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Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me is an autobiography by the R&B artist R. Kelly. The book was released June 28, 2012. R. Kelly dedicated this book to his mother who died in the early 1990s and his high school music teacher, Lena McLin.[1][2] Kelly shares his life story through episodic tales and exclusive colour photographs. The book is divided in three segments (Act 1 to Act 3).[3]

Soulacoaster: The Diary Of Me
AuthorRobert Kelly (with David Ritz)
PublisherSmileyBooks (US) and (Worldwide)
Publication date
June 28, 2012
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)


The book chronicles the journey of the singer R. Kelly from poverty to fame:[2] his life begins in a rough neighborhood, being molested as a little kid by a woman and street performing by the Chicago 'L' tracks and struggling to make it and provide money to his single mother for rent and comfort. Ultimately, however, he becomes a rich and successful musician.

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  1. ^ "Exclusive Book Excerpt: R. Kelly's 'Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me'". Rolling Stone. 2012-06-26. Retrieved 2016-08-07.
  2. ^ a b Heisey, Monica (2012-07-30). "Ten Things R. Kelly's Autobiography Taught Me | VICE | United States". Retrieved 2016-08-07.
  3. ^ "Soulacoaster - R Kelly - Bok (9781401928353)". 2012-08-06. Retrieved 2016-08-07.