Jeez, I had no idea that "soulacoaster, the story of me" by R. Kelly would be so sad. Grew up with no dad in rough Chicago area, totally poor, surrounded by a lot of drunks (although also love from his family), molested for years by an older woman starting at the age of 8 (which think about the sexes being reversed there if it doesn't seem so bad), household just generally sexually inappropriate in general including being asked to watch sex and take pictures from a very young age, shot as a little kid! and has a learning disability that led to him being completely illiterate through at least high school. I haven't gotten further than high school yet.
He kept getting passed through grades, partially because of his skill at basketball but he lived with an enormous amount of shame because of his molestation and illiteracy. It sounds like every day of school was torture for him until a music teacher took him under her wing. She taught him to play piano, write songs, and sing every type of music including opera. He says that music floods his head 24/7 since he was very young. A real prodigy. Before his record deal he supported himself by busking.
It's not really a very weird or funny book, but one strange passage is about how he had sex with a girl on her period at 17, freaked out because he didn't know what was happening, and then didn't have sex again for 2 years.
Here's a short video with R. sinking a half-court shot at Jamie Foxx's house