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More Myself: A Journey | Alicia Keys
An intimate, revealing look at one artists journey from self-censorship to full expression As one of the most celebrated musicians in the world, Alicia Keys has enraptured the globe with her heartfelt lyrics, extraordinary vocal range, and soul-stirring piano compositions. Yet away from the spotlight, Alicia has grappled with private heartacheover the challenging and complex relationship with her father, the people-pleasing nature that characterized her early career, the loss of privacy surrounding her romantic relationships, and the oppressive expectations of female perfection. Since Alicia rose to fame, her public persona has belied a deep personal truth: she has spent years not fully recognizing or honoring 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. Alicias 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 Alicias path, from her girlhood in Hells Kitchen and Harlem to the process of growth and self-discovery that we all must navigate. In More Myself, Alicia shares her quest for truthabout herself, her past, and her shift from sacrificing her spirit to celebrating her worth. With the raw honesty that epitomizes Alicias artistry, More Myself is at once a riveting account and a clarion call to readers: to define themselves in a world that rarely encourages a true and unique identity.
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AmyG
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Looks like I am going as myself this year.🙌🏻

CoffeeAndABook 😂👏🏼👏🏼😂 3mo
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AmyG @Chrissyreadit I can only say that mail here is slooooww. The package first gets to thr post office and they are short on help (so it gets sorted slowly). Then the UPS store where we have our box needs to puck it up. THEY are slow in getting packages checked in. I hope that helps. Maybe today! 🤞🏻 3mo
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TheBookHippie
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Hot muggy foggy outdoor ALICIA KEYS in Chicago last night!!! She put on a show! Excellent!

AmyG Nice! 5mo
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Messiejessie
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Alicia shares her journey of self awareness.
As the reader, I found it to be a really enlightening experience. There are an abundance of meaningful quotes and messages that I‘ll take and keep for myself, in support of my own journey.

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DieAReader
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#KickTheSlump #BookSpinBingo #BookNookBuddies2022

First finish so far this month. Very enjoyable. I enjoyed it more than I would have expected.

PageShifter Nice! 🥳 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 11mo
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SW-T
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Listening to Alicia on audio was awesome! Plus, having her mom, dad, husband, and friends contribute was an unexpected surprise. Loved hearing her sing snippets of songs throughout the book. She covered life, love, creativity, writing songs, travel, activism, beauty, and learning to be true to herself. Excellent #audiolisten. The other audiolistens were good, but this was definitely a standout.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Alicia 🎼🎹🎤❤️ 1y
Eggs Well done 👍🏼 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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new york https://g.co/kgs/JgJS6a

🎼🎹 I'm gonna make it by any means, I got a pocket full of dreams
Baby, I'm from New York
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There's nothing you can't do
Now you're in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Hear it from New York, New York, New York! 🎤🎹

I‘m out of town, but I‘m not in #NewYorkCity Love her and this song 🎶

#JulyJourneys

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks In the background you can see some Beatriz set in #NewYorkCity ❤️ 2y
Eggs ❤️🌃🖤🎶 2y
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catsuit_mango
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Rediscovering my love of a well written life story.

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JenReadsAlot
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This was so enjoyable on audio with Alicia narrating it and some music at the start of each chapter. #bookspinbingo free square @TheAromaofBooks

Trashcanman 🤗 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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JenReadsAlot
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Listening to tagged book and had to share this cutie! #catsoflitsy

FlowerFairy That sweet little face! 😍 2y
dylanisreading So cute! 2y
Gaylagal2 So adorable! 😻🐾 2y
DivineDiana A beauty! 😻 2y
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“And when I reveal my true heart, not everyone is going to approve. What I know now is that I don‘t need them to.”

I have always loved her and her music 🎶 🎹

#Mellow
#MayCharacters

Bklover This photo is beautiful! 2y
Eggs Lovely tableau 🎼💗🎶 2y
slategreyskies This book looks good! 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Bklover thank you ❤️ 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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"At the end of the day, so many things that we hold so much value with, it just doesn't even mean anything. I really try to stay focused on being really positive."
-- Alicia Keys ??

https://music.amazon.com/user-playlists/698911e51bde40369e35cff923511e70sune?ref...

Love her songs! Here are a few ???

She‘s not #loud! She‘s just right! I love to listen to her beautiful voice!

