Justin Bieber's 'First Step 2 Forever: My Story': We read it so you don't have to!

First-Step-2-ForeverPop star Justin Bieber‘s autobiographical book First Step 2 Forever: My Story—which is stamped as “100% Official” right on the cover!–hit retailers today. And as you might imagine, it’s a riveting read, what with Bieber having 16 whole years of tales to spin–a full two of them in the music industry! I kid, though–the book is just about what you’d expect from a teenage pop star trying to woo his teenage pop star-loving audience. Basically, it’s a love letter to his legion of screaming girl fans. There are pages upon pages of adorable pictures from the road, tons of huge pull quotes, extraneous tweets and lyrics throughout, ridiculous stories about dating (let the jealousy from the legion begin!), pages of flowery praise for everyone who helped him get where he is today, and lots of love for Chuck Norris. (Bieber inexplicably loves the guy!) Or, as Bieber explains of the tome (ha!) on the flap: “I think this book is a window into my world.” And bonus: The book cover folds out into a Bieber poster! O-M-B!

Here are some of my favorite bon mots from the book:

On celebrity: “Until three years ago, that was my definition of a celebrity: somebody who gets to ride around in a Zamboni.”

On his tour: “It takes eight buses and a whole fleet of eighteen-wheelers to move all the people and equipment. WOW!”

On dairy products: “Singers aren’t supposed to have dairy before a show, but we all know I’m a rule breaker. Pizza is just so good!”

AFTER THE JUMP: Bieber on his fans, Celine Dion, and his first date!

On his fans: “Every single one of you lifts me a little bit higher.”

On fellow Canadian Celine Dion: “The day I was born, March 1, 1994, Celine Dion was solid at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘The Power of Love.’ Not a bad start to your life.”

On his favorite things: “I love hockey, maple syrup and Caramilk bars.”

On dating: “I hate being on a date where both people are working too hard to come up with stuff to say. You know it’s working when you can just chill—listen to music, watch a movie or whatever—without feeling like you have to force the conversation. It should just be natural.”

On his first date: “My first date has been sort of mythologized as ‘Bieber’s Dating Disaster.’ I took her to King’s a buffet restaurant. Yes, I wore a white shirt. Yes, I got spaghetti. No, this was not the brightest idea. But it wasn’t a big trauma, though.”

On nerves: “That’s another question I get all the time: ‘Do you get nervous?’ The truth is: I don’t. I don’t mean for that to come off as cocky. I just don’t see what’s to be afraid of.”

On meeting Usher and Justin Timberlake: “It was like, Usher and Timberlake want to meet me? Are you kidding? There was no point in trying to tell anyone at school about this. It would be like telling them I was going to meet CHUCK NORRIS, and we all know that guy is untouchable. I mean, c’mon. It’s CHUCK NORRIS. He doesn’t need Twitter, he’s already following you.”

On the beginning of his relationship with Twitter: “I got on there and started tweeting my brains out. I followed all my followers and friended their friends. I replied and retweeted and commented and tweeted back and forth as the conversation got bigger and bigger.”

On things he likes besides girls: “There are lots of things I really like besides girls. Like pizza. And pranking. And CHUCK NORRIS.”

On his sixteenth birthday: “Even though I don’t want to be given special treatment, I guess some things are a little big different for me as I was surprised to be given a Range Rover for my sixteenth birthday.”

On the future: “This is just the beginning. Thanks for making a small town kid’s dreams come true. Never Say Never. Love you.”

Do these highlights from First Step 2 Forever make you swoon? Want to go out and buy the book? Download all his albums? Read his Twitter feed? Sound off in below with your thoughts.

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  • jt

    Well, he IS just 16. It’s either write a book about yourself or let some other shmuck who doesn’t really know you write it. Sounds like the kind of stuff his girl fans want to know. Light and fluffy. I say give him a break.

    • Kelsy

      I agree. Some of these people are acting as if he wrote this with the intended target of adults or college professors. He’s writing casually, as if he is talking to a new friend, which makes perfect sense seeing as wrote it for his fans. For what it is, it’s entertaining and cute

      • Plato

        It’s harmless and age-appropriate. There’s no crime here.

