updated 09/21/2010 AT 5:40 PM ET
•originally published 09/22/2010 AT 9:00 AM ET
With all the tragedy and heartache in her life, Shania Twain has enough material for a catalog of country songs – and now she’s put it all in a book.
“There have been moments in my life I was concerned by the reality that tomorrow would never come. Recently I experienced one of those moments to an intensity that brought on a sudden urgency to document my life before I ran out of time, before I had the opportunity to share an honest and complete account of my life, in my own words,” said Twain, 45, whose marriage famously fell apart in 2008 after her husband had an affair with one of her best friends.
“There are times in your life that are meant for reflection, and this was one of them,” she added. “I began writing this book with a sincere respect for the past, present and future as something never to be taken for granted.”