OK! I didn't think I would like this book - I have not followed the famedom of Susan Boyle, but I was a reading teacher who dealt with lots of students who struggled. I loved this book. She, fortunately, was a reader. But she had other learning difficulties and just didn't fit the picture of the norm! Not only has she survived but she is an outstanding person who said disability - "The first 3 letters imply that you're limited, that a fence has been built around you - not by you but by what people think of you" AND, more importantly, "As a society we seem to have very tight restrictions on what is considered normal." Enough said!