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Put on Your Crown: Life-Changing Moments on the Path to Queendom Hardcover – May 6, 2010
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About the Author
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.
Top Customer Reviews
Queen Latifah has accomplished so much in her life - much of which I didn't even realize until I read this book. She is an Oscar nominated actress, Grammy winner, Cover Girl, and entrepreneur.
This isn't a how-to become a Queen book. It is a book about how Queen Latifah became who she is today. She gives out some very good advice to her readers, and really shares about her life. Reading this book is like having a conversation with the Queen herself. She really makes it feel like she is talking directly to you - not something easily accomplished in such books.
Throughout Put On Your Crown, Queen Latifah shares with us her struggles with things like weight, successes in her career, extreme sadness and grief from the loss of her brother, how her mother helped the students she taught, and so much more.
One of the stories that stuck with me most was the loss of her brother. He died in a motorcycle accident and she was overcome with grief. She was able to pull herself through and while it wasn't easy, shows how she did it, and was even able to ride her motorcycle again too.
Another thing that really makes me love Queen Latifah even more is the fact that her best friend is her mom too. I'm also very close with my mom. I consider her my best friend too. Her mom was an art teacher at a high school where the students had really hard home lives and had to go through so much in their lives.Read more ›
There is a queen inside of every woman. Latifah shows how she allowed her queen to shine even through the difficult times. I enjoyed all of her stories and was able to gleam from her experiences. I recommend the book for someone looking for a pick me up or even to just put a smile on your face.
This book was provided courtesy of the publisher for review purposes.
Sista Talk Book Club
Put on Your Crown addresses important moments in Owens' life, including, the sudden death of her brother; going broke; body image issues; her parents' divorce; growing up in the `hood and celebrity. She also shares literary (and audio) space with her resilient and inspiring mother, Ms. O, who also offers stories and life lessons.
While I am not familiar with Owens' hip hop music and have only seen a few of her acting roles I grew to admire her by the book's conclusion. She comes across as a friend who has experienced both the highs and lows of life, but still has both feet planted solidly on the ground. I especially liked when she spoke about her close relationships with her mother and late brother. For the most part, Owens seems candid about the matters she addresses: the pressure to be thin in Hollywood; the need to watch one's money no matter how much one has; the need to take breaks to avoid burnout and chemical dependency etc. She also offers a uniquely positive message - that learning to cope with her early failures helped her later to be unafraid in the public arena.
Put on Your Crown is an authentic and powerful message for women of all ages!
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; 1 edition (May 6, 2010), 208 pages.
Review copy provided courtesy of the publisher.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was an interesting read with an inspirational flair. I would definitely recommend it to any Queen fan. A must read!Published 19 months ago by K Budden
Always been one of my favorite hip-hop, television, jazz artistPublished 21 months ago by Linda Jordan
I adore this book, it helped me through tough times and I've read it quite a bit. The book is in amazing condition.Published on April 20, 2014 by ANNA S. BUSH
I'm just a suburban white gurl but man do I love me some Latifa. Strongest most powerful independent black woman I know more than woopie Goldberg. Read morePublished on December 20, 2013 by Latifalover96
Very inspirational, I would recommend it for any young ladies coming of age. Also, for anyone who would like to re-evaluate where they are in life, and want to move forwardPublished on September 8, 2013 by Neicybones
Lov the Queen, great book # 1 read shes great I will buy anything she puts out DVDs or other books very positive, wish it would have had more pics.Published on June 17, 2013 by dcantu
Every woman should read this book!!! It is fabulous!!! Queen Latifah put all her humanity and inspire people to love themselves!!! She is fabulous!!!Published on May 24, 2013 by Tamires Cruz Santos Silva
Queen Latifah shares her story, the good and the bad.
The chapters cover: Success, Beauty, Money, Love, Fear, Loss, Strength and Joy. Read more
Same as all my other reviews. Love Queen Latifah, so any book about her or that she has written is a good read for me.Published on January 8, 2013 by Doglady1998