Learning To Sing: Hearing The Music In Your Life : An Inspirational Memoir

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Mass Market Paperbound, Fawcett Books, 2005, ISBN# 0812974107

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My mother prophesied years ago that my voice would take me places. She was certain that there was a reason I was able to sing. I am still discovering what that reason is, what it is that God wants to happen.

CLAY AIKEN, from Learning to Sing

When he was a kid singing in his church choir, Clay Aiken never dreamed of becoming a pop music star. His ambition was to be a teacher, maybe even a high school principal. But Clays mother was right, and the music that was Clays joy in life was destined to lead him to unexpected triumphs.

In Learning to Sing, Clay details what his astonishing success has meant to him. He writes from the heart about his life before and since his instant stardom on American Idol, how he has changed, and how he struggles to adapt to life in the public eye. He speaks candidly about his lonely childhood: the father who abandoned him, the school bullies who tormented him, the mother who taught him to be strong, and the friends and teachers whomore than they ever knewkept him going. He describes his new high-profile life in Los Angeles the awards shows, the free clothes, the unfortunate presence of avocado on all the food. More significant, he reveals what he has discovered from diving into the white-hot center of pop culture: what it takes for him to stay true to himself and remember the lessons he learned growing up in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Clay shares his struggle to remain a man his mother can be proud of, and writes about the faith that sustains him today just as it did when he was an awkward, unpopular outsider. I believe God has a direction for me. He did not give me this life just so I could buy a big house and an SUV. My job is to give back and to be a decent human being no matter how many people cheer my name.

Clays friendsthe old ones from North Carolina and the millions of new ones who love his voicewill hold this inspiring memoir as close to their hearts as they do his music. Learning to Sing reminds you that anything is possible. Like a perfect song, it will send your spirit soaring.

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Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publish Date: Nov 29, 2005
ISBN-13: 9780812974102
ISBN-10: 0812974107
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.32
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.3 x 6.9 x 0.7
Walmart No.: 812974107
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I was enthralled with this amazing book. I read it cover to cover in just a few hours time -- I was that fasinated with what Clay had to say. Not only did it give me a greater understanding of Clay Aiken the singer/performer, but I feel that his having shared his life's history and experiences with the reader gives such interesting insight into Clay the humanitarian, who remains so humble and purpose driven to make a difference in this world. I will highly recommend Learning To Sing to all of my friends and family members. I would also recommend this as required reading for pre-teens & teens. The messages conveyed are of such paramount importance in our world today.

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