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Diamond in the Rough

A to the dark smoky bars in Austin Texas to the world stage at the GrammysHumorous and deeply honest Colvin relates the experiences behind her best loved songs in vivid color in this memoir Diamond in the Rough captures her years of touring cross country in bands and vans full of guys; falling in and out of love; meeting heroes like Joni Mitchell; searching for her musical identity; and making friendships that would last a lifetime It is also an unflinching account of Colvin's. My wife and I have been fans of Shawn Colvin s music since her first album er CD Steady On was released back in 1989 We saw her at least three times during that tour and we both could tell from her songs her stage presence and the stories she told on stage that she had done a lot of living in her yearsI had hoped that Colvin s autobiography Diamond in the Rough would tell that story with a depth that her songs suggested she was capable of providing Instead I feel Colvin gave an overview of her life spending time on some of the important moments feeling left out in Illinois as a child finding music through her guitar her two marriages the birth of her daughter but never getting too deep When she writes about her drinking depression and panic attacks it is as if they re just brief emotional events She writes a bit about beating alcohol but devotes very few pages to it and none to beating depression and panic attacks other than to mention the pharmaceuticals that have helped her regain her sense of self Similarly her two divorces are mentioned in passing the reasons behind them are given a sentence or two if thatColvin opens and closes her book with events surrounding the breakup of her most recent relationship a relationship with someone she won t name other than to call him her ex While I certainly wasn t looking for a kiss and tell from Colvin her reluctance to trust the reader enough with a name seems to sum up Colvin s writing about her life in generalI expected something honest personally engaging and revealing about Colvin after following her music for over 20 years Encounters with Rauschenberg unflinching account of Colvin's. My wife and I have been fans of Shawn Colvin s music since her first album er CD Steady On was released back in 1989 We saw her at least three times during that tour and we both could tell from her songs her stage presence and the stories she told on stage that she had done a lot of living in her yearsI had hoped that Colvin s autobiography Diamond in the Rough would tell that story with a depth that her songs suggested she was capable of providing Instead I feel Colvin gave an overview of her life spending time on some of the important moments feeling left out in Illinois as a child finding music through her guitar her two marriages the birth of her daughter but never getting too deep When she writes about her drinking depression and panic attacks it is as if they re just brief emotional events She writes a bit about beating alcohol but devotes very few pages to it and none to beating depression and panic attacks other than to mention the pharmaceuticals that have helped her regain her sense of self Similarly her two divorces are mentioned in passing the reasons behind them are given a sentence or two if thatColvin opens and closes her book with events surrounding the breakup of her most recent relationship a relationship with someone she won t name other than to call him her ex While I certainly wasn t looking for a kiss and tell from Colvin her reluctance to trust the reader enough with a name seems to sum Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries up Colvin s writing about her life in generalI expected something honest personally engaging and revealing about Colvin after following her music for over 20 years

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After learning to play guitar at the age of ten Shawn Colvin was determined to make a life in music a decision that would send a small town girl out on the open road for good In 1997 two decades after she started she got her big break Like the troubled would be arsonist and survivor of her smash hit Sunny Came Home Colvin knows a thing or two about heartache and setting fires Diamond in the Rough recounts this passionate musician's coming of age from the prairies of South Dakot. Thank you Shelf Awareness On a day when I was really in need of good news I received notice that I had won this book I ll get a little review up whenever I can get my hand to cooperate Double Jeopardy up whenever I can get my hand to cooperate

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Struggles weathering addiction and depression learning to care for not only herself but also a child and always channeling those experiences into songWith the wit lyricism and empathy that have characterized Colvin's performances and inspired audiences worldwide Diamond in the Rough looks back over a rich lifetime of highs and lows with stunning insight and candor In its pages we witness the inspiring story of a woman honing her artistry finding her voice and making herself who. Five stars for Shawn Colvin s musicGreat start to this book with vivid details from her humble Midwestern upbringing to her arduous journey as multiple Grammy winning artist Brave and honest telling of her battle with depression anti depressants and therapists Humorous accounts of life with a band Wonderful glimpse into the artist s process And then there s the heartaches The book could use a good editor and the ending was somehow not resolved Still a must for any fan Enjoyed it Beyond the Pale upbringing to her arduous journey as multiple Grammy winning artist Brave and honest telling of her battle with depression anti depressants and therapists Humorous accounts of life with a band Wonderful glimpse into the artist s process And then there s the heartaches The book could The Black Ice Score (Parker, use a good editor and the ending was somehow not resolved Still a must for any fan Enjoyed it

  • Hardcover
  • 240
  • Diamond in the Rough
  • Shawn Colvin
  • English
  • 18 February 2019
  • 9780061759598

About the Author: Shawn Colvin

Shawn Colvin is a singer songwriter and musician She began performing in bands in the late 1970s and after years of honing her skills in Austin Texas and the New York folk scene Colvin released her debut album Steady On in 1989 which earned a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album Her breakthrough success was the album A Few Small Repairs in 1996 featuring the song Sunny Came Home a



10 thoughts on “Diamond in the Rough

  1. says:

    I remember where I was when I first encountered Shawn Colvin I was in a Best Buy in Bloomington Illinois in the spring of my freshman year Her album Steady On was sitting on an end cap display in the new music section; it looked good and I was feeling consumeristic so I bought it I probably uite frankly put it on my Discover Card as I was wont to do back then which means I'm probably still paying for it That

  2. says:

    I have been a Shawn Colvin fan for over 10 years so I went into this with high hopes As a memoir I think it is pretty well written lots of personal stories and information That being said however this is the first autobiographybiography that I think I like the subject less after reading their book I still love

  3. says:

    Thank you Shelf Awareness On a day when I was really in need of good news I received notice that I had won this book I'll get a little review up whenever I can get my hand to cooperate

  4. says:

    I read this book in just two sittings It was a thoroughly enjoyable swift read because it is written purely from the heart It is a gritty no holds barred brutally honest soul baring confessional memoir that is at once uplift

  5. says:

    This book is pretty uneven though that's also how I find Colvin's music some of it I love some of it I have to skip She breezes uickly through her childhood detailing a few formative experiences which I thought was good no reason to dwell too much there But she sort of skimmed over the alcohol addiction part and at one point she me

  6. says:

    My wife and I have been fans of Shawn Colvin's music since her first album er CD Steady On was released back in 1989 We saw her at least three times during that tour and we both could tell from her songs her stage presence and the s

  7. says:

    Well you cant accuse Shawn Colvin of not being honest in this memoir Sometimes maybe she's just a little too honest leaving me to wonder what her teenage daughter will think when she reads her mom's book Overall though a pleasant uick read for the summer If you're a fan of her music which I am there are some interesting insights into some of her songs She spends a bit too much time chronicling all her failed relationships and he

  8. says:

    Five stars for Shawn Colvin's musicGreat start to this book with vivid details from her humble Midwestern upbringing to her arduous journey as multiple Grammy winning artist Brave and honest telling of her battle with depression anti depressants and therapists Humorous accounts of life with a band Wonderful glimp

  9. says:

    I love books about artists discovering themselves and Colvin's memoir is no exception What's even fascinating is that she

  10. says:

    As you'd expect from a woman who's worked her way through most of America's psychiatric medications this is not an in depth bookIt bounces about like a nervous moth rarely settling on a subject for long as a fresh idea or thought rushes to the fore But that's not a criticismIn doing this you gain a further insight into the mind of the woman who gave the world one of my all time favourite albums in A Few Small RepairsThrough tales of her

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