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This book is Nick Carter's autobiography and self-help hybrid in which he chronicles his struggles with a dysfunctional family .. Shelves: arc-for-review, e- books. Results 1 - 24 of 45 This book is Nick Carter's autobiography and self-help hybrid in which he This carefully crafted ebook: “NICK CARTER MYSTERIES - 7. by Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys Backstreet's Back, Face The Music, Nick Carter, . Visit The Gold Standard (eBook) Free Books, Entourage Movie, Successful.
Only a few affirmations come, from what he says, directly from his shrink. If he had just stuck with his story then maybe thrown in a little section at the end about what to do or who to contact if in need, it would have helped the flow so much.
Backstreet Boys fans will probably respond best to this book. So, thank you Nick for sharing your story and I'm happy that you're getting help and are in a better place now with your personal life and professional life. Backstreet's Back, all right! I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This review can also be seen here on my blog. Sep 06, Harisa Henderson rated it it was ok. The shape of my heart right now is broken as I am realizing that I am giving this a 2 star rating. I wish it would be more that and less Positive Thinking. Dec 30, Lauren rated it liked it. I didn't realize when I started reading it that this book would be part memoir and part self-help.
I'm not a huge self-help reader and I will admit to wanting to read this book for the "juicy gossip" it may potentially hold. But it was a very well done novel. I've been a Backstreet Boys fan for a looooong time. Not 20 years since I was 6 then , but at least Nick has always been my favorite as well.
I didn't keep up on much of the personal lives of the members of the band, so I didn't know al I didn't realize when I started reading it that this book would be part memoir and part self-help. I didn't keep up on much of the personal lives of the members of the band, so I didn't know all the hardships that Nick faced through his life.
It was a hard life for someone to lead and I'm so happy that he's managed to come into his own and face these demons. He writes with a voice that is friendly and candid, which is refreshing to read.
I did enjoy this book. I didn't love it, but I'm not a self-help type of person, but I give him props for being able to show us all his darker sides. It was also kind of frustrating when Nick would start going into a story and then suddenly veer off into self-help land. I also wish there had been a bit more "juicy gossip" though ; But this certainly makes me want to give Nick a big hug if I get to meet him again. Aug 29, Cara Walker rated it it was amazing.
I read this book to read more about Nick's life. I was not expecting to also learn more about my life. There were so many things I took from this book: My favorite quote: You wouldn't constantly point out what is lacking or bad about her life. Instead, you build up your friends and encourage them by fo Wow.
Instead, you build up your friends and encourage them by focusing in their talents and strengths. Why wouldn't we do the same for ourselves? Some very simple statements in this book had a huge impact on me.
Everyone struggles with things, and we can all overcome our struggles and be the person we want to be. I have lots of love and happiness in my life, but I know there is room for improvement. This book definitely gave me motivation to write out my goals and work on making each and everyone goal a reality. Nov 22, Reem rated it really liked it Shelves: I appreciate Nick's courage to open up to talk about his past and how he wishes that others learn from the situations or mistakes he experienced.
I also appreciate his honesty and love how he has noticeably changed for the better even if a little. He used to be broody even in public to the point of rudeness and that's understandable for a person in such situations but it's comforting to see someone try so ha As most people who read this book, I'm a BSB fan so typically I'd pick this one to read.
He used to be broody even in public to the point of rudeness and that's understandable for a person in such situations but it's comforting to see someone try so hard to get better even in such stressful life.
What I didn't like in this book is the repetitiveness and how many things left unsaid. I wished there were more to his essence; characteristics and traits.
The book obviously lacked a bit to that side of Nick. Anyway, a good memoir for those who are interested but don't think you'll get the whole Nick Carter experience. Approach it with the thought that it's focuses mostly and shallowly on Nick's past. Sep 13, Theresa Chapman rated it really liked it. You can not go into reading this book about learning the secrets of The Backstreet Boys.
That is not what it is about. You will not learn how many fans snuck onto a bus or did this or that. I am now 30 and still blast them on the stereo when they come on. Nick's mother wrote a tell all book years ago, which naturally I read as a teenager that was crazy for him. This book is NOT what Jane wrote. You can not compare the two in ANY form. If you a You can not go into reading this book about learning the secrets of The Backstreet Boys. If you are a fan of Nick's, I would read this book.
Not only does it take you along his life, you can see where things happen in BSB life as well. Also, Nick will 'read' to you in your head haha. Makes for interesting dreams since I would read before bed. Nick narrated dreams are fun!
