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American Idol: Melinda Doolittle’s Releases New Book, ‘Beyond Me’

May 05, 2010 11:00 AM by Nancy Floyd


American Idol season 6 finalist, Melinda Doolittle, is adding the title of author to her resume. The singer’s debut book, Beyond Me, hit bookstores on Tuesday, May 4th. Keep reading for more details on Doolittle’s newest endeavor and what Jordin Sparks‘ contribution to the book was…

Melinda Doolittle, third place finisher on season 6 of American Idol, is now officially an author. The recording artist released her first book, Beyond Me, this week. The inspirational nonfiction tome is filled with personal anecdotes and practical advice on overcoming life’s obstacles, secrets to success, and accomplishing goals. Doolittle writes about growing up as the child of a single mother, being tone deaf as a child, and overcoming challenges and struggles to find success as a singer and musician. Fans of American Idol will love Doolittle’s detailed account of her journey on the reality show, as well as her behind-the-scenes stories and details.

“I haven’t just sat back and let life throw at me whatever it will. Instead—and this has been key—I’ve always worked to find my way to life’s next level,” Doolittle says. Her American Idol co-star (and season 6 winner), Jordin Sparks also joined the venture, penning the book’s foreword.

“Melinda’s called her book Beyond Me, and I know that is where her amazing strength comes from. I loved reading about the adventures we shared on AI and seeing the same events from her unique perspective. But even more, I loved reading about the stories that were new to me—insights and memories from her childhood and growing-up years. It really made me see where she got all that wisdom,” Jordin Sparks writes.

Published by Zondervan, Beyond Me is available now in bookstores.

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