      • Lillian Trusscott


      • sasa

        well he is cute but I have to agree

    • cheyenne

      i no everybody needs 2 bac off

    • jones


    • jordan


  • ToddC

    I just threw-up a little in my mouth…

    • Jack

      That makes 2 of us Todd.
      This kid is gonna be RICH. The book’s like crack for preteen girls. I would be mildly impressed by the marketing saavy of it all if not for the Chuck Norris “obsession.” Seems like he’s trying to make himself look cool to teenage guys in a ridiculously misguided attempt? Pretty sure the ‘Chuck Norris can….’ jokes peaked around 2005 (when Bieber was 11) so not only is the joke played out it’s just odd that this 16 year old’s hero is a 70 year old faded action star

      • USA

        Canada has always been a little behind the times. The 90’s didn’t get up there until 2004.

      • Canada

        Oh right, USA, except for all the areas we’ve evolved past you (universal health care, gay marriage). Who’s behind the times? I think your puritanical roots are showing. And trust me, the Norris thing played out here YEARS ago.

      • Anna

        LOL Seems like Canada’s a little defensive about her Rachel haircut.

      • UK

        And seems like USA’s a little offensive to Canada…guess they have never travel elsewhere anyway…

      • soz

        Is that a HIMYM reference USA? If so, bravo.

      • Imaginary Five


        Of course its a HIMYM reference. When the show arrives there mid 2010s, Canda will get the joke

    • Kristin taylor

      I am so glad that my Tweens are boys!

    • jayleen

      nasty=[ little ki!!!!!!!!!!!

    • angie

      shut up dnt hate on him

      • michelle

        Justin bieber frirst step forever: My story

      • jordan

        i would

    • cheyenne

      omfg! if u dont like him then dont look him up! >:( how hard is tat?

      • cheyenne c

        wow he sure likes Chuck norris i like him but not as much as justin he should just marry him i like justin like really like but c’mon

  • downtoearth

    Justin Bieber-the new king of pop is born.

    • Wottadoosh

      Actually, he is more like the boyband du jour, minus the band. He’ll be as irrelevant once this phase passes too.

    • donna


      • Matt

        Yes! All he needs now is the obligatory gay sex scandal and he’s on his way down the ladder to a piano bar on a Carnival cruise ship.

    • katherine

      yes he is and ahhmazinggly hott! i effin love this guy!<3:)

    • Lillian Trusscott

      Yeppp :) (*_*)

    • IJka

      He is not the king of pop!!!!He is not great like other old singers. Only girls like him. And it makes him POPULAR! It doesn’t mean that he is The King of POP!!!!!

      • vickie

        NOT YET,But i belive hes on his way.like it or not,You go justin.

      • kristy

        Hi i’m krystal i’m your number one fan I was wondering If you can come to my brithday Augest 15 If yes her my addres 188 wadsworthorth 290 2nd also can you call me in person plese her my phone number (646)641-9929 call plese from,Krystal xoxoxoxoxo call me xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxooxoxxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxxooxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxooxoxooxoooxxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxooxoxoxxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxxoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooxoooooxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxooxoxoxoxooxoxxooxxooxoxxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoooxoxooooxxooxoxoxooxoxooxooxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxxoxoxoxxooooooooooooooooooooooooooxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxoxoxoxooxoxxoxoxoodxxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxooxoxooxooxoox

  • Doug

    This might be the most idiotic thing I’ve ever written, but I feel like Justin Bieber is exactly how Michael Jackson would have been if he’d been born in 1994. The little girls would love him and the media would swarm him, thus causing the adults to roll their eyes. So what if this kid really does grow up to be a pop sensation?

    • Cris

      The difference is, no matter how you feel about Michael Jackson as a person, he was an actual talented musician, not a barely talented pre-packaged flavor of the month meant to make his management money until his voice changes and the braindead tweens find another favorite.

      • Ukelele

        Look up Justin Bieber on Youtube and watch his old home videos. You’ll see that he is actually talented – and not just at singing. He taught himself how to play the drums, the piano, and the guitar. You can hate on him, his look, and his fans all you want, but you have to admit that he does have talent.

        As for the book, no one expected this book to be amazing. It’s written by a 16 year old. Justin even said himself that it’s not really an autobiography, more like a picture book. So, keeping that in mind, I think it’s cute.

