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Growing Stronger by Thalía
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really liked it

I was introduced to Thalia's music in High School by a friend of mine and loved it almost instantly. On a whim, not knowing much about her outside of her music and the fact she was a telenovela star, I picked this book up at the library and dove in.

I'm not sure how many revelations will be in this for the hardcore devoted fan, but for more casual fans who just listen to her CDs, there is so much to learn as she details her life with candor and an impressivly articulate voice. She talks knowedgeably about Mexican history, her father's and grandfather's scientific accomplishments while also giving her insights on fame, faith forgiveness and the will to live.

One of the more touching and inspiring moments she details takes place during her battle with Lyme Disease after the birth of her daughter. Thalia had gone over a year before getting a proper diagnosis and the diease was difficult to get under control causing her such pain and misery that one day she had decided she wanted to give up; she was ready to die then and there and even started slipping into a dreamy state. At that exact moment, her new baby began to cry a high pitched wail that woke her up and managed to get her back on her feet. She realized then that she couldn't possibly give up and ended up recovering from the illness. She still has lifestyle changes that she makes to keep her healthy but she's more or less back to her old self.

I was also amused to learn that Thalia, married to Tommy Mottola, is a huge Mariah Carey fan, although she understandably doesn't play her music much anymore at home! Bottom line? She's a fascinating and well-spoken person with a real way with words that draw you into each situation she describes. Definitely check it out! As a side note, here are some Thalia favorites in no special order:

Gracias a Dios
Amor a la Mexicana
Entre el mar y una estrella
Echa pa'lante
Quiero hacerte el amor
Maria Mercedes
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November 14, 2011 – Shelved

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