Wednesday, June 2, 2010
The book is a fast, easy and interesting read but not an especially inspirational one. Lucille focuses on her unhappy childhood. She came from a broken family. Her grandparents raised her. They were cold and unaffectionate people, but she did not have an impoverished upbringing. Others who grew up in that era experienced the same or worse but went on to raise their own children in loving homes.
After giving birth to Shaquille, Lucille married. She rebelled against her husband's controlling nature just as she did with her grandparents. Her drinking problem worsened and after almost thirty years of marriage, they split up. Lucille left her husband and went back to school with the help of her son's financial support, something most single mothers can't count on. I found the book to be entertaining but not motivating.
Disclaimer: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. The opinions expressed are my own.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (March 30, 2010)
Hardcover: 256 Pages