#OppositeDay
#Loud

TheKidUpstairs She is so beyond talented. ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Well, I got sucked in again!! 🤦🏼‍♀️ I was going to skip, but I love Alecia Keys 🎹 and the other one was getting so much hype 🤷‍♀️📚

#TBR #BOTM #IWILLNEVERREADALLOFTHESEBOOKS 🤣

Nute Isn‘t that new hashtag telling the absolute truth!😆 2y
Deblovestoread Me, either, but don‘t tell my husband! 🤣 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Nute yes!!! 🤣🤣🤣 2y
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ncsufoxes
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I had listened to The Armchair Expert podcast with Alicia Keys & so when kindle had a book deal I bought it. I‘m not a huge biography of singers/actors but it was interesting. I learned a lot about her role in activism & social justice. She had some good thoughts on what the pressures of being a mom & woman are in our society. One more book down on my #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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Erin.Elizabeth10
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I have chosen “pick” for this, although I will say it‘s about halfway between a “pick” and “so-so” for me. The chapters really varied to me. Some were really interesting and insightful, and others felt kind of like just a list of what was happening in Alicia‘s life. Which I guess is the point of the book? Haha! Overall, I wanted a bit more insight and less description, but I‘m still glad I read it.

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amma-keep-reading
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I highly recommend the audiobook. Each chapter begins with a musical interlude, similar to her albums. The audiobook also features various family members, friends, and mentors with short vignettes.

Such a pleasant surprise! I learned so much about this private celebrity.

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Ibsbadibs
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Brene said something along the lines of “I read this book to learn more about you (Alicia) and I actually ended up learning more about myself.” I think that was true for me as well.

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janerzy
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This book is full of soul, honesty, and wholehearted introspections. It delivered beyond my expectation - Love it! 🧡

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rigo.padilla
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An amazing read about Alicia's path to find their identify and in the process: their self-worth, tribe, and purpose. Even more amazing if you are also asking yourself the same questions. #SelfWorth #Identity #YourTrueSelf

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rigo.padilla

"The path to self-discovery is not a straight line. It's a zigzag. We move in and out of awareness: one step forward, three steps to the left, a baby step back, another leap forward. A lightbulb moment might shine brightly one day, but then flicker the next." #AliciaKeys #SelfDiscovery #FindingYourPurpose

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Julsmarshall
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Fantastic! This memoir was introspective, soulful and honest. I loved listening on audiobook so I could hear her voice and the voices of her family and friends that began each chapter. Voices like her parents and husband and friends like Bono, Jay Z and Michelle Obama really added time the experience as did get busting out in song a time or two. Highly recommend!

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rigo.padilla

"Death is a gift meant to wake up the living, to nudge us towards a life of purpose and intention." #AliciaKeys #MoreMyself #TheMeaningOfLife

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BookNightOwl
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I have grown up listening to Alicia Keys and she has been such an inspiration. She is amazingly talented and I enjoyed this memoir about her life, family and career.

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Julsmarshall
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#currentlisten Enjoying so far, love that she plays piano on this and sings a little too . . .

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AuthorAnnaBella
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Alicia Keys wholeheartedly gave of herself in her memoir. Throughout her book she songfully and poetically shared with us an undiluted version of her story. Recalling memories of her humble beginnings, musical journey, family, love interest, children and becoming spiritually grounded. A very passionate soul, she pushes us all to look deeper within ourselves and each other by describing her own spiritual journey. She encourages us to be open.

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Alicia drops words of wisdom worth highlighting and re-examining. Her album that resides with ME the most, is her very first album. Hearing the details on her songs and then pushing pause to go and push play was a lot of times nostalgic. Her memoir is insightful, positive and demonstrates her personal awareness and growth. It was a kind reminder to always be your best self and find forward movement that resides well within ones soul.

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“Even in my brokenness, I am whole”
Alicia Keys memoir is appropriately subtitled A Journey and that‘s just what this book was. It‘s a soulful reflection from her earliest days up until her hosting the 2019 Grammy‘s.
A chunk in the middle was a little slow but listening to Alicia is so peaceful, so I choose those chapters as self meditation. She comes across as authentic and real, with a gentle spirit.
Definitely listen to the audio ♥️🙌🏻🎧

CBee I adore her 🧡 3y
Cinfhen Then YOU MUST listen to her audiobook @CBee she dishes on everything and she sings, harmonizes and plays the piano too🙌🏻 3y
CBee @Cinfhen I might just do that! Thanks for the recommendation 😁 3y
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Cinfhen
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#AudioDinnerPrep Alicia has just gotten to #GirlOnFire which is exactly how I‘m feeling right about now....
Between the outdoor temperature and the heat from the stir fry THIS girl is on fire 🔥 😉😁

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marleed
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This memoir is everything I would expect from Alicia Keys. She truly is the author of her own forever.

