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#117: From This Moment On - Shania Twain

The world may know Shania Twain as many things: a music legend, a mother, and recently, a fixture in the news for her painful, public divorce and subsequent marriage to a cherished friend. But in this extraordinary autobiography, Shania reveals that she is so much more. She is Eilleen Twain, one of five children born into poverty in rural Canada, where her family often didn’t have enough food to send her to school with lunch. She’s the teenage girl who helped her mother and young siblings escape to a battered woman’s shelter to put an end to the domestic violence in her family home. And she’s the courageous twenty-two-year-old who sacrificed to keep her younger siblings together after her parents were tragically killed in a car accident.
Shania Twain’s life has evolved from a series of pivotal moments, and in unflinching, heartbreaking prose, Shania spares no details as she takes us through the events that have made her who she is. She recounts her difficult childhood, her parents’ sudden death and its painful aftermath, her dramatic rise to stardom, her devastating betrayal by a trusted friend, and her joyful marriage to the love of her life. From these moments, she offers profound, moving insights into families, personal tragedies, making sense of one’s life, and the process of healing. Shania Twain is a singular, remarkable woman who has faced enormous odds and downfalls, and her extraordinary story will provide wisdom, inspiration, and hope for almost anyone.

Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Canada
ISBN: 9781451620740
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My Opinion:

Well we all know who Shania Twain is, so it should come as no surprise that she is on a growing list of celebrities who have penned a memoir. Although hers is good, there wasn't anything too exciting or not already public knowledge. Especially if you are a Canadian chick, and one from Ontario too boot.
It was nice to see how far she has come since her very public divorce. She seems to be in the best place possible, and I am glad to see her back in the public eye.
Definitely a book you can finish in an afternoon, because you will breeze through her younger years... that's where all the real fascinating goodies are.


3/5


Recommend? To memoir, or Country Music fans yes.


~I received a copy from Simon & Schuster Canada. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

Comments

  1. I like Shania's music. Good review. I will probably pick this one up.

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  2. While I've never really listened to her music I have read a little about her over the years. The story sounds interesting, I might take a closer look.

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