The Word: One Direction share their 'secrets' in new 'autobiography'

Harry Styles wants to tell all of his (publicist-approved) secrets to you. Harry Styles wants to tell all of his (publicist-approved) secrets to you.


It's hard to imagine that there's anything left to reveal about One Direction, especially after having the start of their career heavily documented on a reality show, being the subject of a Morgan Spurlock-directed documentary and being incessant over-sharers on social media, but just in case, there's now a book coming out. The five guys have "written" an "autobiography" called "Who We Are" that promises "an unprecedented insight into all of it, from their humble beginnings and lives before the X Factor, to recording their first single, touring the world, winning awards, breaking records, and much, much more." We're putting this one right on the shelf next to Kim Kardashian's book of discarded selfie attempts.


So anyway, what revelations can we hope to find in this new sacred text? Well, apparently Harry Styles has had to wrestle … no, that seems too strong of a word. Harry Styles has had to gently caress some confidence issues. "I'm naturally a fairly confident person in most situations, but not all," Styles confesses, though he notes that after some poor notices following an early TV appearance by the band, "any natural confidence I had was being taken over by nerves because back then I had no idea how to channel and control my anxiety." His solution? Just keep being awesome with these other awesome guys, man. "One Direction have always been a band that gigs heavily, so over time I've been able to learn about nerves, to understand why and when they might hit and, best of all, how to control them. Now I know that if your nerves are controlled correctly, it can actually give you a bit of an edge, an extra sense of focus." Cocaine helps, too.



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Rosie O'Donnell not happy ... again

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