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FV 09-22-2010 09:15 AM

Shania's Autobiography: May 3, 2011! Cover photo
 
http://www.shaniatwain.com/news_arc...124&sectionID=1

SHANIA SIGNS BOOK DEAL! 22/09/2010 9:00am

ATRIA BOOKS INKS DEAL FOR SHANIA TWAIN MEMOIR

(NEW YORK) – September 22, 2010. Superstar Shania Twain has signed an agreement with Atria Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, to publish her autobiography, it was announced today by Judith Curr, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Atria Books and Washington Square Press. Curr acquired world rights from Robert B. Barnett of Williams & Connolly LLP and Sarah Durand, Senior Editor, will edit. Atria plans to publish the book in spring 2011.

In this yet to be titled autobiography, Shania Twain shares her challenging and sometimes shockingly painful upbringing in rural Ontario, the tragic death of her mother and stepfather, her "against all odds" rise to fame in a foreign entertainment industry, the hurdles she faced as a female outsider in the male-dominated world of country music and the recent struggles in her personal life.


“When I read Shania’s manuscript, it amazed me how rich, clear, unfiltered and honest she was,” said Judith Curr. “There is a depth that comes through in her writing. The book will be a help and inspiration to many and those who think they know her from her music will be surprised at the raw and personal place she writes from.”

"There have been moments in my life I was concerned by the reality that tomorrow would never come. Recently I experienced one of those moments to an intensity that brought on a sudden urgency to document my life before I ran out of time, before I had the opportunity to share an honest and complete account of my life, in my own words. There are times in your life that are meant for reflection, and this was one of them. I began writing this book with a sincere respect for the past, present and future as something never to be taken for granted," said Twain.

Shania Twain rose to fame in the early 1990s with her debut album Shania Twain (1993), and achieved worldwide success with her 1997 album Come On Over, which became the best-selling album of all time by a female musician, and the best selling country album of all time. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Twain has also achieved major success as a songwriter, winning 27 BMI Songwriter awards. Despite the fact Twain has released very few albums, she has sold over 75 million albums worldwide to date, including 48 million in the U.S. Her docu-series on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network will debut in the spring. This is her first book.

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Atria Books is an imprint of Simon & Schuster, a part of the CBS Corporation. Simon & Schuster is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Online, and international companies in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information about Atria, visit our website at http://imprints.simonandschuster.biz/atria.

FV 09-22-2010 09:15 AM

Yep...Things are moving.... :rolleyes: ........ :D It is going to be a quite busy spring for Shania fans...cancel all other previous engagements...;)

Jud 09-22-2010 11:28 AM

Yep, it seems it will be interesting!

Hope it will come with music thought!

I wonder if sheás talking about the almost car accident she had last winter, as urging her to write

cbspock 09-22-2010 11:51 AM

You mean her drive in the snowstorm?


-Chris

Jud 09-22-2010 11:54 AM

yeap. she was frightened by her recalling the story

AINAHS 09-22-2010 12:39 PM

New music and a new book by her???????????!!!!!!!!!!

And a TV show????

What more could a Shanianut ask for?

AINAHS 09-22-2010 12:39 PM

Did I miss the announcement about the new music being released?

FV 09-22-2010 12:53 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by AINAHS
Did I miss the announcement about the new music being released?

No announcement....for now.... :lookout but she is on the right track... :giggy: step by step we're getting somewhere.....

FV 09-22-2010 01:01 PM

#1 Search term on yahoo.com at 2PM ET "Shania Twain"!!!

http://search.yahoo.com/search?cs=b...-tts-701&fr2=ps

AINAHS 09-22-2010 01:21 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by FV
No announcement....for now.... :lookout but she is on the right track... :giggy: step by step we're getting somewhere.....
...what track is that?

AINAHS 09-22-2010 01:23 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by FV
#1 Search term on yahoo.com at 2PM ET "Shania Twain"!!!

http://search.yahoo.com/search?cs=b...-tts-701&fr2=ps

I note a lot of the reports say she is to write her memoirs.

I believe from the original announcement on the book she has already writtten the manuscript and it is being edited now. Isn't that your take on where the book stands now?

FinnFreak 09-22-2010 03:53 PM

Don't autobiographies usually come out at the end of a career..?


John

AINAHS 09-22-2010 04:15 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by FinnFreak
Don't autobiographies usually come out at the end of a career..?


John
Some do some don't - there is no rule of thumb I have ever seen on this subject - maybe she will do a trilogy of autobiographies - what do we really know about what is going in her life and mind?! :lookout

amanda122 09-22-2010 04:28 PM

A lot of stars do autobiographies regardless of where they are at in their careers, I guess Shania feels it's the right time to reveal all and writing is therapy for her.

FinnFreak 09-22-2010 04:40 PM

I'd prefer a songwriter doing it through music.


John

AINAHS 09-22-2010 05:11 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by FinnFreak
I'd prefer a songwriter doing it through music.


John

That is what they usually do... :lookout

cbspock 09-22-2010 05:48 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by FinnFreak
I'd prefer a songwriter doing it through music.


John


Don't worry Mutt fan. I'm sure there will be no dirt to embarrass Mutt.

-Chris

AINAHS 09-22-2010 06:34 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by cbspock
Don't worry Mutt fan. I'm sure there will be no dirt to embarrass Mutt.

-Chris

I thought he is first and foremost shanianuts! :lookout

cbspock 09-22-2010 06:41 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by AINAHS
I thought he is first and foremost shanianuts! :lookout



Huh???

