Thursday, April 22, 2010

My Review of Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go

Here it is, my second review for BookSneeze, hope you enjoy my review, as I don't think that you would enjoy the book itself. :) (I got this book for free from BookSneeze but, obviously, these views are all my own.)

Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go by Lucille O'Neal, with Allison Samuels

I got this book free from BookSneeze, to read and then to review... I chose this book because I enjoy reading auto-biographies about a variety of people, even those I didn't know of before.

Her story:

Lucille O'Neal is the mother of Shaquille O'Neal, the great basketball star... so, of course, she shares some of what Shaquille's early days playing ball were like, and what it is like to be the mother of a star.

Ms. O'Neal has been through teenage pregnancies (her own and her daughter's), addiction, divorce, and so much more, and she shares, openly, about all of those in this book.

What I didn't like about this book:

I don't think that Lucille and I would get along if we were to come into contact with each other. She seems proud, strict, a bit bitter... just not the type of person that I admire. Lucille spent the majority of this book complaining about the life that she has lived through.

I thought that it was very unprofessional (and completely unrelated) for Ms. O'Neal to, twice, share her anger at former president Ronald Reagan for welfare programs that he had gotten rid of while he was in office – as long as I am on that subject, I disagree with Ms. O'Neal, go Reagan! :)

The writing:

One thing that I did like about this book was the way that it was written. The chapters were short and easy to get through. It was written in a way that kept me reading, and I finished it in just a few days.

My conclusion:

I don't really recommend this book for any reason, there is nothing great about it. You can find a better auto-biography about someone else.