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Singer Shania Twain to pen memoir

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Image Credit: Ray Tamarra/Getty Images Country singer Shania Twain singed an agreement with Atria Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, to publish her first book—an autobiography.

“When I read Shania’s manuscript, it amazed me how rich, clear, unfiltered and honest she was,” said  publisher Judith Curr in a press release. “There is a depth that comes through in her writing. The book will be a help and inspiration to many and those who think they know her from her music will be surprised at the raw and personal place she writes from.”

The book will discuss Twain’s upbringing in Ontario, the death of her mother and stepfather, and her rise to fame among other things. “There have been moments in my life I was concerned by the reality that tomorrow would never come. Recently I experienced one of those moments to an intensity that brought on a sudden urgency to document my life before I ran out of time, before I had the opportunity to share an honest and complete account of my life, in my own words,” Twain said. “There are times in your life that are meant for reflection, and this was one of them. I began writing this book with a sincere respect for the past, present and future as something never to be taken for granted.”

The yet-to-be-titled book will be published in spring 2011. Does this news impress you much? (Sorry. I couldn’t help myself.) Will you be reading or passing on this latest celebrity memoir? Sound off in the comments.

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