    • Lydia

      nah, that’s what i thought as well. he’s michael jackson for the new generation. i just hope for his sake that he doesn’t train wreck in the end

      • u

        Michael Jackson should come back from the dead just to b*tchslap for that offensive remark. Really, you might as well be saying that the Jonas Brothers are this generation’s Beatles.

    • Thiago

      Miss Q <3Thank you so much, we were really happy when we read this. Season 4 is over and it was such a suipnrsirg ending. We thought that Chuck and B belong together.Is B pregnant with Chucks baby? or the Prince? We also couldnt believe what happened with Charlie (Ivy) and Vannessa. Aslo why is Georgina back in the story… We miss our discussion on Thursday lunchtime. Lastly, did you know that Justin is in Japan but sadly we didnt get to go to his concert but maybe next time.We hope to hear from you soon xoxoK and L (:

  • Nicholette

    omigosh my heart just melted :)

  • DAyjah Jones

    I bett this book is going 2 b awsome luv yhu Justin MUAH :) :-*

    • tare

      i love you J.B<3<3

  • kenziee

    i like seriously want this book. idc what ppl think of him.he is AMAZIMGLY sexy(;

    • USA

      for a 17 year old lesbian.

      • julia

        oh that was awesome

      • Aaron


      • MultiPass

        I wish he was in my prison.


    • katherine

      oh yess youu gott that write girl!<3:)

  • ice castle

    Thanks, EW. I have all I need to know now.

  • Carina

    I think its a good idea to write a book. There are a lot of magazines and sites that just make stuff up. Its better to write a book now with the truth then let the rumors spread around. :)

  • Daniel

    This is the end of the world as we know it, and I do not feel fine.
    This is stupid.

  • tiffany piinedo

    this book is gonna be wicked :*)


  • Summer

    The book is a good idea. Considering a lot of Magazines and websites make up stuff about what he’s into, its better to let HIM get the TRUTH out now then wait when all the rumors are spread around. And yes I am a fan of him. Don’t judge me you un-fans. I just pray and hope that he doesn’t let fame get to his head. We don’t need another stuck up, big headed celebrity.

    • Dominic

      Yes, this will be the ‘truth’ – Justin in his own words and saying things deep from his heart…come on, it’s ghost written pap. Nothing wrong with that, but let’s call this thing what it is.

      P.S. Isn’t Justin a boy? Why is there a girl on the book cover then?

      • Emiley

        jealous much?
        ur probly just as girlly as he is.

  • Chaniibeliebzz

    I love justin bieber so much !!! I really thought i wuld be the first 2 buy this book 2daii but nah dnt got the moolaah yet. After reading those highlights of the book now im really really definetly going 2 get tht book ASAP !!!!! I cant wait 2 get my hands on it ! Im gonna yell and scream so loud i might get kicked out of the store ! Lol

    • kim

      Chan- you must be a tweenage girl or a perverted old guy. Either way the next generation is doomed.

      • Karlei

        No it’s not, there are SOME rational kids in the world… Such as this gal who will be a strong-headed pediatrician in approx. 14 years…. The only discouraging thing is how long it will take…

        And yeah, I can enjoy listening to his music, but half of my friends that scream for Justin Bieber have admitted that it is just their version of the muscle headed guy thing (e.g. OH, well you have 10 Jimi Hendrix songs on your ipod? Well, I have 15! What now?) <– and yes, I know that that is a crappy 'impression' of a guy muscle head thing.

        It won't pass, the Justin Bieber fad, but it will dwindle hopefully…

    • Melanie

      i know right he is just soooo awesome

  • Lulu

    The ting here is that Justin bieber is so cute and hot we might as well call him Justin drew smokin hottie Bieber

    • Chaniibeliebzz

      Lollz lulu i think i will

  • katie bieber

    i love u justin bieber!!!!!!

    • Justin Drew Bieber

      Please Read This Book!

      • Yoana

        i love u <3

      • Emiley

        ok :) yummy lolzzzz <3 <3 <3

      • Karlei

        First chance I get!!! xD Just gotta get some money now… :/

        I’ll figure it out.. lol

      • vanessa

        i have your book of justin bieber first step 2 forever; my story

      • andrea

        I really like your book justin bieber I just like youu can you sign my book

      • andrea

        I really like your book justin bieber I just like youu can you sign my book what

      • andrea

        When can i talk to justin bieber it is my birthday and my name is andrea swenson

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