Shania Twain Plans Autobiography for Spring 2011

Shania Twain will publish her autobiography in spring 2011 through Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. The book has not yet been titled. Twain will write about her upbringing in rural Ontario, the death of her mother and stepfather, her music career and “recent struggles in her personal life,” according to a press release. Twain’s divorce from songwriter-record producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange was finalized in June. This is her first book. As previously announced, a documentary series about her life will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network in the spring. “There have been moments in my life I was concerned by the reality that tomorrow would never come,” Twain said. “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. 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.”