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Reba: My Story

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She is one of those rare stars who is popular enough to be known only by her first name. She is today's bestselling female country music recording artist. Her songs have given voice to every woman's story. Now she tells the most moving story of all: her own. Reba McEntire is one of our most beloved and successful entertainers. Here, for the first time, in her own words - and with more than 140 personally selected family photos - she shares the memories that have shaped and inspired her life and her music. Reba ...
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Overview

She is one of those rare stars who is popular enough to be known only by her first name. She is today's bestselling female country music recording artist. Her songs have given voice to every woman's story. Now she tells the most moving story of all: her own. Reba McEntire is one of our most beloved and successful entertainers. Here, for the first time, in her own words - and with more than 140 personally selected family photos - she shares the memories that have shaped and inspired her life and her music. Reba writes with deep pride about the enduring values she learned growing up in the hardworking rodeo and ranching McEntire family in Chockie, Oklahoma. A third-generation rodeo brat, Reba was increasingly drawn toward singing. "This little red-headed girl started singing, and it just blew me away." That was a typical comment when teenage Reba McEntire first started performing. Hers was the hardest of career paths: night after night of VFW halls, honky-tonks, fair shows, and holes-in-the-wall where dances were more like fistfights set to music. But Reba's beautiful voice and fierce determination soared above it all to carry her toward the start of her musical career. Facing the country music establishment of the 1970s, Reba set out to challenge the "experts" who believed that female singers could never match the popularity of males. Now Reba reveals how she defied those "experts," following her heart and her gut to make "my kind of country music," honest, gutsy, full of feeling, and addressing the real human problems of people tough enough to suffer and survive. In doing so she touched millions of fans with her unequaled ability to bring to stirring life the emotional ups and downs of modern women. Reba fills her book, too, with special recollections as a granddaughter, daughter, sister, wife, and mother, revealing the hard-learned lessons, strong family bonds, love, pain, heartbreaking losses, and triumphant joys that have been so important in her life. With
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The paperback publication of the country music star's autobiography coincides with the release of her new album. (Nov.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553572384
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/1995
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 151,381
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.87 (h) x 0.99 (d)

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  • Posted November 2, 2008

    REBA-RIFFIC!

    This book was SO AMZING! I love Reba, and this really gave a better understanding of her and her life. I give it two thumbs up! I have read it 4 times in the past 2 weeks!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2007

    Amazing Book

    This book is a great book for anyone that loves Reba and wants to know more about her. It is inspiring to read about everything that she has been through. When you read this book you can see that Reba is a real honest, down to earth woman.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2005

    Fans like me will love it

    In this book, Reba expresses her feelings and oponions in this phenominal story about her life!! If you are a major fan like myself, this is a must read!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2002

    WONDERFUL BOOK

    This is such a good book.. I have read all there is to read on "Reba" and all are good.. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys listening to her music, or to anyone who likes to read a book from an honest person...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2001

    about the book

    This is a great book. Reba put alot of detil into it. This is the first book I have read on Reba, But i am checking into more. Reba is #1 she rules!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2001

    Well Written Book- A Must Read For Every Reba Fan!

    This book helped me to understand the hard times of her family had went through to get what they have now. Reba gave me more of an understanding of her as a woman, mother, wife, and as a entertainer of country music. This book dealt with the lost of her band and how she got through it with the support of her family and fans. No matter what the cards were dealt to Reba, she overcame the hard times, she came out on top and became the best there is now in country music! I've read this book over and over, there more I read, the better I understand her as a person who was like my dear friend next door!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2000

    Perfect

    I thought this book was a good book. I'm into country music and this was the only book that I've read about a country singer whose been in the music buisness who has a book about a star's life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2000

    My though about this book Reba (My Story)

    Reba (my story) I am a 26 yeard old guy how is one of her bigest fans. I hiley like and injoyed reading her book. Tho you may heard it been said that her words and songs breang stranth and hope to women. But I hiley can say her words and songs also bering stranth and hope to men too. Reading this book it will take you from lafing to tears to sad to happy I have too say it did to me when I read her book. all in all here words and her songs breing hope and joy two all that like and injoy her music. You dont have too read or lisen very long to hear that her words come from deep down in her heart. Buy reading her book ( Reba My Story)you can relate too all her song you lisen too brfor and start too get a realy diffrent feeling about then the nixt time you lisen too them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 1999

    AWSOME!!

    This book was reallly great! It's one of those books where u just can't put it down, a story that you won't be able to put down! i would give it 5 hundred stars but they only let 5, so that's what i put!

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