內容簡介 "Both tragic and triumphantly hilarious." -PARADE "Aimee Mayo's story will knock you off your feet, pick you back up, and take you soaring." -JEANETTE WALLS, author of THE GLASS CASTLE "It's as good as HILLBILLY ELEGY." -DANA PERINO, author and host of THE FIVE "I encourage everyone to read this book. It is healing in so many ways. She is such a talented writer." -TIM MCGRAW, artist "From out of left field comes this emotional powerhouse that must not be missed." -AUGUSTEN BURROUGHS, author of RUNNING WITH SCISSORS "Wow. I feel bad about getting married: ) after reading this. It reads like a movie." -RICK SPRINGFIELD, artist TALKING TO THE SKY is a harrowing and hilarious story of growing up in chaos and believing in faith over fear. It will make you want to go after your dreams even when everything is going against you. Aimee Mayo grew up in deep Alabama, rocked by the blow of a drunk man's fist before she even made it out of the womb. Her colorful and charismatic father went from a gambling janitor to a multi-millionaire, but died homeless. Her mother was wonderful when she wasn't popping pain pills like M&M's and her stepdad made a weird science out of psychological abuse. Throughout her teens, Aimee survived by writing compulsively in diaries, dreaming of becoming a songwriter and finding her soulmate. After accidentally burning down her house- just one in a series of disasters- at twenty years old she found herself lost with no path to the life she had always longed for. She tried to kill herself and almost succeeded. Finally, Aimee made it to Nashville. She started out a waitress, got married to a wife-beating country singer, but never lost sight of her dream of becoming a hit songwriter and finding her soulmate. Aimee Mayo's songs have sold over 155 million units worldwide and have spent 26 weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts. She is one of the few females to receive both BMI's Country Song of the Year and Songwriter of the Year, putting her in the rare company of Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and Taylor Swift. She lives in Nashville with her husband Chris and their children Levi, Oscar, Lola and Truman, along with their dogs Girlfriend and Batman.