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The Meaning of Mariah Carey

September 28, 2020
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Yesterday, Mariah Carey was on CBS This Morning discussing her new memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey. In her interview, she discussed the difficulty she had growing up as the youngest of 13 kids living in near constant poverty. But despite everything-- life unrest and mean girls at school-- Carey had a constant sense that she was made for more.

In The Meaning of Mariah Carey, the global icon, award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, actress, mother, daughter, sister, storyteller, and artist finally tells the unfiltered story of her life, from the highest to the lowest notes.

She discusses how long it took her to gain the courage and the clarity to write this incredibly vulnerable memoir, where she tells the story of the moments - the ups and downs, the triumphs and traumas, the debacles and the dreams, that contributed to the person she is today. Though there have been countless stories about her throughout her career and very public personal life, it's been impossible for her to communicate the complexities and depths of her experience in any single magazine article or a ten-minute television interview. And even then, her words have been filtered through someone else's lens, largely satisfying someone else's assignment to define Mariah Carey.

She is using this book to define herself through her memories, her mishaps, her struggles, her survival and her songs.

In her own words: "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." 

Mariah has continued to build herself from the ground up: she's has nineteen chart-topping hits and is the committed mother of two beautiful children. Her memoir is a brutally honest story of survival, one that everyone should read. Pick up your copy of The Meaning of Mariah Carey today!

CBS Sunday Morning

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