In May 1998 a twenty-five-year-old woman walked out of her job, and it made world news. Geri Halliwell - aka Ginger Spice - had left the biggest pop phenomenon of the nineties, the Spice Girls.
Geri had come a long way from her modest childhood in Watford. Like many other starstruck young girls, she wanted to be a pop star. She wanted to be famous. However, the road to fame is all too often a rocky one. After leaving school she also left home, and attempted to scrape a living through a series of dead-end jobs. Following stints as a glamour model, various auditions for stage and screen roles, and a taste of celebrity - as a game show host in Turkey - Geri responded to a curious advertisement looking for candidates to form an all-girl band. The rest is history.
As Ginger Spice, Geri's stage presence was formidable, her outfits legendary. The band enjoyed a succession of number one hits, two phenomenally successful albums and a box office hit movie. But Geri wanted her feet back on the ground. It was time to go, to find out who she was when she wasn't Ginger Spice.
Geri's autobiography is funny, frank, poignant, incisive and, in the best sense, inspirational. At its heart, 'If Only' is about fame and the rollercoaster journey one girl took from believing it would provide the answer to life's problems to her discovery that the real solutions lie elsewhere.
- Publication Date:
- 28 / 10 / 2002