Talent show sensation-turned-multiplatinum-selling singer Susan Boyle has inked a deal to write her autobiography.
Just what we’ve all been waiting for: the musings of a reformed cat lady.
The “I Dreamed A Dream hitmaker shot to international stardom after a soul-stirring rendition of the Les Miserables theme on Britain’s Got Talent last year. After a whirlwind 12 months, which has seen her album top charts all over the world, the 49-year-old Scottish spinster wants to lift the lid on her life on the pages of her lifestory.
She has teamed up with publishers Transworld to pen The Woman I Was Born To Be, which will be published in the UK next fall.
Transworld promises a book that will tackle “the challenges she has struggled to overcome with faith, fortitude and an unfailing sense of humor.”
Susan says: “When I strutted on to 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 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. I hope that telling it will show that dreams are not impossible, if you’ve got courage and a willingness to go on no matter what the circumstances.”
Boyle plans to dedicate the book to her late mother.