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The Wealth of My Mother's Wisdom: The Lessons That Made My Life Rich

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Terrence Jenkins—better known as Terrence J—has hosted gigs on E! News and BET's 106 & Park, and starred in some of Hollywood's hottest movies. It's a life he could have only imagined growing up in Queens, born to a seventeen-year-old mother. But it was the lessons he learned from his mother, Lisa, that helped make him a man—lessons about sacrifice, courage, loyalty, dreams, and perseverance. Lisa pushed Terrence to succeed from an early age, led by example, and always put her son first—even if it meant ...

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Overview

Terrence Jenkins—better known as Terrence J—has hosted gigs on E! News and BET's 106 & Park, and starred in some of Hollywood's hottest movies. It's a life he could have only imagined growing up in Queens, born to a seventeen-year-old mother. But it was the lessons he learned from his mother, Lisa, that helped make him a man—lessons about sacrifice, courage, loyalty, dreams, and perseverance. Lisa pushed Terrence to succeed from an early age, led by example, and always put her son first—even if it meant leaving New York, the only home they'd ever known, in search of a safer environment for him. Her drive eventually became Terrence's drive.

Inspirational, funny, and down-to-earth, with stories and advice straight from Terrence J and his mom, as well as some of his famous friends, including Kevin Hart, Ludacris, T.I., Trey Songz, and Laz Alonso, The Wealth of My Mother's Wisdom offers a positive, powerful message: with a strong family bond, the possibilities are endless.

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“Terrence Jenkins, the amiable on-screen personality and actor reveals the source of his good fortune: Lisa Gonzalez, his tender and tenacious mother. [The Wealth of My Mother’s Wisdom] will be music to the ears of all the hardworking moms holding it down and lifting our communities up.”
Library Journal
11/01/2013
Actor and former host of BET's 106 & Park, Terrence J credits his mother and the sacrifices she made for the success he's found in his life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062272942
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 804,818
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Terrence Jenkins, known as Terrence J, is an actor and the coanchor of E! News. Originally from Queens, Terrence was raised in North Carolina and is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University. He was the host of BET's hit show 106 & Park and starred in Steve Harvey's Think Like a Man and Think Like a Man Too. He lives in Los Angeles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    This book was awesome! A GREAT book, its hard to find a great bo

    This book was awesome! A GREAT book, its hard to find a great book that gives substace. Tiffany was a great example of everyday young ladies who face single motherhood and how to see perserveance and foreward movement once realizing what she wanted and needed in her life. and never to lose her dreams. TJ did an excellent job explaining how things truly do come fukll circle in life, Lisa is a mom I want to be and become for my children and set examples on how to raise my son into A man. Every single mother and non- single moms, fathers, young men, grown men and woman should read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2013

    The overview sounds good, can't wait to read the book..congrats

    The overview sounds good, can't wait to read the book..congrats on the book Terrence..and kudos to your phenomenal mom!!

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