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More Myself: A Journey

More Myself: A Journey


More Myself: A Journey

ratings:
4.5/5 (314 ratings)
Length:
9 hours
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Released:
Mar 31, 2020
ISBN:
9781250230935
Format:
Audiobook

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Description

This program is read by Alicia Keys, with special guest appearances by family and friends, including Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z, and Michelle Obama.

An intimate, revealing look at one artist's journey from self-censorship to full expression

As one of the most celebrated musicians in the world, Alicia Keys has enraptured the globe with her heartfelt lyrics, extraordinary vocal range, and soul-stirring piano compositions. Yet away from the spotlight, Alicia has grappled with private heartache—over the challenging and complex relationship with her father, the people-pleasing nature that characterized her early career, the loss of privacy surrounding her romantic relationships, and the oppressive expectations of female perfection.

Since Alicia rose to fame, her public persona has belied a deep personal truth: she has spent years not fully recognizing or honoring her own worth. After withholding parts of herself for so long, she is at last exploring the questions that live at the heart of her story: Who am I, really? And once I discover that truth, how can I become brave enough to embrace it?

More Myself is part autobiography, part narrative documentary. Alicia's journey is revealed not only through her own candid recounting, but also through vivid recollections from those who have walked alongside her. The result is a 360-degree perspective on Alicia's path, from her girlhood in Hell's Kitchen and Harlem to the process of growth and self-discovery that we all must navigate.

In More Myself, Alicia shares her quest for truth—about herself, her past, and her shift from sacrificing her spirit to celebrating her worth. With the raw honesty that epitomizes Alicia's artistry, More Myself is at once a riveting account and a clarion call to listeners: to define themselves in a world that rarely encourages a true and unique identity.

A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books

Publisher:
Released:
Mar 31, 2020
ISBN:
9781250230935
Format:
Audiobook

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About the author

ALICIA KEYS is a modern-day Renaissance woman—a 15-time Grammy Award-winning artist/songwriter/musician/producer, an accomplished actress, a New York Times bestselling author, a film/television and Broadway producer, an entrepreneur, and a powerful force in the world of activism. Since the release of her monumental 2001 debut album, songs in A minor, Keys has sold over 40 million records and built an unparalleled repertoire of hits and accomplishments. Keys resides in the New York City area with her husband, super-producer/visionary and entrepreneur Swizz Beatz, and their children.


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  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    I heard Alicia on Brene Brown's podcast, and as soon as the episode was over I immediately downloaded and listened to the book. This is such a vulnerable amount of her life and growth. She has such a unique and beautiful way with words. I have always loved Alicia, but listening to her story has deepened my respect. Very beautifully written and read.

