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Sinead O'Connor



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01 June 2021
An intimate and revelatory memoir from the iconic, acclaimed singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor's voice and trademark shaved head made her famous by the age of twenty-one. Her landmark 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. Unapologetic and impossible to ignore, she called out hypocrisy wherever she saw it, and has done so 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.
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 162mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   517g
ISBN:   9781844885411
ISBN 10:   1844885410
Pages:   304
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sinead O'Connor is an Irish singer-songwriter and recording artist. She rose to international fame in 1990 with her arrangement of Prince's Nothing Compares 2 U , and her critically-acclaimed albums have won or been nominated for five Grammys. She lives in Wicklow.

Reviews for Rememberings

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 -- Roisin 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 *

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