Mariah Carey grew up in a broken home, poor and with no friends. Singing was her salvation. One day, at a music industry party, a musician slipped executive Tommy Mottola a demo tape of Carey. Bored, he played it on his way home in the limo. Mottola knew right away he was listening to gold, and he went back to look for Carey. But just like in the Cinderella story, she had already left. Mottola followed the tracks of Carey's slipper and in 1990, at the age of 21, she achieved instant stardom. Her debut album sold more than seven million copies in the U.S. And she got to marry Mottola, her Prince Charming. Marc Shapiro's new biography charts this Cinderella story in which Carey becomes the biggest selling recording artist of the 1990s, the only musical artist to earn a #1 single every year of that decade. Shapiro's new book also includes coverage of Carey's recent break-up with Mottola, in which it was revealed that he abused her and kept her prisoner in their mansion, as well as her bizarre behavior at live shows like her fondness for the striptease.
What people are saying - Write a review
This is an awe inspiring fragment of the entire book that has only kept me wanting for more. The author's style of enlightening the reader with accurate and well-detailed nuances of the icon's life is commendable and has intensified my craving to read the actual, authorized biography.
i thought is was brilliant and cant wai till the actual bio comes out...
i ma actully a really big fan of Mariah`s, i was only 3 when my mom introdused me to Mariah`s voice and i have liked her for that long...
now what does that say about me, and i also spend all of my spair time on the computer resurching all about her,
Welcome to the World
High School My School
In the City
First Times the Charm
Second That Emotion
All Work and All Play
Into the Future
StarSpangled Road Stories
Trouble in Paradise
The Big Break