On her hit television show, Tiny and Toya, Antonia 'Toya' Carter seems to be living the good life. She has a beautiful home, good friends, and is pursuing her dreams. In spite of appearances, hers has been a life of peaks and valleys. Abandoned by her parents as a child, Toya was passed from one family member to another as her mother sank deeper into drug addiction. Feeling unloved and unwanted, Toya fell into the arms of fifteen-year-old rising musical star, Dwayne Michael Carter, known these days as rapper, Lil' Wayne. She ended up pregnant at the tender age of fourteen.
In Priceless Inspirations, Toya takes the reader on a journey through the pain of a teenage mother who struggles to raise a child while still a child herself—all without the benefit of guidance from her own mother. Using the words she recorded in journals she wrote as a teen and the wisdom she has gained in the years since, Toya bares her personal struggles. She poignantly uses her experiences to offer young women real and heartfelt understanding and advice about sex, relationships, motherhood and growing up.(Farrah Gray BET Network Release)
About the Author
Co-star of BET's original series 'Tiny and Toya' and the ex-wife of platinum selling rapper Lil Wayne, Antonia 'Toya' Carter is a popular African American reality show celebrity. She is known by her fans for her famous relationship, but also for dealing candidly on her show with her struggles to raise the daughter she had when she was only 15 years old, as well as for her difficulties with her mother who is a recovering drug addict.
Cash Money/Universal Motown recording artist Lil Wayne, with well over ten millions in sales, unquestionable street credibility, criticall acclaimed, industry accolades, eight Grammy nominations, and four Grammy wins for his multi-platinum selling album The Carter III, has firmly laid to rest all doubt that he is anything less than the best rapper alive today. Wayne's silky flow, along with his uncanny ability to weave incredible metaphors and similes wrapped in taunt rhymes accented by witty punch lines, compel rap fans around the world to hang onto his every word whenever his records are being played.