When Miley Cyrus reportedly inked a seven-figure deal last year to pen her memoirs, many a naysayer in literary and celeb-watching circles wondered what, if anything, a privileged 15 (and now 16) year-old could possibly say about her life that would warrant such an astronomical sum of money.
Well, naysayers, it's time to eat cake. Because Miles to Go has finally hit bookshelves and, indeed, Ms. Cyrus has some shocking nuggets to share with the world.
For starters, she wants you to know that acne is a real bummer. In fact, it was acne in part that contributed to the bratty, Hollywood attitude she adopted after shooting her second season of Hannah Montana. Fortunately for her, she met a 9-year-old with cystic fibrosis not long after getting her first pimples and it was that meeting that inspired her to put her life back into perspective. Miley prayed to God "to take away my vanity and self-centeredness." The implication is that God listened.
Other things she wants you to know: She's tired of the media ragging on her and her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, for "being too close and too cuddly." For the two of them, showing their love is "not weird at all."
Finally, the real humdinger: her love affair with Nick Jonas. Of course, she doesn't really refer to it as a love affair and she doesn't even call Nick by his name. She refers to him as "Prince Charming." Lest you forget (or are over the age of 13) Nick and his brothers appeared on Hannah Montana in 2007 and served as Miley's opening act for most of her Best of Both Worlds tour that same year.
But apparently, all was not blissful between the two evangelical Christians. After two years together, they called it quits in late 2007, a day that Miley considers the worst of her life. Perhaps this is why the Jonas Brothers did not continue to open for Miley when her BOBW tour was extended.
In any event, there's no need to cry for Miley. As we all know, great art often grows from great adversity and Ms. Cyrus is no exception. After her split with Nick, she wrote her hit song, "7 Things I Hate About You," and the rest, of course is history.
That is, if you can call the life of a 16 year old history.