The Wealth of My Mother's Wisdom: The Lessons That Made My Life Rich [NOOK Book]

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"It's amazing how much my mom did on my behalf. As a seventeen-year-old single mom with relatively little support and all the chips stacked against her, she was able to provide an incredible amount of support for me. Her lessons enriched my spirit, my emotions, and my relationship with God."

When Lisa, a seventeen-year-old from Queens, New York, found out she was pregnant, she knew she only had one choice—to keep the child and give him the best life she could. That baby was Terrence Jenkins, better known to the ...

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

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Overview

"It's amazing how much my mom did on my behalf. As a seventeen-year-old single mom with relatively little support and all the chips stacked against her, she was able to provide an incredible amount of support for me. Her lessons enriched my spirit, my emotions, and my relationship with God."

When Lisa, a seventeen-year-old from Queens, New York, found out she was pregnant, she knew she only had one choice—to keep the child and give him the best life she could. That baby was Terrence Jenkins, better known to the world as Terrence J. From hosting gigs on BET's 106 and Park and E! News to roles in some of Hollywood's biggest movies, Terrence J is living a life he could have only imagined when he was a young boy. But it was the lessons he learned from his mother that helped make him a man—lessons about sacrifice, courage, loyalty, dreams, and perseverance. Through her words and her actions, Lisa showed Terrence the right path.

From an early age Terrence's mother pushed him to succeed and led by example. Most important, she put her son first—even if it meant leaving behind the only life she had ever known in New York City in search of a safer environment for her son, having the drive to go back to school to learn a new skill, or having the courage to start her own business and build it from the ground up. Her drive eventually became Terrence's drive.

Inspirational, funny, current, and down-to-earth, The Wealth of My Mother's Wisdom offers advice for a new generation. With stories, lessons, and advice from one of the top young names in Hollywood, along with input from some of his famous friends like Kevin Hart, Ludacris, T.I., Trey Songz, and Laz Alonso, Terrence J 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: 9780062272966
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,327,505
  • File size: 3 MB

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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