Nick takes you into his life. Into the problems he faced growing up, how he came to Backstreet, the demons he fought, trying to fix them, etc. What makes this different from any memoir or self help book is that he puts the two together. By mixing both his personal experience and some helpful resources, you are not bored. You are not reading someone who is ' I am better than you so you do it this way!
I hope this or that may help you' instead. You can tell that he poured his heart into this book. He wants his fans, friends, strangers, etc to know that he is working on his life.
He has had such a rough road and is working to a better one. Being humble I believe is both his strong and weak point. You can see how Nick just wants to help his family. Help them become closer and be a family. That is all he wants and it is sad to see how it all unfolds to how it is now.
I know he probably may never read this review. From what I collect from it is that he just wanted his story out there. He wants to help others get the help they can use so badly. My only CON on the book is the quotes on each page. They would distract me while reading and my eyes would try to find where on the page that quote is from. But other than that, it is a great book and helps anyone that reads it understand him so much more.
I am proud of Nick Carter. I am proud of where he has come from, what he has walked through and come out on the other side.
Do I hope he reads this review one day? Um what fan wouldn't? Nov 02, Nada rated it really liked it Shelves: I grew up as a hardcore Backstreet boys fan and they were a big part of my life, however, I honestly wasn't expecting to like this book because Nick Carter was indeed my least favorite of the boys and that's the reason why I took too long to download it but when I finally did, I couldn't put it down. The fan in me was quite immersed that I couldn't read it fast enough. This is not a self-help nor is it an autobiography; it reads more as a cautionary tale.
Nick writes about his dysfunctional famil I grew up as a hardcore Backstreet boys fan and they were a big part of my life, however, I honestly wasn't expecting to like this book because Nick Carter was indeed my least favorite of the boys and that's the reason why I took too long to download it but when I finally did, I couldn't put it down. Nick writes about his dysfunctional family in details, the death of sister and his experience with drugs and alcohol.
Nothing he says is innovative--which he acknowledges in the introduction--but it's sincere and quite helpful. Nick takes full responsibility of all of his actions--to the point of being too hard on himself-- and he's more than willing to change and evolve.
My own observation of Nick's life as the long-time BSB fan that I am, I've never seen him more content or in control ever and I'm proud to witness all of the developments he's going through. His voice is now maturely more beautiful and he's a better performer than he used to be. This new Nick is absolutely admirable. Overall, this book is thought-provoking.
It feels good and more intimate to sometimes take an advice from someone's own experience than from an expert. Facing the Music is motivational, helpful and empowering. I'd recommend you to read as well Backstreet Mom: Dec 09, Laura Griffith rated it it was ok.
Like other reviewers, I love the backstreet boys. I have since I was young. I also have experience with alcoholism in my family so both Nick and AJ entering rehab hit close to home for me. First, I was expecting this to be an autobiography so I was a bit surprised when I read the first couple of pages and it turned out it was a self help book. Not what I was expecting, but I decided to read on. The book would jump into being an auto-biography and then back into being a self help book, which made Like other reviewers, I love the backstreet boys.
The book would jump into being an auto-biography and then back into being a self help book, which made it choppy and seemed to slow it down for me. I think Nick was trying to use pieces of his life as an example to how to apply the advice he was given, but it just didn't come across well. His advice is often good, but it also seems pretty cliche'd and he repeats himself a lot when giving it. I also felt that he came across pretty preach-y at times. While I do applaud all the hard work he's put into his recovery, he's also pretty fresh on his journey.
My Mother was sober for over a decade when she relapsed.
Nick in his own book talks about how hard he went after his goals, but then the second he left his safe haven, he went back to drinking and using again - that there should be enough to show that he's probably too green to be doling out advice. I am with other reviewers - Nick has overcome quite a bit and he should be proud of himself for it.
His life was not easy, he struggled a lot and he's faced a lot of his demons. I can appreciate him wanting to share his story in order to help other people, especially when you take into account what happened with his sister. However, when it comes to the quality of the book, I think it could have been better if Nick had just waited until further along in his recovery and had a better editor. To be released: September 24, I'm not going to lie.
In high school and college I was a huge Backstreet Boys fan. After their Black and Blue album when they took their 2 year hiatus I stopped paying much attention to them. I sort of kept up with them. I sort of knew what was going on with them. I sort of knew about their music. That means I sort of knew about Nick Carter and his disastrous ways. I knew he dated Paris Hilton and I vaguely remember hearing about the House 3. I knew he dated Paris Hilton and I vaguely remember hearing about the House of Carters television show.
I also sort of remember hearing about his DUI. I did hear about his sister's death and I Googled the heck out of that for reactions from Nick and his brother, Aaron. This book was an eye-opener.
