From This Moment on

From This Moment on

Book - 2011
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The world may know Shania Twain as many things: a music legend, a mother, and recently, a fixture in the news for her painful, public divorce and subsequent marriage to a cherished friend. But in this extraordinary autobiography, Shania reveals that she is so much more. She is Eilleen Twain, one of five children born into poverty in rural Canada, where her family often didn't have enough food to send her to school with lunch. She's the teenage girl who helped her mother and young siblings escape to a battered woman's shelter to put an end to the domestic violence in her family home. And she's the courageous twenty-two-year-old who sacrificed to keep her younger siblings together after her parents were tragically killed in a car accident.

Shania Twain's life has evolved from a series of pivotal moments, and in unflinching, heartbreaking prose, Shania spares no details as she takes us through the events that have made her who she is. She recounts her difficult childhood, her parents' sudden death and its painful aftermath, her dramatic rise to stardom, her devastating betrayal by a trusted friend, and her joyful marriage to the love of her life. From these moments, she offers profound, moving insights into families, personal tragedies, making sense of one's life, and the process of healing. Shania Twain is a singular, remarkable woman who has faced enormous odds and downfalls, and her extraordinary story will provide wisdom, inspiration, and hope for almost anyone.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2011
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781451620740
Branch Call Number: 782.421661 TWA 2011
Characteristics: xvii, 424p. : col. photos

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GracieLucy
Nov 05, 2014

Interesting story, poorly written, needed much better editing.

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HopeButterfly
Sep 02, 2014

Good book, hard going at times. Really felt for her when she was describing the cold she grew up in.
All in all I enjoyed it and the book helped me understand her a little better and I was able to cut her some slack!!
Can't get over how she was so quick to forgive some people that caused such hurt in her life, but that makes a better person for it....

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Adele20
Aug 24, 2014

Very interesting book. Hard to believe everything she has been through when you look at her now. Easy to read and quite enjoyable.

I admire Shania Twain's willingness to be open about her life and herself, even if I haven't always appreciated her music nor her ex-husband's contributions to the music world.

I'm surprised by PaganPride's oh so knowing comment. They already knew the intimate details of Twain's life before it came to print?

Anyway, a good book to read and to learn from - her perspectives on childhood, the relative poverty she grew up in and of learning of her being betrayed by a friend and her own husband.

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PaganPride
Jul 10, 2012

Was ok, but nothing I didn't already know

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Laura_R
May 22, 2012

Like the book. A little disapointed she chose to use American spelling though.

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chubby77girl
Jan 03, 2012

A very enjoyable book although I think it could have been a bit shorter. It was hard going at times.

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DécorMaman
Sep 24, 2011

J'ai beaucoup aimé ce livre. Shania n'a pas peur de divulguer certains secrets de son passé, un passé difficile.

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Dianaready
Sep 16, 2011

Excellent memoir. Very open and honest. Highly recommened.

kima88 Jul 28, 2011

What an excellent read, from the beginning to the end. Would highly recommend reading her biography.

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