Quick Review….”Miles to Go”

Miley Cyrus' bookLast night I started off my week by reading Miley Cyrus’ engrossing biography called Miles to Go.  That has to be the most fitting biography title I have ever seen.

I checked it out just for kicks, but I really learned a lot of interesting things.  If you can sift through all of the inspirational hooey (not to knock inspirational stuff, but to me it is mostly just hooey) there are several juicy facts found inside.

1.  Miley and Emily Osment did not get along at all during the first two seasons of Hannah Montana.  WHAT!!!!  I was horrified and saddened to read this.  Lily is my favorite character on the show, and it hurts to know that her friendship with Miley was all “fake.”  Okay, I know they are acting so it really is fake, but still.  Apparently things were really awkward until they started shooting the movie and now they are the best of friends.  At least it has a happy ending.

2.  I didn’t know that Billy Ray wasn’t originally scheduled to play her dad.  I thought the whole show was built around the two of them, but I was way wrong.  The whole first part of the book is about the multiple auditions she had to go through to get the part.  According to the book, Billy Ray getting the part was based on an offhand comment made by her mother.  The audition stuff is really great to read.  Apparently they wanted a 16 year old girl to play Hannah……imagine how different that would have been.

3.  Miley’s sixth grade experience was just as hellish as the rest of ours.  She writes about being bullied repeatedly by several girls in her school.  They tormented her at lunch and even locked her in the bathroom once.  I don’t know why I was so surprised by this.  I guess I pictured her childhood being filled with sunshine lollipops and rainbows.

4.  She has lots of sweet things to say about her “Prince Charming.”  (Not her current illegal prince charming, but her first one.)

5.  She struggled with really bad acne during the second season of the show.  I totally can’t tell at all when watching the show.  I can’t even imagine how awful it must be to have to go through things like that while the whole world is watching.

Anyway, I found the book to be an entertaining and quick read (There are even full color pictures!!!).  It is rambling in some parts and filled with lots of the aforementioned hooey, but it really does sound like it was written by a 15 year old.  That may sound like a bad thing, but it lets me believe in my mind that she actually DID write this book herself and didn’t have too much “help” with it.  So if you are a fan of Hannah Montana or Miley it is definitely worth your time.



4 Responses to “Quick Review….”Miles to Go””

  1. 1 ngtamber May 12, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    ok, I am still worried about the Miley-Emily thing—what about all that teaching each other to knit and stuff? was it a lie? how do we know that they aren’t lying now?!!! This is such a day of heartbreaks– I just read in cosmo that Leighton and Blake (Gossip Girl) never hang out either. P.S. Leighton also talked about how she doesn’t like to wear to makeup; she likes how she looks without it—which the journalist used as a point for how down to earth she was. But for some reason, this always REALLY annoys me when celebs say this in interviews. Somehow it sounds snotty to me, but why? I need a life.

  2. 2 ngtjennifer May 13, 2009 at 7:37 am

    I am really sad about the Emily-Miley thing too. I forgot about all that stuff about Emily teaching Miley to knit and Miley teaching Emily to play the guitar.

    It was rough reading the book because I was automatically on Emily’s side, so I was like, Ugh Miley what is your problem….why don’t you like her????

  3. 3 asmitha_miley fan July 7, 2009 at 9:28 am

    i’m kicked in the miley-emily thing too, but what’s really surpirsing is that she used to be bullied!
    wow! i also imagined a superb child hood!

  4. 4 Alexis December 16, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Hey i loved the book its so cool and u get to know her a little more in this book, the truth about her if u did not read this book read it because u can learn the truth about her and when ppl lie about thing about her u know the truth….
    Love u Miley make the right turn in ur life

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