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Sounds Like Me
Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song | Sara Bareilles
With refreshing candor, Sounds Like Me reveals Sara Bareilles, the artistand the womanon songwriting, soul searching, and whats discovered along the way. Sara Bareilles shares the joys and the struggles that come with creating great work, all while staying true to yourself. Imbued with humor and marked by Saras confessional writing style, this collection tells the inside story behind some of her most popular songs. Most recently known for her chart-topper Brave, Sara first broke through in 2007 with her multi-platinum single Love Song. She has released five albums that have sold 2.5 million copies and spawned several hits. More than a privileged view inside the experience of a remarkable musical talentthis is a moving tribute to the universal search for growth, healing, and self-acceptance.
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MatchlessMarie
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If you love Sara Bareilles you will love this book. It is hilarious and heartfelt and true. I would suggest listening to the audio alongside a print/ebook copy if you can because there are pictures you don‘t want to miss. Also I about peed my pants listening to the audio and there is a blooper reel at the end. Why don‘t more audiobooks have bloopers? This should definitely be a thing. 😂

mrsmarch Harry Potter blooper reel: As told by the audiobook reader himself https://m.facebook.com/BBCRadio4/videos/1247571895406012/ #harrypocketededededit #everysubsequentbook 19h
MatchlessMarie @mrsmarch fantastic!! I had heard about the pocketeded fiasco a while back lol I only recently started reading the Harry Potter books for the first time because I wasn‘t allowed when I was a kid. I‘ve been listening to the Fry audios when I can find them since I‘m in the US it‘s hard!! 19h
mrsmarch @MatchlessMarie Welcome to Hogwarts ❤️💙💛💚 19h
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Compromise is sometimes just manipulation 💯

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amandaw87
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I think Sara Bareilles and I need to be best friends. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audiobook, but I was glad I had the physical book too because she includes the greatest pictures from her childhood.

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 3w
amandaw87 Thanks! I made an account *ages* ago but am just now getting around to using it ❤️📚❤️ 3w
RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #litsywelcomewagon 6d
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳 1d
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Librarybelle
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I ❤️ Sara Bareilles! I love the deep meaning behind her lyrics. Though I tend to listen to much darker music, her pop sound soothes my lighter musical side.

I snagged her biography through Book Outlet awhile back. #SpiritOfTheRadio #TimbitTunes

TheKidUpstairs Don't know much about her, but I do like Love Song! I like that she's poppy and fun without being a stereotypical manufactured pop star! 11mo
Centique I love her lyrics so much. Especially Gonna Get Over You and Brave 😍 11mo
Reggie I❤️her song Gravity!!! 11mo
Librarybelle @Centique @Reggie They‘re such good songs! 11mo
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squidinkle

“I was waiting for someone else to give me permission to make my own decisions, and that was my greatest mistake.”

One of the many relatable parts of this book.

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I like her music and was interested to learn more about her. It‘s a series of very insightful stories about different parts of her life, her struggles with body image, anxiety, and depression, and how she got to where she is. 4.5/5 — I‘m a sucker for honesty with a bit of light humor from artists I adore!

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Melismatic
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I‘m not even a fan beyond adoring “Love Song” & “Brave” (I mean, who doesn‘t?) but so much of this felt achingly relatable. The Dear Sara letter section (“Beautiful Girl”) made me tear up on the Subway. Worth listening to on audio for her singing each chapter alone. 💖

Lisas.Library Her song “Hold My Heart” is my favorite. 1y
Melismatic Listening to this makes me want to binge all of her albums! 😍 @Lisas.Library (edited) 1y
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GhostGirl1
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I‘ve gone through this book so many times. I promise when the world is not understanding a thing you say, Sara completely does.

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maddiereadthat
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🎶🎶🎶🎶😻😻😻😻

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mariaku21
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I read this one and loved it last year but in talking with @MayginReads who advised to give the audio a try, I fell more in love with it.

The audio really let's Sara's warmth and love be heard in the way reading the book hinted at but the best part was that you really get to hear her geekiness and I loved that.

Not to mention Sara sings verses of the title tracks in acapellla 😍
thanks @MayginReads for this one
#litsypenpals

MayginReads I'm so glad you liked it! 💜 2y
mariaku21 @MayginReads loved it!! I've listened to it twice already. 2y
MayginReads 😍😍😍😍😍😍 2y
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MellieAntoinette
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A good start for my #litsypartyofone reads! The best thing about this book are the a capella song introductions. No profound overarching messages here, after all she's still young enough to be working some things out, but it is an easy, fun introduction to Sara and her best loved songs.

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KarenUK
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Starting this one as a #gymsoundtrack this morning..... seeing 'Waitress' in a couple of months time... so excited!

Cinfhen Nice!!!! 3y
danimgill Aah Waitress is so good, enjoy it when you go! 3y
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MorganNotMegan
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This was a fantastic book! I didn't know much about the author, but loved getting to know her through this book. She struggled with extreme body issues growing up as an overweight kid, and covers this in a beautifully connecting way. Goes into her struggle to find her niche in the music industry, and the small hiccups along the way.

