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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: ECW Press (June 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1550224441
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550224443
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.5 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,547,922 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

A Cinderella story starring the bestselling female musical artist of the millennium

Mariah Carey grew up in a broken home, poor and with no friends. Singing was her salvation. One day, at a music industry party, another musician slips executive Tommy Mottola a demo tape of Mariah. In the limo on his way home Mottola is bored, so he listens to the tape. Mariah's voice is like liquid gold. He goes back to look for her. But just like in the Cinderella story, she has slipped away.

Mottola follows the tracks of Carey's slipper and immediately signs her on. In 1990, at 21, she becomes an instant star. Her debut album sells more than seven million copies in the U.S. And she ends up marrying Mottola, her Prince Charming.

Marc Shapiro's new biography charts this Cinderella story in which Carey becomes the biggest selling recording artist of the 1990s, selling 115 million albums worldwide. Carey is the only musical artist to earn a #1 single every year of the last decade. At the beginning of this decade, fans are anticipating her new movie and soundtrack to All That Glitters (March 2001).

Shapiro's new book also includes coverage of Carey's personal life: her love of cats and dogs, riding horses and roller coasters, and watching Marilyn Monroe movies; her eventual break-up with Mottola, revealed to have physically abused Mariah and kept her prisoner in their mansion; and her recent bizarre behaviour at live shows like her fondness for the striptease.

From the Author

MARC SHAPIRO's previous books include the best-selling J.K. Rowling: The Wizard Behind Harry Potter, Carlos Santana: Back on Top, My Rules: The Lauryn Hill Story, and James Cameron: An Unofficial Biography of the Filmmaker

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I am a huge Mariah Carey fan and I own just about every book and biography on her.
Kenneth Wilson
In this book there is also her discography, videography, and has a list of all the awards she won.
Patricia A. Hautala
You'll get excited when reading about MC's famous life story - and what an incredible one it is!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. M. Zuurbier on May 29, 2003
Format: Paperback
Marc Shapiro's book on Mariah Carey is pretty well written with a few exceptions. There are a few misses. I felt that while he did pay specific attention to her beginnings and various stages of her careers, he rather mulled over her relationships with Tommy Mottola, Derek Jeter and Luis Miguel. He's explaining her start in her career then boom all of a sudden its just that she was in love with Tommy Mottola, and he describes their wedding and shortly their marriage from there after, then suddenly their break up, which he barely even covers. I mean yes of course their relationship was short lived and these things did happen rather quickly, but it would have been nice for a little more detail. He explains how Mottola became controlling at the end of their marriage, then suddenly they are just seperated. A few more details would have been nice too for the time spent on Derek Jeter or Luis Miguel, glossed over and didn't really delve into anything.
His writing is good though, for the most part. The career notes are very well written, you really get a sense of what Mariah may be like (since this is just one author's version of what may or may not be the truth). He starts at the very beginning, background on Mariah's family, her childhood, what she did, her love for music. Moving along to when she moved to New York and how she found success.
Although I found some of his information was a bit off track, which isn't the best when you consider a biography should be an accurate depiction of the person it's being written about. For example, he talked about her MUSIC BOX album and how there were three singles, "Dreamlover", "Without You" and "Anytime You Need A Friend". Yes they were singles, but what about "Hero"?
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth Wilson on December 10, 2002
Format: Paperback
I am a huge Mariah Carey fan and I own just about every book and biography on her. This particular one by Marc Shapiro is by far my favorite of them all! It's so full of detail and has many many behind the music type stories in it that keep your interest to its fullest. Also there are many great pictures inside that are cool to look at! I like this book so much that I had Mariah sign it when I got the chance to meet her a couple of months ago. She said she didnt particularly like the book, but she'd sign it anyways. I think its because it goes so deep into personal issues that maybe she didnt have a say in what was being written since it is "unauthorized." Its still my favorite by far!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Neil on August 11, 2001
Format: Paperback
I really Loved the book by Marc, it shows a side of Mariah we always wanted to know, and with her in the hospital right now, we understand all the work that she does for all of her fans and we trully admore her for all of her stuff, everything, this book shows and tell all of mariahs backstage pass things that she has to go through and things that she has went through as a child, this is a book to buy and to rmemeber! Mariah is the Goddess od the 21st century, and the 1990's Decade......
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Patricia A. Hautala on August 17, 2002
Format: Paperback
I got this book as a gift from a friend. It talks about mariah's life from when she was born until she started with the whole Glitter thing. This book has some nice full page color pictures but they could be better and some great other ones. In this book there is also her discography, videography, and has a list of all the awards she won. Every Mariah fan should buy this because it may have a bit of information you don't know. GREAT BOOK BY A GREAT AUTHOR.
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