Monday, May 31, 2010

David Archuleta - My Review of Chords of Strength

No one has a better smile than David Archuleta!

Happy Memorial Day to Everyone!

Well, I am off to a friend's party today in Manhattan Beach, California and then I will be leaving straight from there to LAX for a flight to JFK. A friend will be meeting me at LAX and we are off to the Book Signing in New Jersey at Bookends and then on to Manhattan in New York at Borders.

Over the last several months we both have been anxious for news on David's book, single, album, appearances and eager to see him and congratulate him on many of his current projects. I finished reading his book last week and still haven't quite found the appropriate emotional noteworty comment. Amazing, heartfelt, sensitive, innocent, honest, humble, none of these seem to work anymore.

From his second page he captivated my respect and full attention:

So I made the decison right there in my room that I would make a New Year's resolution to write in my journal at least once a week from then on, even though I thought there ws no way I'd be able to keep it going because I hated writing, which is why I couldn't keep it up with that old journal in the first place. Then I thought, I get interviewed all the time and several of my incredibly amazing fans have made very detailed scrapbooks about my life. Did I want to rely on everyone else to tell my story of how I started, where I came from and who I am? People were keeping track of me, but no one really had my own story. No one knew what was going on in my mind before people knew my name. I was thinking, man, when I have my kids in the future, I don't want them to rely on what everyone else thought about me. While I hope that people think good things about me and that I left a good name for my family an myself, I want them to hear my story from me in my own words. No one can see your life the way you see it. Not only did I realize at that point the importance of writing in my journal, but also, like I did with singing, how important it is to share it with the most important people in my life: my family, friends and my fans.

A beautiful book from a beautiful young man with a great deal of feelings and an enormous amount of heart and through past experience a great deal of self-awarness. I recommend this book for all ages and genders. It's an honest look at how the love of family, friends and faith with true determination against many obstacles, you can find a way to your dreams.

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