Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song (2020)

Sounds Like Me My Life So Far in Song Read and sung by Sara Bareilles With refreshing candor five time Grammy nominated singer songwriter Sara Bareilles reads her revealing and down to earth collection of essays on songwriting soul sear
  • Title: Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song
  • Author: Sara Bareilles
  • ISBN: 9781442397316
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Audiobook
  • Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song
    Read and sung by Sara Bareilles With refreshing candor, five time Grammy nominated singer songwriter Sara Bareilles reads her revealing and down to earth collection of essays on songwriting, soul searching, and what she s discovered along the way.Most recently known for her chart topper Brave, Sara first broke through in 2007 with her multi platinum single Love Song SRead and sung by Sara Bareilles With refreshing candor, five time Grammy nominated singer songwriter Sara Bareilles reads her revealing and down to earth collection of essays on songwriting, soul searching, and what she s discovered along the way.Most recently known for her chart topper Brave, Sara first broke through in 2007 with her multi platinum 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
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    1. Actual rating 4.5 stars.This was a great memoir If you are a fan of Sara, this book is a gem.I remember when I got Sarah s album Little Voice in my sopho year of college I was transformed, moved and inspired Sara was one of my first delves into the world of indie pop folk singer songwriters She was definitely one of the first females I listened to from this genre I connected with her music on a molecular level and I belted out her songs in my car with passion and fervor.Sounds Like Me is Sara s [...]

    2. How do you hype your favorite media be it book, band, TV show, movie or whatever Do you shout from the mountain tops to all who will listen Do you seek out a sympathetic friend or loved one and beg their indulgence Or perhaps it s enough to display your fandom through memorabilia or casual reference give others the option to unleash your enthusiasm.My chosen hype method is a a book review my subject is Sara Bareilles Sara is a musical artist who found mainstream success years ago you may have he [...]

    3. It took me way too long to read this book but you know what, I can take comfort in the fact that it took Sara several years to write eight essays and only several days for me to read this one because of having a major case of epic book hopping syndrome I really enjoyed it Sara has such a distinct voice, both in her writing and her music This was a great insight into her life and work, albeit brief Also, has a great introduction by Ben Folds.Full review to come Probably rating this one around 3 t [...]

    4. I bought this in the bookstore on a kind of whim I always expected I would read it at some point, but not necessarily this soon Immediately there was some sort of voice in my head saying, Patti Smith and Carrie Brownstein both put out music memoirs this fall, and you bought Sara Bareilles s memoir instead I have no idea who this snobby voice belonged to and it was extremely irritating Besides, I like Sara Bareilles I like her music, I think she s very talented, and I appreciate that she s not so [...]

    5. A Copy of Sounds Like Me was provided by Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review I ve been a fan of Sara Bareilles for years, probably since I first heard Love Song but certainly after I got my hands on a copy of her debut album Sara instantly rocketed to my top five favorite singer songwriters because she so easily embodied what I love best about music and what I feel the deepest connection to and that s the ability find a complete understanding, a sense of belonging to som [...]

    6. With the exception of her anthemic Brave, I ve not heard much of Sara Bareilles music, so I wasn t sure whether this autobiography would appeal to me BUT, I was pleasantly surprised Bareilles writes from deep in her heart Her vulnerability makes her likable and relatable, even to someone like me who is old enough to be her mother The book is part confession, part advice, part story telling, part tell all about the pop music business It s structured in the form of eight essays, the subject of eac [...]

    7. So I had gotten this song called Gonna get over you by Sara Bareilles on iTunes a few years ago I have played that song to death on my phone Still love it I didn t even know she d written a book I love her song Brave too And how had I never heard Gravity She starts each chapter with a song And of course I started each chapter by listening to the songs on YouTube I love how she s stayed true to who she is a singer song writer, not a glittery pop star.

    8. The best thing about this book is that because it sounds like you re talking to an old friend over coffee or whisky, no judgments here , it never sounds preachy Instead, Sara Bareilles tells you about her very personal experiences that end up resonating with the reader because human experiences are both unique and all encompassing like that It s comforting to know that these people who inspire us are really just like us, who feel our same pain and dread our same fears Behind the glittery facade, [...]

    9. I loved this book, and I love this woman Like, for real Sounds Like Me somehow caught me completely unaware I knew about the book, knew I wanted to read it, but had NO IDEA how much it would mean to me when I did I ve been on a bit of an autobiography kick lately for whatever reason, and I ve honestly enjoyed the others as well But Bareilles is in a league of her own as far as I m concerned.That being said, I m having a hard time articulating just why this book affected me so much I ve been thin [...]

    10. I really enjoyed this I felt like it was a lot personal than some other autobiographies I ve read recently, and I enjoyed getting a glimpse into Sara s mind I ve adored her work for years, from her pop music to Waitress, and it was great reading about it I also loved the guest chapters that gave a little bit of an outside perspective on her, particularly the one that Jack Antonoff wrote I just love Sara Bareilles a whole lot.

    11. I absolutely adore Sara Bareilles These essays she wrote and shared with the world made me love her even It s always so cool to be able to have such a pleasurable experience learning about someone I admire, and it s also managed to inspire me in ways I didn t expect Thank you for sharing your stories, Sara.

