Revealing Jewel: An Intimate Portrait from Family and Friends

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Kenneth Calhoun, Cambria Jensen
Simon and Schuster, Jun 17, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 96 pages
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She has been called "one of the most richly idiomatic female pop singers of her generation" by Rolling Stone magazine. Translation: Jewel speaks to millions of fans of all ages through her award-winning music and bestselling poetry books.

Now, get to know this supertalented performer for the down-to-earth, savvy, and unpretentious person she is -- a dynamic young woman who, her friends all agree, is "too normal to be a rock star." Revealing Jewel pieces together a remarkable portrait, through the words of those who know her best: her family and close friends, her band, and her colleagues on the road, in the studio, and on the movie set -- including Moby, producer Arif Mardin, actor/director Billy Bob Thornton, Jewel's father, singer/ songwriter Atz Kilcher, and her mother and manager, Lenedra J. Carroll. This one-of-a-kind compilation gets up close and personal on:

Jewel's childhood...the hard times...her rise to fame...paying her dues...the recording experience...the touring life...superstardom...artistic pursuits...her passions...her causes...her friendships...her love life...her personal style...her sharp wit and hard-won wisdom.

Also included are trivia questions, candid photos, and sidebars in Jewel's own words. Delve into Revealing Jewel and celebrate the heart and soul of an artist who constantly challenges our assumptions and defies our expectations.

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I love Jewel. I always have, ever since her very first song, and I always will. I know her music isn't stellar and a lot of people make fun of me for this obsession but I just can't help it. I love Jewel. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Kenneth Calhoun has had stories published in The Paris Review, Tin House, and the 2011 Pen/O. Henry Prize Collection, among others. He lives in Boston, where he is a graphic design professor at Lasell College.

Jewel Kilcher was raised in Alaska and began performing for Anchorage's locals and tourists at the age of six. Her first album, Pieces of You, went platinum eleven times, making it one of the top five bestselling albums of all time by a female artist. Her first collection of poetry, A Night Without Armor, was released in 1998 and made the New York Times bestseller list. She lives in California.

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