Nick talks about how he basically threw his life down the drain. He was heavy into alcohol and drugs. He came from a very dysfunctional family and it spiraled as he got older. It was news to me as I hadn't paid much attention to him since Nick realizes the mistakes he's made and the damage he's done to himself. He doesn't know what damage he may have caused his body, but he knows he wants to fix what he can. This book is for him to help himself and give him the chance to help others.
He dedicates it to his late sister Leslie whom he wished he could have helped and brought back from the brink. If you are or were a Backstreet Boys fan I think you'll enjoy this look into Nick's life.
He's not afraid to tell the embarrassing moments. He gets deep and knows when he messed up. I read this as a review request from netgalley using the Adobe Digital app on my laptop. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this review in any way. Oct 05, Leonel rated it it was ok. I don't know what I was expecting when I chose to read this book. At that point, I didn't even know he had written one. So, I hunted for it, and started reading it.
And I am sorely disappointed by it. I guess what I got wasn't nowhere near what I wante http: I guess what I got wasn't nowhere near what I wanted to get from this book. Ninety percent of this book is inspirational self-help mumbo jumbo. I am sure Carter feels fantastic about his recovery from addiction, and I am sure he is making a positive impact in his life, but frankly, this book reads like his AA journal. It's his writings to remind himself to stay on the course, and live a better healthier life.
The book may be an interesting souvenir for his die-hard fans, but for only casual fans like myself, it's a whole bit of nothing. I think, actually, that if you took out those parts in this book, you would probably be left with a chapter. I mean, fine if he did not want to diss Paris Hilton in the book by being level-headed about their whole relationship, but a little bit of dirt would have added just a little flavor.
His personal stories here would probably account to a long essay. Even his chapter on healthy eating could have been more specific.
Facing the Music and Living to Talk About It
I guess I should have known this from the bland title of the book. Sep 26, Tara rated it it was ok Shelves: When I heard about this book, I instantly knew that I wanted to read it because I wanted a behind the scenes look at the life of a boyband member. Instead I got a self-help book with a few SAD personal stories mixed in. I hate writing a less than awesome review for this book because I am so glad that Nick found the help he needed and has turned his life around and is wanting to share his story with the world in order to save others headed down the same path he was on.
I just felt like this boo When I heard about this book, I instantly knew that I wanted to read it because I wanted a behind the scenes look at the life of a boyband member. I just felt like this book was an awkward mix of mostly self-help with a little bit autobiography and I was hoping for a solid autobiography that detailed more than just his serious struggle with drugs and alcohol and his family problems. If Nick were to write a true autobiography, I'd definitely download it!
Thanks to NetGalley for providing the book for review purposes. Sep 14, Amy rated it it was amazing. Seriously, there isn't a person on this planet who is a bigger fan of this delicious hunk of man meat than me. I was so friggin excited when I found out he was writing a book that I preordered it off site. I liked this book. I loved reading HIS words, knowing he put his own feelings and thoughts into the pages.
I've always wanted to read about his life. That being said, he did repeat himself A LOT. He talks about overcoming his addictions, losing weight, getting in shape, repairing his relationships, but mostly it's about bettering yourself and realizing you are worth more than you might think.
It made me tear up more than once, and I thought it was well written. Then again, he could have written a book about cleaning toilets and I would have devoured every word.
View all 3 comments. Nov 10, Megan rated it really liked it Shelves: I liked how Nick was open and honest about things he had done and regretted, but also that he doesn't pretend to now have it all together. This book is not a tell-all, but more of a self-help with biographical memories interspersed throughout the book.
I thought this kept the story interesting, even though some things were told more than once which was a little dull. I found the larger printed quotes annoying, especially when they were either just said or going to be said next - it just wasn't necessary in my opinion. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review.
I was asked to give my honest opinion of the book - which I have done. Oct 05, Carrie rated it it was ok Shelves: Nick Carter wrote a book. It is exactly what you would expect a book written by Nick Carter to be.
Bless his confused little blond head. The personal anecdotes were brief, and the self-help portions were repetitive and un-authoritative. I find the idea of taking life advice unsourced from Nick Carter pretty terrifying. Nick was pretty clearly messed up for a pretty long time, and he seems to have finally turne Nick Carter wrote a book. Nick was pretty clearly messed up for a pretty long time, and he seems to have finally turned it around, so good for him.
Jan 07, Bookread2day rated it it was amazing. Nick has had to find courage and strength to go through his personal life with alcohol and drug problem and share it with his fans and readers. One thing is very clear Nick wants to help people who are going through what problems he went through. I have met Nick Carter with the backstreet boys and Nick is a very down to earth ordinary guy. Nick always makes fan laugh and have a fun time, which is what I think Nick likes to see fans having fun.
