Boybands have there haters, and many people still think McFly are a boyband,well not in the sense of pretty boys dancing,or sitting on stools, yes they started out in that bracket but now I would argue no they are a real band and always were. It is nice that they have waited quite a while to do a Biography, instead of putting a book out in the first year, its been nearly ten years and that's a long time in the music industry. This book is unlikely to change anybody's mind a they won't bother to read it. When i sat down and started it was a joy, amusing sad and very interesting. The introduction about a trip to Indonesia and a masseur has you laugh thing, and then the story starts, in order. Tom starts off and from a young age his musical talent started to show,from playing Oliver in the west end opposite Jim Dale and what amazed me is how dedicated he is at making the band work.After the experience of being in Busted for a couple of days and being told he was not and feeling his world falling apart, the management saw something worth while in him and keep him on as a songwriter with James Bourne. We also discover Tom's dislike of crowds and to think this guy must force himself to meet fans for there pleasure not his is very commendable. Tom meets Danny who may never have met Tom had it not been for his mum, lucky Danny never got in the short lived V and teamed up with Tom to write the first album and then needing a Bass player and drummer put out the adverts. It's Dougie who will bring a tear to your eye, bullied picked on at school for being small and a father that just disappeared one day leaving a note. He failed his original audition playing the first bars of Billie Jean but the manager saw something in Dougie. He practiced at his craft and was the last to join beating the other guy nick named "Vand" from harry potter, and Tom's story about that makes you chuckle but not sure it made Tom Laugh. Dougie get's in the group even though he had lied about his age, but they loved him for that. Harry was the most confident, like Danny having sport to fall back on was always going to help. However the cockiness as he said got him isolated at school, and having to win back friends. Harry like Dougie and only started playing drums about a year before the audition, but managed to get in even though Danny wanted the other drummer at first. The three were thrown together in a house until Dougie finally joined them and getting the smallest room in the house however it was apparently much bigger than his room at home. It's clear that Tom was the leader and was the driving force as the others hid there little weed habit from him in the house. This is a book you will not want to put down to you finish it's well written and the guys have waited until they had a lot to say. You end up just wanting to be part of the gang, and wishing you had friends like these, that is what will keep them together. Am I a fan well i was not at first but as there music grew up It and I met them on occasions when i was working you can't help but like them. If your a fan you will love this book if you want a good read its a great amusing story with emotion. This is worth a read a real story, McFly will be around for a long time because of friendship.