KarenUK My hold just came up at the library.. yay! 3y
GypsyKat I didn't even know she wrote a book! 👍🏼 3y
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I finished The Kite Runner, but I need some time to process that before I write about it. So, on to a palate cleanser from my TBR list!

christineandbooks I loved this! Love her! 3y
readinginthedark @christineandbooks I'm loving it, too! She's awesome. 😊 3y
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KarenUK
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#day14 #marchintoreading #pi?#pie! Just got my season tickets to my local theater in Fort Lauderdale for Broadway season 2017/18 (mostly so I can get first dibs on Hamilton in 2018/19 - I'm a planner!)..... This season, I'm so excited to see 'Waitress'... loved the movie, and LOVE Sara Bareilles, so just put this audiobook on hold at library... hear it's great, and she sings on it too 😊👍

Lynnsoprano I am so jealous! It's just a little too far for us to get season tickets to the Broward Center, and I doubt there will be anything available for Hamilton by the time they open single ticket sales. 3y
KarenUK @Lynnsoprano when the time comes, if I get offers to buy any extras, I'll let you know! 😊 3y
seebiscan This musical is great! Hope you like it! 😊 3y
RealLifeReading I loved the movie! I'm sure the musical will be awesome 3y
ValerieAndBooks How fun is this!! 3y
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megt
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Some of the most fun I've had listening to a audiobook in awhile. Sara narrates and sings her way through a charming few hours. The essays range from personal stories about her childhood and life on the road as a musician to secrets behind the songs. She's candid about struggles with body image, anxiety, and self doubt. Stay tuned after the production credits for some hilarious outtakes.

josie281 I cannot imagine this being better in book form than audio book! 3y
Jdscott50 I loved reading this! She has such a unique voice in her writing. I didn't know there was an audio book! Thanks! 3y
readinginthedark I have this on audio but haven't gotten to it. Love her! Great review! 3y
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Eridau I love Sara Barielles! I'll have to get this one. Thanks for sharing. 3y
christinab You know how I feel about audio books but I love her so I might have to check this out. 3y
megt @josie281 agreed! I'm sure the book form is still great, but I think this is just one of those ones that's made for audio. 3y
megt @Jdscott50 yes! She's got such a unique voice in her writing. 3y
megt @readinginthedark @Eridau you're welcome! It's a great listen. Hope you enjoy it! 3y
megt @christinab do it! It's also pretty short - under 4 hours - so a good intro to audiobooks. I got it from the library. Remind me later and I'll find download instructions for you. 3y
josie281 @megt I was able to see her in Charlotte, NC, when she did a series of shows with just her and a piano. AmazIng! 3y
Godmotherx5 I've had this on my TBR for a while. I'm more excited now that you mentioned outtakes. 3y
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Kewolayn
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This explains why I feel connected to her as much! For all I know, Sara could be part of my karass. #SoundsLikeMe #SaraBareilles #ReadJanuary #Autobiography

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Kewolayn
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I am a total fan of this lady, and I am just filled with so much emotion right now. Her essays are as heartfelt and honest as her songs, and reading them makes me feel like I'm getting to know her better, and that I'm becoming more of a friend than a fan. This mug of fruity pebbles is what's keeping my eyes dry this sunny Saturday morning. #WhatsForBreakfast #ReadJanuary #Autobiography

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AmyStewart
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"Sara Bareilles grew up in Eureka, but we're too small a town to merit a stop on the book tour. So we called our friends at Elliott Bay in Seattle and asked if we could ship our copies up there for her to sign when she was at their store on tour. They were happy to help. It's great to have so many friends in the in the indie bookstore business." - Scott Brown (my husband!) #eurekabooks, Eureka CA #getindie

Twocougs My husband is on a motorcycle trip and is right this moment in Eureka. Told him to stop by- hoping he gets a chance too! We're from Seattle and love Elliot Bay Books Too! 3y
Lola I actually dreamed about Elliot Bay last night, although I've not yet been there Bits included, is there a good beach at Elliot Bay? and we must keep Elliot at Bay. I blame #24in48 😂 3y
Chelsey Fellow Seattlite here - We love Elliott Bay Books! What a lovely shop you two have there :) 3y
Yamich49 Humboldt represent!! 3y
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KatyAliceReads
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The slump continues... Maybe I'll give a Little light nonfiction from my favorite musician a try...

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sunshineuphoria
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I love her music. I love her stories. I wish this were twice as long. But it's so good as is. I highly recommend listening to the audiobook. She sings acapella and brings life to her tales. LOVE it.

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Leigh
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"There is power in the act of articulating your inner world - it becomes a home for your helplessness."

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Julz422
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I'm a sucker for a memoir and such a huge fan of Sara Bareilles' songwriting, I figured her memoir would be a sure thing. While it was cool to hear about how some of her songs came about, the storytelling was kind of unremarkable for such a talented songwriter. Sorry, Sara...I still love you!

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LinusTheWonderPup
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Wonderful

Sparkpuppypup I ❤️ Sara! 4y
LinusTheWonderPup I admit I was skeptical at first but I was wrong. She did a great job. 4y
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