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Put on Your Crown: Life-Changing Moments on the Path to Queendom

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Modeled after Maria Shriver's Just Who Will You Be, Queen Latifah's goal with Put On Your Crown is to help young women build a strong sense of self-esteem. A US Dept. of Justice survey found that females ages 16-24 are more vulnerable to partner violence than any other group, almost triple the national average. Cases like Chris Brown's assault on pop star Rihanna showed an ugly side of adolescent life. However, Queen Latifah has always been a shining example of a woman happy with herself and unwilling to compromise to fit into the "hollywood ideal" of what a confident beautiful woman should look like. The result: She's one of the biggest A-list celebrities in Hollywood.

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The indomitable actor, model, and award-winning recording artist shows women everywhere how to unleash their inner queen--and rule their own world. Modeled after Maria Shriver's "Just Who Will You Be," Queen Latifah's goal with "Put On Your Crown" is to help young women build a strong sense of self-esteem.

About the Author

Queen Latifah was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. The Queen got her first break in music when a demo tape featuring one of her raps made its way to Tommy Boy Records. She was signed and immediately became a hit. She won the Best New Artist Award in 1990 for her album "All Hail the Queen" which also went platinum. The second single from the album, "Ladies First," was eventually named by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll.

By the time her second album "Nature of a Sista'" came out in 1991, Queen Latifah had begun investing in small businesses in her neighborhood, and acting both in television and movies. After the death of her brother and a soured deal with Tommy Boy, The Queen released her third album, "Black Reign", and founded Flavor Unit Records and Management. She also landed a regular spot on Living Single and went on to star in a plethora of feature films including: Set It Off, The Perfect Holiday, Taxi, and Bringing Down the House.

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Jennmarie68, May 15, 2011 (view all comments by Jennmarie68)
While I don't necessarily think of myself as a young woman anymore (which is who the book is geared towards) I do think that this book contains lessons that any woman, and even men, should learn. The basic ideas of the book are love yourself for who you are, take time to care for yourself first, and love the people around you for who they are.

I've always liked Queen Latifah. She's always seemed to me to be fairly grounded. I think my favorite thing about this book is that she proves to the reader that she's just a normal person. She makes mistakes, she's not perfect, and she realizes that. I think she's a great role model. (Side note I LOVE her fashion sense. I have for a while, but my love for her eye was solidified when I read How to Never Look Fat Again and it says something to the effect that if you're a plus size woman dress like Queen Latifah, she knows what she's doing.)

I've been going through some tough times mentally in the last year or so and reading this book did help me. While it's mostly stuff I already knew (like I said it's geared for young women, and I have left that arena a bit ago) it was information that I needed to remind myself. Somehow reading that "The Queen" was and had been going through some of the same things really helped me find the strength I needed to kick my own butt and get myself back on track again.

If you're having some self doubt, about anything in your life pick this one up. If you know a young woman pass it along. It can't hurt to try and teach a young woman the lessons we've all had to learn the hard way! It also could be beneficial for some young men. It's written for a woman, but I think the lessons are great for men or women.

A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher. This is not a paid review and is a truthful and honest review.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446555890
Subtitle:
Life-Changing Moments on the Path to Queendom
Author:
Latifah, Queen
With:
Marshall, Samantha
Author:
Marshall, Samantha
Author:
Ferris, Joshua
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Subject:
Motivational & Inspirational
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
Motivational
Subject:
Personal growth; Self-esteem; Motivation; Conduct of life; Self-help; Body image; Young women; Celebrties
Publication Date:
20100506
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 1.25 in 0.6 lb

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