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Learning to Sing - Hearing the Music in Your Life

Clay Aiken

"My mother prophesied years ago that my voice would take me places. She was certain that there was a reason I was able to sing. I am still discovering what that reason is, what it is that God wants to happen." -CLAY AIKEN, from Learning to Sing When he was a kid singing in his church choir, Clay Aiken never dreamed of becoming a pop music star. His ambition was to be a teacher, maybe even a high school principal. But Clay's mother was right, and the music that was Clay's joy in life was destined to lead him to unexpected triumphs. In Learning to Sing, Clay details what his astonishing success has meant to him. He writes from the heart about his life before and since his instant stardom on American Idol, how he has changed, and how he struggles to adapt to life in the public eye. He speaks candidly about his lonely childhood: the father who abandoned him, the school bullies who tormented him, the mother who taught him to be strong, and the friends and teachers who-more than they ever knew-kept him going. He describes his new high-profile life in Los Angeles- the awards shows, the free clothes, the unfortunate presence of avocado on all the food. More significant, he reveals what he has discovered from diving into the white-hot center of pop culture: what it takes for him to stay true to himself and remember the lessons he learned growing up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Clay shares his struggle to remain a man his mother can be proud of, and writes about the faith that sustains him today just as it did when he was an awkward, unpopular outsider. "I believe God has a direction for me. He did not give me this life just so I could buy a big house and an SUV. My job is to give back and to be a decent human being no matter how many people cheer my name." Clay's friends-the old ones from North Carolina and the millions of new ones who love his voice-will hold this inspiring memoir as close to their hearts as they do his music. Learning to Sing reminds you that anything is possible. Like a perfect song, it will send y

"My mother prophesied years ago that my voice would take me places. She was certain that there was a reason I was able to sing. I am still discovering what that reason is, what it is that God wants to happen." -CLAY AIKEN, from Learning to Sing When he was a kid singing in his church choir, Clay Aiken never dreamed of becoming a pop music star. His ambition was to be a teacher, maybe even a high school principal. But Clay's mother was right, and the music that was Clay's joy in life was destined to lead him to unexpected triumphs. In Learning to Sing, Clay details what his astonishing success has meant to him. He writes from the heart about his life before and since his instant stardom on American Idol, how he has changed, and how he struggles to adapt to life in the public eye. He speaks candidly about his lonely childhood: the father who abandoned him, the school bullies who tormented him, the mother who taught him to be strong, and the friends and teachers who-more than they ever knew-kept him going. He describes his new high-profile life in Los Angeles- the awards shows, the free clothes, the unfortunate presence of avocado on all the food. More significant, he reveals what he has discovered from diving into the white-hot center of pop culture: what it takes for him to stay true to himself and remember the lessons he learned growing up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Clay shares his struggle to remain a man his mother can be proud of, and writes about the faith that sustains him today just as it did when he was an awkward, unpopular outsider. "I believe God has a direction for me. He did not give me this life just so I could buy a big house and an SUV. My job is to give back and to be a decent human being no matter how many people cheer my name." Clay's friends-the old ones from North Carolina and the millions of new ones who love his voice-will hold this inspiring memoir as close to their hearts as they do his music. Learning to Sing reminds you that anything is possible. Like a perfect song, it will send y
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"My mother prophesied years ago that my voice would take me places. She was certain that there was a reason I was able to sing. I am still discovering what that reason is, what it is that God wants to happen." -CLAY AIKEN, from Learning to Sing When he was a kid singing in his church choir, Clay Aiken never dreamed of becoming a pop music star. His ambition was to be a teacher, maybe even a high school principal. But Clay's mother was right, and the music that was Clay's joy in life was destined to lead him to unexpected triumphs. In Learning to Sing, Clay details what his astonishing success has meant to him. He writes from the heart about his life before and since his instant stardom on American Idol, how he has changed, and how he struggles to adapt to life in the public eye. He speaks candidly about his lonely childhood: the father who abandoned him, the school bullies who tormented him, the mother who taught him to be strong, and the friends and teachers who-more than they ever knew-kept him going. He describes his new high-profile life in Los Angeles- the awards shows, the free clothes, the unfortunate presence of avocado on all the food. More significant, he reveals what he has discovered from diving into the white-hot center of pop culture: what it takes for him to stay true to himself and remember the lessons he learned growing up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Clay shares his struggle to remain a man his mother can be proud of, and writes about the faith that sustains him today just as it did when he was an awkward, unpopular outsider. "I believe God has a direction for me. He did not give me this life just so I could buy a big house and an SUV. My job is to give back and to be a decent human being no matter how many people cheer my name." Clay's friends-the old ones from North Carolina and the millions of new ones who love his voice-will hold this inspiring memoir as close to their hearts as they do his music. Learning to Sing reminds you that anything is possible. Like a perfect song, it will send y

Language:

English

Narrators:

Allison Glock, Kirby Heyborne

Length:

5h


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:33


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:23


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:27


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:23


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:01


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:29


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:54


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:21


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:14


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:20


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:12


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:56


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:15


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:38


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:23


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:53


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:31


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:33


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:18


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:02


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:52


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:30


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:12


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:49


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:28


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:04


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:38


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:30


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:19


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:05


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:18


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:49


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:06


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:40


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:51


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:52


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:30


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:13


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:18


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

01:55


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:32


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:09


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:11


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:16


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:58


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:17


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:11


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:56


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:33


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:09


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:58


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:16


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

01:26


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:44


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:41


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:29


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:57


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:21


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

00:42