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Long Road Outta Compton: Dr. Dre's Mom on Family, Fame and Terrible Tragedy

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This is the story of Verna Griffin. A woman who gave birth to five children, losing two in infancy and one to gangland violence. Her surviving son is one of the most famous men in the world, and her daughter is a homemaker with children of her own. From Verna's turbulent childhood to her failed marriages and the problems that came along with Dre's fame, she has grown a thick skin and learned to overcome life's obstacles. As Verna struggled to give her children a safe and happy home amid the gangs and violence that made up South Central Los Angeles, she also searched for a good man to love her. She hit brick walls several times while trying to reach these goals. During Verna's personal struggles she felt lost and desperately fought to find her purpose in the world. With the invaluable support from her tight-knit family and the gradual recognition of her great self-worth, Verna has persevered. This is a tale of a woman who faced constant battles head-on, who learned to transform failure into triumph, and whose inspirational story is one for us all.

Synopsis:

Published in a shorter form as Privileged to live: a mother's story of survival. Los Angeles: Milligan Books, c2005.

About the Author

Verna Griffin is the mother of famed rap producer, Dr. Dre. She founded the program "Distinction Youth," which taught the basics of etiquette to youth, and was also involved with the Youth Motivational Task Force. She recently formed the organization WINGS (Women In Need of Guidance and Self-Esteem).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560259879
Subtitle:
Dr. Dre's Mom on Family, Fame and Terrible Tragedy
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Author:
Griffin, Verna
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
BIO026000
Subject:
Women
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
Dr. Dre
Subject:
Griffin, Verna
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080603
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 13.5 oz

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» Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Rap and Hip-Hop
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» Biography » Women
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