Taylor Swift: Every Day Is a Fairytale: The Unofficial Story

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Chronicling the meteoric rise of one of today's hottest musical stars, this comprehensive biography reveals how Swift has conquered the pop and country music charts, earned a shelf full of awards, and broke multiple chart records--all before turning 20.
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Overview


Chronicling the meteoric rise of one of today's hottest musical stars, this comprehensive biography reveals how Swift has conquered the pop and country music charts, earned a shelf full of awards, and broke multiple chart records--all before turning 20.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550229318
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • Publication date: 6/24/2010
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 385,140
  • Age range: 12 - 15 Years
  • Lexile: 1170L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.12 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author


Liv Spencer is the author of "Love Bites: The Unofficial Saga of Twilight "and "The Miranda Cosgrove and iCarly Spectacular!" She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Leaving Pennsylvania behind wasn’t too difficult for Taylor, who was literally moving closer to her Nashville dream and away from her bullying classmates, but it required a bigger sacrifice from the rest of her uprooted family, especially her father, who had to transfer his business. Nevertheless, the Swifts never put pressure on Taylor. She told Self magazine, “I knew I was the reason they were moving. But they tried to put no pressure on me. They were like, ‘Well, we need a change of scenery anyway’ and ‘I love how friendly people in Tennessee are.’” Andrea had faith in her daughter and trusted her intentions, “It was never about ‘I want to be famous.’ Taylor never uttered those words. It was about moving to a place where she could write with people she could learn from.”

Taylor was glad her family trusted her instincts. “Sometimes you don’t have a sure answer as to where you’re going to go or where you’re going to end up, but if you have an instinct as to where you don’t need to be, you need to follow it and my parents let me make that decision completely,” recalls Taylor.

She didn’t have a label anymore, but she had experience working with one. In 2004, Taylor was featured in an Abercrombie & Fitch “rising stars” campaign and one of her songs appeared on a compilation album, the Maybelline–produced Chicks with Attitude. “The Outside,” the song she’d written about feeling excluded in middle school, had found a temporary home.

It wasn’t long before Taylor found a home as a songwriter at Sony/ATV Records. She was the youngest songwriter they’d ever hired, which is an impressive feat, but Taylor knew she’d still have to prove herself by acting with maturity beyond her years. “I knew the stereotype people had when they heard the words ‘14–year–old girl’ was that I wasn’t going to do the hard work, and I wanted people to know that I was,” Taylor emphasized. “One of my first songwriting sessions was with [accomplished songwriter and producer] Brett Beavers, and I walked in with 15 different starts to songs. I love being prepared and I love organization, and I need people to know that I care and that this is important to me.”

Being a professional songwriter meant that Taylor had to lead a sort of double life, going to high school in Hendersonville during the day and writing songs in the afternoons in downtown Nashville, less than 20 miles away. Taylor called her life back then “a really weird existence,” and elaborated, “I was a teenager during the day when I was at school, and then at night it was like I was 45. My mom would pick me up from school and I’d go downtown and sit and write songs with these hit songwriters.”

The social politics of high school in Tennessee turned out to be very similar to those of junior high in Pennsylvania, but luckily for Taylor, there was one major difference that made school tolerable — a great friend. Taylor met red–haired Abigail Anderson in ninth grade English, when the new girl wowed the class with her sophisticated composition. “We were the ones in the back of the class saying negative things about Romeo and Juliet because we were so bitter toward that emotion at the time,” recalled Abigail. Neither girl was a member of the popular clique, so the pair made their own rules, focusing on what they actually cared about rather than what other people did. For Taylor, that was music; for Abigail, competitive swimming: “When I was a freshman, I knew I wanted to swim in college, at a Division 1 school, and she knew that she wanted to go on tour.” Such focus set the girls apart from their classmates, and bonded them together. Taylor explained to the New York Times, “It just dawned on me that I had to love being different or else I was going to end up being dark and angry and frustrated by school.” Being different meant staying away from the popular–girl party scene, which Taylor had already decided didn’t appeal to her. Taylor told Glamour, “I remember seeing girls crying in the bathroom every Monday about what they did at a party that weekend. I never wanted to be that girl.”

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    2 my #1 fan

    Hey its me Taylor Swift i was wondering u wanted to go on my next tour with

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    If i die youn chours

    If i die young bury me in the water lay me down in the roses sink me in the river at dawn send me away with the words of a love song

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    <3 i love taylor

    When ever i meet someone thier like omg you look like taylor swift and taylor swift is like my role model because shes a one of a kind person :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Taylors #1fan

    I dont have concert tickets but that doesnt mean i dont love taylor to death i love the girl buetiful sings and writes songs so well and she has soooooo much humor i woulfd die if she ever even said my name!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2014

    To below

    So sweet!! To bad sweetheart cry a river build a bridge and get over it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2014

    Taylor inspires me im her biggest fan

    Im her biggest fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    I love taylor

    Im her biggest fan. Shes the greatest and perfect. My fave song from red is all too well. I could listen to it all day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2013

    To below and everyone else

    I've know Miss Swift and she is like a big sister to me. She wants me to tell her fans that she loves you and wants to meet you all! - Kristi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2013

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    Add me

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    TAP HERE

    CAN SOMEONE PLEASE POST THE LYRICS TO SAFE AND SOUND BY TAYLOR SWIFT

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    Sfdjdysueueususgergbsyheuvsrgtbyniifjduldtkdj kiki

    Rtdhffjdrgujdeguuhdqsfgjdtvdy gfhchcyvghgjghj dumb

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    To boys

    Big boobs big boobs big boobs big boobs big boobs big boobs big boobs is what i have!!!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    To boys

    Sexy sexy sexy sexy sexy sexy sexy sexy sexy sexy. Thats what i am.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    To alexis

    Look it up on the internet stupid

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    To below

    Ur dumb. Just post it for her if you have it. If not dont say anything. Wat if she doesnt have internet? Or wat if shes not allowed to use the computer? You dont know wats goin on in her family so you cant just asume things. See u have to give it more thought. ~krystal

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    Lol

    Taylor swift i want you to knew iam your 1# fan
    Natale

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    To below

    Who are u how old are you and NO WAY

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    Who wants to date

    Who wants to kiss mee

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2013

    New chatroom

    Tipe in pie then clike the 4th book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    Dumb book

    Don't get this ever

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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