My Crazy Beautiful Life

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My Crazy Beautiful Life
First edition hardback cover
PublisherTouchstone, Simon & Schuster
Publication date
November 20, 2012
Published in English
November 20, 2012

My Crazy Beautiful Life is a 2012 illustrated autobiography by the pop singer Kesha and photographer/filmmaker Steven Greenstreet.[1] Photography was also provided by Jason Sheldon and Lagan Sebert, who also helped develop the project with Ke$ha. The book was published by Simon & Schuster on November 20, 2012 to coincide with the release of her album Warrior on November 30, 2012.[2] The book's title, My Crazy Beautiful Life is taken after her song "Crazy Beautiful Life" from her 2010 EP Cannibal.[3]


In My Crazy Beautiful Life, Kesha details her "thoughts and reflections" about her life and contains photographs from various points in her life, both before and after she became a singer.[4][5] The singer has described the book as being "a more complete picture of what my life is really like".[3] The book also goes into some of the meanings behind some of her song lyrics, with Kesha writing that her song "Blah Blah Blah" was "a conscious move to talk about men like they talked about women".[6]


Critical reception for the book has been mixed, with Vice stating that the book was "pretty boring" in comparison to her songs.[7] A reviewer for The Atlantic commented that "some revealing nuggets from Ke$ha's frighteningly glittery new autobiography ... suggest that in some ways, she might be just what some of the 20th century's most famous feminist thinkers had in mind."[8] The Daily Targum praised the book, calling it "[s]hort and sweet".[9]


  1. ^ Means, Sean (Nov 20, 2012). "Former Utah photographer's work all over Ke$ha's new book". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  2. ^ "The 10 Best Quotes From Ke$ha's My Crazy Beautiful Life". Nashville Scene. Retrieved 24 November 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Ke$ha To Release 'Crazy Beautiful' Illustrated Memoir". Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  4. ^ Vena, Jocelyn. "Ke$ha Gets 'Vulnerable' With New Book, Gives 'Haters The Finger'". MTV. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Glitter and Hoo-Ha: Inside Ke$ha's 'My Crazy Beautiful Life'". Spin. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Ke$ha Is a Misfit Just Like Everybody Else, But She Isn't Stupid". Gawker. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  7. ^ "KE$HA'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY: YOU FORGOT THE GHOST PENISES". Vice. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  8. ^ Fetters, Ashley. "Why Ke$ha's New Memoir Is 2012's Answer to 'The Feminine Mystique'". The Atlantic. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  9. ^ "Review: 'My Crazy Beautiful Life'". Daily Targum. Retrieved 30 November 2012.