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Win a copy of Shania Twain’s new memoir

Update:  The winners are Leeann, Rodney, and Nathan.  Congratulations, guys, and I’ll be in touch to get your shipping info.  Thanks to everybody who commented.

The best-selling female country artist of all time has written her autobiography, and it hits bookstores everywhere this week.  In the book, published by Simon & Schuster, Twain recounts her poverty-stricken upbringing through the often stormy relationship between her parents.  From the beginnings of her music career to her dreams being sidetracked by the tragic death of both parents in a car accident, on to her first record deal and her slow start in Nashville, Shania tells her story with candid honesty.  After her second album, The Woman In Me, exploded the Canadian songstress’ career, she went on to a wildly successful music career that spanned genres and continents.

Lately, Shania has been in the news following a headline-grabbing divorce from husband and producer John “Mutt” Lange, and her remarriage.  She’s also rumored to be back in the studio working on a new album for release later this year.  She’s also set to debut a brand-new series, Why Not? with Shania Twain, on the Oprah Winfrey Network, and is currently plugging her memoir in a nationwide media blitz.

We have 3 copies of Shania Twain’s From This Moment On to give away to our readers. To enter, leave us a comment by midnight, May 31, 2011 and tell us what other country stars’ autobiographies you’ve read.  Whose was your favorite/least favorite, and why?

14 responses to “Win a copy of Shania Twain’s new memoir

  1. alittleteteatete May 5, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Ever since I saw her on Oprah talking about her new book – I knew I had to have it!! 🙂

    As far as others that I’ve read, I LOVED Reba’s. She’s since a genuine person, which shines through in her book.

    P.S. lisagoneaussie (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. Nicole May 5, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    I have loved Shania and her music ever since she entered the country scene. I’m excited to read her autobiography.

    nicole(dot)m(dot)hutchison @ gmail(dot)com

    THANK YOU!

  3. danny barker May 6, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Iam sorry I have not read any others not much a fan that would have areason to read one.but Iam a real Shania fan and I would love to read hers.If the book stores don’t sell out before I have a chance to get a ride there. then I will have to wait for next shipment to buy one.

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  5. Ben Foster May 6, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I’ve read Reba’s autobiography, which I really enjoyed. It included quite a few humorous accounts of her life experiences. I also read Rosanne’s memoir “Composed” when it came out last summer. That one really seemed to have a lot of depth to it, making it a very absorbing read. I’ve also read Loretta’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” which is a cool book because it feels so authentic and so unmistakably Loretta. And who doesn’t love Loretta? I’m not sure which book I would label my favorite, having liked them all in different ways. Looking forward to devouring Shania’s book as well.

  6. Sean May 6, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    My favorite would have to be Reba’s “My Story” and her “Comfort From a Country Quilt” is a delightful read too. I’ve also read Wynonna’s memoir, Lorrie Morgan’s, and Rosanne Cash’s. I’m an autobiography nerd! 🙂

  7. Sabrina5000 May 8, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Well I’ve read Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and Lorie Morgan’s. I would have to say Lorrie’s was my favorite. Even though it told the tragic story of Keith Whitley, it also shows what a strong wonderful person Lorrie is. Like Shania she faced a lot of sadness and grief but she overcame it and went on.

  8. Leeann Ward May 8, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    I’ve only read a few, but Rosanne Cash’s and Rodney Crowell’s books are probably the most literate autobiographies I’ve read so far, which make them my favorites.

  9. Rodney in South Carolina May 10, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Chely’s autobiography, Like Me, was so raw and revealing….God bless her for being so honest and open. I hope that both she and Shania find complete happiness in their new relationships.

  10. Chad May 19, 2011 at 8:36 am

    I’ve read the bios of Reba, Wynonna, Naomi Judd, Chely Wright, and Rosanne Cash (maybe others that I’m not remembering). I’ve liked them all, for different reasons. I tend to like what I’ve read most recently, which was Rosanne Cash’s. It followed a different form than a typical “autobiography” but really shed light on the process of writing and making music–fascinating read!

  11. pwdennis May 19, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    I’ve bios of Hank Williams Sr, Ernest Tubb, Faron Young, Johnny Cash, Jimmie Rodgers and Patsy Cline and George Jones , among others. Of the bios the two are Jimmie Rodgers were (Nolan Porterfield and Barry Mazor were both excellent. The Bob Wills bio HUBBIN’ IT by Ruth Sheldon (written in the late 1930s) was also quite good

    Ive read autobiographies by Roseanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Stonewall Jackson, Skeeter Davis, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and a bunch more that I’ve forgotten but the best autobiography was undoubtedly the one penned by Hank Snow

  12. Thomas May 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    I loved Reba’s autobiography. I’ve also skimmed through Chely Wright’s Like Me, Portia di Rossi’s Unbearable Lightness. I’m hoping to read Chely’s in the near future. I loved what I started to read.

    Roseanne Cash’s autobiography (and of course Shania’s!) interests me too.

    I know this isn’t a country autobiography or a “traditional” autobiography, but I loved reading A Diary of Anne Frank when I was in grade 9. It is a powerful read seen through the eyes of a 15 year old girl.

  13. Nathan May 29, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I havent read any biographies of country stars. I am a big fan of Shania Twain and her music. Love her song “You’re Still THe One”.

  14. tpage6 June 5, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Another big publicity stunt. Nothing country about her.

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