LADLES FIRST: Revelations of a Strong Woman by Queen Latifah with Karen Hunter

LADLES FIRST: Revelations of a Strong Woman

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The successful actress and rap singer offers a frank, down-to-earth, but somewhat unsurprising review of the hard life lessons she has learned, about self-respect, love, and independence. There's little here that may be startling (""Too many women look for what's in a man's pocket, not what's in his heart""; ""If you're broken, no man is going to fix you""). But Latifah delivers her insights with a biographical frankness (dealing with her struggles with abusive relationships and questions of self-worth) and salty directness that her young female fans (for whom the book seems to be written) are likely to find engaging and convincing.

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1999
Page count: 256pp
Publisher: Morrow