|File size:||2 MB|
About the Author
A Grammy-nominated, 2011 NAMM Music for Life Award winner, 2009 NMPA Songwriter Icon Award winner, and 2007 BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year, Kara DioGuardi has songs that have appeared on more than 160 million albums. Kara also serves as executive vice president of talent development at Warner Bros. Records and co-owns Arthouse Entertainment. In 2011, she made her Broadway debut in Chicago as Roxie Hart. She lives in Los Angeles and Maine with her husband, Michael McCuddy.
Table of Contents
Introduction The Fourth Judge 1
1 Spinning Around 9
2 Sober 21
3 Taking Chances 35
4 Mama's Song 51
5 Escape 61
6 Pieces of Me 77
7 I Do Not Hook Up 91
8 Walk Away 105
9 Rich Girl 117
10 Ain't No Other Man 131
11 No Boundaries 145
Appendix A My Commandments for Determined Songwriters 171
Appendix B Random Reflections 179
Appendix C Awards 187
Appendix D U.S. Singles 139
Appendix E International Singles 195
Appendix F Top-Ten Albums 203
Appendix G Soundtracks and Songs on Film 215
Appendix H Theme Songs and Songs on Television 217
Appendix I Campaigns and Commercials 221
About the Author 225
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Just like through her songs, Kara has found a way to connect with her audience. Her memoir tells of some dark times in her past that she was able to overcome and become stronger through. The books goes into detail on the true story of her experience of American Idol. She also gives honest insight into how many of her hit songs were created. Inspirational in many aspects, Kara continues to shine through her words.
Could somebody plz tell what happened about her bikini stunt on American Idol?? Alli.
Didn't know much about Kara Dioguardi before reading this book; besides knowing she's a fantastic songwriter. I was really intrigued with this read. I loved her tips for being successful in any business you may be pursuing. I also really appreciated the glimpses into the writing sessions and development of some of her hit songs. Definitely worth reading for anyone interested in the music biz.
As a long-time American Idol fan, I enjoyed reading both about Kara's background and many of her accomplishments as well as the behind-the-scene accounts of the ever-evolving reality show. If you are a fan from Idol's earlier years and interested in the pop-music industry, you will enjoy this book.
But would not read again