Kerry was born in Warrington in 1980. She came into the limelight when she joined the hugely successful band Atomic Kitten, but left in 2001 when her first daughter was born. As well as winning I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! she has been a regular presenter on Loose Women, starred in the successful Irish TV series Show Band and has been the subject of a prime time ITV documentary, My Fair Kerry.
Kerry Katona shares the lessons she has learned from the best and the worst times in her extraordinary life. From her own experiences, Kerry offers helpful ways to help yourself when times are tough.
On the surface of it glamour girl Charly Metcalfe finally has it all. She's officially a W.A.G, having bagged premiership footballer Joel Baldy to be her boyfriend - and she has the lifestyle to go along with the title. She lives in a million-pound penthouse. She gets invited to the most glamorous parties, and Joel will buy her anything she wants. But behind closed doors, life as a footballer's other half isn't as perfect as it seems. Joel has a temper and when he and Charly argue he lets his fists do the talking. Charly knows she should get out but there's one problem...she loves him. In fact she loves him enough to marry him in spite of their problems - and her own family's objections. But having married in haste, is Charly going to regret her decision all too quickly...?
Leanne Crompton had it all - beauty, fame, money. But when Leanne is sacked by her modelling agency she soon finds herself penniless. With her seven-year-old daughter Kia to support, she has no option but to head north to her home town . . . back to her wayward family. With a brother just released from prison, another being taken for a mug by his wannabe-WAG girlfriend, and two sisters trying to escape her shadow, life with the Cromptons is a harsh reminder of how far she's fallen. Now, starting over and with an explosive secret to hold on to - the identity of Kia's dad - things start to get tough. Can she trust her ruthless mother Tracy not to sell her out to the papers? Or will Kia's dad catch up with her and silence her for good? Tough Love is the startling debut novel from former pop star and tabloid favourite Kerry Katona. Her memoir, Too Much Too Young, was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller.
By the age of 11 Kerry Katona had lived in countless different homes and attended 8 different schools. By the age of 13 she could beat grown men at pool and knew how to look after her mother during a breakdown. By the age of 15 she had lived in women's refuges, the heart of London's East End gangster-land and several different foster homes. By the age of 18 she was a pop star ... Too Much, Too Young is the moving, gripping - yet often very funny - account of one child's unique upbringing, and a woman's journey through pop stardom, motherhood and marriage heartbreak. From the backstreets of Warrington to the smoky pubs of the East End, from the shelters where victims of domestic violence hide, to the exclusive hotels where international pop stars party, this is an extraordinary read. Better than fiction, more dramatic than the tabloids, more emotional than the soaps and funnier than a reality TV show ... welcome to Kerry's life.