The Woman I Was Born to Be

The Woman I Was Born to Be

My Story

Book - 2010
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In April 2009, a modest middle-aged woman from a village in Scotland was catapulted to global fame when the YouTube video of her audition for Britain's Got Talent touched the hearts of millions all over the world. From singing karaoke in local pubs to a live performance with an eighty-piece orchestra in Japan's legendary Budokan Arena and a record-breaking debut album, Susan Boyle has become an international superstar. This astonishing transformation has not always been easy for her, faced with all the trappings of celebrity, but in the whirlwind of attention and expectation, she has always found calm and clarity in music. Susan was born to sing. Now, for the first time, she tells the story of her life and the challenges she has struggled to overcome with faith, fortitude, and an unfailing sense of humor.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, c2010
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781451609257
Branch Call Number: 921 BOY
Characteristics: 322 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. (chiefly col.), ports. (chiefly col.) ;,25 cm


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Jul 01, 2017

Yes I would certainly recommend this book as it goes into detail about her life before and after fame, of course you would have to be a fan of hers! otherwise it could become boring!

jkn14x Nov 20, 2012

Pair this with Alice Montgomery's equally well-written Susan Boyle: Dreams Can Come True, for a complete picture of Susan Boyle's life and her fame. This isn't ghost-written: Susan's gentle voice, her sense of humor, and keen intelligence keep you reading. Strangely, the pictures are better in Montgomery's unauthorized biography! Don't forget to also check out her CDs, especially the first one, I Dreamed a Dream.

marti419 Nov 10, 2011

Susan led a sheltered life. Born 9th in her family, when her mother was 45, a lack of oxygen caused her to be slightly slow to learn. This is the story of her early years, her family and her faith. Good read.

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