The Woman I Was Born to Be: My Story Hardcover – Oct 12 2010
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"A refreshing revelatory and spirit-moving memoir which reads as beautifully as she sings..." Irish Independent "A heartwarming story and a reminder that in the crazy world of showbiz, anything is possible ... one of the most incredible showbiz tales of our time" Heat "A revealing portrait of an often misunderstood woman" OK! "Movingly told" The Times "Hard to put down" The Sunday Times
About the Author
Susan Boyle was born, and still lives, in Blackburn, West Lothian. She shot to global fame on April 11, 2009, when she appeared on Britain’s Got Talent, singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from the musical Les MisÉrables. This is her first book.See all Product Description
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On April 1, 2010 Susan Boyle was known around the world!! She had become an overnight sensation singing with the voice of an angel. The range, the pitch and notes this woman can hit literally leave you quaking in your boots. You are literally awed, stuptified, your mouth won't move and all you can do is cry tears that come from the very innermost, deepest parts of your soul. Wow! What a difference a year can make!!!!
Susan's autobiography is HER story and she tells it well. People are so quick to judge others who are not like themselves but I'm here to tell you, this woman is one smart cookie, a heck of a lot smarter than many folks would have given her credit for. Her story is touching, happy, sad and will make you laugh, shake your head, cry, want to jump up and down and might even propel you to try the 'Susan wiggle', it worked for me! LOL
The quilt pictured in the book..."I" was one of those quilters and my "Angel" square is in the top RIGHT corner looking at the photo and I couldn't be prouder as I like to consider myself Susan's number one fan in Canada!!!
Susan, congratulations on your book and a story well told. You deserve all the riches and blessings this world has to give you.
The press who fawned over her and then turned on her. The family who struggled to adapt to the changes. The fears Susan faced and still faces today............
Susan's determination to turn 'disability' into 'ability' keeps her going, along with her Faith in God, her family, and the people who help her most along the way. You'll meet them all - but the person you'll never forget - is Susan Boyle.
Highly recommended - a Must Read.
On April 1, 2009, Susan Boyle's 48th birthday came and went without notice. Susan had no money, there was no party, no cards, no anything. It was just another day.
On April 1, 2010 Susan Boyle stood in the Famous Nippon Budokan in Tokyo Japan, in front of an 80 piece orchestra with which she had just sung several songs. She was wearing a diamond and gold bracelet, a gift from Simon Cowell and a beautiful gown designed especially for her. Susan stood there and listened as the 10,000 strong audience sang Happy Birthday while the orchestra played. In the audience were members from her fan site that had travelled from all over the globe just to hear her sing.
The difference a year makes! With humor, humility, wit and great honesty, Susan Boyle shares her incredible journey. The tears and the fears are there - but so too are the joys and the triumphs.
Reading Susan's story, one finally understands how her world was turned so upside down in one brief moment. Instant worldwide fame. The reader can't help but suffer with her as the press beseiges her unrelentingly and then turns on her at the most challenging time in her life - the week leading up to the BGT Final.
In the book, perhaps her former singing teacher and now long-time friend, Fred O'Neil says it best: "Susan Boyle is not an 'ordinary woman'. She is an extraordinary person who's got a different kind of voice and a different personality. She is not like any other person in the world."
I laughed out loud. And I wept. Courage is not being without fear. Courage is being afraid but going on anyway.
Susan Boyle's story is a story of courage.
Most recent customer reviews
the book his well written and the story of her life great well its her life after hallPublished 9 months ago by alma
I really enjoyed getting to know the story behind that voice and that personality.Published 19 months ago by Bonnie Glass
I really enjoyed this book. It is very well written and gives an insight into what Susan went through to get where she is today.
Very well told story.
I loved this book, we saw her sense of humour,her love for her parents, overcoming the challenges of her life, dealling with sudden fame, yet trying to lead a half normal life. Read morePublished on April 30 2013 by Coreen D'Angelo
Good day - this was actually a good read! I was one of the many touched by Susan and her voice and story. Read morePublished on April 2 2011 by T. L. Thomsen
A must read for all Susan Boyle fans. She tells it like it is in her own way. Excellent !!!Published on Jan. 5 2011 by Richard D. Graham
Was impressed with Susan's singing voice and her background as noted in the media and wanted to know more about this woman. Read morePublished on Dec 28 2010 by Jeanmac
This is an excellent read. I could not put it down when I started it; a very good story about overcoming adversities in life, a very good story about hope and faith. Read morePublished on Dec 7 2010 by Reinaliz
Susan Magdalane Boyle was born on 1 April 1961, the ninth child in her family. On 1 April 2009, she observed her 48th birthday quietly. Read morePublished on Nov. 25 2010 by Jennifer Cameron-Smith