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Dancing to the Music in My Head: Memoirs of the People's Idol

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One of the most popular contestants ever to appear on American Idol gives his fans an all-access pass to the wildly popular television show -- and opens up about how becoming an Idol star changed his life forever

Sanjaya Malakar didn't need to win American Idol to take America by storm. He was just seventeen when his unique style, soft-spoken demeanor, and memorable song
ebook, 256 pages
Published January 20th 2009 by Pocket Books (first published 2009)
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Am I seriously the first person on Goodreads to write a review for this? Now I feel a little ridiculous. But, before you mock me, can I just say I didn't intend to read it, but it was disturbingly addictive and two hours later, I was done with the whole thing.

It's like reading essays written by high schoolers or maybe college freshmen. The sheer amount of immaturity combined with thinking they're the coolest, most intelligent, fascinating person in the entire world makes for awesome reading.

Kaeleigh Forsyth
Jan 20, 2013 Kaeleigh Forsyth added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kaeleigh by: Kate
thank you kate manolopoulos for getting me this book.
Mar 24, 2009 Terri rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Impulse library shelf check-out! It's hard to believe this book has a co-writer. It's so poorly written but I don't think it's just because Sanjaya is an inexperienced (and young) writer. I'm assuming this book is geared towards the tweens or teens that were infatuated with Sanjaya on American Idol, which means it is absolutely boring for an adult to read. Readers expecting any juicy gossip about Sanjaya's own life, fellow Idol contestants, the "Big Three" Idol judges, or anything else behind th ...more
Apr 07, 2016 Wulfie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's really hard to criticize a memoir, because you're criticizing someone's life. That being said, once you get past the clearly inexperienced writing in this book, it's actually a very good read. A bit cringeworthy at times, but what do you expect from Sanjaya? The book reads like what he seems like on TV, thus further proving how real he is. That, or he's really good at faking it. I'd like to believe the former.
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