‘The time to be unfiltered is now.’
I am pretty sure I heard about this book from Lily’s social media. I started following her accounts because I think that she is a young woman with a lot of interesting things to say. I had this book on pre-order for a few months and was very excited when it finally arrived. The book is actually quite an easy read because each chapter is actually an essay. Collins wants to bust the idea that famous people have no struggles in their life and does so through telling her experiences in an accessible way. The premise of being ‘Unfiltered’ is that we all portray our lives to be a certain way on social media but that we should start being more honest and showing that everyone has struggles, that way we can support one another and unite. Instead of simply preaching this idea, Collins has chosen to start it off by opening up herself through the book. She covers topics like family, relationships and struggles with eating-disorders. I think that this is a great book to read to see that we all have problems in our lives, no matter how perfect they may seem from the outside. Lily has been really brave by sharing her experiences and I totally admire her for doing so. This is a great read and one I would really recommend. To read more about this book, please read my full review here.
Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me – Lily Collins, first published in the US by HarperCollins in 2017, this edition published by Ebury Press in 2017, RRP £12.99, ISBN 978-1-78503-410-7