The new book "Adele" by Sarah-Louise James provides inspiration to talented folks who don't quite fit in - or perhaps are downright misfits.
Adele's huge voice and ability to dig into her hurt to create iconic lyrics allowed her to bypass the norms of society. As long as she chose to (she has since slimmed down some) she remained full-figured. She never turned her back on her working-class roots. And she wears her celebrity as a loose garment, rather than compulsively pumping it up as some handlers might encourage her to do.
Although Adele's middle name is "Blue," that was originally because her parents were fans of the blues as well as other kinds of music. Her soulfulness and raw vulnerability likely started when her parents' marriage ended and she became estranged from her father. That might have been the platform for the disappointing love affairs she captures in her songs.
Adele's story of trimuph over petty conventional people can be one all talented people can replicate - if they believe in themselves the way Adele has. Insecurity invites in the torment.