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ESSENCE Presents Ledisi Better Than Alright: Finding Peace, Love & Power Hardcover – June 5, 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Essence (June 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1603201823
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603201827
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.8 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,020,605 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

ESSENCE is the premiere lifestyle, fashion and beauty magazine for African-American women. The publication has a monthly circulation of 1,050,000 and a readership of 8.5 million.

Ledisi is a two-time Grammy nominee who has been described as having a mix of Tina Turner's energy and Ella Fitzgerald's chops.

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This was a very uplifting and inspiring read.
LJB
You will definitely read it again and reference it often as I plan to.
PittyPat
Loved it and Ledisi will always shine in my eyes.
S Simmons

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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By PittyPat on May 24, 2012
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This eleven chapter book captures pivotal moments and lessons along Ledisi's journey that help you understand the power of encouragement and discouragement as you reach for your dreams. To think that without these moments, we may not have known this wonderful woman and exceptional artist is simply amazing. Ledisi details these moments ranging from her love of New Orleans and Apple Now And Laters to the sinking lows of abuse and her fateful encounters with singing greats. This book is uniquely woven with personal affirmations, moving poems, touching lyrics, gorgeous photographs (love pg. 38), and amazing quotes from greats like Muhammad Ali (my fave quote), Joyce Meyer, and Mrs. Obama. What I love most are the portions that recall her love and admiration for her mother. The stories about her mother and various strong females in her family are so vibrant you feel like you are in that Baptist church with her great-aunt or in the audience as her mother sang. I realized as I read that the moments I watched from home (Grammy Awards, Black Girls Rock, etc) or had the pleasure of seeing live were not only beautiful in sound but beautiful because they were an extension of this great journey and a moving inspiration to always press forward in life.

My loved ones and I have already benefited from Ledisi's touching words. I emailed "Rise Above It All" to a friend going through a rough patch and she was really touched and encouraged. That's the essence (haha!!) of the book! Readers will use her lessons to enhance their lives and be made aware that there are still moments left to cherish, scars left to heal, great love to be found, regret to be released, failures to be forgiven, victories to be valued, and uncovered beauty to be embraced.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Angeld rT on February 25, 2013
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Im a huge Ledisi so the book was right on time . She was very candid and honest . She wrote about her failures just as passionatley as she did her sucess . BRAVO Ledisi you better clap for yourself!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LJB on October 24, 2012
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This was a very uplifting and inspiring read. Everyone has a story to tell and it was nice to hear Ledisi's. Had the opportunity to meet her at the Book Festival and she really is a nice, down to earth person.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By courtney on October 18, 2012
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This is one of those books that not only tell a story but gives you some thought to reflect on for own life. I really enjoyed and will pull this book out when i need a pick me up
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tressesbykay on October 12, 2012
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The book was Well put together. With a awesome presentation. Very eye catching and the pranks were great to read.. Thanks I'm pleased
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By Denise Walker on February 6, 2014
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Her music and this book will never get old with me. I have seen this woman in concert three times and the love she exudes from her passion of singing is so refreshing to watch and her voice, wow.
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This was a lot smaller than I expected. It was less of an autobiography and more of a diary/journal including pictures over time.
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By Rae Miles on August 14, 2013
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Read it in 4 hours while at work LOL
Loved it so much, Thank you!!!
I needed a little inspiration and a better understanding of life, I got it!!!
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