From the Publisher
Jann Arden is funny. And sincere. She has legions of devoted fans.
And a radio show. She is a darling of the music scene - always
candid, always unplugged. You thought you knew Jann Arden, but
there is more - to her readers'' delight, in Falling
Backwards Jann reveals her childhood, her bond with
family, her struggle in the formative years and what keeps her so
grounded in the whirlwind entertainment industry. Jann has always
been true to herself, except for a minor lapse when she was young.
Oh wait, wasn''t that all of us?
From the tender and honest to the laugh-out-loud funny, Jann''s
stories from home and from the road during her pre-celebrity years
will take you to unexpected places, including high school parties
in farmer''s fields, sleepovers under the stars, hard-to-believe
summer jobs and the time she was stuck upside down in a brick
barbecue. She reminds us of the inestimable value to a child of
having teachers who believe in you and wide open spaces to play.
But with the good times come the bad (and not just the bad perm).
Jann opens up about the darker side of her so-called prairie
perfect nuclear family and the first signs that her eldest brother
was a uniquely troubled young man. In the days when Jann was
experiencing a lot of firsts - first school play, first home perm,
first kiss - how lucky for all of us that she stole away to her
basement and taught herself her first song on her mother''s guitar.
In addition to being an incredible musician and multi-award-winning
lyricist, Jann is a natural writer and simply an inspiration. Jann
will capture your heart - and keep you in stitches - with her
powerful stories about coming of age as an artist and as a human
being. Jann brings her wit and that infectious sparkle to
everything she does. This book is no exception.
About the Author
Since releasing her debut album in 1993, Jann Arden has had
seventeen top-ten singles from eight albums including "I Would Die
for You," "Could I Be Your Girl" and "Insensitive." Winner of eight
Junos and recipient of the National Achievement Award from SOCAN,
Arden was also inducted into the Canadian Association of
Broadcasters Hall of Fame and won the International Achievement
Award at the 2007 Western Canadian Music Awards. She is the author
of If I Knew, Don't You Think I'd Tell You? and
I'll Tell You One Damn Thing, and That's All I
Know! and the host of the #1-rated radio program Being
Jann. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.
Published: November 1, 2011
Publisher: Knopf Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0307399842
ISBN - 13: 9780307399847