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 Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award 2020

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

As one of the most celebrated musicians of our time, Alicia Keys has enraptured the nation 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 characterised her early career, the loss of privacy surrounding her romantic relationships and the oppressive expectations of female perfection.

Since her rise to fame, Alicia’s public persona has belied a deep personal truth: she has spent years not fully recognising or honouring 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 self-discovery she’s still navigating.

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 epitomises 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.

©2020 Alicia Keys (P)2020 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

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Best audiobook I've ever heard

I kept pausing to go relisten to a song after the explained state of mind when writing it. i kept pausing to write quotes. i kept thinking. it was really really good. She reads so well and with so much love and passion

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Beautiful

Never have I heard/read a more honest and open autobiography. I am in awe. Thank you to Alicia for sharing her story like this. I will take these stories with me for a very long time. Beautiful.

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Excessive self promotion

Undoubtedly Alicia Keys is a remarkably talented artist who works hard. But I found the way she emphasises how hard she has worked and how incredibly amazing everything she is involved in a little annoying after a while. She makes an interesting argument against modesty towards the end of the book, but it isnt an argument that resonates with me personally. Ultimately she now has a huge team behind everything she does and some of those people could easily be working harder than her but not seeing anywhere near her wealth and luxury. Her description of numerous over the top birthday parties and gifts also clashes with her talk about charities etc.

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need to be a fan I think so not for me

struggled to finish not my cup of tea. could take or leave but she has a lovely voice

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loved it!

beautifully written and poetically presented. it was an amazing read. you've won me over Alicia.

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Alicia more powerful, More herself.

Some of the best hours I have spent were listening these words of an evolving woman .She honestly has passed the baton to us challenging us as we go on the journey through her life .It is not just her music that important to us it is as women and human beings that is important to us .Her outer and inner world view is important to us all. This is a unique opportunity to look within and express who we really are and it comes through so loud and so clear. Be all sides of yourself. It's alright.i am more motivated than ever because of this book to be all that I am . Thank you Alicia. Looking forward to your next Chapters and your next books . Love and peace.

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Highly recommended

This book resonates with anyone who feels they have lost their identity and are made to feel like they need to conform to fit in. I loved the description of every moment - it makes you feel present in the moment.

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An audible that's a work of art

Engaging narration from Alicia, interspersed with piano music, odd song verses and chorus lines sung raw, and a range of contributing narrators from different parts of Alicia's life.
No doubt the most creative audible I've ever listened to. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Beautifully narrated

The warm low rich soothing tones of Alicia Keys’ narration was a joy to listen to.
There are so many references to people she collaborated with, I found myself making bookmarks to look them up later. My musical knowledge has expanded & I feel inspired to explore new artists she has mentioned. The autobiography is both understated and confident. Alicia’s thoughtful joy of life shines though.
I recommend it even if you have never heard Alicia play piano or sing before.

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Worth it

My favourite chapter was Full wattage👌🏾.The book,the narrator,the lessons and unique takes,and seeing her journey,super awesome.

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  • 04-01-22

Great Surprise

Aside from a few major hits, I didn't know who Alicia Keys really was. I wanted to start listening to audiobooks and read a few good about this one, so I gave it a try. Gorgeous surprise. Alicia has a very strong and powerful life and the audio is superbly produced. One of the best things in life is to meet new and interesting people. Listening to Alicia I did meet a great woman and became a fan.

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  • Vivian
  • 27-04-21

Alicia is my soul sister for real!

I could relate to everything she said. I am Inspired, proud and happy. Thank you Alicia

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  • ciku
  • 23-09-20

A masterpiece

The storyline is authentic and a true story of Alicias life. Every girl, mother, aspiring singer, entreprenwur, anyonr needing inspiration to love life and self should read this book. A book for all races, super inspirational, thriller, a beautiful story well weitten and told. Will read it again and again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-09-20

exactly what my soul needed!

Alicia and incredible friends narrate this beautiful journey of self discovery.
I related with so much and it is testament to Alicia's humility and honesty.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-08-20

Magic

Autobiography by Alicia Keys spoken in her own voice and includes intros by other people who inspired her such as Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Bono, her mother, Swizz Beats her husband and more. Told in such perfect poetry and power! This book will inspire you to walk to in own path and live your own destiny, to find your own voice, to stop playing small and let your light shine, to self-discovery, to deeper purpose, spirituality, it talks of race and the experience of black people and being bi-racial, feminism, being androgynous, identity and more. It feels like Alicia is sitting right there with you. Highly recommend this! Powerful!!

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  • K Ihakara
  • 22-07-20

great

absolutely loved it, the rawness, and insight of such amazing talent...will listen to it again 💝 stay blessed 🙏

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-07-20

Book inspires me to be more myself. A real gift.

Book inspires me to be more myself. Real honest and best I have read far.

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  • 02-07-20

Excellent Presentation

Loved it, it has a great practical demonstration of self discovery and living an authentic life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-06-20

Intimate and Captivating

I loved this audiobook. Best one I have listened to in 2020. Worth your money!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-06-20

Recommended for all women from 13 to 103 years old.

I not just read the book but embraced the whole idea of Alicia’s journey. It’s real, powerfully fearless and yet so honest in all its failings. I recommended it to daughters, friends and women. For it is a collective story of women today, our trials and tribulations, for our place under the sun and for just division of women’s rights as against the man’s world it’s been so far.
More power time Alicia’s pen and singing.