“May we all find salvation in professions that heal.” When Grammy Award-winning
singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin penned these lyrics in 1987, few knew
that she was hinting at some long-held, “dirty secrets,” problems that went back to the singer’s teenage
years and, indeed, would require “salvation,” specifically the help of
psychiatrists and therapists and anti-depressants. Colvin’s new memoir, Diamond In The Rough, describes that journey in an endlessly fascinating, often-harrowing recollection of one woman’s arduous musical odyssey.