This audiobook is read by Alicia Keys, with special guest appearances by family and friends, including Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z, and Michelle Obama.
As one of the most celebrated musicians of our time, Alicia Keys has enraptured the nation 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 her rise to fame, Alicia’s 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 self-discovery she’s still navigating.
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 readers: to define themselves in a world that rarely encourages a true and unique identity.
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APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
From her girlhood in Hell’s Kitchen to her success as a celebrated musician, Alicia Keys’ story is best experienced through her own words—read in her own silky voice. In this honest, intimate memoir, Keys offers a wealth of thoughtful reflection on her life so far. Every moment she recounts hits hard, like an upsetting encounter with a photographer when she was a teen and the story about how she rushed to sign the first recording contract she was offered, simply because it came with a baby grand piano. The most moving parts of this audiobook are the moments when Keys contemplates complex and emotional issues like what it means to be an artist and her identity as a Black woman. The audiobook of More Myself also includes amazing cameo appearances from some of Keys’ most beloved friends, including Michelle Obama, Oprah, Jay-Z, and Bono. Listening to it is like being in on a deep conversation in a dimly lit bar where the music is fantastic—and the company is even better.