Like many starstruck girls, Geri Halliwell grew up with one ambition.
She wanted to be famous. She had the drive, the energy, the fierce determination to succeed.
If only she could get that one lucky break - that one chance - she'd prove to all the doubters that she could make it, and make it BIG.
But as Geri discovered, the road to fame can be a rocky one.
Often broke and desperately lonely, her life became an endless round of failed auditions and dead-end jobs.
Even her stint as a glamour model and her role as a game show host in Turkey, failed to gain her a foothold on the ladder to fame.
Until one day, almost reluctantly, she answered an ad in The Stage.
Someone was 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 Spice Girls 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 walk away, to find out who she was when she wasn't Ginger Spice.
Amidst a blaze of media speculation Geri left the Spice Girls in May 1998. Now, with a series of number one hit singles and a bestselling album to her credit, Geri is focusing on her solo career.
Frank, funny and touchingly poignant, at its heart If Only tells the story of a young girl's rollercoaster journey to fame - a journey that took her from obscurity to the world of her dreams.
Believing fame would provide the answer to life's problems, she came to understand that the real solutions lie elsewhere.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 544 pages, 16
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/09/2002
- Category: Rock & Pop music
- ISBN: 9780553815290