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4.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 5 4.04 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jewel Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2006 ISBN: 9780061141973
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Welcome to a world set to the ever-changing rhythms of an artist's life

In Chasing Down the Dawn, recording artist, actress, and bestselling author jewel opens her intimate journals to create a vivid montage of the people, places, and relationships that colored the life she came from and have marked this past magical, turbulent, and ultimately transformational year of her life.

Drawn from her remarkable chronicle of life on the road during the Spirit World Tour, this unforgettable collection of freeze-frames captures unusual images from jewel's childhood in Alaska, her beginnings as a struggling artist, and her challenges as a daughter, sister and woman. jewel paints an unblinkingly honest picture of the exceptional journey that carried her to the world's stage.

With acutely observed, elegantly written depictions of the musicians, lovers, strangers, celebrities and other characters that inhabit the singer/songwriter's world, Chasing Down the Dawn is more than a collection of, vignettes, observations and stories. It is a finely wrought mosaic in prose and poetry, set to the rhythm of life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Jewel always defies expectations, always surprises and always gets to the core of human feeling. She does it in her songs, in her poetry and now again with Chasing Down the Dawn. Jewel captures human relationships in ways that are believable, bold and unforgettable." 

    Interview

  • “Jewel’s fans will find this memoir earnest and heartfelt.” 

    Booklist

  • “Just like her music, her prose is filled with a rhythm that comes through in her reading. Jewel narrates her stories with confidence and maturity, but without patronizing the listener.” 

    AudioFile

  • Chasing Down the Dawn is more than a collection of, vignettes, observations and stories. It is a finely wrought mosaic in prose and poetry, set to the rhythm of life.” 

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/5/2013

    " The best "autobiography" I've read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Td | 10/28/2013

    " Fantastic book. I'm quite amused about this book because it's not just a simple life story of her. This book gives inspiration to those who feels the world/luck is against them. A must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 7/3/2013

    " This is a great read, not an account of Jewel as a celebrity, but an account of Jewel as a person and an artist. It really gave me so much appreciation for her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay | 4/12/2013

    " An enjoyable, rambling story of Jewel's life. It jumps around a lot, but it adds to the storytelling feel of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 3/23/2013

    " "I want love to be simple. I want to trust without thinking. I want to be generous with my affection and patience and love unconditionally. It is easier to love a person with their flaws than to weed through them. I want to love the whole person, not parts; and this is how I want to be loved." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chole Allyson | 3/3/2013

    " I have been a fan of Jewel's for a very long time. I enjoyed reading the poems and looking at her younger pictures. She is a very inspirational person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 11/7/2012

    " This book reads like a journal of rambling, beautiful, poetic thoughts and feelings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 11/4/2012

    " She is a great writter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 8/1/2012

    " Jewel wrote little snippets from her life. This was nothing earth-shattering, but it was enjoyable, and it gave a good insight into her very out-of-the-ordinary life. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Adrian | 2/20/2012

    " Boring, the poetry was much better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 12/15/2011

    " I absolutely delved into this autobio of Jewel. She writes much like Faulkner, with so many thoughts strung together. I liked her poetry and journaling because she is an interesting writer, not because she is a star. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ary D. Cahyono | 3/3/2011

    " You have to earn the easy way through the hard way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 12/7/2010

    " Inspirational. Jewel made writing in a journal necessary to every girl's personal growth and self discovery. The passages seem genuine, as if the contents were not originally intended for public view. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 11/19/2010

    " This book reads like a journal of rambling, beautiful, poetic thoughts and feelings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 6/15/2009

    " She is a great writter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 2/24/2009

    " I absolutely delved into this autobio of Jewel. She writes much like Faulkner, with so many thoughts strung together. I liked her poetry and journaling because she is an interesting writer, not because she is a star. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Td | 8/5/2008

    " Fantastic book. I'm quite amused about this book because it's not just a simple life story of her. This book gives inspiration to those who feels the world/luck is against them. A must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chole | 7/30/2008

    " I have been a fan of Jewel's for a very long time. I enjoyed reading the poems and looking at her younger pictures. She is a very inspirational person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 7/24/2008

    " The best "autobiography" I've read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay | 7/10/2008

    " An enjoyable, rambling story of Jewel's life. It jumps around a lot, but it adds to the storytelling feel of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 4/26/2008

    " Inspirational. Jewel made writing in a journal necessary to every girl's personal growth and self discovery. The passages seem genuine, as if the contents were not originally intended for public view. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ary D. | 4/15/2008

    " You have to earn the easy way through the hard way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 2/13/2008

    " Jewel wrote little snippets from her life. This was nothing earth-shattering, but it was enjoyable, and it gave a good insight into her very out-of-the-ordinary life. "

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About the Author
Author Jewel

A bestselling writer of poetry and prose, Jewel is also an actress and performer. She has recorded four bestselling albums and also starred in Ang Lee's film Ride with the Devil. Her first book, A Night Without Armor, was a New York Times bestseller. She lives in California.