Nov 13, 2011

Book Review: From This Moment On by Shania Twain

From This Moment On
Author:  Shania Twain
Publisher:  Simon and Schuster
Date Published:  May 3rd 2011

From Goodreads:  

When she was eight, Shania Twain was singing in smoky Canadian bars, doing her part to help with her family's severely strained finances. By the time she was ten, the girl born as Eileen Regina Edwards was writing songs and performing in after-hour shifts while most other children her age were dreaming of sugar plum fairies. From these gritty beginnings, the renamed Twain became a living music legend, winning five Grammy Awards and selling 75 million albums. At times heartbreaking, this memoir describes Shania's rocky road from her hardscrabble youth to her present fame. From This Moment On covers events including the tragic car crash, the traumatic breakup of her first marriage, and her first experiences in Nashville.


I’m a huge fan of Shania Twain and her music.  Over the summer I watched a reality show on the O channel chronicling her life and inspirational story, and I had a new found respect for her as a person not just a singer.  

From This Moment On is Shania’s story in her own words, and though sometimes she randomly goes off course she is honest in telling us her childhood and heartbreak over her husband’s infidelity and best friends betrayal.  If you don’t know her husband had an affair with her best friend, and I believe they are still together now.  She is now happily married to her best friend’s ex-husband.  It’s slightly Jerry Springer, but this is how the cards laid out for her and she rolled with the punches. 

I was amazed at how much she has been through.  She had a rough childhood, and then took responsibility for her sister and brothers after her parents were killed in a car accident.  She also talks about her singing career, and the process her and Mutt had in making her hugely commercial hit album Come On Over.
From This Moment On is a really great honest memoir.  If you are a fan of Shania Twain or just a fan of somebody making it through all odds, you will enjoy this book.  

1 comment:

  1. I also REALLY enjoyed this book. It was a shock that she revealed so many things about herself, simply because she's always been such a guarded celebrity. It was nice to read such a raw and real memoir.


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