In the prologue to Tina Turner’s new memoir, “My Love Story” (published by Atria Books), reproduced below, Tina Turner talks about her instinct for self-preservation. Watch the video to hear Tina reciting the prologue to her new biography.

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Between You & Meย 

When I was a little girl, I loved taking chances. I’d swing over creeks in the backwoods of Nutbush, Tennessee, the place where I grew up, never thinking for a second what might happen if I fell into that swampy water. I tussled with animals โ€“ horses, mules, even snakes. I’m afraid of them now, but I wasn’t when I was a child. I wasn’t afraid of anything. One day, when I was playing in the woods, I found a little green snake and I thought, Where did that one come from? I was sure the baby had gotten separated from its mother. So I picked it up with a stick and went looking for the nest. Sure enough, when I found it, there was a big, ugly snake, ready to strike to protect its young. Immediately, instinct took over, not fear but self-preservation. I jumped up and ran as fast as I could, my braids coming down and the sash of my dress falling off, until I was somewhere safe. The point is, I knew when to run away from snakes.

Throughout my life, there have been lots of times you might ask me, “How did you get out of that one?” I did dangerous things, and dangerous things were done to me, but in the eleventh hour, something always told me when to run, how to survive. No matter what happened to me, I came through it every time. I decided, well, maybe I’m supposed to live. Maybe I’m here for a reason. And maybe the reason is to share my story with you. You might be thinking, “Tina, we know your story. We know all about you and Ike, and the hell you lived through with him. We know you have escaped from terrible relationships, and that you endured.”

But, there’s something that might surprise you. At this point in my life, I’ve spent far more time without Ike than with him. Forty-two years, to be exact. That’s a whole second life, one with adventures, accomplishments, and love beyond my wildest dreams. But there’s also been a dark side. During the past few years, I’ve faced life-and-death challenges I never, ever expected. Let me tell you about my life.

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11 Replies to “Prologue To A Love Story”

  1. Sheโ€™s really pushing this book. (Can it be all about the royalties?) And Iโ€™m guessing that there isnโ€™t a lot in it that we, her devoted fans, donโ€™t already know. My copy is waiting for me when I get home.

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    1. Pushing!? It’s only normal that any artist want to promote their releases, why bother creating something if you don’t want it to be seen or read? And a lot of fans were wishing she would recite the entire biography so it makes sense that she at least opened it…
      Thanks for commenting Maura and enjoy the book!

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    1. Thanks sweet Laurel! Now updated with German, French (and US) subs! In case you want to practice some Europe tongues for your next trip here ๐Ÿ™‚ Love ya’

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  2. bonjour, fan de France depuis de longues annรฉe, fidรฉle a tout vos post. pesez vous qu’un jour Tina nous ferras une surprise de remonter sur scรฉne.???

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  3. Iโ€™ve been a massive fan of Tina since I was a teen. Truly inspirational. The new autobiography shows some real insights which she had kept private up until now. I think she should have perhaps kept some of them private. The book could have been written better……I blame the two that collaborated writing it with her…..but itโ€™s a must have for all Tina fans! I wish her simply all the best for better and happiness.

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