The Woman I Was Born to Be

My Story

The Woman I Was Born to Be

A memoir from worldwide singing sensation Susan Boyle—an inspiring story about overcoming struggles and celebrating triumphs, as she achieved her greatest dream.

In April 2009, 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 world. From singing karaoke in local pubs to a 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 superstar. This astonishing transformation has not always been easy for her, 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, she tells the story of her life and the challenges she has struggled to overcome with faith, fortitude, and an unfailing sense of humor.
  • Atria Books | 
  • 336 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451609264 | 
  • June 2011

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About the Author

Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle was born, and still lives, in Blackburn, West Lothian. She shot to global fame on April 11, 2009, when she appeared on Britain’s Got Talent, singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from the musical Les Misérables. This is her first book.


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