MY SON MARSHALL, MY SON EMINEM [NOOK Book]

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SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION: THE MOST VILIFIED MOTHER IN AMERICA SPEAKS OUT ABOUT HER SON EMINEM

To this day Debbie Nelson is asked why she abandoned her son Marshall as a boy, beat him repeatedly, and then had the audacity to dog him with lawsuits when he became rich and famous. My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem is her rebuttal to these widely believed lies -- a poignant story of a single mother who wanted the...
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MY SON MARSHALL, MY SON EMINEM

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Overview

SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION: THE MOST VILIFIED MOTHER IN AMERICA SPEAKS OUT ABOUT HER SON EMINEM

To this day Debbie Nelson is asked why she abandoned her son Marshall as a boy, beat him repeatedly, and then had the audacity to dog him with lawsuits when he became rich and famous. My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem is her rebuttal to these widely believed lies -- a poignant story of a single mother who wanted the world for her son, only to see herself defamed and shut out when he got it.
Debbie Nelson encouraged her talented son to chase success -- even when Eminem hijacked her good name in his lyrics and press for "street cred," a move that ultimately alienated them from each other by the notoriety and bitterness it spawned.

In My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem, Debbie Nelson details the real story of Eminem's life from his earliest days in a small town in Missouri and his teenage years in Detroit, to his rise to stardom and very public mom-bashing.
"One of the most embattled celebrity mothers in the U.S. pop culture landscape, first-time author Nelson has suffered repeated insults and accusations from son and rap star Eminem, aka Marshall Mathers, who paints her as a negligent (if not malignant) mother and drug abuser. In this memoir, Nelson tells her side of the story, coming clean with a detailed but defensive account of their complicated mother-son relationship. Beginning with her turbulent marriage to Mathers' father, Bruce, through her 2000 attempt to sue Marshall for defamation (she claims it was just a way to save her home from foreclosure) and their present estrangement, Nelson insists throughout that her only concern is for sons Marshall and Nathan; readers-especially the Eminem fans likely to fill her audience-may think she protests too much. Still, it's easy to believe the theatrical rapper exaggerates, and Nelson's insight-especially into Marshall's relationships with wife Kim and daughter Hailie-attest to an ongoing connection that he and/or the media may have obscured or denied. Though readers may find it hard to reconcile Debbie's claim never to have exploited her son in the pages of a tell-all about him (complete with baby pictures), Nelson's urgent voice sketches a tense but sympathetic portrait of the elusive, mercurial MC." -- Publishers Weekly
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012440334
  • Publisher: PHOENIX BOOKS INC
  • Publication date: 5/5/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 233
  • Sales rank: 413,510
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

As rap star Eminem’s mother, DEBBIE NELSON has suffered one of the worst public character assassinations in recent memory. Yet in her first book, Debbie proves she is, if nothing else, a survivor.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2012

    Im on Em's side.

    Im on Em's side.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Team Eminem. Read his book! ~ The Way i Am. Not this.

    Team Eminem.

    Read his book! ~ The Way i Am. Not this.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Fav songs

    Not afraid
    Lose urself
    When im gone
    Love the way u lie
    Superman
    The real slim shady
    Mockingbird
    Like toy soldiers ***
    Lighters

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    Wow

    Im still with E'm but this does change how you look at him...hehe-.-............E'm is so cute!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    Hi

    #TeamEminem

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2012

    Im sorry

    Im on eminems side

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    VEry GOOD!

    This book was one of the most best autobiographies written! Very well written by Eminem's mother. I felt i was truly in time with her as i read through each chapter. I give this 1000 stars!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    Heartbreaking and uplifting

    Just beautiful. I dont lidten to rap but the story spoke to me

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    This Book Is Amazing, and everyone says bad things about her, th

    This Book Is Amazing, and everyone says bad things about her, they don't even know her. she is not the monster that she was portrayed to be.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2012

    Answer 2 march 28

    Love they way u lie is about anyone whos in an abusive relationship.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Hand xlap for Miss Debbie Nelson

    I've read my son marshall my son eminem and came to the conclusion that eminem and her need to sit down in talk. The book was a great read it make you feel for Em's mom. Can someone explain who love the way you lie is about.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    love ittt!!!

    i deffeniatllyyy recomennddd this book it puts a complete different view on the way you look at eminem!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2011

    Looks interesting

    She did do all the things em said she did but i pity her

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2014

    Monster

    Cuz I'm friends with the monster inaide of my head get along with the voices inside of my head u tryin to save me stop holding your breath and u think im craz yeah you think im crazy well thats not fair ohh ohh ohh ohh ohh ohh ohh ohh ohh ohh ohh

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2014

    Its cuz it was for her son

    He kept the name cuz thts wut her son was named. Tht song headlites almost made me forgive my mom till i remembered y i was mad at her...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    Dat headlights doe

    Touching song almpst made me forgive my mother.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2014

    Hk Hi

    Cute

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2014

    To set the record.

    This is eminem's mom. Her maiden name was deborah nelson. Why would she keep the name mathers if marshall mathers jr. left her?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    To monster by eminem feat. Rihanna

    Can you do the whole song please just once pwease?!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    Not cool debbie

    Eww

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