Megastar Mariah Carey's memoir will be published by Pan Macmillan in the UK, promising to tell the “unfiltered” story of the singer's life.
Written with Michaela Angela Davis, The Meaning of Mariah Carey will be released on 29th September 2020. Ingrid Connell, editorial director at Pan Macmillan, will edit the UK print version. James Melia, senior editor at Holt, will edit the US print version while Kat Lambrix, senior director at Audible Studios, will produce the audio.
Carey explained: “This book is composed of my memories, my mishaps, my struggles, my survival and my songs. Unfiltered. 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.”
Carey is the bestselling female artist of all time, with more than 200 million albums sold to date and 19 Billboard Hot 100 number one singles, more than any solo artist in history.
The publisher said: “Carey’s story is an improbable and inspiring journey of survival and resilience as she struggles through complex issues of race, identity, class, childhood and family trauma during her meteoric rise to music superstardom. By pulling back the curtain on perceptions often told through the filtered lens of media, Carey bravely and beautifully walks through her battles with gender and power dynamics, emotional abuse, public embarrassments, personal failures and phenomenal victories. In her own words and song lyrics, Carey reveals untold moments and intimate experiences along with anecdotes of sacred moments with iconic figures to craft an honest, unique and vivid portrait of her extraordinary life.”
Audible will exclusively release the audiobook performed by Carey, as her words are interwoven with special musical components.