Oct 05, Irena added it.
DNF I got to page and realized I was tired of all the repetition and self help advices anf decided not to waste my time on this book anymore. I'm not saying it is a bad book. I'm just saying it is not for me. At least not now. Maybe one day we'll meet again, since I already own it Jan 18, Ashley rated it it was ok Shelves: Nick, you know I love you but damn.
Repetitive much? You should stick to making amazing music and showing us your sweet dance moves. Those are things your truly excel at. Please tell me where I can download house of Carter's? View 1 comment. Sorry, Nick.
This book was like reading a bad college essay for an addictions class. However I did appreciate the discussions about House of Carters. Oct 25, Jaime K rated it it was amazing. This is intense, and a sobering no pun intended, really look on Nick Carter's life. He pulls us into his past, present, and hopeful future. As I read, I can visualize pictures of him at that given point. There is a Bibliography and a slew of references in the back, but it would have been nice for the sources to be referred to when they were brought up.
There are a few times when Nick says "one source says I u This is intense, and a sobering no pun intended, really look on Nick Carter's life. I updated with my thoughts as I read. Chapter 1: Nick teases a bit with his past, with the pain he put himself through. But the main focus is on how he was blamed for his sister's death. Nick constantly reminds the reader that they are not responsible for another person.
That person has to WANT to do better. Yet we shouldn't push them away, but do what we can to guide them. We should recognize that they are harming themselves. Drugs and alcohol can kill people. Do your best to save a life - especially if it's yours.
Rise above your circumstances and change the world. Seeing a therapist is nothing to be ashamed of. Therapists don't fix you; instead, they give you the tools to help yourself.
Out of everyone I know who has gone to a therapist, Nick is the only one who has explained it that way. Chapter 2: On therapists: Some might be afraid to tell you what they truly feel. Nick's mom is not exactly who she has made herself out to be. Which makes a lot of sense. This is my third Carter book. The first two are of Nick and Aaron respectively , written by their mother. She paints the boys in bright lights, with herself as the doting mother.
I don't blame her. That is NOT to say that Jane was a bad mother. She was very supportive of her children. But she had faults beyond my understanding. As do many, many people. I did not realize how drugged Nick had become. He explains his behavior on his family background, but doesn't use it as an excuse. A victim can't see better days ahead.
A victim lets other people or events determine the course of his or her life. Once you identify that, you can build on your strengths and claim the life you really want. Chapter 3: Nick explains how the rest of the Backstreet Boys, his "brothers" were people who made him want to be better. He reminds us to surround ourselves with those people, and not those who share our weaknesses. We will only feel worse in the end with that focus.
Being around people who want you be be better will allow you to build on your strengths.
And Nick didn't either, until recent years. I am very surprised Nick's mom chose Brian over Howie 5 yrs vs 7 yrs Brian is truly the "old soul" of the group. Chapter 4: I love how on page 80, Nick reminds the reader to from the negativity in the past you did something, someone hurt you, you didn't do enough to reach a goal , get over it and get on with it.
I am sharing that with my former students. Neither does equating our mistakes and failures with dying Making mistakes and having problems is part of living, so acknowledge the truth in that and deal with it. Accept that you will make mistakes and look at them as opportunities to learn and become better. An album that nearly destroyed his relationship with the Backstreet Boys, and others. I did not realize how bad it was for him. He also goes into detail on the downfall to his night of the zombies.
He goes into detail about the affects of drugs like Ecstasy and how he'll continue to have side effects the rest of his life. He may die in the future because of what he did in his early 20s. It's a depressing chapter. I love what he says on page 95 though. To paraphrase, angry lyrics are fine to listen to.
A healthy mind can differentiate between the lyrics and real life. An unhealthy mind can't, and takes the lyrics to heart and to a level that they shouldn't. It's not the lyrics' fault!! Chapter 5: I like how, on page , Nick shows that those who work in rehab centers are professionals. They spoke to him as if drugged celebs are the norm. Chapter 6: Sometimes you have to ask yourself "what's the worse that can happen?
Sometimes we can ignore our survival instincts especially when we know something is killing us. That is one indicator that we are at a low. He said that critics find the message to be too simple. Simple is best! Simple is what people need when they don't know what else to do. Kevin Richardson is awesome for getting Nick the book He became more organized and set goals for himself to clean himself up.
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At that point, I didn't even know he had written one. Filter Sort. If he does put out other works in the future, I wouldn't mind picking them up. He has a sixth sense for danger. Not judging Nick. Simple is best! This carefully crafted ebook: Showing Carter often takes with him other weapons as the mission demands.
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