Today I’m reviewing an audio book that could be listed in several genres such as self-help, motivation, empowerment, and even autobiography to an extent.
PUT ON YOUR CROWN by Queen Latifah
Normally when it comes to celebrity books I don’t put much stock in them. For the most part they seem to be written by someone else and the celebrity’s name is added just to sell the book. There are some exceptions to this.
Listening to an excerpt from this book I decided this might be one of those exceptions. And it is. The book is only four hours long on four discs and is read by Queen Latifah herself.
The story is not necessarily geared toward any certain age group, sex or race even though Queen Latifah does point out some statics for young, black females.
The story covers a vast array of areas. These include being happy with your body the way it is, learning to not overwhelm yourself and say no to request from others, and standing for what you believe in even if it’s not what the cool crowd is doing. Queen Latifah’s bits of advise can be used in everyone daily life. She stresses you have to believe in yourself first.
The story is inspiring and moving, while also being funny (especially with Queen Latifah doing the reading). She talks about her triumphs and failures, her happiness, and her sadness at the loss of her brother, Winkie.
I would especially recommend this for teenagers and young adults (both male and female). But by the same token, older adults can be inspired by this as well.
Put On Your Crown: Life-Changing Moments on the Path to Queendom by Queen Latifah, Read by Queen Latifah, Hachette Audio, @2010, ISBN: 978-1-60788-196-4, Unabridged 4 Discs, 4 Hours
FTC Full Disclosure - This audio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
----------Now I have a special thanks to pass along from author Alison Strobel Morrow, who guest blogged here on Sunday, June 20, about her book, THE WEIGHT OF SHADOWS.
Hey there! I just wanted to say thanks to my fine blog hostess and to her readers. I have been really excited to see how many people are thinking of picking up the book because of the reviews they read during the blog tour. And thank you to everyone who entered the contest! I'll be drawing a winner on July 18 and posting it on my blog. If you haven't stopped by my blog or website yet, I hope you'll pop over sometime and say hi in the comments or on the guest book. Also, if you're interested in hearing about my next releases and any other exciting news that happens to come up, please sign up to receive my announcements--the sign-up is on my website. I have another novel coming out in September, two more next year, and two children's books that my husband and I wrote (the first of which comes out August 1), so there will be plenty of news coming, and I try to host contests now and then on my blog, too.
Thanks again! And if you do decide to pick up The Weight of Shadows and give it a read, please come tell me what you thought of it. I mean it. :)
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Please join me tomorrow when author P.Q. Glisson stops by to talk about her book, HER SANCTUARY, and her writing. Till then, enjoy a book.