Thursday, December 6, 2007

I read a book! Tori Amos- Piece by Piece

I have to admit, I am a Tori Amos fan. For most of you who don't know Tori, she is a singer, songwriter, and brilliant pianist. She started playing the piano when she was three. So this book talks about her life and her beliefs, some of which are quite distorted. Her father is a strict Catholic priest and her mother's side is Cherokee. So she has a lot of different beliefs mixed into one. She incorporates a lot of myth into her songs and most of her songs are not about her. She calls her songs her "girls" thus the name of her new album "American Doll Posse" is very fitting. On the cover of that album, she has dressed up in a couple different characters that she has formed from her songs. They represent the different topics to her songs. In the book, Tori also talks about her three miscarriages that she had before the birth of her daughter who is now around six. I can relate a lot with her and her music. I have been a big fan for years. I thought this book was excellent but I don't recommend it to anyone unless they are a Tori Amos fan.