    12. 2.5 Honestly, this was unnecessary.I don t read too many memoirs I used to obsessively read the autobiographies of rockstars and Riot Grrrls i.e Cherie Currie, Scott Weiland , but after awhile those stories bored me They were filled with the same clich s Bashing others Unsold records Heartbreak Some still are And to an extent, Sara s is.Sara Barielles is a musician Obviously Her biggest hit to date is Love Song , which originated because her record label asked her to write a love song, she saidn [...]

    13. Fantastic I listened to the audiobook version, which is read by Sarah herself as well as a few other people reading their contributions to the book, including Ben Fold reading his forewords I love when author s narrate their own audiobooks, but with this book it feels essential to understanding Sarah s work and the often intangible magic of music This book is a collection of essays, each tied to one of Sarah s songs She sings each song, a cappella, before each essay That is such a treat, but it [...]

    14. Beautiful and introspective, this book made me feel warm and inspired I ve always loved Sara s music, but I now find an even bigger place for it in my heart Little Voice, an album I didn t listen to as much as Kaleidoscope Heart my favorite or The Blessed Unrest, now speaks to me in a way it hadn t before I spent the time reading this book also listening to her music and finding new ways to fall in love with it Especially Gravity It s incredible that she wrote such a beautiful song at 19 years o [...]

    15. I finished this in the span of two hours because I was so enthralled by Sara Bareilles I ve been listening to her music for years, and if I felt like some of her songs were part of the general soundtrack for my life before, it s even true now.There is so much truth and authenticity in these essays, so much vulnerability and relatable heartbreak It s amazing to feel like you can see inside the world of someone who is so publicly accessible, even if she s still a total strangers.Though there were [...]

    16. Things evolve into other things Emotions do the same Forever Your best ally in all of these shifting seas is your faith in the fact that you are exactly where you are supposed to be Stay put Stay soft Stay gentle and kind Listen to your instincts Meditate Pray Laugh as much as humanly possible Pain is okay too Say thank you for all of it.

    17. Oh wow I loved this audio book I have always liked Sara Bareilles, but now I m a little obsessed with her This memoir is suprisingly honest and real, yet also humorous and insightful Her narration adds so much to the telling, and she even sings before every chapter I absolutely devoured it.

    18. This is a must read for any Sara fans I loved learning the stories behind some of her songs, knowing she has struggled with her image too, and all through her witty, loveable way She ll always be one of my favorites.

    19. My favorite musician and this is an amazing book I didn t think I could love her any but after reading this I feel even connected to the beautiful music she makes

    20. I don t know I just didn t get what a lot of other reviewers got from this book It was meh to me I m not a super fan of Bareilles, I do like her music though Someone loaned this book to me thinking it would be something I liked It wasn t a bad book just a book where I was like who cares We learn about Sara s life Growing up, her body image, how she ended up being a song writer But I didn t feel like I took anything from this book I didn t find it funny or inspiring Just a story about her I did f [...]

    21. Bareilles joins the ranks of young female celebrities who have penned a collection of candid essays about their lives so far Each chapter is headlined by a song she s written and goes on to describe the creation of the song along with honest and sometimes humorous discussion about what was going on in her life at the time Since I read this in preparation in seeing her star in Waitress, the Broadway show for which she wrote the songs, that particular chapter was the most interesting This is defin [...]

    22. Super fast audiobook listen I loved how each chapter started with an a cappella version of one of her songs, relating to the life stories she tells I really love her song writing, but the memoir itself was a little safe was heartfelt and charming, just not super memorable.

    23. 4 stars a book based on a real personThis was like a cosy and comforting hug in book form Sara is incredibly talented and hard working The essays were enlightening and encouraging, although a bit of a mellow read I had just read Rose s contentious memoir Such beautiful design though typesetting, stock, art direction

    24. Disclaimer Sara is my favorite musician past or present She could rewrite the phone book and sing it, and she would already have three stars from me So, it should be no surprise that this book earned one of my coveted five star reviews So, the reader of this review may surmise that it is biased, lacking the impartiality of a fan Maybe, maybe not But, read to the end and be the judge for yourself.My first experience with Sara s music was similar to Ben s, except I didn t use my CD to hold up the [...]

    25. Dear Sara, Thank you for sharing so much of yourself Thank you for the laughs and the tears and the stories that made me feel like someone else understands and I m not alone Thank you for the inspiration you give us, not just through this book, but through your music You are magnificent and beautiful Love, Katie

    26. If I am being honest, this was probably a 4 star book normally but as an audiobook, being listened to by a Sara Bareilles fan Totally 5 stars I would definitely put this in the category of Should definitely pick audiobook over traditional book because otherwise you miss out on her singing at the top of every chapter Also her adorable voices.A collection of personal essays than a true memoir, this book is full of stark honesty which is what I am here for I found some of what the said so relatabl [...]

    27. I m still not super into her tunes, but she seems like a perfectly nice person An interesting perspective from a contemporary singer songwriter who doesn t fit the standard pop princess mold.

    28. I really enjoyed this book Sara has written some amazing songs and I saw her new musical on Broadway last November It was fun learning about her childhood and behind the scenes facts about her life, songs and musical Waitress A must read for Sara B fans

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