Learning to Sing by CLAY AIKEN Paperback Book


Rent Learning to Sing


Narrator: Allison Glock

Format: Abridged-CD, Paperback

Publisher: Random House

Published: Nov 2004

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - General

Retail Price: $21.95

Discs: 2


Clay Aiken's interest in music began early with the usual round of local amateur productions in his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina. However, second place in the final of the popular TV talent show AMERICAN IDOL, together with his fresh-faced charm and innocence, guaranteed him attention from show organizer Simon Fuller, and he soon had a record deal, a hit single, and over half a million album sales to his credit. LEARNING TO SING is Clay Aiken looking back to his roots to see how far he's come, comparing what appears to have been a pretty miserable childhood to his current somewhat more pampered existence where his biggest annoyance may be an excess of avocado in his food. Less a memoir than a series of vignettes of reflection and rejuvenation, LEARNING TO SING poignantly itemizes the pitfalls of stardom for a North Carolina country boy, as well as the undoubted thrill of being recognized on the street and the feeling that the world is at your fingertips. Aiken remains typically humble throughout, his Christian faith sustaining him through what must seem wall-to-wall temptations, with a clear eye to his future goals as both an entertainer and a public figure.

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