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Susan Boyle will tell her story

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Susan Boyle's 2009 album "I Dreamed a Dream" has now sold more than 8 million copies worldwide. British publisher Transworld is hoping that Boyle's life story as a reality star-turned international star will energize fans as well.

Boyle has signed a deal with Transworld to write an autobiography to be titled "The Woman I Was Born to Be." The book will be released in Britain in the fall, but it is not yet known when it will arrive in American bookstores.

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Can Boyle's book possibly rival other great music biographies (including those of Led Zeppelin, Mötley Crüe, Johnny Cash, and The Who), asks MTV?

The New York Times put a more literary spin on the question. "Her exterior masked a singing voice that took the Internet and the music industry by storm," points out Dave Itzkoff. So is it not possible that Susan Boyle is "concealing a prose style to rival Jane Austen's or Virginia Woolf's?"

Marjorie Kehe is the Monitor's book editor.

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