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Reviewed in the United States on May 3, 2020
Alicia Keys is literally one of my favorite artists of all-time, so checking this book out was a no brainer to me.
This novel isn't an autobiography. It's a journey. A journey from humble beginnings to superstardom and eventually motherhood.
Alicia does a great job taking the reader on a journey through each of her albums which are pretty much pillars of her life story. Listening to each album will definitely be a brand new experience after reading this because with this book, I got a peek behind the scenes of each project and what happened in between. I literally felt like I was in the studio as she recorded a couple of her albums, seeing the look on everyone's face as it all started coming together. It's really an immersive experience.
From the beginning, to the end, you can see Alicia's mindset change along with the world around her. Although there's significant change, she remains true to who she always was, and that's the beauty of it. You see the growth and the way Alicia and Michelle Burford captured that growth and put it into words was magnificent.
If you're a fan of Alicia Keys, I would urge you to give this a read. Although she showed us her true face when she helped kickstart the #NoMakeUp challenge, this is a glimpse of her true identity. This is the story of the woman behind the pretty face, beautiful voice, and GOAT level piano skills. This is the story of the one and only Alicia Augello-Cook Dean.
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