A Helluva High Note : Surviving Life, Love, and American Idol
Kara DioGuardi is an award-winning hitmaker, a savvy record executive, and a successful music publisher whose songs have been recorded by such superstars as Pink, Carrie Underwood, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stefani, Santana, Steven Tyler, CEline Dion, and so many others. She was also the feisty fourth judge on "American Idol." But success wouldn't have happened for this songwriter, artist, and producer without the dark times of defeat. Filled with the grace, raw honesty, and haunting emotion of her hit songs, "A Helluva High Note" is the soundtrack to Kara's life--an intimate anthem about living, creating, loving, stumbling, picking herself up again, and ultimately succeeding. It is a moving chronicle of the experiences that have inspired her songs and given her the resilience and perspective to become the confidant, accomplished, adventurous warrior she is today. Kara not only writes about what it was like to collaborate with some of our favorite performing artists, she also opens up about everything from her struggles with debilitating stage fright and an equally paralyzing eating disorder, to the most devastating yet profoundly life-altering experience--caring for her mother during her fatal battle with cancer. And, of course, she shares behind-the-scenes stories from her years on "American Idol" and the real truth about her departure from the show. "A Helluva High Note" is filled with memorable and inspirational tales from the heart and trenches of life, business, and the world of entertainment. Passionate, wise, funny, and down-to-earth, it proves that finding, cultivating, and following your own true voice really is possible.
- Hardback | 240 pages
- 157.48 x 228.6 x 30.48mm | 430.91g
- 05 Jun 2011
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, United States
About Kara Dioguardi
While you may know her from her role as fourth judge on American Idol Seasons 8 and 9, Kara DioGuardi is one of the industry's most sought after songwriters and producers whose songs have appeared on more than 150 million albums. She is a Grammy nominated hitmaker, 2007 BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year, 2007 SOCAN Award winner, and has been awarded 15 BMI Awards for co-writing the most performed songs on the radio. Kara also works at Warner Bros Records where she serves as Executive VP Talent Development, Office of the Chairman and has signed such hit artists as Jason Derulo and Iyaz. Further, Kara co-owns Arthouse Entertainment, a music-publishing venture, with Bug Music, which has published such hits as: B.O.B's Nothing On You, Bruno Mars Just the Way You Are, and Flo Rida's Club Can't Handle Me.