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by Beyoncé Knowles,Kelly Rowland,Michelle Williams

It must be a part of human nature to love drama. We never would have sold as many records -- and we never would have been this popular -- if our member changes did not happen. Up until that point, we were squeaky-clean nice girls who couldn't get on the cover of any magazines.

--Beyoncé Knowles

They're beautiful, they're talented, they're bootylicious . . .

From first kisses and broken hearts to pillow fights and legal battles to losing friends and finding strength in God, Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams share it all. Their example of survival has made Destiny's Child one of the most beloved, bestselling female groups ever.

Here for the first time, the three share the struggles that have made them stronger, from Beyoncé's battles with weight loss and shyness, Kelly's coming to terms with growing up without a dad, and Michelle's triumph over grade-school bullies. They've grown up under the media microscope, and have had to deal with lineup changes and media rumors. Now they set the record straight.

The demands and drama, the schedules and scrutiny -- from the tour bus to the dressing rooms to backstage at awards shows, Beyoncé, Kelly, and Michelle talk about what it takes to be successful. Whether it's changing outfits in the rain, changing their hair color, or changing a name, they've done it.

Don't be mistaken, they're not a prefab group of young girls -- they're smart, independent women with a lot of soul. When these ladies had only minutes of studio time to work with Wyclef Jean to remix one of their songs, they didn't stress, they just started singing faster -- and the result was a unique sound that put them on the map. Everyone has caught on to the Destiny's Child groove -- Whitney Houston, Bono, and Michael Jackson have all given them props, and the King of Pop himself serenaded them with a rendition of “Bootylicious.”

Beyoncé, Kelly, and Michelle take you behind the scenes of a video rehearsal at which Aaliyah rewound their practice music, to the set of Austin Powers 3, where a starstruck Beyoncé felt anything but foxy before auditioning for the part of Foxxy Cleopatra, and backstage at the Grammys, where a last-minute costume change fiasco nearly kept Michelle from going onstage.

With total honesty, these soul survivors not only dish the details of their past, but share their hopes, plans, and dreams for the future.

Download Soul Survivors: The Official Autobiography of Destiny's Child epub
ISBN: 0060094176
ISBN13: 978-0060094171
Category: Biographies
Subcategory: Arts & Literature
Author: Beyoncé Knowles,Kelly Rowland,Michelle Williams
Language: English
Publisher: HarperEntertainment; 1st edition (April 2002)
Pages: 288 pages
ePUB size: 1493 kb
FB2 size: 1118 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 343
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I am a huge Destiny's Child fan! This book revealed some serious struggles the ladies overcame to rise the top. I read it in two days with a busy schedule! It is a must have and must read for any real Destiny's Child fan.
I learned so much about them through this books they really had it ruff sometimes growing up to where they are now that's y its hard for me to believe what they have said about these 3 esp. Beyoncé I try to ignore it.
this book is the real deal
I love Beyoncé & Destiny's Child!
My order was great & on-time, although the book didn't come with a cover!
More of a Fan book. Great book for he Fan of Destiny's Child.

Charming! but not too much depth here.
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I enjoy Destiny's Child, and I thought it would be interesting ot read about them. It was a good book mostly, and you learn a lot about these three members, like their childhood, early life, school years, how they joined Destiny's Child, and more. What was strange to me was the title of this book. I really am not sure that these three rich woman who are famous all around the world are really "soul survivors". What did they survive? Sure, they lost three group members but that's about it. Another thing that bothered me was that the book was mostly Beyonce this, Beyonce that. She did most of the writing, or should I say talking because they just told their story to James Patrick Herman, who actually wrote it. Also, it seems like the book is mainly about her. So what, she writes their songs and is their (Destiny's Child) lead singer. It dosn't mean she should always get all of the attention! Overall, the book is great, but I think big Destiny's Child fans would like it the most.
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I used to be a fan of Destiny's Child. I have all of their CDs, but these girls have some issues. I attempted to read the book with an open mind, but my current opinion of them resurfaced. I think these girls are truly talented, but do make them the best girls group since The Supremes (I think that goes to TLC). This book did nothing for me, but it did confirm that Beyonce is stuck on herself and determined to be center of attention. Kelly and Michelle say they are so grateful for Beyonce. Kelly seems to praise her like she was God. I understand these girls love one another like sisters, but Beyonce did not show the same appreciation for them. She considers Michelle to be angel brought to the group & Kelly like a sister. In the dedications, Kelly mentioned only Matthew & Tina Knowles, not her own mother and brother. The book didn't tell much people didn't already know. How many times can they tell their story (Intimate of the Lifetime Network, Revealed on E!, Oprah, BET, MTV)?
I will agree with Beyonce talking about how society loves drama. I'm glad she acknowledged that the "drama" they went through put them on the popular charts. It seems to me that they are very loving people providing you follow their lead. The minute someone steps off their game plan, they are booted. I know she been credited for writing most of the songs on the "Survivor" CD, but I'm not so sure if she deserves that much credit. I recently read a magazine where an artist said he wrote a song for DC3, but it was shelved. Allegedly, Matthew wanted Rodney Jerkins to give credit to Beyonce for writing it.
The song "Survivor" itself is hypocritical. They say they are not going to talk about the former members in the song. The only inspirational part of the song is the chorus, but back to the book. This book was put together like it was written for 12 year olds. The only positive thing I can say is that it is good to see 3 young black women achieving their dreams, but did it really take severing a 10 friendship to do it? If you are a huge fan of DC3, you will enjoy it. If you look to this biography to change your doubts about them, do not buy. I cannot wait for LaToya & LaTavia's new group, Anjgel, to come out.
I loved the last album and was using the song "Survivor" as an inspiration every morning while overcoming a personal tragedy. I really wanted to know more about these young women. I am a bit older than the average fan but believe wisdom comes at any age and these girls are overflowing with it.
I loved the personal stories as well as the inspirational advice each one gave.
Bionce I just love. The girl has it down. She is confident and knows the importance of self-love and respect as well as compassion and credit to those who helped her. Her songs have helped me so much. As a true songwriter she knows the importance of taking what you have learned and the feelings you feel and putting that into music. What she didn't realize is how much it would help the rest of us.
Kelly is adorable. SHe is so thankful and charming and you can tell her heart is in the right place. She is special and the Knowles family could see it. Her story is an amazing one.
Michelle is such a lady. Buy her new CD it is wonderful. SHe has me hooked on reading the Bible which is something I never thought I would do. This group is complete with her.
The Knowles family are not another Hollywood family. They watch over their girls, taught them well and it shows.
I hope this book inspires others like it inspired me.