Monday, June 28, 2010

Book Review

Walk Like You Have Somewhere To Go by Lucille O’Neal

I am not a basketball fan. So it’s a good thing this book had little to do with basketball. Lucille O’Neal writes about her life growing up with divorced parents, living with her grandparents, and having a not-so-wonderful childhood. She also shares the joys and fears of her son Shaquille’s rise to fame and fortune.

I really enjoyed reading about Lucille’s life. She is a wonderful story-teller. It was fascinating to see a mother’s reaction to her son getting rich and famous almost overnight.
The only thing that kind of annoyed me about this book is that, in my opinion, many of the chapter titles didn’t mesh well with the content of the chapters. It was a bit confusing at times.

Lucille is an inspiring woman by anyone’s standards. She fought the stigma of poverty growing up, and she conquered a lifetime addiction to alcohol. Her faith is the only thing that kept her grounded throughout her entire life. She went on to finish college after she was 40 years old, and got two degrees.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."



Karen Mortensen said...

Thanks for telling us about this. Sounds like a pretty good book.

Young Wife said...

Great review!