by Tyrese Gibson â€§ LAUNCH DATE: April 7, 2011
Hollywood celebrity surmounts a childhood that is rocky redirect their own fate.
Gibson grew up in Southern Central l . a . by an alcoholic mom and a type of her abusive boyfriends, but he discovered in early stages that if he had been likely to total any such thing, he would have to be proactive. Therefore he hustled; he begged for the money; he looted through the Rodney King riots. A spot in a 1995 Coca-Cola commercial as a teenager, his high-school music teacher drove him to a shot-in-the-dark audition that landed Gibson. Fast ahead 15 years, and today the star, songwriter and Grammy Awardâ€“winning singer challenges readers to obtain theirâ€œpity off pottyâ€ and go above their environments, too. Utilizing a mix of self assessment, deep faith in Jesus, focus and determination, Gibson sets forth the road he thinks conserved their profession along with his life. That he could and wanted to be more, and the inner strength to make it happen while he credits many factors and individuals (including Will Smith) with his transformation, the author was obviously born with wisdom many others aren’t fortunate enough to possessâ€”the knowledge to recognize.