Coming Home to Myself
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Coming Home to Myself

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by Wynonna Judd, Patsi Bale Cox
     
 

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From the heart of one of the world's most beloved entertainers comes an engaging memoir of professional triumph, private heartbreak, and personal victory. From Wynonna Judd's beginnings as part of the celebrated, multiple-award-winning, platinum-selling duo with her mother Naomi to an equally triumphant solo career to the dramatic turning point that forced the

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From the heart of one of the world's most beloved entertainers comes an engaging memoir of professional triumph, private heartbreak, and personal victory. From Wynonna Judd's beginnings as part of the celebrated, multiple-award-winning, platinum-selling duo with her mother Naomi to an equally triumphant solo career to the dramatic turning point that forced the country music superstar to reevaluate her life, her priorities, and her past, this is a memoir as dynamic as the woman herself-a story of survival, strength, family, and forgiveness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451218087
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/05/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,225,980
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.95(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Wynonna Judd came into prominence as part of the legendary mother-daughter duo, The Judds, selling more than twenty million records worldwide and winning more than sixty industry awards. Born in Ashland, Kentucky, Wynonna now lives in Nashville with her children, cats, dogs, buffalo, and deer. Restless Heart is her first novel.

Patsi Bale Cox is a music journalist who has collaborated on such bestselling memoirs as Loretta Lynn's Still Woman Enough and Ralph Emery's The View from Nashville.

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Coming Home to Myself 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
JustMyTwoCents More than 1 year ago
A story of a very dysfunctional family The mother and daughter singing duo, the Judds, were immensely talented and as a solo artist, Wynonna is top notch, but if this memoir highlights anything, it is their overwhelming dysfunctionality--with Mom, Naomi, at the core. A large portion of the bio seems to be about daugther Wynonna's tortured co-dependency on a mother who seems to have been far more interested in becoming famous than being there for her children, using one and largely abandoning the other. One scene in the story that stays with me is Wynonna describing her mother as being so furious with her, she hurls a bottle of water with all her strength at a nearby vehicle, seconds before grabbing her hand to walk on stage to sing Love Can Build a Bridge. The latter part of the bio reads like an advertisment for a life-skills retreat organization and psychoanalysis--but at least one feels Wynonna is seeking help, and finding tools to help her with her myriad problems. This is an interesting read and a reminder, that money doesn't always equate with happiness.
MaryT63 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much!! Once I started reading it I couldn't put it down!! Wynonna is such a wonderful person!! I'm so glad she wrote this book. What she and her family has gone through to get where they are today is amazing!! Hard work paid off!! She is so down to earth. I was sad when I finished the book - reading her book was like she was sitting next to me & she was telling me her story. Now that I've finished it - i will miss "listening" to her....
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She is great, I love Her music! ;-) lol
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The novel Coming Home to Myself, written by Wynona Judd is an extraordinary story about Wynona¿s life. It takes a journey through her life, starting from her career to her health problems. She goes in detail with how she was raised and how affected she is now by it. Her life growing up was very difficult for Wynona because of the failure she thought she was because of her mother. Wynona¿s mother was always putting her down physically and mentally. So, when she grew up, Wynona thought of herself as a total letdown to life. She would look in the mirror and see a fat, gross and unhealthy woman that needed to lose weight or she would die. The major message that is being portrayed throughout this novel is definitely don¿t let the past affect the future. Everyone goes through rocky spots in their life, but it builds character and the past should be left in the past and should not affect present or the future. The different themes revealed are perseverance because of how strong Wynona became after she figured out if she didn¿t lose weight, she would eventually die. Which showed how strong and determined she was a reached her goal. Another theme is love, because that is the one thing not shown through Wynona¿s life and that is the one most important aspect. So, love is one of the biggest themes in the novel. This novel is very interesting, and the one thing that I loved about this novel is you can relate it to your life in someway. Even if your life isn¿t terrible or if you have love there are still feelings or personal hurts that are very relatable. There is nothing in this novel that is to dislike, all of it is real life and good lessons to learn from. If I were to recommend a novel to someone that is need of an inspiration and someone who needs encouragement this book is definitely for them. This novel shows how even in the worst doubt there is always a positive path. Wynona states ¿Women always land on their feet¿. This is very true when women go through so many ups and downs everything is always alright in the end and if it¿s not alright, then it¿s not the end yet. To sum it all up, this is an outstanding novel that needs to be read by several Americans that need that extra boost in their life. Everyone always needs that one word like love to remind them of what they really have, and stop wishing what they thought they needed. Others may put one down, but this novel says to never give up until one is happy and content with whom they are.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was funny, sad, entertaining, enlightening, and informative. A very good read and I admire Wynonna in being so honest and allowing us - strangers - into her world. Positive and uplifting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have always admired Wynonna - after reading her book, even more so now. Unfortunately, I don't think the first reviewer got the message....her health issues were BECAUSE of her relationships with her mother, father, sister, etc., thus, the necessity of writing about them. What an inspiration she is to all of us - Thank you for your book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm almost done reading the book and I'm sad. It's like losing a good friend. Her book has cause me to start my own personal journey. Thank you, Wynonna!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
when i bought this book it was because i had seen it being promoted on oprah and thought to myself, this is something i can relate to since i suffer with the same health issues as wynonna...i was looking for some kind of inspiration and guidance...instead this book was to focused on the relationships between wynonna and her mother, sister and father(s) and not so much on her health issues, although she did speak of them. i'm sorry to say i did not find this book to be of any great help to me...so now i am right back to where i was before i read it, only now i feel i wasted the length of time it took me to read it...i am not a fast reader but this was so slow it took me well over six weeks to read and i JUST NOW finally finished it.