Last 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.