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 Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award 2020

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 characterised 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 recognising or honouring 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 epitomises 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.

©2020 Alicia Keys (P)2020 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

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More Alicia, yes please!

Alicia’s music has always moved me in various ways & to hear her story narrated in her own glorious spoken voice, listening to her at the centre of my head (thanks AirPods), taking walks & cleaning the house with her stories I couldn’t get enough of. I connected with her daily till the last word.
I found this book through hearing Alicia speak on Instagram with another brilliant author, Glennon Doyle. Glennon’s book, Untamed, and Alicia’s book are two relevant masterpieces that have kept me on a glorious path of uncovering my stuff and opening my heart, during CoVid-19.
This book plus Untamed, for me, are catalysts, shining examples of what’s possible with focus, hard work & a steely perseverance for being your true self. Perfect companions for quality time spent in solitude, to step into a different future, reborn.

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Bright light

I turned to this book after Alicia’s involvement in a meditation course with Deepak Chopra. She was so inspiring in that course that I wanted more. I’m 55 and Caucasian, so probably not part of her usual audience. The book shone light on the music industry, Egyptian history, and on the powerful feminine goddess within all of us. Great woman. Great read.

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Raw, vulnerable and beautiful

What a gift to be hearing Alicia Keys’ voice as she tells you her life story AND randomly sings songs that she wrote. So good!!

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Great insight into Alicia

I found the first chapter a bit slow, but after that it picked up the pace got really interesting! I enjoyed it. Alicia is so relatable and down to earth, she has a spiritual and humble nature which resonates throughout the book! Great read!

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Powerful and resonating

I’ve followed Alicia since her first album: Songs in A Minor.
I feel a strange connection to Alicia through her lyrics and her audio book.
We were born the same year and her songs ALWAYS resonate with me, as a woman, a mother, an artist in her own skin.

Hearing the raw stories of others, always empower me to move forward in life, stronger & brighter.

A beautiful woman with an earth & soul moving voice. She makes me be ‘more myself’ too.
Much love

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Extraordinary

Renewed love, respect and appreciation for this woman. A massive beacon for women and humanity.

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Alicia is a great storyteller

Thoroughly enjoyed hearing her story. The message was beautiful. Every woman should listen to this story.

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Amazing book

I love this book and listening to Alicia Keys -- what a great storyteller. I love how she interjects snippets of her songs (with her singing) throughout the book. You are amazing Alicia Keys and very inspiring

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stunningly beautiful honest and heart felt

absolutely loved this window into Alicia's self discovery. Additionally love that it was her voice and that of her family/friends who read and created this audio book. Love it so much that i will buy a hard copy. Her insights opened many avenues within myself.

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oh my giddy aunt what a magical women

thankyou your voice exudes your energy and deep connection to the devine loved it

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  • Vivian
  • 27-04-2021

Alicia is my soul sister for real!

I could relate to everything she said. I am Inspired, proud and happy. Thank you Alicia

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  • ciku
  • 23-09-2020

A masterpiece

The storyline is authentic and a true story of Alicias life. Every girl, mother, aspiring singer, entreprenwur, anyonr needing inspiration to love life and self should read this book. A book for all races, super inspirational, thriller, a beautiful story well weitten and told. Will read it again and again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-09-2020

exactly what my soul needed!

Alicia and incredible friends narrate this beautiful journey of self discovery.
I related with so much and it is testament to Alicia's humility and honesty.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-08-2020

Magic

Autobiography by Alicia Keys spoken in her own voice and includes intros by other people who inspired her such as Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Bono, her mother, Swizz Beats her husband and more. Told in such perfect poetry and power! This book will inspire you to walk to in own path and live your own destiny, to find your own voice, to stop playing small and let your light shine, to self-discovery, to deeper purpose, spirituality, it talks of race and the experience of black people and being bi-racial, feminism, being androgynous, identity and more. It feels like Alicia is sitting right there with you. Highly recommend this! Powerful!!

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  • K Ihakara
  • 22-07-2020

great

absolutely loved it, the rawness, and insight of such amazing talent...will listen to it again 💝 stay blessed 🙏

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-07-2020

Book inspires me to be more myself. A real gift.