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  • (5/5)
    By far the best read of my 2021. The writing is seemless and smooth. Poetic and deep. Insightful and aspiring. Perfectly balance of personal and professional. A true journey of her life and inner thoughts of how she arrived to today. So beautiful and enjoyable. Highly recommend.
  • (5/5)
    She has been and always be an inspiration to me.
  • (5/5)
    Alicia Keys shares her insights from her perspective in a way that is uplifting and powerful. Her amazing stories and lessons will leave you wanting to BE more.
  • (5/5)
    Alicia’s voice is so beautiful. Her aura and wisdom definitely shine in these words.
  • (5/5)
    A must listen for any performer! She has an exquisite way of describing a metamorphosis of life.
  • (5/5)
    Listening to Alicia describe her journey from an introverted young street smart girl who found refuge in her beloved upright to the musical visionary she is today made me have a new found appreciation for her. In my mind’s eye I was taken on her journey with her. Her beautiful voice was captivating and I found myself understanding her creative process of how she cleverly weaves her experiences from her journal entries to her growth in understanding the collaborative process and how exponential that can be. Most of all her intellect, humanity and advocacy for pursuing whatever it takes to promote Women’s rights is incredible. Most of all “More Myself” is the ultimate example of how living your Truth is truly magical.
  • (5/5)
    Alicia keys is incredible, and the story is human and relatable to every introspective artist. Her interjections of the melodic material she’s discussing makes the audiobook the perfect medium.
  • (5/5)
    This felt like an intimate conversation with Alicia. I giggled when she did. I cried when I could feed her telling her pain. It was a treat. I would stop and go listen to her song as she talked about the experience of writing or what and why she chose her words. As a woman, a mother and a believer in the journey this was a most amazing book for the soul. I love Alicia Keys, after this experience with her my love and appreciation of her talent, wisdom, humility and so much more is ten-fold. This felt like a gift amid the uncertain times we are living through. Her words have reminded me that digging in to all aspects of me will bring me closer to myself. Highly recommend. Loved it.
  • (5/5)
    I feel grateful for her beautiful soul and the light that she brings into the world! I grew up listening to her music and reading her poems, they have been a comforting companion throughout my journey. This book is beautifully written and like all of her past work her story is a much needed story for the world to hear. So much wisdom and inspiration and a guide for many of us that find ourselves in the lonely and uncertain journey that come with trying to live in our truth. Thank you Alicia for everything that you are and all of the parts of you that you have shared with us through your art and your words!
  • (5/5)
    I loved it! I listened with my eyes closed and my ears and mind wide open envisioning the details in 3-D
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  • (5/5)
    Excellent! Thank you, Alicia, for sharing your powerful and inspiring journey so far. ❤️
  • (5/5)
    It changed me in so many ways, I didn’t even know I needed to change. It made me more aware of the words I use and how powerful they can be. It made may understand what being a mixed child is and how I can make a difference in my grandchildren’s life. I loved her passion on transmitting a message, amazing falls short in describing her book, thank you Alicia namaste ??
  • (5/5)
    Narrating her own book and getting the pivotal people in her journey to take part really enriched the experience. I feel like I have a much better understanding of where Alicia came from, to arrive at this point in her life and I will be eternally grateful that she shared this incredible life- up to now- with all of us. Thank you, Alicia. You will continue to inspire me as a music artist and a human being.
  • (5/5)
    So so dope, the lift I needed to get busy. I am willing to do the work.
  • (5/5)
    Beautifully written and so heartfelt listening to Alicia share her stories & life experiences.
  • (5/5)
    Such a good book! It really takes us through her journey of self discovery and somewhat challenges us to journey on our own
  • (5/5)
    AMAZING. Everything I needed during this season of self exploration. Thank you for being a light Alicia.
  • (1/5)
    Boring, braggy and superficial. Disappointing and definitely would not recommend.
  • (5/5)
    This book left me feeling empowered and full of hope. Alicia’s voice is so soothing and her story is amazing. I hope one day my story can inspire people like hers has inspired me.
  • (5/5)
    I totally enjoyed this and will have my 15 year old read it as well truly inspiring with a mirror to help you see yourself clearer! Absolutely loved it!
  • (5/5)
    The inspiring story of Alicia Keys journey, to this moment in her life. Lessons to learn for anyone, especially for any woman, of any age.

    Denise
  • (5/5)
    Loved it! So honest and insightful. I highly recommend it!
  • (5/5)
    A book about personal journeys, self discovery and acceptance of one’s uniqueness. A beautiful story about growing into one’s own power. I have read many self help books in my life but not one resonated with me personally more than the words of Alicia Keys.
  • (5/5)
    COVID19 time, and I'm a senior student who has exams this week! and a travel agent.
    But! I found this while making a search along Sociolinguistics, and I was like this girl on fire already, thus why not?

    I'm super glad and super touched to hear your story, the extraordinary one. Can't get enough from listening to the audiobook + read it, each and every word again and again <3

    Your mamy is amazing
  • (5/5)
    OBSESSED. Never read a better book in my LIFE !!!!
  • (5/5)
    The raw honesty in her words touched my heart so deeply. The journey of becoming more ourselves is a ever evolving journey and to hear that of another only inspires more of our own unfolding. Feeling grateful be a witness to such a beautifully written book.
  • (5/5)
    Hi
    Thats was a good story.



    I really love it.
  • (5/5)
    This was a beautiful train ride on someone’s life journey. Thank you for being so transparent and authentic.
  • (5/5)
    She is so accessible and real no matter what your color or background. So many rich pearls of wisdom and so inspiring!!!!