Raising Kanye: Life Lessons from the Mother of a Hip-Hop Superstar (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, May 8, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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As the mother of hip-hop superstar Kanye West, Donda West has watched her son grow from a brilliant baby boy with all the intimations of fame and fortune to one of the hottest rappers on the music scene. And she has every right to be proud: she raised her son with strong moral values, teaching him right from wrong and helping him become the man he is today. In Raising Kanye, Donda not only pays homage to her famous son but reflects on all the things she learned about being his mother along the way.

Featuring never-before-seen photos and compelling personal anecdotes, Donda's powerful and inspiring memoir reveals everything from the difficulties she faced as a single mother in the African-American community to her later experiences as Kanye's manager as he rose to superstardom. Speaking frankly about her son's reputation as a "Mama's Boy," and his memorable public outbursts about gay rights and President George W. Bush, Donda supports her son without exception, and here she shares the invaluable wisdom she has taken away from each experience -- passion, tolerance, patience, and above all, always telling the truth. Ultimately, she not only expresses what her famously talented son has meant to her but what he has meant to music and an entire generation.
  

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Review: Raising Kanye: Life Lessons from the Mother of a Hip-Hop Superstar

User Review  - Sophie - Goodreads

it might be a lot to ask for someone who doesn't care for kanye to read a book all about him written by his mother, but i really do think it would make lots of people change their tune about him. it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hollie - Goodreads

I truly enjoyed this read. It was nice to read from Kanye's mother's perspective in relation to all of the subject matters presented in the book. I felt like I could see her for who she was. It was ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
CHAPTER SEVEN 94 L
124
CHAPTER FOURTEEN 168 Pink Polos and Backpacks
179
George
197
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN 211 Touch the
214
Epilogue
223
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Donda West previously served as the Chair of the English Department at Chicago State University.

Karen Hunter is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, a celebrated radio talk-show host, and coauthor of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Confessions of a Video Vixen, On the Down Low, and Wendy’s Got the Heat. She is also an assistant professor in the Film & Media Department at Hunter College.

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