Book inspires me to be more myself. Real honest and best I have read far.

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  • 02-07-2020

Excellent Presentation

Loved it, it has a great practical demonstration of self discovery and living an authentic life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-06-2020

Intimate and Captivating

I loved this audiobook. Best one I have listened to in 2020. Worth your money!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-06-2020

Recommended for all women from 13 to 103 years old.

I not just read the book but embraced the whole idea of Alicia’s journey. It’s real, powerfully fearless and yet so honest in all its failings. I recommended it to daughters, friends and women. For it is a collective story of women today, our trials and tribulations, for our place under the sun and for just division of women’s rights as against the man’s world it’s been so far.
More power time Alicia’s pen and singing.

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  • Shipra Dutta
  • 20-05-2020

if you looking for answers, read More Myself!

A tale of girlhood, womanhood and motherhood. She prepares you to believe in your "gut" and how to listen to it. Not just that she also shares how to grow "sensitive boys" so that the crimes against women and humanity drastically come down (not said literally) but it's all about bringing up a "Compassionate Generation"!!
Thank you Alicia Keys, I have grown with this book you penned 🌟🙏🌟

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-05-2020

Beautiful

Never have I heard/read a more honest and open autobiography. I am in awe. Thank you to Alicia for sharing her story like this. I will take these stories with me for a very long time. Beautiful.

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  • Aindrea Sewell
  • 07-10-2020

Best audiobook I've ever heard

I kept pausing to go relisten to a song after the explained state of mind when writing it. i kept pausing to write quotes. i kept thinking. it was really really good. She reads so well and with so much love and passion

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  • maryD
  • 27-04-2020

loved it!

beautifully written and poetically presented. it was an amazing read. you've won me over Alicia.

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  • Miss Pitstop 2
  • 23-11-2020

Alicia more powerful, More herself.

Some of the best hours I have spent were listening these words of an evolving woman .She honestly has passed the baton to us challenging us as we go on the journey through her life .It is not just her music that important to us it is as women and human beings that is important to us .Her outer and inner world view is important to us all. This is a unique opportunity to look within and express who we really are and it comes through so loud and so clear. Be all sides of yourself. It's alright.i am more motivated than ever because of this book to be all that I am . Thank you Alicia. Looking forward to your next Chapters and your next books . Love and peace.

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  • PP
  • 22-11-2020

Highly recommended

This book resonates with anyone who feels they have lost their identity and are made to feel like they need to conform to fit in. I loved the description of every moment - it makes you feel present in the moment.

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  • Sarah Cubitt
  • 05-05-2021

wonderful memoir

Alicia does an amazing job at reading this audiobook. The book itself is so strong, genuine, open and inspiring. I didn't know much about Alicia going into this book, but I think she is a true inspiration and someone I will always admire. The energy in this book is high and I am sure I will listen more than once. 6*!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-05-2021

Amazing

I never wanted it to end. Alicia narration is wonderful. It's raw and vulnerable and honest. I resonated a lot with her. A truly wonderful listen.

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  • 123456
  • 28-04-2021

Listened over 2 days

This book really head my attention. Alicia's voice really keeps you listening. The stories of the luxury parties and trips may annoy some people but when you hear how hard she has worked and what she does for good causes, you can't deny someone the right to enjoy their lives too. It feels authentic, she isn't hiding the fact she can afford to do those things. I took some good messages away from her thoughts on self worth, being your true self and ambition.

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  • John Roadnight
  • 27-04-2021

Excessive self promotion

Undoubtedly Alicia Keys is a remarkably talented artist who works hard. But I found the way she emphasises how hard she has worked and how incredibly amazing everything she is involved in a little annoying after a while. She makes an interesting argument against modesty towards the end of the book, but it isnt an argument that resonates with me personally. Ultimately she now has a huge team behind everything she does and some of those people could easily be working harder than her but not seeing anywhere near her wealth and luxury. Her description of numerous over the top birthday parties and gifts also clashes with her talk about charities etc.

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  • serena
  • 25-04-2021

Amazing!

loved each chapter. every word. every story. this is one of the best audiobooks I've ever heard

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