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  • By: Mariah Carey
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  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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. 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 10-minute television interview. And even then, my words were filtered through someone else’s lens, largely satisfying someone else’s assignment to define me. 

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. 

Love,

Mariah   

About the author and narrator: 

Mariah Carey is an American artist of Black and Irish ancestry. 

She is an award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, actress, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She has recorded 15 studio albums and holds numerous industry records, including the most number-one singles of any solo artist in history. 

She has received many accolades, honors, and distinctions throughout her career, including the Congressional Award for her charitable work with youth through the Fresh Air Fund's Camp Mariah. She is an inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Carey remains forever thankful and fiercely loyal to her global family of fans. 

Ms. Carey is the mother of two children, Moroccan and Monroe.    

©2020 Mariah Carey (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Not sure about this one...


I am really not sure how I feel about this memoir. I listened to the audiobook, which I always like to do if it is narrated by the person being written about. This audio book is filled with random singing. Which was fine... Until it got terribly annoying!

After coming away from this book, I feel like I know nothing about Mariah Carey as a person. This almost read occasionally like a resume, listing her achievements. She skipped over so much. Fancy not including a finance in the book!!!

Not for me.. I think this is true revisionist history. She is painting her history the way she wants to remember it. Also, this just felt like a book to throw shade at both her family and Tommy Motolla. A very one sided account of what happened... Also, as for her relationship with her "ex-brother" and nothing- I felt there was a lot of foreshadowing there, building, but it really built to nothing.

This could have been an honest look at her troubles with mental health, but she completely white washes it and blames her brother for it all..

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Did not like it

I did not enjoy this book sorry, i found it boring and could not finish it

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Mariah on Fiyah

This was the best audible book I've ever purchased. I've been a major Mariah fan (who isn't) since she started her career, but to have heard her story, I cannot believe what she has endured in her lifetime already and my respect for her is now sky high. She's an earth angel, who's voice, storytelling and message has blessed us all earth side. Love Mariah & thank you for sharing, lifetime fan from New Zealand 💜

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Mariah reads this herself

Good book. Interesting. Worth a read if you are a fan. Interesting to learn her roots, motivations and history. I liked that she sings sometimes as she reads.

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The meaning of Mariah Carey. This was a total eye-opening book. There are things in this book that I had no idea about that must have been really hard for her to write after all these years.
It was great to get an insight into her life

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This needs to be a movie.

After listening to this I became a big fan. I love her so much.

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her drive and motivation

she's so intelligent deep spiritual I love mariah carey 💗 💖 💕 great work very happy with the book

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Emotionally Vocal

I will say this; so much more makes sense. The way she tells her story through her lyrics just binds everything beautifully together. The acapella moments were in a few words just perfect.

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A really good listen and insightful

I have always been a major fan of Mariah up until her later years with tommy and I always thought of her as a princess until I read this book. It was great to hear her side of the story to Hearher read about her life made it more personal and also to Hearher sing every now and then some of her songs and to learn about what a lot of her songs were really about, it's a great even if you don't like Mariah Carey and think what most people do of her, you will certainly change your mind after reading this

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Inspirational

what a carefully and skilfully crafted memoir that goes a long way to help her fans understand the challenges of her life. brutal honesty and the way she sings excerpts from her songs as to their meaning and when they were written makes this quite an intimate experience.

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