I love biographies. I love autobiographies. I think it’s so interesting to learn about peoples lives, what makes them tic, and all of the things that we never knew that they were going through.
I think it’s important that we are able to read things in peoples own words, because their lives can get so distorted in the media.
One person that has always fascinated me is Mariah Carey. I mean we all hear a million things about her – but who is she really? Well we’re all going to be able to find out in her own words, because the superstar has completed her memoir.
“It took me a lifetime to have the courage and the clarity to write my memoir. I want to tell the story of the moments – the ups and downs, the triumphs and traumas, the debacles and the dreams, that contributed to the person I am today,” she wrote on her Instagram. She also posted on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
“Though there have been countless stories about me throughout my career and very public personal life, it’s been impossible to communicate the complexities and depths of my experience in any single magazine article or a ten-minute television interview. And even then, my words were filtered through someone else’s lens, largely satisfying someone else’s assignment to define me,” she continued in the same post.
“This book is composed of my memories, my mishaps, my struggles, my survival and my songs. Unfiltered. I went deep into my childhood and gave the scared little girl inside of me a big voice. I let the abandoned and ambitious adolescent have her say, and the betrayed and triumphant woman I became tell her side. Writing this memoir was incredibly hard, humbling and healing. My sincere hope is that you are moved to a new understanding, not only about me, but also about the resilience of the human spirit.”
I don’t know about you, but I am excited to read it.
The memoir will be entitled, The Meaning of Mariah Carey and will be released on September 29th.