Mariah Carey Says Her Memoir Is ‘Composed Of My Memories, Mishaps & Struggles Unfiltered’
Five-time Grammy-award winner Mariah Carey, 50, is revealing what fans can expect from her forthcoming memoir. She shared an open letter about creating her self-titled project on social media. Reports state the book is expected to be released under TV executive Andy Cohen. Mariah Carey wrote:
“IT TOOK ME A LIFETIME TO HAVE THE COURAGE AND THE CLARITY TO WRITE MY MEMOIR. I WANT TO TELL THE STORY OF THE MOMENTS – THE UPS AND DOWNS, THE TRIUMPHS AND TRAUMAS, THE DEBACLES AND THE DREAMS, THAT CONTRIBUTED TO THE PERSON I AM TODAY.”
The award-winning singer-songwriter explained that throughout her career she has found it difficult to share her experiences in life, as outlets have often shaped stories to fit their narratives.
“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 A TEN-MINUTE TELEVISION INTERVIEW. AND EVEN THEN, MY WORDS WERE FILTERED THROUGH SOMEONE ELSE’S LENS, LARGELY SATISFYING SOMEONE ELSE’S ASSIGNMENT TO DEFINE ME.”
Now, through her book, Mariah Carey said she has the opportunity to share her stories without it being altered or filtered by interviews and magazine articles.
“THIS BOOK IS COMPOSED OF MY MEMORIES, MY MISHAPS, MY STRUGGLES, MY SURVIVAL AND MY SONGS, UNFILTERED. I WENT TO DEEP INTO MY CHILDHOOD AND GAVE THE SACRED LITTLE GIRL INSIDE OF ME A BIG VOICE. I LET THE ABANDONED AND AMBITIOUS ADOLESCENT HAVE HER SAY, AND THE BETRAYED AND TRIUMPHANT WOMAN I BECAME TELL HER SIDE.”
Carey finished off the letter with:
“WRITING THIS MEMOIR WAS INCREDIBLY HARD, HUMBLING, AND HEALING. MY SINCERE HOPE IS THAT YOU ARE MOVED TO A NEW UNDERSTANDING, NOT ONLY ABOUT ME, BUT ALSO ABOUT THE RESILIENCE OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT. LOVE, Mariah”
News of Carey’s memoir reportedly came after being diagnosed and treated for a bipolar disorder. A source close to the singer stated:
There were very few people in her circle who knew [she was bipolar]. It was a very personal decision for her. She’s been on and off medication since she was diagnosed.
There was a small group of people who really cared for her, personally. They gradually left. There were a lot of issues. It was so layered. It was very, very bad.
There is currently no additional information on when Carey’s memoir will be released.
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