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

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

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by Sanjaya Malakar, Alan Goldsher
     
 

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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,

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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 selections on the record-breaking show's sixth season captured hearts across the country.

In his candid new book, Sanjaya opens up about what it feels like to go from obscurity as a high school student near Seattle to worldwide fame as a top ten finalist on one of the most popular television shows in American history. For the first time, the "People's Idol" talks about life before Randy, Simon, Paula and "Sanjayamania," and offers his devoted "Fanjayas" an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the blockbuster show. From going to Hollywood with his beloved sister, Shyamali, to becoming the most highly anticipated performer of season six, to facing the unforgiving chopping block, Sanjaya tells his fans everything they want to know. Finally, he shares how his life has changed since he left Idol, and where his music -- and unforgettable persona -- will take him next.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439153673
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
01/20/2009
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
765 KB

Meet the Author

Sanjaya Malakar became a household name on American Idol's sixth season as his eager fans voted for the teenager to return to the stage week after week.  He lives in New York.
Novelist/ghostwriter/journalist Alan Goldsher is the author of the forthcoming Beatles/horror/humor mash-up Paul is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion (Gallery Books, June 22, 2010), as well as Hard Bop Academy: The Sidemen of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Modest Mouse: A Pretty Good Read, and the novel Jam. Midnight Movie, the novel he co-wrote with director Tobe Hooper ("The Texas Chainsaw Massacre") will be published in 2011. Written as A.M. Goldsher, his chicklit novels The True Naomi Story, Reality Check, and Today's Special were released in the U.K. and Marabout in France in 2008, with No Ordinary Girl to come in 2011.

As a ghostwriter, Alan has collaborated on projects with comedians Bernie Mac and Fred Willard; actor Robert Englund, Ironman triathlete Sarah Reinertsen, and "American Idol" contestant Sanjaya Malakar, among other notable celebrities and public figures.

Alan's sportswriting has been seen in ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, NBA.com, and ChicagoBulls.com, and he reviews books for Kirkus.

During his 10-plus years as a professional bassist, Goldsher recorded with Janet Jackson, Cypress Hill, and Naughty by Nature; toured the world with Digable Planets; and performed at the 1994 Grammy Awards.

Alan lives and writes in Chicago.

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Dancing to the Music in My Head: Memoirs of the People's Idol 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
sunnygrace More than 1 year ago
this book startes out with the Performance that made this young man a pop icon and household name,he goes into detail what happens behind the scenes of America's Biggest show and how much WORK is put into making good t.v. he also tells of his upbringing, and how he felt about once a shy kid from seattle to a KNOWN name around the world, Pretty much growing up infront of America ,
Even if you dont watch Idol or Admit you do, Everyone who owns a tv, newspaper or computer would KNOW about sanjaya , now he 's telling his story,
I enjoyed reading how it was a long process to Audtion,the drama of hollywood week,top 24,top 12 & the rollercoaster Idol ride that is still continueing for this young man.
this book is enlightening by opening eyes how a TV show works, and how/why people are protrayed as they are & how veiwers get attached to a Performer.its also funny, intellegent, I found my self laughing outloud with sanjaya's sharp witt,I got from just reading this book that the Author is Geniunely humble, sweet, funny, & intellegent all from reading this book,I recommend this book to fans,nonfans, Young & old everyone will connect with this young Author and his fanstic story.
and for those who like pictures sanjaya provides color NEVER seen pictures, with the likes of Tony bennett,joe perry & fans.
also an endearing touch is notes through out the book from his Idol Pals about sanjaya & being on Idol.