Alicia Keys is the latest black celebrity to pen a memoir. Her memoir, More Myself: A Journey, was released at the end of March. This memoir is the first book released under Oprah Winfrey’s new book imprint, “An Oprah Book”, under Flatiron Books. Alicia Keys hosted virtual book club meetings with radio host Angie Martinez, Well Read Black Girl book club, Oprah Winfrey, and more.
Keep scrolling to watch Alicia talk about her new book with actresses America Ferrera (narrator of the More Myself audiobook) and Zoe Kravitz.
Read more about Alicia’s memoir below.
As one of the most celebrated musicians in the world, Alicia Keys has enraptured the globe with her heartfelt lyrics, extraordinary vocal range, and soul-stirring piano compositions. Yet away from the spotlight, Alicia has grappled with private heartache―over the challenging and complex relationship with her father, the people-pleasing nature that characterized her early career, the loss of privacy surrounding her romantic relationships, and the oppressive expectations of female perfection.
Since Alicia rose to fame, her public persona has belied a deep personal truth: she has spent years not fully recognizing or honoring her own worth. After withholding parts of herself for so long, she is at last exploring the questions that live at the heart of her story: Who am I, really? And once I discover that truth, how can I become brave enough to embrace it?
More Myself is part autobiography, part narrative documentary. Alicia’s journey is revealed not only through her own candid recounting, but also through vivid recollections from those who have walked alongside her. The result is a 360-degree perspective on Alicia’s path, from her girlhood in Hell’s Kitchen and Harlem to the process of growth and self-discovery that we all must navigate.
In More Myself, Alicia shares her quest for truth―about herself, her past, and her shift from sacrificing her spirit to celebrating her worth. With the raw honesty that epitomizes Alicia’s artistry, More Myself is at once a riveting account and a clarion call to readers: to define themselves in a world that rarely encourages a true and unique identity. (Amazon) (Kindle)
Alicia Keys also chatted with radio host Angie Martinez about her new release. Take a listen below.
Alicia also sat down with Oprah Winfrey, via a virtual meeting to talk about her memoir. Watch the Facebook Live video below.