I’m not a huge Mariah Carey fan but I do like some of her songs. I got her book for my birthday and couldn’t wait to dive into it. I loved how she talked so much about her family life and how she didn’t feel like she belonged. How she began singing and the many times they moved that made it hard to make friends. How her mother’s life was difficult because she married a black man. How her older siblings were toxic and not a great sibling to her. How singing made her feel and how much she wanted to make this dream come true. She has dealt with toxic and jealous family members. And then to marry a toxic executive who tried to crush her. But all and all Mariah has remained true to herself and people around her. She’s stronger than I gave her credit for. Her love of family wasn’t destroyed because she wanted better than toxic love. In the end I found a deep appreciation for her and all that she went through.
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