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What am amazing memoir! I loved hearing about her childhood and her current blend of music and activism. She has an incredible presence and strength. I didn‘t enjoy the very middle, but I think everyone will find some part of her story relatable.

Two reasons to go with the audiobook: she sings(!) and the chapters are introduced by guest readers - everyone from her parents to Oprah and Michelle Obama. 4.5⭐️

#nutsinmay book 7/9

Cinfhen I‘m in the middle of this audiobook!!! Her voice is SO soothing and sultry. She‘s a special bred of celebrity/ humble 🧡🙌🏻 3y
Megabooks @Cinfhen agree twinsy!! 👯‍♀️👯‍♀️ 3y
Cinfhen 😘😘 3y
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Megabooks @Cinfhen plus she is a person who sets goals and gets it done. I really respect that too. She‘s so driven while also rolling with life (like her unexpected pregnancy). 🤘🏻 3y
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3y
Megabooks @Andrew65 thanks!! 3y
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Kristin_Reads
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Love the audio version of this!

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Cinfhen
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Woohoo 🙌🏻 my #Scribd borrow returned 💞Alicia Keys has such a sultry voice / I‘m in love 🥰

Centique She‘s so cool. Did you hear how she gave out her cellphone number so fans could send her texts and she‘d send them individual replies - encouraging them through lockdown. 😍 3y
Cinfhen Really???? I totally believe it @Centique she is so humble and soulful🙌🏻 definitely crushing on her 3y
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So good!!!

SamAnne LOL. 2020 is still way better for me than 2019, but that is more of a reflection on how bad 2019 was...... 3y
Texreader Oh yea, accurate 3y
LoveLightJoy I really really love oatmeal raisin 😂 3y
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"It's hard to pinpoint the precise moment when we internalize other's assessments; it's usually not just a single experience but rather a series of moments that bruise the spirit and lead us to distrust ourselves and those around us." -Alicia Keys #MoreMyself #AliciaKeys #ComingOfAge #ChildhoodTrauma

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Alicia highlights her evolution from girl to woman in charge of her own destiny. The audiobook features guests from Oprah to Bono to Michelle Obama. Not too shabby.

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rigo.padilla

"I'm a person in process, from the me I once was to the me I am now. I'm also a breathing set of contradictions... I've been a builder of inner walls and a burier of feelings." #AliciaKeys #MoreMyself #Emotions

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This was the soothing balm my heart and soul needed. I have been a massive fan of Alicia‘s since 2001. Her music and authenticity have always spoken to me. I so loved learning about her creative process and her family as well as her journey into mindfulness and social activism. This filled me with hope and happiness and just generally good feelings. And then I slept for a blissful 7 straight hours. Thank you, Alicia. All the stars.

TrishB Oh how fab ❤️ a good book and a sleep! 3y
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB I feel like a new person! 3y
TrishB Such a great feeling ❤️ 3y
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MicheleinPhilly @TrishB Hope this long weekend affords the opportunity for you to rest and recharge. Happy Easter! 😘 3y
SW-T Wow! That‘s quite the endorsement. 😊 3y
Megabooks So excited to get this from the library soon! Great review!! 3y
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Keys speaks of fame and growth, philanthropy and feminism. My favorite bits were about her style evolution and motherhood. She skipped any controversy regarding the start of her relationship with husband Swizz Beatz, but it‘s her story to tell how she pleases. That‘s the beauty of memoir. I listened to this on audio and Keys‘s speaking voice gets on my nerves, but she sings a few song snippets a cappella which are an incredible addition.

CallMeIshmael Still one of my favorite listens is “The Diary of Alicia Keys” she is amazing 3y
britt_brooke @CallMeIshmael So much talent! 💚 3y
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▶️🎧 A celebrity memoir is exactly what I need right now!

MicheleinPhilly I bought this on Tuesday. I had no idea she was writing a memoir but I adore her. 3y
britt_brooke @MicheleinPhilly I had no clue this was even a thing until I snagged it yesterday, but she‘s amazing. 3y
Megabooks I saw this on Scribd I think. Looking forward to your review! I have been burning through the celeb memoirs! 3y
britt_brooke @Megabooks Celeb memoirs are a slightly guilty pleasure. 😉 I especially love music ones. 3y
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