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LADIES FIRST by Queen Latifah


Revelations of a Strong Woman

by Queen Latifah with Karen Hunter

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1999
ISBN: 0-688-15623-1
Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins

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. (Author tour)