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More Myself

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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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Inspiring

I loved listening to Alicia reading this, it was like having her read a bedtime story. Beautiful voice and amazing story.

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wow moments all through this book.

Loved this book. Im a massive country music fan and not really an rnb fan but just te rawness of this book was incredible.

highly recommended

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So empowering

Such an empowering book for women who are trying to find themselves and just need that push. Empowering to be that women who can dance to the beat of her own drum. Cannot recommend enough 👏🏻👏🏻

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So so beautiful

Loved every minute. It's beautifully read and sung by Alicia Keys. It was an absolute pleasure from start to finish. Just beautiful

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Inspiring and warm

A beautiful insight, an inspiring read and a warmth that gently encourages you to let your own light shine. This book impacted me the first time I read it, now listened to it and continues to long after the final sentence.

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must listen

inspiring and real. so real. will be buying the real book to read again. 5 stars all round.

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Intimate conversation

I loved this book! Felt like having an intimate conversation with an old friend over a glass of wine. Alicia is both inspirational and vulnerable whilst sharing her thoughts, beliefs and journey.

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Alicia the genius<br />

LOVE this book. So many eye opening lessons in it. So glad I found it

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Thank you Alicia for being You!

A memorable story of authenticity, vulnerability and powerhouse feminine strength ❤
I couldn't step away from this book and when interrupted kept on going back so I wouldn't miss a single word.

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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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  • Sarisha
  • 15-05-2020

Captivating

This book had me captivated from the very first till the very last word,I felt as though I was living in Alicia's world watching her journey,sharing it and feeling it along with her.It pulled at my heart strings,I laughed,teared and even identified with parts of her story,I have no words to fully express how this book touched me but I will say that every song now has a whole new meaning.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-05-2020

outstanding

I read this book cover to cover within one week, savouring, enjoying, like a piece of chocolate.
it is a book of poetry, a book of realness and authenticity. reading it I became more myself.

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  • Dionne James
  • 09-05-2020

One of the Best!!!!!

This has truly been the most enjoyable book I’ve listened to in a long time.
Alicia’s honesty and humility draws you into her world. Her recollections are phenomenally captivating peppered with unexpected accapella performances to illustrate her point,. Not to mention each chapter separated by her soothing sounds on the piano and short cameo appearances from a significant person who has touched her life. What a beautiful read and a wonderful experience (as opposed to just reading the words on the page). I would highly recommend this book. I’ll definitely re-listen over again. Thank you for sharing yourself Alicia.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-05-2020

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Loved it. Alicia has a way of telling her story you get engrossed in the book. Also loved the introduction on each chapter.

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  • Mahlako
  • 07-05-2020

Authentic and relatable

Alicia Keys has bared her soul in this book and shared her struggles as a woman. As a woman I found it so inspirational her continued journey to step into her own through owning and sharing her vulnerabilities. Truly authentic!

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  • itzik
  • 05-05-2020

A guide to live authentic life

To hear Alicia reading the book was making this book to be a living book. This book is about embracing who we are. Alicia is so deep and inspiring. I think it's a must book for whoever wants to grow and improve his or her self esteem and personality. Thank you Alicia you are a very special soul that God brought to this world.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-05-2020

Absolutely exceptional!! ♥️♥️♥️

I didn't want to finish listening to this masterpiece of vulnerability, strength, authenticity and self-actualization spoken, sung and melodically delivered by this superwoman, girl on fire: Alicia Keys!! Wow! Everyone should get this book. It's entertaining yet powerful 💥💥💥💥💥

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  • Ashim Egunjobi
  • 25-04-2020

Like a chat with your girl

Amazing story telling. Profound messaging and allround 5 star!!
If I could give more stars- I would

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-04-2020

More Myself for everyone

Absolutely loved it, engaging from the first to the last word. Has definitely challenged me to claim back More of Myself!!!

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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-05-2020

A true and honest journey....

Longing for exploration, connection and freedom during worldwide lockdown? Listen to Alicia tell her story, join this wondrous journey of hers, where we all can connect and grow. Loved it, thank you!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-05-2020

Wow

Finished in 3 sittings. Authentic, beautifully executed & full of so much resonance. Thank you.

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  • sylvia smith
  • 24-05-2020

More Myself

Loved the book, loved the self discovery narrative, love the Kemet History, loved the blended family account, there was much to enjoy about AK’s latest offering - well
done. 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👍🏾

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  • RosePetal86
  • 23-05-2020

Stunning

What an amazing book from an super talented woman. Alicia has me feeling “more myself” brilliant read. I love the chapters about how she recorded her first album just stunning the detail she goes Into. I didn’t want this book to end.

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  • Mrs
  • 17-05-2020

Pure , beautiful , real and empowering .

I loved this book , not just because I love the author /narrator but the content resonated with me on so many levels.

Thank you Alicia Keys for sharing your journey.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-05-2020

Looooove it! The best audible I've experienced

Absolutely loved this audible and I'm glad I did it instead of reading it.
Alicia narrates it and say it as she feels it. What I really liked was the in between chapters she plays a bit of piano, the parts of the story when it is someone else's view on Alicia and her life, the person itself narrates this bit which makes it even more real and true.
She sings little parts of key songs that she speaks about.
It was fascinating to learn about her life, how she started with music, learning where she comes from but the most empowering bits where when she is just so true and honest about he struggles, very similar to what we have at some point experienced, she just experienced it in different sort of environment but I can totally relate to her.. Very inspiring learning how she's been discovering her true clours and who she she really is

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-05-2020

Beautiful

loved it. it resonated deeply with my own journey to self and allowing my light to shine unapologetically.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-05-2020

Authentic through and through

This autobiography has been written with such courage that it can it to open up parts of your life as well as opening up the life Alicia Keys has lived so far. I loved it, was moved by it and will return to it when I need reminders on what it takes to be brave and live your worth.

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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.