The cat is out of the bag. Mariah Carey has revealed that she will be releasing her memoir on Sept. 29. If you thought the title would be “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel” (her 2009 studio album), you guessed wrong. The legendary (you can’t deny this) singer announced that she has written “The Meaning of Mariah Carey” with activist and former fashion and beauty editor Michaela Angela Davis. I’m not sure what to expect from a self-written book that would chronicle more than her three-decade-long career. But, dahling, I’m pretty simple. I see Mariah, I click.
On the pre-order link for the memoir, our queen left us a little message. “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,” she said. “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.”
Mariah divulged that writing it was hard, humbling and healing and that she hoped that we glean a new understanding of the resilience of the human spirit from it. It sounds deliciously ambiguous but I’m also crossing my fingers for some juicy deets. Can you blame me?
I shimmied and cried through her albums. I laughed at her Tiktoks. I watched “Glitter.” I can’t imagine what else our versatile fave still has up her sleeves. Mariah stans will definitely be lining up (metaphorically speaking in 2020) to get the physical book AND the audiobook. Christmas is definitely coming early this year.