Surviving Life, Love, and American Idol
On Sale: April 26, 2011
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Kara DioGuardi is an award-winning hitmaker, a savvy record
executive, and a successful music publisher whose songs have
been recorded by such superstars as Pink, Carrie Underwood,
Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Gwen
Stefani, Santana, Steven Tyler, CÉline Dion, and so many
others. She was also the feisty fourth judge on American
Idol. But success wouldn’t have happened for this
songwriter, artist, and producer without the dark times of
defeat. Filled with the grace, raw honesty, and haunting
emotion of her hit songs, A Helluva High Note is the
soundtrack to Kara’s life—an intimate anthem about living,
creating, loving, stumbling, picking herself up again, and
ultimately succeeding. It is a moving chronicle of the
experiences that have inspired her songs and given her the
resilience and perspective to become the confidant,
accomplished, adventurous warrior she is today.
Kara not only writes about what it was like to collaborate
with some of our favorite performing artists, she also opens
up about everything from her struggles with debilitating
stage fright and an equally paralyzing eating disorder, to
the most devastating yet profoundly life-altering
experience—caring for her mother during her fatal battle
with cancer. And, of course, she shares behind-the-scenes
stories from her years on American Idol and the real truth
about her departure from the show.
A Helluva High Note is filled with memorable and
inspirational tales from the heart and trenches of life,
business, and the world of entertainment. Passionate, wise,
funny, and down-to-earth, it proves that finding,
cultivating, and following your own true voice really is
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