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More Myself

A Journey
Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
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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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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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Inspirational, uplifting and an adventure into the life of a trailblazer.

I enjoyed this from start to finish. It’s juicy with the fullness of Alicia’s highs & her resilience through challenges. Inspirational & heart warming. Love love loved it!

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Loved every minute of it.

Loved every minute of it. This is a book for everyone. The reading by Alicia made it even more special.

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beautiful and bare

Took a lil to get into it but it went deep and I loved the rawness of it

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YES YES YES

MORE MYSELF The story that speaks to my soul. Thank you Alicia. Real. Reachable. YES YES YES

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one of the most mesmerizing books ever!

i believe this is the first time i finish listening to a book so fast! Alicia took me into a magical place within and made me feel like i myself have been read by her voice! her tonality, her narration! her warmth vulnerablity and integrity! unprecedented! this book gives u more reasons to love & admire her! and gives u more reasons to be more YOURSELF unapologetically!

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Wow! what an inspirational woman!

Love love love this story of this total woman warrior! thank you Alicia.. so fantastic!

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what a journey

from alicia's voice, chapter changes, perspectives of other people loved the book so much production is amazing

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WOW WOW WOW!

Alicia you are phenomenal woman. This booked touched my heart from beginning to the end.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-10-2020

beautiful

I know more about her and more about myself. really enjoyed it and loved her tone.

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  • donna monteith
  • 10-10-2020

GOOSEBUMPS

This audiobook will inspire you, touch your heart & give you goosebumps like no other ❤️ incredible story

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  • Olulari
  • 09-10-2020

simply amazing

I loved every bit. inspirational and exactly what I needed to push me to the next phase of becoming me.

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  • Nichola Byrne
  • 08-10-2020

Inspirational!

Loved every second of this especially the Acapella moments! An inspiring story, I'll listen again!

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  • SEGGY
  • 08-10-2020

Great book.

Really enjoyed this book. Alicia Keys is an amazing lady, amazing artist and an inspiration. Her speaking voice is as sweet as her singing voice. I could listen to her for hours.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-10-2020

And it’s alright and it’s alright ALICIA

Downloading this audiobook, and listening to ALICIA telling her story was the one of the top greatest things happened to me in this though 2020. I still have some more questions, I’m sure as her life is full of events there would be plenty more to say, but I’m very satisfied with what I’ve heard. Totally recommend for a fans, as you can understand her more. I got you Alicia xx

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  • Nadine
  • 04-10-2020

Incredible

Vulnerable, raw, honest, inspiring. Wow. Thank you for this Alicia, so grateful for you in this world.