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Pop legend Mariah Carey has announced that she will be releasing her upcoming memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey.
Carey teamed up with writer Michaela Angela Davis to share her journey described in the book’s press release as, “an improbable and inspiring journey of survival and resilience as she struggles through complex issues of race, identity, class, childhood and family trauma during her meteoric rise to music superstardom.”
“By pulling back the curtain on perceptions often told through the filtered lens of media, Carey bravely and beautifully walks through her battles with gender and power dynamics, emotional abuse, public embarrassments, personal failures and phenomenal victories,” the release continues. “In her own words and song lyrics, Carey reveals untold moments and intimate experiences along with anecdotes of sacred moments with iconic figures to craft an honest, unique and vivid portrait of her extraordinary life.”
Audible will be releasing the audiobook, which has been voiced by the superstar herself.
Carey announced that the memoir had finally be completed in a letter to her fans on Instagram.
“It took me a lifetime to have the courage and clarity to write my memoir. I want to tell the story of the moments,” Carey writes. “The ups and downs, the triumphs and traumas, the debacles and the dreams that contributed to the person I am today.”
“Though there have been countless stories about me throughout my career and very public personal life, it’s been impossible to communicate the complexities and depths of my experience in any single magazine article or 10-minute television interview,” she added. “Even then, my words were filtered through someone else’s lens, largely satisfying someone else’s assignment to define me.”
The Meaning of Mariah Carey will be available in stores September 29.