Title: Book Review: Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song
Author: Sara Bareilles
Published: Oct 6, 2015
Goodreads Synopsis: A candid and down-to-earth collection of essays by five-time, Grammy Award nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, exploring her life in song; raw, evocative, and utterly unforgettable.
Sara Bareilles shot to fame in 2007 with her hit single; Love Song, and her more recent chart-topping hit; Brave, but her journal as a songwriter started long before. In this candid book of essays, Sara pulls back the curtain to expose her songwriting process, revealing all the struggle and joy inherent in creating great work while staying true to yourself.
Showcasing her stripped down and confessional writing style, Sara’s entertaining and inspirational book tells the inside stories behind her most popular songs and offers insights into finding balance between making art for herself and commercial music for her listeners
I decided to get this audio book because I enjoy the authors music, also, I figured if she’s going to have songs in her book why not listen to her sing.
I found this book overall to be okay, the first half felt very forced, like she wasn’t sure what to say and the personality that did come out fell awkward. Taken apart it was pretty but summing up the essays each as a whole felt like she was (and she probably was) trying to figure out what to do. As the book progresses you can tell she’s more connected, like she’s just sharing a thought or something she’s extremely passionate about.
I do wonder if perhaps it’s because the more recent stuff is easier to recall and connect with?
Sorry guys, not a lot to say here. It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great.