Pop star Shania Twain was known to be guarded about her private life until the 2011 publication of her memoir, From this Moment On. In it, she recounts a childhood growing up in an abusive household and living for a time with her mother and siblings in a homeless shelter in Toronto. After leaving their home, Twain writes, “Mom got out of the car to use a pay phone while we sat and waited in the car, returning a few minutes later with a piece of paper on which she’d scribbled the address of a homeless shelter. That night, we slept in a crowded, sweltering place on cot-like beds spread out along the walls of a series of spacious, open rooms designed for large groups.” Twain went on to win five Grammys.
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