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By: The O'brien Press  05/12/2011

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'It's a tribute to a life fully lived that her autobiography does throw up some genuine surprises and succeeds in making the target audience interested in a person they may feel they already know a lot about….But it is not 'Mary's Ashes'. Byrne had a sense of adventure that must have made her stand out in 1970s, working-class Dublin, travelling with a friend across America before her 21st birthday and even spending time living on a Kibbutz in Israel .. This Is My Life does give a sense of the strangeness at the heart of [Simon] Cowell's alternative reality. But for the many Mary Byrne fans who will find it in their stockings this Christmas, it does offer a good deal more than that .. Mums, aunties and X Factor fans will love it.'

Irish Independent Weekend Review

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