Susan Boyle signs deal for autobiography book
The 'I Dreamed A Dream' singer teamed up with publishers Transworld to come out with a new book this autumn.
The autobiography, called “The Woman I Was Born to Be,” will detail Susan’s incredible rise to fame and how constantly soaring popularity has changed her life. It will be dedicated to her mother, whom Susan cared for until her final day, and whose death almost made her never want to sing again. The book will also talk in detail of the feelings and emotions she experienced while on Britain’s Got Talent, as well as when she first auditioned for the show, which is when she literally became an international superstar.
“The I Dreamed A Dream hitmaker shot to international stardom on Simon Cowell’s TV talent show Britain’s Got Talent last year (09), and after a whirlwind 12 months which has seen her top album charts all over the world, the 49 year old wants to lift the lid on her life. She has teamed up with publishers Transworld to detail her background, and plans to pay tribute to her late mother who she cared for until her death in 2007, at the age of 91,” Contact Music reports of the new venture.
“When I strutted on to the stage for that audition, I was a scared wee lassie little lady, 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 writing this book to try to show that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover and I hope it will benefit other people. My story demonstrates that you shouldn’t just look at the label, you should look at the whole person, emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually,” Susan herself explains in a statement of the reasons that prompted her to accept the offer.
A spokesperson for Transworld, who are publishing Susan's story, said: "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."