Rememberings (Paperback)
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Paperback 304 Pages
Published: 03/03/2022
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Outspoken, provocative and enormously talented, singer Sinead O’Connor lived her life very much on her own terms and, in this forthright and considered memoir, she reveals all about stardom, motherhood and calling out hypocrisy.

The landmark memoir of a global music icon.

Sinead O'Connor's voice and trademark shaved head made her famous by the age of twenty-one. Her recording of Prince's 'Nothing Compares 2 U' made her a global icon. She outraged millions when she tore up a photograph of Pope John Paul II on American television. O'Connor was unapologetic and impossible to ignore, calling out hypocrisy wherever she saw it. She has remained that way for three decades.

Now, in Rememberings, O'Connor tells her story - the heartache of growing up in a family falling apart; her early forays into the Dublin music scene; her adventures and misadventures in the world of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll; the fulfilment of being a mother; her ongoing spiritual quest - and through it all, her abiding passion for music.

Rememberings is intimate, replete with candid anecdotes and full of hard-won insights. It is a unique and remarkable chronicle by a unique and remarkable artist.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781844885428
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Tremendous . . . fierce and funny - Sunday Times Books of the Year

Inspiring, liberating, hilarious and fascinating - Irish Times

So good, you'll want to read it twice - Sunday Independent

Beautifully observed . . . lyrical, funny and anguished - Guardian

It is a soul-bearing, brutally honest account of an extraordinary life - BBC Online

Fantastic . . . the way it's written is f**kin' beautiful . . . go out and get it - Blindboy Boatclub

Her voice on the page is as fearless, riveting and unforgettable as her voice in song. The cadence alone is hypnotic, her story essential. Rememberings is a must-read - Michael Stipe

Devastating, wise, hilarious and original - Róisín Ingle

A terrific book . . . absolutely brilliant - Brendan O'Connor

O'Connor gets you onside so completely with her direct narrative, you feel you could be in the same room as her - Sunday Times

Rememberings offers O'Connor's very personal version of events, a tale of maternal and institutional abuse that might be a misery memoir, if it weren't related with such eccentric charm and cheery fortitude - Daily Telegraph

From wild youth to troubled adulthood, this memoir is a blast of chaos - Times

Utterly brilliant - Paul Howard

Astonishing. Staggering - Rob Delaney

Superb . . . fantastic - Irish Daily Star

Beautifully written - VIP

Honest and illuminating - Irish Independent

Rememberings is an electrifying reminder of the importance of [O'Connor's] voice - Business Post

O'Connor brings everything to this memoir - Financial Times

Incendiary - i

Astonishingly good, wise and hilarious - Louise Nealon

Candid, open-hearted . . . a lot of self-deprecation, a lot of laughs, and a measure of honesty that would put most of us to shame - Anglo-Celt

Genuinely incredible . . . [Rememberings is] suffused with humour and forgiveness - Guardian

There's nothing conventional about Sinéad O'Connor and there's little conventional about her memoir either. . . She writes with searing honesty and plenty of wit - Independent

Her complicated life makes for riveting reading. From ripping up photographs of the Pope on prime time US television and her mental health struggles to a rollercoaster spiritual quest, she has never been afraid to be fearless - iNews

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“Whoops!”

Apologies everyone, slip of the keyboard, hence the amount of identical reviews!!

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“A wonderful, unique memoir”

This is such a beautiful book, a fitting epitaph for a singular woman. Written in a highly conversational style, the informal, slightly madcap structures and prose are utterly engaging and uniquely fascinating. Never... More

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“Beautiful”

Breathtakingingly honest, extremely sad, but also hugely inspirational.

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