What I’ve learned from The Little Mermaid about love, faith, and finding my voice

Join Disney Legend Jodi Benson on a magical journey from a Midwestern town to the bright lights of Broadway and the recording booth where she brought to life one of the most beloved Disney princesses of all time!

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A treasure trove of colorful characters and unforgettable anecdotes, Part of My World reads like a real-life fairy tale that follows the story of a girl with a big voice and even bigger dreams who sets out on the adventure of a lifetime.

You’ll come alongside Jodi as she struggles to find her footing in the rehearsal halls of Manhattan; meets (then loses, then marries) her prince charming; makes a splash on Broadway; gives voice to a feisty redheaded mermaid, a blonde bombshell named Barbie, and a Tony-nominated powerhouse named Polly; becomes a legend; and searches for her own personal happily ever after.

Along the way, Jodi shares lessons she’s learned about faith, friendship, love, loss, taking chances, making mistakes, following God’s call, and chasing your dreams. Written with warmth, humor, and disarming vulnerability, Part of My World is a captivating glimpse behind the curtain at the making of one of the most celebrated animated movies of all time, and a must-read for Disney fans of all ages.


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Free audiobook access for 30 days (starting September 13, 2022) & Chance to win a trip to Disney World to meet Jodi Benson

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(Trip includes tickets to Magic Kingdom for 2 and $1,500 towards lodging and transportation. See sweepstakes rules for details.)

About Jodi Benson

Jodi Benson is best known around the world as the beloved voice of Ariel in the Academy Award–winning Disney animated feature film The Little Mermaid. Jodi also created the voice of Barbie in Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3 and delighted Disney fans with a cameo in Enchanted before reprising her role as Ariel in Ralph Breaks the Internet. In 2011, Disney honored Jodi’s contributions by making her a Disney Legend. An accomplished singer, dancer, and actress, Jodi made her starring-role debut on Broadway, performing the iconic song “Disneyland” in the Howard Ashman/Marvin Hamlisch musical Smile. She earned a Tony nomination for her role as Polly Baker in the hit Gershwin musical Crazy for You. Still entertaining audiences across the country and around the world, Jodi is currently living in North Georgia with her wonderful husband, Ray. They enjoy spending time with their two amazing adult children, McKinley and Delaney.