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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. 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 mentions drugs but doesn t come back to it she is candid about it but doesn t seem to be telling the whole story While I respect her privacy writing a book like this was her choice and I do think that being upfront might be helpful to the readerI felt the same way about some of her relationships While she describes both her husbands and explains her reasons for the marriages failing I d rather that she had shown us She tells us about her commitment issues but doesn t give examples of how they were overwhelming or caused problems Again some of this is probably out of respect for her privacy as well as theirs but I don t think that telling us how you felt in love and falling out is too much to ask of a singer songwriter writing a biography She dwells on a failed romance after her 2nd marriage almost as long as she does both marriages it s a little tough to read because the person isn t named I understand why but I wish she could have brought the same candor to the parts where she discusses the people that she thought she d be with foreverShe does a great job with her depression I think this is a must read for anyone who s grappled with depression or mental health issues Colvin is upfront though not too detailed it s a good balanceabout her own battles with depression and does a good job describing her feelings how she is able to maintain her job and lifestyle while dealing with these issues And I don t think she tells too much here she maintains a level of distanceAs someone who s followed her career since the beginning it was also nice to read about the making of her albums and what ideas were behind the songs her writing process etc If you re not familiar with her work that may not be interesting to you but she is a good songwriterIf you re a fan a writer or interested in depression and related issues this is a good book for you Otherwise it s pacing is kind of uneven and you may not care enough to pick it up

Summary Diamond in the Rough

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

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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. 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 her bouts with clinical depression But I guess those things have been significant in her life so I suppose they re fair game


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 w

  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

  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 uplifting and sad at the same timeThe author speaks frankly about her battles with alcohol depression weight fluctuations drug use suicidal thoughts and a string of unfulfilling relationships which are unfulfilling only becau

  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 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 ca

  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 her

  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 depress

  9. says:

    I love books about artists discovering themselves and Colvin's memoir is no exception What's even fascinating is that she seemed to stumble into her career because she really wasn't good at anything else She had a huge substance abuse problem which will limit how much and what you can do but she always found the energy f

  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 t

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