Written by
Mary Byrne
Eddie Rowley
This Is My Life

From a Tesco check-out to the X Factor stage ... Mary Byrne has lived the dream. The public’s favourite relives every moment: the judges, contestants and the reality of boot camps and live shows.

An inspiring, funny and heart-warming story of finding fame against the odds.

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272 pages
234x153 mm
Category Biography/Memoir

From a Tesco check-out to the X Factor stage ... Mary Byrne has lived every undiscovered singer’s dream.

With a voice of pure gold, Mary Byrne took X Factor by storm. Millions tuned in each week to propel this incredible, brave and hugely-talented singer to a life of stardom.

And as the lights went down on X Factor Mary Byrne’s dream just kept getting better: she recorded a number one hit album; sang for the Queen of England; performed with American legend Neil Diamond in front of a 40,000 audience; and joined the cast of Grease the Musical as ‘Teen Angel’.

In This Is My Life, Mary relives every moment of her twelve amazing months and takes the reader behind the scenes of X Factor to meet the judges and contestants and witness the real ups-and-downs of the boot camps and the live shows. Delving into her past, she recounts, in her frank and honest fashion, stories of colourful relationships, broken hearts, life on a kibbutz, world travels and heart-stopping moments.

The inspiring, funny, heart-warming and hugely-entertaining story of a woman who found fame against the odds.

Mary Byrne caught the popular imagination when she got to the finals of X-Factor, showing that dreams really can come through. From working on a till in Tesco, she now fills stadiums and has two highly successful albums to her name.

Eddie Rowley is the Sunday World's showbiz correspondent, covering the local and international music scene since 1983.

'(This is My Life) is being tipped as a number one bestseller'

Sunday World

'It's a tribute to a life fully lived that her autobiography does throw up some genuine surprises and succeeds in making the target audience interested in a person they may feel they already know a lot about….But it is not 'Mary's Ashes'. Byrne had a sens

Irish Independent Weekend Review

'an honest and entertaining account of a life that would have been ordinary had it not been for her exceptional voice'

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