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“For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences,” … Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Put On Your Crown by Queen Latifah... Audiobook Review & Giveaway!

"You are braver then you believe,
stronger then you seem
and smarter then you think”
...Winnie the Pooh

And the Winners Are... Lynette, Denny & Kim! Congrats! Amd THANKS to Everyone for Joining in on the Fun!

Put on Your Crown by Queen Latifah is like sitting down with your BFF (best friend) and talking about life. It's a book about being true to yourself... about finding your Inner Queen! Not a preachy self-help book, but inspiring and uplifting, Put on Your Crown by Queen Latifah is a book all young women should read, mother's should give their daughters and us "older" girls should read to inspire us to live our lives being true to ourselves. Here's what the publisher had to say...

Queen Latifah's goal with Put On Your Crown is to help young women build a strong sense of self-esteem. A US Dept. of Justice survey found that females ages 16-24 are more vulnerable to partner violence than any other group, almost triple the national average. Cases like Chris Brown's assault on pop star Rihanna showed an ugly side of adolescent life. However, Queen Latifah has always been a shining example of a woman happy with herself and unwilling to compromise to fit into the "hollywood ideal" of what a confident beautiful woman should look like.

I admire Queen Latifah. She came from humble beginnings, living in "the projects", to become a successful singer, an amazing actress, movie producer, and recording studio entrepreneur (to name just a few of her successes). Never losing sight of who she was inside and never letting the negative influences around her change her inner queen. I listened to the audiobook of Put on Your Crown by Queen Latifah and loved it! First of all her message is wonderful- Women come in all shapes , colors and sizes and it's all good! You should learn to love yourself for who YOU are! The book, and audiobook, is divided into 8 sections, where Queen Latifah talks about Success, Beauty, Money, Love, Fear, Loss, Strength and Joy. She gives us examples from her life about the good, the bad and the ugly, but always tempered with the knowledge that tomorrow's another day if today wasn't the best. We even get sage advice from her mother, Mrs. Owens, who Queen Latifah credits with helping her become the woman that she is today. Sprinkled with wonderful stories, insights and advice, Put on Your Crown is inspiring. Queen Latifah's voice is wonderfully soothing to listen to and perfect for an audiobook (she is a singer after all).

The audiobook is unabridged, approximately 4 hours, and is on 4 CD's. This would make a perfect gift to yourself or a young girl in your life! Who couldn't use a BFF like Queen Latifah for a little while! Listen to an excerpt of Put on Your Crown, and judge for yourself! AND courtesy of Anna of Hachette Book Group, I have 3 copies of the unabridged audiobook of Put on Your Crown by Queen Latifah to GIVE AWAY! Here's how to enter...

To Enter this giveaway...

*leave me a comment with your email address! (no need to do anything else, unless you want an extra entry or two...)

*Get an extra entry for following my blog! Just leave a comment letting me know you're a follower! ( Not a follower yet? No problem, sign up by clicking on the 'followers" button on the sidebar to the left! Just let me know you became a new follower!)

*For another entry, Blog or tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link.

*Bonus entry... tell me what one woman has inspired you! For me, that would be my Mom, who helped me become the woman I am and who still is always there for me no matter what. Thanks Mom!

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only (No PO boxes). The audiobooks will be shipped to the winners directly from the publisher. Contest ends 11:59pm EST on June 26th. I will randomly pick the winners the next day and email them! (please check your email.. winner must reply to me within 3 days! Thanks!) Good Luck!

31 comments:

Page said...

Queen Latifah is an amazing woman and I'd love to listen to this audiobook. I'm also a follower of your blog.

Page
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Curvy Jones said...

SIGH... Queen Latifah is my hero! I adore her!

curvyjones@diaryofcurvyjones.com

Atypical Girl said...

I love Queen Latifah and an so interested in this book!

Amy
artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

Atypical Girl said...

I'm a follower!!!


Amy
artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

Linda said...

sounds like an inspiring book to listen to. Thanks for the giveaway.

BTW, I follow through Google Reader.

I was inspired by mother until her death over 30 years ago; now in my later years, I'm inspired by my daughter.

lcbrower40(at)gmail(dot)com

Lynette said...

I'd love this book. It sounds fabulous.

I'm a follower of this blog. Tweeted about the contest, and the person who most inspired me in life was my grandmother who died unfortunatly when I was quite young!

http://twitter.com/LynetteCurtis/status/15646914161


lynettestwocents at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

This sounds great

I'm a follower

coffeebooksandlaundry(at)gmail.com

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Denny, Alaska said...

Thanks for entering my name in your giveaway!

denny(dot)gill(at)gmail(dot)com

Denny, Alaska said...

Bonus entry: what woman inspires me?
My wife, each and every day, for being such a wonderful woman and mother to our daughter!

denny(dot)gill(at)gmail(dot)com

idontreallygiveatoss said...

email address is idontreallygiveatoss [at]gmail.com

I'm also a new follower!

Linda Kish said...

I would love to have this to listen to..I have always loved Queen Latifah

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

GFC follower

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Linda Kish said...

My mom has always inspired me.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me & thx.
thehighflyer3(at)hotmail(dot)com

Louise said...

I've always liked Queen Latifah and you have made a wonderful review. It makes me wanna read the book. Unfortunately, I'm in Denmark, so I'm not entering the giveaway :-D

Wanda said...

I really like Queen Latifah and would love to read her book.
wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

Wanda said...

I just became a follower of your blog.
wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

Wanda said...

Susan Boyle inspires me. She's a woman who wasn't afraid to follow her dreams and so inspires me to follow my own.
wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

karenk said...

would enjoy listening to 'the queen's' story :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

THRIFTY CANUCKS said...

Fantastic woman, this would be a great read
thriftycanucks at gmail dot com

THRIFTY CANUCKS said...

I follow you on GFC as ThriftyCanucks
thriftycanucks at gmail dot com

THRIFTY CANUCKS said...

I tweeted this
http://twitter.com/thriftycanucks/status/16722975155

thriftycanucks at gmail dot com

THRIFTY CANUCKS said...

The woman who most inspired me would be my mom. She was very kind-hearted and taught me not to look down my nose at others

thriftycanucks at gmail dot com

Dawn M. said...

I love Queen Latifah. She's an awesome woman. :0) I would really enjoy listening to her book. Count me in, please.

I follow with google reader.

Thanks!
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

PeechieKeen said...

Great contest! What a great choice. =)

kittenlover03@sbcglobal.net

Rebecca Graham said...

I would love to win this. I love all her movies.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Rebecca Graham said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/rhoneygee/status/16963502151

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Debs Desk said...

I would love to be include in your giveaway.
THanks
Debbie
debdesk9(at)verizon.net

Debs Desk said...

I am a follower.
Thaks
Debbie
debdesk9(at)verizon.net

Debs Desk said...

One woman who has inspired me is Oprah. If I had half as much talent as she I would be someone.
Debbie

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