Saturday, March 20, 2010
Review: Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go
The book Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go is written by Lucille O'Neal, mother of Shaquille O'Neal. It has a forward by Shaquille. It is an easy-to-read, inspiring autobiography of Lucille, from her childhood on. It describes in rich detail her life with her father and grandparents, her unwed pregnancy, her marriage, her mother's illness, her divorce, and renewal, including finding God and going back to school. I'm not a big sports fan, so I wasn't sure I would like this book much, but really enjoyed reading the history and Lucille's wonderful insights. From Mental Welfare to Mental Health is a great tagline, and one that anyone could aspire to.
The second half of the book becomes very religious, and seems kinda preachy to me. I think that if someone had worked their way out of adversity, and then said "trust God" I would probably get it. But coming from someone who had wealth handed to her, the "trust God" doesn't seem very realistic option.
I got the book free from Thomas Nelson in exchange for this review.