Simon & Schuster, 2015
Audience: Older Teens, Adults
A candid and down-to-earth collection of essays by five-time, Grammy Award nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, exploring her life in song; raw, evocative, and utterly unforgettable.
Sara Bareilles shot to fame in 2007 with her hit single; Love Song, and her more recent chart-topping hit; Brave, but her journal as a songwriter started long before. In this candid book of essays, Sara pulls back the curtain to expose her songwriting process, revealing all the struggle and joy inherent in creating great work while staying true to yourself.
Showcasing her stripped down and confessional writing style, Sara's entertaining and inspirational book tells the inside stories behind her most popular songs and offers insights into finding balance between making art for herself and commercial music for her listeners.
Oh, I love Sara Bareilles! I saw her in concert in 2012, and that was way too long ago. I had so much fun and related to her awesome concert personality. She’s fantastic, and I’m always looking for another opportunity to see her on stage.
Keeping that in mind, I may be biased as to how much I loved this book. She told stories about her life through the songs that she has written - both of which I want to know more about (especially the songs.) When I started reading, I had no idea how much I would understand how she felt in the music industry. Her book is just as relatable and personal as her music. I was swept up by her story and finished this book in an afternoon. Fantastic!