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  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Ecw Press (June 24, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1550229311
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550229318
  • ASIN: B005DI8AZ6
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,114,652 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Liv Spencer is the author of Love Bites: The Unofficial Saga of Twilight and The Miranda Cosgrove and iCarly Spectacular! She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Leaving Pennsylvania behind wasn’t too difficult for Taylor, who was literally moving closer to her Nashville dream and away from her bullying classmates, but it required a bigger sacrifice from the rest of her uprooted family, especially her father, who had to transfer his business. Nevertheless, the Swifts never put pressure on Taylor. She told Self magazine, “I knew I was the reason they were moving. But they tried to put no pressure on me. They were like, ‘Well, we need a change of scenery anyway’ and ‘I love how friendly people in Tennessee are.’” Andrea had faith in her daughter and trusted her intentions, “It was never about ‘I want to be famous.’ Taylor never uttered those words. It was about moving to a place where she could write with people she could learn from.”

Taylor was glad her family trusted her instincts. “Sometimes you don’t have a sure answer as to where you’re going to go or where you’re going to end up, but if you have an instinct as to where you don’t need to be, you need to follow it and my parents let me make that decision completely,” recalls Taylor.

She didn’t have a label anymore, but she had experience working with one. In 2004, Taylor was featured in an Abercrombie & Fitch “rising stars” campaign and one of her songs appeared on a compilation album, the Maybelline–produced Chicks with Attitude. “The Outside,” the song she’d written about feeling excluded in middle school, had found a temporary home.

It wasn’t long before Taylor found a home as a songwriter at Sony/ATV Records. She was the youngest songwriter they’d ever hired, which is an impressive feat, but Taylor knew she’d still have to prove herself by acting with maturity beyond her years. “I knew the stereotype people had when they heard the words ‘14–year–old girl’ was that I wasn’t going to do the hard work, and I wanted people to know that I was,” Taylor emphasized. “One of my first songwriting sessions was with [accomplished songwriter and producer] Brett Beavers, and I walked in with 15 different starts to songs. I love being prepared and I love organization, and I need people to know that I care and that this is important to me.”

Being a professional songwriter meant that Taylor had to lead a sort of double life, going to high school in Hendersonville during the day and writing songs in the afternoons in downtown Nashville, less than 20 miles away. Taylor called her life back then “a really weird existence,” and elaborated, “I was a teenager during the day when I was at school, and then at night it was like I was 45. My mom would pick me up from school and I’d go downtown and sit and write songs with these hit songwriters.”

The social politics of high school in Tennessee turned out to be very similar to those of junior high in Pennsylvania, but luckily for Taylor, there was one major difference that made school tolerable — a great friend. Taylor met red–haired Abigail Anderson in ninth grade English, when the new girl wowed the class with her sophisticated composition. “We were the ones in the back of the class saying negative things about Romeo and Juliet because we were so bitter toward that emotion at the time,” recalled Abigail. Neither girl was a member of the popular clique, so the pair made their own rules, focusing on what they actually cared about rather than what other people did. For Taylor, that was music; for Abigail, competitive swimming: “When I was a freshman, I knew I wanted to swim in college, at a Division 1 school, and she knew that she wanted to go on tour.” Such focus set the girls apart from their classmates, and bonded them together. Taylor explained to the New York Times, “It just dawned on me that I had to love being different or else I was going to end up being dark and angry and frustrated by school.” Being different meant staying away from the popular–girl party scene, which Taylor had already decided didn’t appeal to her. Taylor told Glamour, “I remember seeing girls crying in the bathroom every Monday about what they did at a party that weekend. I never wanted to be that girl.”

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

More About the Author

Liv Spencer is the dynamic writing duo of Jen Knoch and Crissy Calhoun.

One fine day while toiling at ECW Press, where we both work as editors, we decided we should join forces to write books together about subjects we love -- and Liv Spencer was born. Despite book-writing being kind of a heck of a lot of work, we can't seem to stop. There's nothing better than diving into something we're fans of and emerging thousands of words later a little haggard but even more in love with our subject.

Together we've written Navigating the Shadow World: The Unofficial Guide to Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments, Taylor Swift: The Platnium Edition, Rosewood Confidential: The Unofficial Companion to Pretty Little Liars, Love Bites: The Unofficial Saga of Twilight, and The Miranda Cosgrove and iCarly Spectacular! Unofficial and Unstoppable.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Journalism on November 9, 2010
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Taylor Swift is one of the best selling female country artists of all time. In 2008, her second album, "Fearless", spent 8 weeks at number one, making Taylor one of the most popular artists of the 21st century. Starting out as an average girl growing up in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Swift loved to write music and compete in music competitions. Even though she was often made fun of and had a hard time making friends, she always had a dream of becoming a country music star. After many years of hard work and practice, the young artist moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where she eventually signed with Big Machine Records.

Liv Spencer's Taylor Swift: Every Day Is a Fairytale: The Unofficial Story, tells readers of Taylor's journey to fame, her accomplishments, and the personal story of each song. An unofficial story is when an author collects data and research from outside sources, in this case not directly through Taylor Swift. Liv Spencer has written multiple unofficial stories, such as Love Bites: The Unofficial Saga of Twilight, The Miranda Cosgrove and iCarly Spectacular!: Unofficial &Unstoppable. This book is geared towards the teenage/ young adult age group, and almost every Taylor Swift fan is guaranteed to enjoy reading this simple book.

Readers are able to view images of Taylor Swift documenting important moments throughout her life, and many of her interviews are included throughout the story. The reader will get a taste of Swift's true character, and discover things about her that they were not already aware of.

This book allows readers to connect to Taylor Swift more, especially through her songs. In the book, there are descriptions of each song from her self-titled album, and her second album, "Fearless".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J.cutiepie on January 17, 2012
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This book was fun and interesting! If a kid my age 9-12 would LOVE IT!Even Adults would most likely like actually LOVE IT!!!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nik Elliott on September 10, 2011
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I love the book. It tells a her story pretty well. Taylor is very special. Artist of the century:) Truly, she has EARNED her place in the Music Industry. I'm very happy for her.
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By mary c esch on April 26, 2013
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Bought for granddaughter who had to do a biography for school. Book met all her expectations. Recommend for tweens and anyone who likes Taylor Swift.
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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful By E. Folker on September 9, 2011
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This video is poorly produced. The footage appears to be recorded from television shows (like someone set up a video camera in front of a TV) and there are no one-on-one interviews with Taylor Swift. Most of the video involves a bunch of unrecognizable people commented on her life. Take the "unofficial story" in the title very seriously. I purchased this for my teenage daughter who loves Taylor and she was very dissappointed. If I could return it, I would. Don't buy this video.
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