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  • Posted July 11, 2014


    WOW!!!! What a read, this book is enticing,So griping to a mothers heart.Shaq is one of my beloved players ,my son adores him and so do I.My heart is full with pride to know that I can overcome adversity .Thank you for your honest ,and love that you put in this book.

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  • Posted August 1, 2011


    This book is a quick read because once you start you canot put it down. I am waiting for her to write another book!

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  • Posted June 1, 2010

    Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go~ A Review

    Wow. Another amazing read published by Thomas Nelson Inc and written by Lucille O'Neal. Yes, she is Shaq's mother. She chronicles her life born the 1950's living in the south. She tells us about her unstable childhood and getting pregnant in her late teens. She gives us court side seats as she shows us that God really does have a plan for us, it just may not be an easy road to travel down.

    I loved her candor in detailing her life. She is an inspiration and made me realize that we can overcome whatever adversity we are facing. Please pick up this book. You will not regret it.

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  • Posted May 3, 2010

    Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans, I have for you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

    I know that God is talking to me, before I went to bed last night I read Jeremiah 29:11. Woke up this morning checked my computer and ran across,"WALK LIKE YOU HAVE SOMEWHERE TO GO", by Lucille O'Neal. I read parts of the book on line will be purchasing it soon. When I read the same scripture she had written in her book I know there is a reason for every season.My mother's name is LUCILLE and my son is tall and looks like SHAQ, everybody calls him SHAQ. And, I said to myself there is a reason for this I don't know what God is telling me or all the plans He has for me, but it has something to do with this book. From what I've read so far it's so REAL and down to earth and tell it all like it is truthfully back in the DAY, to where the trials and tribulations and happiness, failures and success has brought you and your son so FAR. I love a real story that you can relate to. Thank GOD for you and SHAQ. Continue in the blessings that God has promised you and your family. Right now I'm, WALKING LIKE I HAVE SOMEWHERE TO GO thank you! LOVE SHIRLEY MOORMAN

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  • Posted April 17, 2010

    Walk Like you Have Somewhere to Go

    Mrs. O'Neal doesn't pull any punches in the story of her first 50+ years on this earth.
    She discusses how, when her father and mother divorced, when she was quite young, her father took custody of the children, and with his parents, moved to Newark New Jersey. How, being a young woman who was nearly 6 feet tall at a young age, can cause you to have low self esteem, and and how she dealt with this. And how she coped, as she moved into her teens, including becoming pregnant at 17, and the young man skipping out, leaving her to deal with the pregnancy and raising of their child.
    Then, marrying, having 3 more children very close together, one of which was born prematurely.
    To make ends meet, her husband joined the army, and the difficulties in moving from place to place, feeding 4 children on a very limited budget, and how she coped by drinking.
    She shares her ups and downs, struggles along with the good things that happened along the way.
    The book is well written, easy to read, and you feel you know Mrs. O'Neal by the time you've finished it.
    I didn't always agree with her way of handling issues, but that didn't keep me from enjoying the book.

    I was provided a copy of this book to read and review by Booksneeze. The opinions expressed here are my own, and no money was paid for this review.

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  • Posted March 29, 2010

    Awe Inspiring and a Lessons-Learned for All Colors, Ages and Genders

    This compelling journey that Ms. Lucille O'Neal embarked on over the past 55 years has been nothing short of incredible. From growing up in times of civil unrest, to literally growing way up (and tall), she demonstrates her understanding of her journey and the place that each moment had in her life. The writing style is personal and it is written in an honest voice that makes you want to read more. Her spiritual growth supported her personal goals and continue to guide her to her future possibilities. She makes you want to call her Mommy. IF you elect to read just one book this year, make it this one! With 55 years of living, there are pieces that are bound to parallel every person's life.

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  • Posted March 25, 2010

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    I loved this book.

    I didn't know what to expect when I requested this book. I knew nothing about this woman besides the fact that she was Shaquille O'Neals mom. I didn't even know if she had anything to say that was insightful or interesting.

    I was so very pleasantly surprised by this book. I read it all in one sitting and I couldn't put it down. Lucille's outlook on life and her frank look at her past showed me that she has gotten to a place that many of us women strive to be. She is comfortable in her own skin. She has made peace with her past and keeps her eyes on her future.

    This was such an easy read and presented in such a way that it almost felt like a conversation. She didn't 'talk' down to the reader. She just presented her life in a way that, to me, said 'this is who I've been, this is who I am now and I like that person'.

    I recieved a free copy of this book through in exchange for my review. I was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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