Molly-Mae's book

After listening to Molly-Mae Hague’s interview on The Diary of a CEO podcast, I was curious to check out her book: “Becoming Molly-Mae”.

I’ve picked it up a couple of times (3 or 4, in fact) from the shelf at the bookstore, and have been gently been poring through its pages whilst sat in one of the store’s seats.

I have to say, I’m hooked.

Like any autobiography I like to read, the book covers aspects from work and life and everything in between, and – perhaps a little surprisingly – there’s so much of what Molly-Mae shares that resonates with me.

From her social life, friendship circle, the joy of ‘creating and editing’… it goes on. When a friend of mine suggested that this book may have been written with the help of a ghostwriter, I wasn’t so fussed either way; this book, after listening to the podcast interview of hers I mentioned, is very much in Molly’s voice. Whether it was ehr that wrote it, or someone else, or a combination, it’s Molly-Mae’s story being shared.

I’ve found that going in with an open and curious mind can sometimes surprise you a little bit. I always tend towards this, though I have to admit even I was a little surprised at just how much I could relate to Molly-Mae’s life and story. She’s a few years younger than me, and there are no doubt differences in our lives. But making judgements only takes us away from the opportunity to connect with someone, and their story.

And so rather than read or listen to hear-say, or cling to others’ opinions and reviews, I’d much rather keep an open mind, be curious, and see how a book lands with me. In this instance, it’s been great.

As a CEO and Creative Director (that’s Molly-Mae), perhaps it’s not awfully surprising that there were lots of things that resonated with me.

I’ll be continuing to pore through this book, and if I don’t buy the hardback I may wait for the paperback (coming in January 2023, in case you’re wondering).

Here’s to continuing to look beneath the surface, and not judging any book before you’ve opened it up and read its words. 📖