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The extraordinary personal story of the Scottish woman who became a global superstar overnight
One year ago, 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
From singing karaoke in local pubs to 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
This astonishing transformation has not always been easy for Susan,
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, Susan tells the story of her life and the
challenges she has struggled to overcome with faith, fortitude and an
unfailing sense of humour.
‘When I strutted onto the stage for that audition, I was a scared wee
lassie, still grieving for my mother, not caring how I looked. I think
I’ve grown up a lot in the last year, become more of a lady, and I’m
not so frightened anymore. I’m telling my story to try and show that
you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, that you shouldn’t just look
at the label – you must look at the whole person, emotionally,
physically, mentally and spiritually. I hope that it will show that
dreams are not impossible, if you’ve got courage and a willingness to
go on no matter what the circumstances.’
About The Author
Susan Boyle was born, and still lives, in Blackburn, West Lothian.
She shot to global fame on 11 April 2009 when she appeared on Britain's
Got Talent, singing 'I Dreamed a Dream' from the musical Les
Miserables. This is her first book.
ISBN: 9780593066959 ISBN-10: 0593066952 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 336 Published: 14th October 2010 Publisher: Random House USA Inc Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3
Weight (kg): 0.472