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DOUGIE:
[…] I felt like I wanted to peel back my own skin and crawl out of my body, like that was the only way I’d get rif of this horrible feelings. But of course that was not possible, and the only other thing that would wase the feeling, for a little while, was more drugs. It was a downward spiral, and it was getting worse.
I hated myself, but I couldn’t stop. I started getting sloppy. It’s not very hard to cover things up, but Harry twigged that something was going on. He took me to one side and confronted me with his suspicions. I fessed up. Sort of. ‘Yeah, I’ve been doing a little bit of this and that. You know, now and then. No big deal…’
But Harry’s not stupid, and I think I could tell even at that time that he didn’t believe me. He knew that I didn’t do restraint. But I swwore him to secrecy and he was as good as his word. my secret was safe.

HARRY:
I knew that I was the only person Dougie could confide in. Tom would have found it difficult to take; Danny might have got angry. It seemed to me that Dougie was going through a rebellious streak. It would pass, but in the meantime it was much more important that he had someone he felt like he could talk with, than for me to try to force him into a recovery he wasn’t yet prepared to enter.
That’s not to say I didn’t get worried. […]

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Unsaid Things… Our Story by McFly

In 2003, Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Harry Judd and Dougie Poynter came together and formed what would become one of the most popular and successful bands in the UK. Just teenagers at the time, they were catapulted into the limelight and had to adapt quickly to their new-found fame - and everything that came with it. Now, at last, they have decided to tell their story, in full and revealing detail.

Speaking with candour and their trademark humour, Tom, Danny, Harry and Dougie share the stories of both their own lives and that of McFly. They give their personal insights into their contrasting childhoods, the individual paths that led them to the band, the struggles they have each overcome, their love lives and, of course, their music.

Started: 17th October 2012 

Finished: 19th October 2012

I’ve just finished reading Mcfly book.

It was amazing and now it’s just like I fall in love with them all over again. They are amazing guys. Even with the ups and downs, they are still together because they’re not just bandmates, they are best friends and they always will be.

They’re not just a boyband just like everyone likes to think of them. No. Music is what really matters for them. They wrote their own songs and they can play their own instruments. They are incredible on stage. They really are a real pop rock band.

Even if the last few years wasn’t so great for them with fails like their to soon Greatest Hits cd or Above the Noise (that I like even if it’s not really what we were used to from them) or Supercity, they are my heroes. They were still together to face the difficulties. 

Now that Danny is their producer, I’m sure we’ll have real mcfly songs, what they always wanted to show us but weren’t able to do with producers or labels who didn’t quite understand them. 

I can’t wait to buy and hear their upcoming albums. It’s a new area for them and I’m ready to follow them again where ever they go. They have talent and now nothing will stop them. They each of them defeated their inner demons and now they’re ready to move on a new chapter in their lives. 

My favorite band. Thank you for everything. 

Unsaid Things... Our Story - McFly Appreciation

Just finished reading McFly’s Unsaid Things… Our Story, and I’m just going to say this:

Even after 8 years of being a McFlyer/Galaxy Defender, I still love this band! Being ‘obsessed’ with them got a lot of my friends to like them and I’m so happy for that. This band is what honestly got me through Dad’s passing and so many other obstacles I’ve had since discovering them and after reading this book, they’re more then just my favorite band I’ve obsessed over since I was twelve, they’re my heroes too. It’s made me love them even more then I thought I possibly could and the respect I have for them!

Unsaid Things... Our Story

Just finished McFly’s autobiography and… Oh. My. God. Don’t even talk to me. What an emotional roller coaster!
I lolled so many times people where starting to look at me funny on the train! And then I got to “Dougie’s secret” and I was trying SO hard not to cry since my dad’s in the other room, but I couldn’t help it.
I LOVED it! Maybe it’s because I’m such a massive fan; but it’s definitely one of my favorite books ever!
It’s incredible how honest they were and how much they wrote down for the public to read. All those confessions! All the things they’ve been through, Tom and Dougie in particular, and still manege to stay sane. Admirable.
I loved the ending when they were all talking about how happy they were and how everything had worked out. (Made me a little sad that Dougie isn’t with Lara anymore, but I hope he’s as happy with Ellie as he said he was with Lara, cous wow that was the cutest part of the book!)
I didn’t quite know what to expect of it since it was an autobiography and I’d never read one before… I’d seen people giving it good reviews and I’d watched a couple of interviews of them talking about the book and thought it seemed cool. Still, I thought it would probably just be a book with a couple of pages worth of writing and then a bunch of pictures… But I was shocked when I got to the bookstore to get my copy, (i had ordered the paperback) and the guy turned up with a thick and big book full of words. I mean, this thing is 300 pages long, with only 4 sections worth of (cute, funny, hot) pictures. Totally fine by me!!
It is so worth the money and then some (I got it pretty cheap)!!!
As a McFly fan, I found that I was UNABLE to put it down! Started reading it the day I got it, and before the day was over, I was more then halfway through. The day after (today) I finished it after a couple of hours.
I can only recommend it! I am now more exited then ever for album 6 and love them even more!

I don’t like hardcover books. What’s the point in paying extra money for a hardcover book, when the paperback is just the same and it’s easier to carry around.

Well, I just paid that extra money to buy the hardcover edition of McFly’s book “Unsaid Things… Our Story”, because it’s the one they have in Spain. The paperback edition would take longer to get here since it comes from the UK.

I’m still trying to decided whether that was a good decision or not…