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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Falling Backwards by Jann Arden - book review

Falling Backwards
Author:  Jann Arden
Published:  Fall 2011
Publisher:  Alfred A. Knopf
Pages:  270
Genre:  Memoir
ISBN 9780307399847
Source:  Secret Santa gift at work (thank you Will!)

I love Jann Arden's original songs. They say something to everyone who listens. (think Could I Be Your Girl, Insensitive) She is extraordinarily talented.  When I heard of the release of Falling Backwards, I was looking forward to reading it and soon!  

In Falling Backwards, Jann looks back over her life, growing up in small town Alberta with an older and a younger brother. She endured trials but in her happy go lucky way, she was not fazed by them. At first, anyway. As she graduated and sought to find herself, she worked various jobs including highway construction flag person, fisher-person, busker and others. She always had the support of her parents and it is with their help and a bit of luck and a lot of hard work and perseverance, Jann found herself and we, the admiring public, found her. What began with a great love for music, this self-taught guitarist, song writer and singer has made her own luck and made her dreams come true.

An interesting read, extolling the promise of the virtues of perseverance and never giving up hope and the rewards thereof.  

Rated 4/5 stars. (warning to the sensitive reader- language and some sexual situations - not graphic)

1 comment:

  1. I love Jan Arden, but missed this interview with George. Thanks for bringing it to me.


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