The Woman I Was Born to Be: My Story

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 12, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
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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.
 

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Although I havent finished reading this book I find it to be a true delight. Susan is such a talented woman however she faced many difficulties from early on in her life. She is beautiful on the outside but truly beautiful on the inside. Enjoyable read! Read full review

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Charming, readable, heroic, tear-jerking...
I will return to this review, after I return to my local library, where I will return what I thought was Susan's book, but, regretablly, in my rush to
get in/get out before my parking meter expired, I have now found to be another book, about Susan; a rather good one, in and of itself, but not nearly as good as Susan's very own story. 

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Contents

Prologue
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14
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15
106
1
128
Family Matters
138
Millennium
147
Caring
153
Britains Got Talent
165
Priory
243
Who IWas Born to
247
Ave Maria
249
Andy
254
33
259
The Home of the Brave
269
Europe
282
Television Special
288

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167
Reveal Day
174
Interviews
182
Makeover
193
Yvie
199
27
205
Final
223
Aftermath
239
Celebrity
291
Amazing Grace
297
Rosary
311
Moving On
314
A Reflection
319
Acknowledgments
321
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About the author (2010)

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 MisÚrables. This is her first book.

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