First, let me state I am not sure why I decided to read this book. I have been into autobiographies recently and this seemed like a good choice. Amy Grant's "Mosaic Pieces of My Life So Far" is not what I was expecting; it is not like a 'typical' autobiography, the telling of one's life story from the beginning. It is more like reading her diary, a collection of her personal thoughts about her life experiences, often without chronology Each momento she shares, whether happy, funny, serious, or sad, demonstrates a sincerity of character and authenticity. You can sense her joy, her pain, and often time her struggle to put into words those things which are difficult to reveal. Though not the most well written book I have ever read, it was an easy read because no topic lasted more than a few pages, and often only a page or two, adding to the diary feeling.
Whether laughing at the hi-jinks that occurs when a large family gathers, or feeling the grass between your toes in a mountain meadow, Amy takes the reader on a journey, not of miles or even ages but of emotions, those fleeting slivers in time that make our lives worth living.
I found myself putting the book down often - not out of boredoom, but out of a desire to connect, to slow down to give myself time to reflect on my own slivers. During one of these moments of introspection, I realized why I decided to pick up and read this book. Amy Grant's album 'Age to Age' was released when I was in my late teens. Somehow it got mixed in my tapes between Led Zeppelin, Kiss, and Neal Young. And in many ways songs like 'El Shaddai' and 'I Have Decided' became my defining music, and set the tone for the next decades of my life, maybe even further...as I reflect on 'My Life So Far'.
I loved the this book. It was a great look into Amy Grants life. What a great love story she and Vince Gill have. Very good reading
This is a great book filled with good stories and music lyrics.
I have been an Amy fan for years, and this book confirms why. Honest. Thought-Provoking. She shares details of her life and stories from her amazing journey in the music world, and every one of them is uplifting or challenging. I plan to read this over and over again!
I loved this book! It was heartfelt and had songs/kinda in poem form which I loved!
I was sorry that I spent my time & money on this book. I really like Amy Grant so I was expecting a good read. This is a mish mash about nothing.
I'm an Amy Grant fan and was looking forward to reading this book but was a little disappointed in the lack of candor about her marriage breakup.Still, it's a good insight into a gifted artist.