O'Brien press To Publish Mary Byrne's Autobiography
O’Brien acquired world rights for the title in a deal brokered by Mary’s agent, Will Talbot, at Modest Management.
The book will chart Mary”s life from her early years and the first signs of her singing talent, to her time working on a supermarket checkout, to capturing the hearts of millions during her life-changing experience on The X Factor, to her dream concert: performing with Neil Diamond at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. It will feature exclusive and previously unpublished photos from Mary’s early life.
The book, written together with Sunday World showbusiness editor Eddie Rowley, will be published in November and will be priced at €16.99 and £14.99. Eddie Rowley is the author of bestselling books on Ronan Keating, Boyzone, Westlife and Daniel O’Donnell.
Ivan O’Brien, managing director of the O’Brien Press, said, ‘Mary touched the hearts of everyone who followed her progress on X-Factor. Not only is she a fantastic performer, but her winning personality and can-do attitude are inspiring. We are delighted to bring her full story, in her own words, to her legions of fans everywhere.’
Co-authour, Eddie Rowley, said, ‘Mary Byrne has a wealth of wonderful stories from her early family life which readers will find engaging, funny and at times very moving. She bares her soul in the book in a very honest fashion as she recounts her struggles along the way. Her great sense of humour shines through, even during the darker stories. It’s a very warm, uplifting life story that every woman will want to read and X Factor fans will love.’