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Shawn Colvin writing memoir

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Shawn Colvin, the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, is working on a memoir, A Few Small Repairs, named for her best-known album and tentatively scheduled to come out in the fall 2009.

According to HarperCollins, the book ‘‘will finally allow all of the fans that have followed her career over the past 19 years to further connect with her on a personal level that only a book could allow.

Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin (left) will trade her guitar
for a pen as she writes her memoirs.

| Tom Cruze~Sun-Times

‘‘In concert Shawn is known for engaging the audience and interweaving dialogue ranging from the very personal to the truly hilarious, so the book will be a natural extension for her,’’ the publisher said in a statement.

Colvin, 53, is known for such records as ‘‘Steady On,’’ ‘‘Fat City’’ and ‘‘A Few Small Repairs,’’ which featured the hit single ‘‘Sunny Came Home’’ and won Grammys for song and album of the year.


Madonna's brother, Christopher Ciccone is writing a memoir about his famous sister — titled Life With My Sister Madonna — and it's coming out next month, Simon & Schuster told the Associated Press.

Simon Spotlight Entertainment, an S&S imprint, had been promoting a mysterious "celebrity memoir" without identifying the author or subject. No details on how much little brother will make on the reported tell-all. The book will have a first printing of 350,000.

The 47-year-old Ciccone has worked with Madonna before, most notably as artistic director on her 1991 documentary, "Madonna: Truth or Dare," but the two are not close these days, according to Madonna's spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg, who told the AP: ‘‘Madonna has not cooperated with any biography about herself.’’

Christopher Ciccone
That's Christopher Ciccone on the left,
posing with his famous sister and film
director Alek Keshishian back in 1991
at the premiere of "Madonna: Truth
or Dare."
(AP photo)

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