All of Me

All of Me

Book - 2009
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In this revealing autobiography, Canada's first lady of song, for the first time, tells the whole story of her astonishing 40-year career in show biz. It is a candid retrospective of the extraordinary success achieved, and the prices that had to be paid.

"After 'Snowbird' hit, I was swept up like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz , and catapulted into a strange new universe … If I thought for a moment that I was really in control of events, I was deluded." Anne Murray

An unflinching self-portrait of Canada's first great female recording artist, All of Me documents the life of Anne Murray, from her humble origins in the tragedy-plagued coal-mining town of Springhill, Nova Scotia, to her arrival on the world stage. Anne recounts her story: the battles with her record companies over singles and albums; the struggle with drug- and alcohol-ridden band members; the terrible guilt and loneliness of being away from her two young children; her divorce from the man who helped launch her career, Bill Langstroth; and the deaths of two of her closest confidantes. The result is a must-read autobiography by Canada's beloved songbird.


From the Hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9780307398451
9780307398444
0307398447
Characteristics: 344 pages, [32] pages of plates :,colour illustrations ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Posner, Michael 1947-

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claire1953
May 22, 2011

Although I always enjoyed Anne Murray as a performer and Canada's very own snowbird, I knew very little about her life and career. This revealing autobiography shows a side of her very few people knew anything about. She is very candid in discussing the ups and downs of being a star and the effects this had on her family life. A must read for any fan.

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Angele Touchette
Jan 23, 2010

Though she is beloved by her fellow Canadians, her biography makes for pretty dull reading.

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