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More Myself

A Journey
Written by: Alicia Keys
Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
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An AudioFile Earphones Award-winning production 

This program is read by Alicia Keys, with special guest appearances by family and friends, including Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z, and Michelle Obama.

An intimate, revealing look at one artist’s 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 heartache - over 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. 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 growth and self-discovery that we all must navigate.

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 epitomizes 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.

A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books 

"[Alicia Keys] often sings snippets of her music, which brings her story to life and elevates the listening experience. Spoken cameos from everyone from her husband to Michelle Obama add another layer of interest to the audiobook. Keys fans will be delighted by the behind-the-scenes stories she shares; those unfamiliar with her music will still enjoy her upbeat, unpretentious narration." (Booklist)

©2019 Alicia Keys (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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One of the best!

Amazing book from start to finish, special guests... Alicia sings too, what else could one ask for!!

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Enjoyable

Listening to this audiobook was a real treasure for many reasons. Alicia Keys’ voice was such a pleasure to listen to as she told her story. And there were introductions to each section by important people in her life in their own voices and that was really special.
The book is the story of her life, and naturally scattered throughout are various lessons she learned. I have such great respect for Alicia, what she stands for, and her genuine nature. But I have to say this book felt a little on the light side with regards to insights. I guess I thought it would go deeper.
However, as I said, it was a great book to listen to you and interesting to see the perspective of someone coming up in the music industry.

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great lecture

thank you Alicia - you inspire me - thanks for sharing your experience with the world

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Inspiring authentic story of Alicia Keys

Alicia takes us through her life story with humour, wisdom, authenticity and grace. The reader is left inspired to find their own voice, steak up for oneself and for others. This read us a fascinating window into how is parenting, music, live and commitment make all the difference into Alicias becoming more herself.

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  • Van
  • 2020-06-01

Joy to listen to

This audiobook was so beautiful to listen to and it captured my heart. I love that it wasn't just a story but a production. Alicia put her all into it and by incorporating guests to bring their perspective, it allowed us to go back and forth between their's and Alicia's. So many heart warming lessons from this book and I will be going back to re-listen and reflect.

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An uplifting read!

thank you, Alicia. I really enjoyed this book!
An uplifting read! You have a great voice!!

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  • 2020-05-31

Exceptional

My favourite audio book to date. Thank you Alicia for writing and reading this book. Your words opened my mind and spoke to my soul! With love, thank you!

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Impressive

Insightful and inspiring! Alicia's reading voice and of course her singing are beautiful to listen to.

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Bravo

Was amazing.Could have listened to it even longer.You can actually feel her journey. Bravo !!

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Ear pleasing

I’m grateful Alicia read her story herself.
Her voice was beautiful and silky smooth.
Her story was impactful and often familiar in many ways of her growth from a young girl to a grown woman.

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  • 2020-04-05

Title should be Safe Version of Myself

I like A Keys but I found her sharing very little of herself in this title. Yes, she admitted she was promiscusous at a young age and how she got her record deal but she's so safe the entire book and I was listening to a person perfect go through her perfect adult life. It didn't sound authentic when she described how she met Swiss and did not mention any of the controversy surrounding her beginnings with him when it was daily news fodder. In passing she mentions his other kids (5) in total. Only thing I was surprised about was her relationship with Kerry her first live in boyfriend and their age gap. She's a hard worker and I enjoyed all the mentions about her trip to Egypt but this story was very bland. Her voice has changed so much but I am happy for her journey but this story came off cookie cutter. On a CVD-19 scale of audio book readings, I give it 2 out of 5 masks.

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  • Keshah Leah Muñoz
  • 2020-04-03

I wait

She ignores the infidelity. Why? Swizz , we all know was married when she met him. If you are writing about your journey, how is it that this main event in your life gets ignored? Smh in disappointment. It’s your truth I thought I would hear.

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  • Tracy
  • 2020-03-31

More Myself (Alicia Keys)

This is a very beautifully written and narrated book. Alicia Keys is such a Precious human. I Love and support her still...since day 1 of her musical journey. I will Always Support Alicia’s Work. It’s maturely unfiltered, genuine, and VERY Relatable. Definitely a Must-Read!!

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  • catherine
  • 2020-04-04

RIVETING!!

I absolutely love Alicia's words, the way she describes her struggles, her triumphs and her experiences. I loved how she would sing and that she had other people relevant to her journey narrate some parts. I loved it!!

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  • mira
  • 2020-04-09

Absolutely beautiful!

Loved it! Definitely recommend. Alicia narrates and sings so beautifully throughout the book. I also loved the narration from her husband and friends.

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  • Bukola Oguntala
  • 2020-04-06

Alicia Keys never disappoints!!

Love love love the audiobook! I learned some things I didn’t know and throughout it all she remained relatable! I also love how she incorporated her voice and her loved ones. Just fantastic! Great job sis! You’re dope!

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  • MsKimmoly
  • 2020-03-31

PHENOMENAL

Absolutely loved it. Finished it in one day. I just couldn't stop listening. This is a brilliant piece of work.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-04-09

More Myself

A story about a beautiful soul reflecting on her journey in life to becoming who she is expressing today - A wonderful human being filled with lots of love and passion for living her truth.

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  • Bonnie Pinnock
  • 2020-04-09

Awsome!!

Enjoyed audio book! Telling Everyone i know to read this book! Alicia's story is amazing!

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  • Nica M.
  • 2020-04-09

Beautiful

This is a beautifully written book filled with real, authentic and relatable stories that made me both laugh and cry. Super inspiring.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-04-13

Inspirant !

L'histoire d'Alicia Keys est très belle et inspirante, écouter sa voix nous la conter est super agréable !