It’s finished. It’s ready. And there’s an official release date. Mark it in your calendars, Lambs! September 29, 2020. The day Mariah Carey’s long-awaited memoir finally drops. Until then, use your time to burn every other book you own. Yep, even your childhood diaries. Yep, even the Bible. Yep, even your Harry Potters (which you may have already done even if you’re not one of Mimi’s Lambs). Mimi’s masterpiece will render them all obsolete.
It’s called The Meaning of Mariah (I’d hoped it would be a Glitter pun, but alas), and it was penned with the help of writer/activist Michaela Angela Davis. Michaela recently wrote about the making of Mimi’s 2005 ESSENCE cover (released when Michaela was an editor for the magazine), and its accompanying article entitled, “Mariah Carey: America’s Most Misunderstood Black Woman”.
This morning Mariah posted the book cover (Where are the butterflies??), and yesterday she announced the writing process was complete:
If your eyes are allergic to all-caps, Mariah got all alliterative on our asses, and says she wants to share “the triumphs and traumas, the debacles and dreams”. The book is composed of “my memories, my mishaps, my struggles, my survival and my songs”, and writing it was “incredibly hard, humbling and healing”. OH SHIT, Mariah doesn’t use Oxford commas! Also, she knows the word “humbling”! I’ve already learned so much about The Elusive Chanteuse.
The book will be published under Andy Cohen’s book imprint, which hopefully means it will be full of shady stories, named names, and dirty deets about her pieces (all five of them). I also hope we get three whole chapters on her iconic 2017 New Years performance. And Mimi sings the entire audiobook in her legendary whistle register.