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The Resource Never broken : songs are only half the story, Jewel

Never broken : songs are only half the story, Jewel

Label
Never broken : songs are only half the story
Title
Never broken
Title remainder
songs are only half the story
Statement of responsibility
Jewel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Jewel's first album, Pieces of You, topped the charts in 1995, her emotional voice and vulnerable performance were groundbreaking. Drawing comparisons to Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell, a singer-songwriter of her kind had not emerged in decades. Now, with more than thirty million albums sold worldwide, Jewel tells the story of her life, and the lessons learned from her experience and her music. Living on a homestead in Alaska, Jewel learned to yodel at age five, and joined her parents' entertainment act, working in hotels, honky-tonks, and biker bars. Behind a strong-willed family life with an emphasis on music and artistic talent, however, there was also instability, abuse, and trauma. At age fifteen, she moved out and tasked herself with a mission: to see if she could avoid being the kind of statistic that her past indicated for her future. Soon after, she was accepted to the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, and there she began writing her own songs as a means of expressing herself and documenting her journey to find happiness. Jewel was eighteen and homeless in San Diego when a radio DJ aired a bootleg version of one of her songs and it was requested into the top-ten countdown, something unheard-of for an unsigned artist. By the time she was twenty-one, her debut had gone multiplatinum. There is much more to Jewel's story, though, one complicated by family legacies, by crippling fear and insecurity, and by the extraordinary circumstances in which she managed to flourish and find happiness despite these obstacles. Along her road of self-discovery, learning to redirect her fate, Jewel has become an iconic singer and songwriter. In Never Broken she reflects on how she survived, and how writing songs, poetry, and prose has saved her life many times over. She writes lyrically about the natural wonders of Alaska, about pain and loss, about the healing power of motherhood, and about discovering her own identity years after the entire world had discovered the beauty of her songs
Summary
The best-selling poet and multi-platinum singer and songwriter explores her struggles with abuse at the hands of unconventional and highly creative family members in Alaska before rising to unexpected fame and becoming a parent
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10443396
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 782.42164092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML420.J38
LC item number
A3 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
songs are only half the story
Label
Never broken : songs are only half the story, Jewel
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20422765
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 386 pages, 24 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780399174339
Lccn
2015024911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Stock number
  • BRO-copy20150911-054
  • BRO-cust20150914-084
Label
Never broken : songs are only half the story, Jewel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20422765
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 386 pages, 24 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780399174339
Lccn
2015024911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Stock number
  • BRO-copy20150911-054
  • BRO-cust20150914-084

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      333 W. Hoover St., Westfield, IN, 46074, US
      40.049858 -86.130968

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