With refreshing candor, Sounds Like Me reveals Sara Bareilles, the artist—and the woman—on songwriting, soul searching, and what’s discovered along the way.
Sara Bareilles shares the joys and the struggles that come with creating great work, all while staying true to yourself. Imbued with humor and marked by Sara’s confessional writing style, this collection tells the inside story behind some of her most popular songs. Most recently known for her chart-topper “Brave,” Sara first broke through in 2007 with her multi-platinum single “Love Song.” She has released five albums that have sold 2.5 million copies and spawned several hits. More than a privileged view inside the experience of a remarkable musical talent—this is a moving tribute to the universal search for growth, healing, and self-acceptance.
In this balanced, honest collection of eight essays, each "anchored by song," Grammy-nominated singer Bareilles shares the story of her life "so far," beginning with her childhood in Eureka, Calif. When she was 12, her parents divorced but remained on good terms; Bareilles journaled her way through the experience, learning early on to use paper and pen as a way to process her innermost feelings. Teased by peers as a child, she was scarred by "fat trashing" but eventually found her way to a new school and friends, theater, and singing. After a broken teenage love affair, Bareilles wrote the popular song "Gravity" and began her journey to professional songwriting and singing, eventually signing a record contract and releasing five albums with and several hits. Readers will also learn the inspiration behind "Once upon Another Time," "Love Song," "Beautiful Girl," "Red," "Many the Miles," "Brave" and "She Used to Be Mine" were birthed. Though Bareilles asserts that writing the book was the hardest thing she's ever done, her prose has a natural rhythm, and the stories behind each song are organically woven throughout. Fans will be more enamored, as, like Bareilles's music, this biography resonates with authentic and hard-won truths.
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I'm so excited for this!
& I don't even like reading! :)
Thanks for being REAL!
Just finished this awesome book written by one of my favorite female artist. Not knowing exactly what to expect but hoping to learn more about this amazing woman. Well, this book exceeded my expectations. It took me on an adventure of a young women’s life who desired to be loved and accepted. She has passion and determination to be not just good but great at everything she attempts to accomplish. Her beauty and strength pours out throughout each chapter. Sara’s honesty drew me into her world. Yes, Sara is extremely talented in music, a great actress, comedian, and whose smile is infectious. ! But most of all she is REAL! Thanks Sara for taking the time to share your life with your fans!
So real. Raw. And honest.
So relatable & inspiring & full of heart. Loved her then but love her even more now after hearing her story. Sara is beautiful.