Shaina Twain opens up old wounds in new memoir

May 3, 2011 |  by  |  Breaking News, Entertainment
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There’s a reason country music can sad and depressing, filled with songs about breakups, pick up trucks and leaving home for good. The crooner who write the songs are just writing what they know. Even Shania Twain, though a bit more poppy than most, still sings her fair share of sad love songs.

And now she’s writing books!

In her new autobiography, From This Moment On, she chronicles in detail a growing up in an abusive household … and her divorce from Mutt Lange after he left her for her best friend.

Keep reading for more about Shania Twain’s new book…after the jump!

The last two years have not been too kind for country crooner Shaina Twain. You can say she’ll have sad song material for life after her husband of 14 years and left her in 2008 for her best friend, Marie-Anne Thiébaud.

This, and other detailed stories about her intriguing life, are written about in her new book, From This Moment on.

Like the part where Shania ended up finding love with  Marie-Anne’s ex-husband, Frédéric Thiébaud, after they bonded over the betrayal!

She writes:

I’ll be honest: When your husband leaves you, and falls into the arms of your close friend, your self-esteem can really suffer.

She also write about growing up around a sexually abusive stepfather. In her book, she recounts one incident where she watched him push her mother’s head into a toilet repeatedly.

I ran up behind my dad with a chair in both hands and smashed it across his back. Before I could get away, he punched me in the jaw. Adrenaline pumping, I punched him back!

According to OK Magazine, Shania also says she was sexually abused by him as a teenager and she begged her mother to run away to a shelter.

She said she wanted to write the memoir in an “honest and complete” way. It seems you did just that, Ms. Twain!


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