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Born Eilleen Regina Edwards in 1965 in rural Canada, Shania Twain has lived a life rife with triumph and tragedy. By the time she was two, her parents had divorced, and by early childhood, her family of seven was often without food, at times living in a filthy one bedroom apartment. Her stepfather?s abuse once forced her mother to move with five children into a homeless shelter, and when she wasn?t working in McDonald?s to support her family, she was out chopping wood to make ends meet. But when her mother and stepfather were tragically killed in an automobile accident when she was 22, Shania knew that the only way to lift her family out of poverty was to use her God-given singing talent and become a full-time performer. At an age when most young people have only themselves to think about, Shania moved her entire family to a nearby resort where she began performing, supporting her brothers and sisters.
In riveting and often heartbreaking prose, Shania shares these pivotal moments of her hardscrabble childhood, revealing in stark detail the difficulties she and her family faced. She writes of being discovered, her time performing in Nashville, and her sudden, dramatic rise to stardom. Shania will spare no details about her recent personal struggles and heartbreaks as well, subjects about which she?s never spoken publicly. This remarkable book is the story of a brave, honest and down to earth woman who faced odds and downfalls most people never experience, yet has succeeded beyond anyone?s expectations.