“The truth is very few people know me as well as they know my music, and even fewer know just how much of a crazy, arduous and rewarding adventure my life has been.” – Michael Bolton in The Soul of it All, available in hardcover, ebook and audio book formats on Nov 13th! - TeamMB







“The truth is very few people know me as well as they know my music, and even fewer know just how much of a crazy, arduous and rewarding adventure my life has been.” – Michael Bolton in The Soul of it All


NASHVILLE, Tenn., August 28, 2012 – Best known throughout the world for his unmistakable, soulful voice and Grammy Award®-winning, chart-topping music, the story behind singer/songwriter Michael Bolton’s celebrated career has never been explored in such rich detail – until now.  In his first memoir, The Soul of it All (Center Street/Hachette Book Group, November 13, 2012), Bolton offers a backstage pass into the fascinating life journey from anonymity to a world-renowned music career.


Growing up from humble beginnings in New Haven, Connecticut, Bolton began a career in music writing songs as early as age 9.  At 15, he found himself hitchhiking cross-country along Route 66 with his band, where the musician and songwriter sought out odd jobs, including becoming a babysitter for a young Paula Abdul.  He eventually landed a label deal with Epic Records, however, it would be 18 long years before he would score his first definitive hit and breakthrough as a superstar.  In The Soul Of It All, Bolton recounts many little known but life-altering experiences that shaped the man he would become.  


Die-hard Michael Bolton fans will hear for the first time details of a rewarding yet often challenging journey.  From the emotional trauma resulting from his parent’s divorce, to his early days as an artist indulging in the excesses of the 60s and 70s and through a period where he struggled to make ends meet by recording jingles to support his wife and three young daughters.  His focus and talent would ultimately deliver him into the company of world leaders and Presidents of the United States as well as into the arms of some of the loveliest Hollywood stars.  All the while, he’s never forgotten to give back and has leveraged his celebrity to help raise millions for charitable causes, including his own foundation protecting women and children at risk.  On the path towards selling more than 53 million records, Michael has performed to millions of fans worldwide and has worked with iconic singers and songwriters including Luciano Pavarotti, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, KISS, Cher, Rascal Flatts and Lady Gaga.  And he’s continued to expand.  In a brilliantly hilarious Emmy Award®-nominated Digital Short featured on “Saturday Night Live,” Michael won over a whole new legion of young fans with a song about Captain Jack Sparrow. 


This book is about the soul of it all, the heartfelt emotions and vital forces created in a lifetime spent developing gifts and pursuing passions,” writes Bolton. “I think of it as a light that shines through dedicated artists of every kind, giving depth and color to everything we create, so that it touches and elevates the lives of those within our reach.”


“We all know that my friend Michael Bolton is a gifted musician and a devoted philanthropist - but you may not know that he's also a talented storyteller,” says President Bill Clinton. "’The Soul of it All’ is the fascinating journey of a man who is as powerful, bold, and soulful as his voice.”


While he has cemented his status as a pop culture icon, Bolton says he still has work to do. “Like a sculptor working with stone, I want to remove all that is less wise, less noble, less patient, less present, until I become something closer to perfection.”

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Comment by Kathy Rosario on September 14, 2012 at 9:04am

Thanks for the teaser about your bio book!!! I understand the release date has been changed so we will wait a bit longer...aaahhhhh. Can't wait for the book signing Michael....please :))))))

Kathy and LAFD Bob

Comment by Kathryn L. Lowe on September 14, 2012 at 8:13am

Really looking forward to your book and learning more about your life! KLL in AZ

Comment by sylvia doughty on September 13, 2012 at 11:55am

Exact date for publication is not known but as soon as official announcement is made Gail, the moderator, will post on forum and that is all the news we have so far Pamela.....just have to bide our time and wait patiently !!! :)

Sylvia.   Your wee Scottish friend.


Comment by pamela on September 13, 2012 at 3:33am

did the release date for the soul of it change to Jan 15? wanted to know before ordering this on line

Comment by MARINA on September 6, 2012 at 8:47pm

Yes, Michael on you can see that the private guy ...

Comment by Alba on September 5, 2012 at 11:04am

I'm so curious and anxious to read this book, but will it be published as a normal book, too?

Comment by Suzanne Scheiner on September 5, 2012 at 4:23am

I hope you will do a book signing again like you did with your CD a few years ago in Aventura FL...if you will not be here for a concert:( 

Thank you,


Comment by Silvy on September 1, 2012 at 6:21pm

great news :)

Comment by sylvia doughty on September 1, 2012 at 10:31am

Hi Ivana and what "hardcover" literally means is that the book has a hard cover, back and front are hard, and are sometimes called "hardback" editions and with any books they generally are published first before the "softback" edition of the book comes out.   Michael is reading the WHOLE book and it is being placed on a CD and it is also being published as an ebook  and they can be downloaded as an MP3 straight onto a reader such as a kindle....I believe I am describing that correctly for the ebook but I don't have one and don't know too much about them but think I have gist of what happens but I hope information of some help to you Ivana ??? :))))


Sylvia.  Your wee Scottish friend.


Comment by Ivana on August 31, 2012 at 8:05pm

Hello !!

I am the type of woman who does not like the computer technic very well :-))

Does the word "hardcover" mean a normal book ??

And does the "audio book format" mean a CD (Is MB the reader?)


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