**Winner of the 2021 Audie Award for Narration by Author or Authors**
**An AudioFile Earphones Award-winning production**
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
“[Alicia Keys] often sings snippets of her music, which brings her story to life and elevates the listening experience. Spoken cameos from everyone from her husband to Michelle Obama add another layer of interest to the audiobook. Keys fans will be delighted by the behind-the-scenes stories she shares; those unfamiliar with her music will still enjoy her upbeat, unpretentious narration.” -- Booklist
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.
My genuine thoughts about the book
This book was phenomenal, a lot of wisdom and knowledge Alicia Keys shared! I love how Alicia is so intelligent , always been beyond her years. However she have the swag to match! If you love or like Alicia Keys you will appreciate her 10 times more! Her story was very compelling ! I always been so infatuated with how she talks and enjoyed listening to her via audio book! You won’t be disappointed buying this ! Much love 🙌🏽
If you’re an AKeys fan, this is a must to add to the collection, I’m so glad I found this audiobook but omg she is her own narrator and is amazing! She sings for us and plays the piano! It’s just amazing! I know I’ll be listening to this more than once for sure! I’m recommending to everyone I know. Lol
This is just amazing