Mariah Carey Pens Emotional Note Ahead of Tell-All Memoir Release

Ahead of the release of her forthcoming tell-all memoir, Mariah Carey has revealed that the book has been "delivered" and shared an emotional letter to fans previewing what they can expect to read about.

Carey's autobiography will go into detail about her childhood, personal life and professional career, and is being released via Andy Cohen's imprint. In the note, posted to her social media accounts, Mariah explained how "incredibly hard" the book was to write, but that she let "the abandoned and ambitious adolescent have her say, and the betrayed and triumphant woman I became tell her side.

The star added in the caption, "📖 Delivered! 'I have learned that beauty has to flourish in the light.'" Read her full letter below:

"It took me a lifetime to have the courage and the clarity to write my memoir. I want to tell the story of all the moments — the ups and downs, the triumphs and traumas, the debacles and the dreams, that contributed to the person I am today.
Though there have been countless stories about me throughout my career and very public personal life, it's been impossible to communicate the complexities and depths of my experience in any single magazine article or a ten-minute television interview. And even then, my words were filtered through someone else's lens. Largely satisfying someone else's assignment to define me.
This book is composed of my memories, my mishaps, my struggles, my survival and my songs. Unfiltered, I went deep into my childhood and gave the scared little girl inside of me a big voice. I let the abandoned and ambitious adolescent have her say, and the betrayed and triumphant woman I became tell her side.
Writing this memoir was incredible hard, humbling and healing. My sincere hope is that you are moved to a new understanding, not only about me, but also about the resilience of the human spirit."

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