Summary: Read—and sung—by Sara Bareilles!
With refreshing candor, Sounds Like Me reveals Sara Bareilles – the artist and the woman – and her take on songwriting, soul searching, and what’s discovered along the way. She shares the joys and the struggles that come with creating great work, all while staying true to herself. Imbued with humor and marked by Sara’s confessional writing style, this collection tells the inside story behind some of her most popular songs.
Most recently known for her chart-topper “Brave”, Sara first broke through in 2007 with her multiplatinum single “Love Song”. She has released five albums that have sold 2.5 million copies and spawned several hits. More than a privileged view inside the experience of a remarkable musical talent – this is a moving tribute to the universal search for growth, healing, and self-acceptance…Read more.
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Sara Bareilles: Sounds Like Me Audio Book Summary
In 2007 Sara Bareilles started writing songs, however when she started the audiobook, Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) In Song, she says she found herself facing a great challenge, to make her new book Sara mentioned that she found it quite difficult to write it.
This is his memoir, a collection of personal essays, all linked by the songs that have most affected it.
She says it was very laborious, almost impossible to write this book, but in the end it was very rewarding. This is a very personal book, and touches on very deep wounds of the singer.
There is a chapter “Once Upon Another Time” is dedicated completely to the trauma that she suffered when she was an obese child and made her bullying. It is a story told with infinite nostalgia how a group of children harassed and mocked her figure. Even though she was a beautiful woman and succeeding and recognition still disturbed her, nevertheless that suffering was her driving force, she began to sing precisely because she was a fat kid.
Sara Bareilles was cruelly criticized by her peers because of her complexion, grew up fighting against her peers and against herself, against her weight problems, even these days she still does. It is at this moment moving and introspective that she takes a look at those photos and realizes that all that suffering was not for nothing, her appearance was not bad, she did not have anything bad. But at that moment the words drifted deep into his being.
There is a chapter about a tour, this is called “Hold My Heart” lived a very strong experience with a fan, Jessica Vicker attended a Sara concert for 2010 and gave her a gift in the middle of the sea of people, the package Contained a letter in which the girl commented that she planned to kill herself, Jessica was going to commit suicide. However before trying the radio started a song, this was “Hold my heart” then something happened inside Jessica, the song saved her life, decided to live and changed her life.
Sara could not contain her tears when she read that letter, the music has an awesome healing power. It is in this book that Sara shares more and more details of her intimate life, about how she feels, what the fans mean to her, where her songs come from and especially how she feels about it, without a doubt this book is A window into the heart of a woman who, beyond fame, is like any other person, who suffers, who falls and rises, who constantly fights with his demons to keep them away.