The Meaning of Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey

The Meaning of Mariah Carey

Author: Mariah Carey

  • Publication Date: 2020-09-29
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 341 Ratings)


The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

The global icon, award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, actress, mother, daughter, sister, storyteller, and artist finally tells the unfiltered story of her life in The Meaning of Mariah Carey

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. 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.

This book is composed of my memories, my mishaps, my struggles, my survival and my songs. Unfiltered. I went deep into my childhood and gave the scared 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.

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.



  • Wow....just wow.

    By VOL_Lamb
    This is so’s funny, cute, sad, heartbreaking, it’s everything you could possibly imagine from Mariah Carey. If you read this review and haven’t purchased it yet, BUY THIS MEMOIR. I promise, you won’t regret it.
  • Dem book

    By kkflower_21
    I’m not going to lie - I have always loved the music but not always the outward persona of Mariah Carey. This book made me really understand Mariah as a person & as a creative soul. Thank you for being so honest - it was a pleasure getting to know you & your journey. God Bless you & your family!
  • Loved!!

    By Cathy0112
    I loved this book!!! It took me on a spree of re-listening to all of my Mariah favorites for weeks! It was interesting to learn about her life and how amazing she is! I love her!! 💕🦋
  • Amazing

    By Us zzz
    While I was reading it I got so many goose bumps so many times. I always felt very connected to Mariah Carey BACK in 2006 when I came to the USA. After I heard her voice I became her number one fan however, there was a spiritual connection as well and today I know why upon finishing reading her book. Mariah, we love you and keep being the strong person that you are! It amazes me all that you have gone through and still how you manage to be a being of light. I can connect with your story in so many ways but JUST LIKE YOU I keep holding on to faith and I don’t ever let them take that away from me. I hope you keep healing because I do know sometimes there are BACK lashes but God is great and those two beautiful children, which I myself also have two kids, are the reason to keep shining and pushing through. That shied that you created to protect yourself will forever be your guard and use it every time you want to because your peace doesn’t have a price. Don’t let them put a tag on it! Love you; your number one fan dahhhling. And here is for mire festivities and amazing moments to come!!!
  • A story of unbelievable Strength courage and faith...

    By malley504
    I’ve read many of stories but not quite like this one. Mariah Carey is a superstar by far one of the greatest. Knowing her story makes her even more phenomenal. I feel closer to her after reading her words.
  • Sooooo Good

    By Aliyah0416
    I loved reading it, I simply adore MC.
  • Finally, She Speaks

    By traced82
    Her voice is finally free. - a fan since 1990
  • Speechless

    By Rukiya777
    I had no idea about her full story. I could not put this book down. I am grateful that she shared her story. I have a new level of respect, empathy, and connection to her. It was very deep no platitudes or fillers; she went to her core.
  • Exceptional

    By leahCreash
    I’m so incredibly happy. This was terrific.
  • A Masterpiece

    By Lexx Luciano
    This book truly defines one self story through the lenses of oneself. Mariah gave her all in this book with truly remarkable moments in her life whether they were dark or life time achievements. Thank You Mariah for inspiring me and I know it will inspire others! A true masterpiece!