Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story

Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story Author Jewel
ISBN-10 0399185720
ISBN-13 9780399185724
Year 2016-09-20
Pages 408
Language English
Publisher Blue Rider Press
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Jewel is a truth tellerthis is a book that lingers in your heart Bren Brown The New York Times bestseller New York Times bestselling poet and multi platinum singer songwriter Jewel explores her unconventional upbringing and extraordinary life in an inspirational memoir that covers her childhood to fame marriage and motherhood When Jewels first album Pieces of You topped the charts in 1995 her emotional voice and vulnerable performance were groundbreaking Drawing comparisons to Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell a singer songwriter of her kind had not emerged in decades Now with more than thirty million albums sold worldwide Jewel tells the story of her life and the lessons learned from her experience and her music Living on a homestead in Alaska Jewel learned to yodel at age five and joined her parents entertainment act working in hotels honky tonks and biker bars Behind a strong willed family life with an emphasis on music and artistic talent however there was also instability abuse and trauma At age fifteen she moved out and tasked herself with a mission to see if she could avoid being the kind of statistic that her past indicated for her future Soon after she was accepted to the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and there she began writing her own songs as a means of expressing herself and documenting her journey to find happiness Jewel was eighteen and homeless in San Diego when a radio DJ aired a bootleg version of one of her songs and it was requested into the top ten countdown something unheard of for an unsigned artist By the time she was twenty one her debut had gone multiplatinum There is much more to Jewels story though one complicated by family legacies by crippling fear and insecurity and by the extraordinary circumstances in which she managed to flourish and find happiness despite these obstacles Along her road of self discovery learning to redirect her fate Jewel has become an iconic singer and songwriter In Never Broken she reflects on how she survived and how writing songs poetry and prose has saved her life many times over She writes lyrically about the natural wonders of Alaska about pain and loss about the healing power of motherhood and about discovering her own identity years after the entire world had discovered the beauty of her songs

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Never Broken

Never Broken Author Jewel
ISBN-10 9780698192102
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 384

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ISBN-10 9780399185724
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 384

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ISBN-10 9780399174339
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