He seems to have crashed and burned on that front. If Shania does dish some dirt, oh well. Live with it. Just as Shania may reveal some stuff we as Shania fans may not like too much.

I think this will add another piece to the puzzle of "Who is Shania Twain?" I also look forward to seeing if she goes into any other details Eggar may have missed, or interpreted. So we get Shania's side of the story.


Shania is going to be Queen of all media in 2011..lol Look at how inspiring Shania has been to millions of fans, she is just continuing the tradition.




-Chris

AINAHS 09-22-2010 06:47 PM

I don't think he did that - he is just disenchanted with the long delays and lack of news like many fans.

FV 09-22-2010 06:52 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by AINAHS
I don't think he did that - he is just disenchanted with the long delays and lack of news like many fans.

The last few months we got plenty of information! especialy in comparison to before...LOL! :nuts:

I am actually looking forward to "read Shania"...I mean she has always been very open, especially over the last year or so...so far, 2011 maybe turn into a great Shania year...at the very least we know there will be promotion for the TV show and the book...and possibly something else.... :bounce015

talkalot24 09-22-2010 09:44 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by cbspock
Don't worry Mutt fan. I'm sure there will be no dirt to embarrass Mutt.

-Chris


+1 !!!!!!!!!!!!

FinnFreak 09-23-2010 01:20 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by cbspock

I'm sure there will be no dirt to embarrass Mutt.

-Chris


I don't think there'll be any either.


John

shadowita 09-23-2010 03:51 AM

...
Is this the end?!? :lookout
(thanks for the 'warning' Fran!)

Steve F 09-23-2010 06:12 AM

Haven't been here for a few days, been busy. :) Interesting development to say the least. Seems to me it wasn't that many years ago Shania said no one could ever get her story right because they would never know all the facts and that she would not do it because she wanted to keep her family's life private, or something like that. So now apparently she has had an epiphany of sorts and wanting to set the record straight about her life has now become #1.

I'm glad she's doing so. When Robin Eggar's book came out we all had many questions as to it's accuracy in many areas as I'm sure all of her fans did. I look forward to her real story, i.e., if it is real. :) To be honest, I had a suspicion she might never do this. So, now that she says she will, then even if music does take a back seat for a while, so be it. :)


Steve

AINAHS 09-23-2010 08:40 AM

The manuscript is finished and being edited by the publisher according to my reading of the news releases so I do not see why music needs to take a backseat unless she is finished putting out music.

cbspock 09-23-2010 08:53 AM

I really think there is music in the wings or she wouldn't have signed with a new management company. I think 2011 is the album with a tour in 2012.

The book marks the end and the beginning of a chapter in her life.
-chris

FV 09-23-2010 09:53 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by shadowita
...
Is this the end?!? :lookout
(thanks for the 'warning' Fran!)


No, on the contrary..it is the beginning of everything that is to come.... :SN

FV 09-23-2010 09:55 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by AINAHS
The manuscript is finished and being edited by the publisher according to my reading of the news releases so I do not see why music needs to take a backseat unless she is finished putting out music.


My impression too...I look at this as the beginning of more to come..... :)

Jud 09-23-2010 11:50 AM

it certainly will mark the end of a period in Shania's life. But when one door is closed, another one is opening.
Maybe new music is closer then we think, and maybe there will be some turns in the road before we get there.
I am sure music it with her every day, but when it will transform to songs she wants to share with her fans, only she knows.

Vivashania 10-15-2010 07:04 PM

There are a couple things in her life that I think Shania has been purposefully vague about up till now. I expect to see her drop a couple surprises in her book. It should be very interesting. I think we are kind of seeing a new, much more open, Shania emerge with her TV show and this book and so on. The last few years have been pretty lean for the fans. 2011, on the other hand, looks like it will be very interesting. TV show, book and (I think and hope) a new album. We're going to have plenty to yak about on this board soon!

cbspock 10-15-2010 07:39 PM

I sure hope so!!!

It will be interesting to see what she has to say.


-Chris

Vivashania 10-17-2010 07:10 PM

I'm wondering if Shania will be doing the book signing bit at book stores. Is it too early to get in line?

FV 10-17-2010 08:32 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vivashania
I'm wondering if Shania will be doing the book signing bit at book stores. Is it too early to get in line?

LOL! :D I am sure there will be many TV appearances to promote the book, I do not know about book signings....possibly in large cities I suspect?

Steve F 10-19-2010 06:35 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by FV
LOL! :D I am sure there will be many TV appearances to promote the book, I do not know about book signings....possibly in large cities I suspect?


Maybe in big cities, but not here in Maine most likely. :)


Steve

shadowita 10-20-2010 01:55 AM

...And not in Italy too, I think... :(*

AINAHS 10-21-2010 08:17 AM

as posted at the ShaniaForums
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by StarlightMusic;1411638
Hey Everyone!

I was surfin' on amazon.com for some other posters of Shania and look what I found!

http://www.amazon.com/Untitled-Memo...7643349&sr=1-13

How amazing is that ?!

Yippeee!!!!!!

Steve F 10-21-2010 01:05 PM

Cool! Thanks! I've got one-click shopping with Amazon. :)

It appears there will also be an audio CD for $29.99.


Steve

FV 11-26-2010 04:25 PM

HLN just showed a quick news video on Shania's autobiography: it's a massive book! They were saying that the publisher has been caught by surprise by the number of copies already pre-ordered: over 310,000! :OH They were showing copies of the biography off the presses without any cover yet...but the book must be at least 800 pages by looking at it..!! :giggy:

Steve F 11-26-2010 04:46 PM



Lots of folks waiting............. HI! Great! :)


Steve


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