Book review: I Am The Secret WAG by The Secret WAG

Posted August 31, 2014 by thischickreads in review / 0 Comments


Money, cars, homes, holidays, parties and all the shoes you’ve ever dreamed of. The life of a footballer’s wife or girlfriend must be as glamorous and exciting as her other half, right? But behind the closed doors of the WAG’s world, there are all the pressures as well as pleasures of success. So what is it really like?

The Secret WAG lays bare the reality of existence under the celebrity spotlight. It is about fashion and fame, sex and scandal, but, like the bestselling Secret Footballer books, is also an honest appraisal of life on and off the field of play which will change your preconceptions about footballers and their partners. It is sassy, outspoken, funny and above all, written from the heart. Meet The Secret WAG.

*Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Now this book is not something I would normally read. Not because it’s about football and footballers’ wives (wagdom) but lately I realized I’m not that crazy about memoirs, especially not those written by celebrities. I don’t know about you, but I always wondered WHY do these famous people decide to write when some of them obviously have more talent in what they do than in writing. Some of them are maybe approaching the end of their careers, so after years and years of doing what they do, they need another source of income, so why not write a book e? The name would sell itself, right?

But in this case, we know zilch about who this woman is, except that she’s the wife of a well known English football player. Now, I banged and banged my head, however I still couldn’t come up with her name. At the end, I just let go and enjoyed the story despite not knowing the name of the author. I’ve heard many of these books by VIPs were written by ghostwriters, but I have a strong feeling that’s not the case with this book. All it takes for you to realize that is to follow The Secret Wag on twitter and look at her tweets. You’ll realize she’s the brave woman who wrote this book.

The life of a WAG, seriously it never occurred to me it can be that difficult. I mean, who wouldn’t want to marry a football player? Some would go for his looks, some for the money, others for the fame. But you see, there’s more to that sometimes. As strange as it may appear to us, ‘normals’, WAGS have feelings too, they are no different than any human being and they do value love and family. I’m not a judgmental person and I really felt like the secret wag was honest in her book. There’s so much about the wagdom she reveals, not so much about the football, but you get a glimpse of her every day life and every day fight trying to prove to others she’s good for her man.

If I had to use only one word to describe this book I’d say RAW. I’m mostly reading fiction nowadays and reading this book was stepping out of my comfort zone. But you know what? I’m glad I read it. Sure, some parts seemed to contradict, but I really didn’t mind that much. Overall, it was a great summer read which I devoured in one sitting.

If you’re into celebrities, gossips, bit juicy facts about the wagdom you didn’t know, then this is the book for you.


My rating: 7/10


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