Melanie C’s autobiography announcement

Some exciting news from Welbeck Publishing Group today announces the first ever book by Melanie Chisholm, aka Sporty Spice, telling her amazing life story in her own words and giving a full and honest account of what life was really like in the Spice Girls.

Beginning in her bedroom in the North-West of England dreaming of performing on stage, Who I Am follows the meteoric rise of The Spice Girls, from a collection of singers brought together by an ad in the paper to a worldwide sensation that would spread the message of Girl Power to stadiums around the world.

Melanie C's autobiography announcement

It looks at the incredible highs of becoming one of the world’s most recognisable popstars – playing at Wembley, conquering the BRITs, closing the Olympics – but also the difficult lows.

For the first time ever, Melanie talks about the pressures of fame, the shaming and bullying she experienced, the struggles she has had with her body image and mental health, and the difficulty of finding yourself when the whole world knows your name.

Who I Am is an incredible story of resilience, hope and how you can find your power.

Editorial Director Oliver Holden-Rea bought World rights, excluding US and Canada, to the book directly from Joe Marshall at Lux Music.

Oliver Holden-Rea said: ‘Melanie is an icon and an inspiration to so many people; and, given the incredible life she’s led, I would always have wanted to publish her book. But hearing her talk about what she’s been through and the message of strength and hope that she wants to convey, it has made me more excited to bring Who I Am to readers and fans everywhere. It’s a privilege to help her tell her story to the world.’

Melanie C said: ‘It’s taken a long time to feel ready to tell my story. The last few years have given me an opportunity to reflect on the incredible career I’ve had and the huge obstacles I’ve managed to overcome. I’ve really enjoyed going back and reminding myself of the wonderful journey life has been so far. I’m very excited to share my experiences with you all.’

Who I Am: My Story by Melanie Chisholm is scheduled for publication in hardback, eBook and audiobook on 15th September 2022 in the UK and Ireland .

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