliness that accompanied his sudden rise to fame. Back to the Boy gives an insight into the life of one of the most exciting musicians of today, and how his experiences are reflected in the blend of raw emotion and passion in his music. This is a story of hope and self-discovery to inspire those who have ever hit rock-bottom and managed to pick themselves up again. Review: Wow. Just...wow! Back to the Boy is unputdownable! I read it cover to cover in one sitting, and was utterly transfixed. 2012 X Factor winner and Sane mental health ambassador, James Arthur, really does bare his soul in this refreshingly honest and unflinchingly raw account of his life thus far. A rags-to-riches story you may have heard before, but this one is quite different. This one made me sit up and take notice. Now it all makes sense. The behaviour. The drugs. Everything. The candid account of life as a young boy and the struggles as an adult trying to cope with mental health issues make for uncomfortable reading at times and can certainly stir up emotions you may not even be aware are there. I found this so insightful, as a fan and as a reader too.  I just want to give James a great big hug. I'm seeing him live (for the second time) next month, so you never know...maybe I'll get the opportunity! If you, or someone close to you has mental health issues, depression, anxiety, panic attacks...you need to read this book, or buy it for them! The book is intelligently written, flows well and has enough high points to balance out the low. I think James's openness in Back to the Boy could help a great many people who are struggling, and it would also make the perfect gift for every James Arthur fan. #JArmy 

  • Victoria Russell
    2018-10-22 12:29

    Tear-jerking, heart-wrenching, inspirational & overall amazing.I could read this book 100 times & never get sick of it. Being a huge fan of James Arthur, I got to know so much about him personally. He had so much to tell. This is truly a 'must-read' if you're suffering from mental illness & need any type of closure or inspiration. I've rated his book 5 stars even though this deserves so much more!

  • Sam Fish
    2018-10-21 11:40

    Nobody should have to deal with this stuff, especially at such a young age. I've followed James throughout the X Factor and I love him. I admire his persuit of happiness and I'm really glad with his comeback ♡

  • Gill
    2018-10-20 16:28

    I'm a huge fan of James and have followed his career with interest since he first appeared on X-Factor. He clearly had a trouble childhood and this book tells his story with honesty. Makes me sad that parents can do so much damage to a child when they are at war and it's no surprise that James has struggled with mental health to this day. But credit to him for persevering, his immense talent shines through always.

  • Carrie Spooner
    2018-10-31 17:27

    My rating isn’t based on how much I enjoyed the book, more on how it was written. The book was very good, I adore James Arthur and found it hugely insightful reading all about his life. He’s had a tough time of it but has had an amazing journey that he should be so proud of. I found it to be truly inspiring and it goes to show if you believe in yourself and your ability, you can overcome anything.

  • Colin Butcher
    2018-11-05 15:42

    Brilliantly written by an incredible ghost writer with a very special talent. This man has suffered so much yet he still manages to pull through. A truly amazing come back and a hard hitting book that tackles mental illness head on.

  • Juliet
    2018-10-18 12:37

    phenomenal

  • Sonya Masimbe
    2018-10-23 14:38

    I’ve always been a James Arthur fan and this book is both sad and inspirational! He very bravely talks about his mental health issues in order to help others and raise awareness!

  • Tina
    2018-11-12 17:45

    Very factual, and well written.

  • Lucy Hall
    2018-11-06 17:34

    A great read I enjoyed this book from beginning to end so sad at times though !

  • Rhonda
    2018-11-06 11:32

    Inspiring and eye opening ❤️ was. Great inspiration, and it reaches the heart more then I realized that it would. Very much so recommend.

  • Holly: Holly’s Bookish HQ
    2018-11-16 16:31

    What a moving and heart wrenching autobiography this was to read.James has been an idol of mine since his first X Factor audition, and although I knew the rough outline of his background, I could never have imagined anything to this extent.In many places I found myself grateful for the upbringing I’ve had, and I am truly truly proud of James for coming “Back From the Edge” and sharing his life with us.The openness and honesty of this was fantastic, a must-read for all fans of James Arthur, and anyone who feels they take their lives for granted.