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The Way I Am

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by Eminem
     
 

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View our feature on Eminem’s The Way I Am.For the first time, one of music’s most popular—and headline-making—rap artists shares his private reflections, drawings, handwritten lyrics, and never-before-seen photographs.

Fiercely intelligent, relentlessly provocative, and prodigiously gifted, Eminem is known as much for his

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View our feature on Eminem’s The Way I Am.For the first time, one of music’s most popular—and headline-making—rap artists shares his private reflections, drawings, handwritten lyrics, and never-before-seen photographs.

Fiercely intelligent, relentlessly provocative, and prodigiously gifted, Eminem is known as much for his enigmatic persona as for being the fastest-selling rap artist and the first rapper to ever win an Oscar. Now, in The Way I Am, he shares his private thoughts on everything from his inner struggles, to the trials of being famous, to his love for his daughter, Hailie, creating a book that is every bit as raw and uncensored as the man himself.

Illustrated with never-before-seen photographs of Eminem’s home and life along with original drawings, The Way I Am is filled with reflections on his greatest hits, previously unpublished lyric sheets, and other rare memorabilia. Providing his millions of fans with a personal tour of Eminem’s creative process, it is poised to be hailed in much the same way as Tupac’s The Rose that Grew from Concrete, Bob Dylan’s Chronicles, and Journals by Kurt Cobain.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The biggest rapper in history."-Rolling Stone

"The best rapper alive."-Vibe magazine

"Part autobiography, part photo gallery, part ephemera collection, it's a handsome roundup for an artist who has been notoriously reluctant to discuss his personal life anyplace but in his music."-New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525950325
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/21/2008
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 10.08(h) x 1.07(d)
Age Range:
18 - 14 Years

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From the Publisher
"The biggest rapper in history."-Rolling Stone

"The best rapper alive."-Vibe magazine

"Part autobiography, part photo gallery, part ephemera collection, it's a handsome roundup for an artist who has been notoriously reluctant to discuss his personal life anyplace but in his music."-New York Times

Meet the Author

EMINEM (aka Marshall Mathers) has produced, performed, and written several multiplatinum albums, including Relapse, The Slim Shady LP and The Eminem Show. He starred in the semiautobiographical movie 8 Mile, winning an Academy Award(r) for Best Song. His first book, Angry Blonde, was an annotated collection of lyrics and a national bestseller.

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The Way I Am 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
jay86 More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books that i've read. its something that you could read and say i never knew that about shady. inspirational and you can really see what he went through, i've already finished it. ITS THAT GOOD. get it if you haven't already. it's a great book for the perfect eminem fan.
mom2maddie More than 1 year ago
My 14 year old is an Eminem fan. I never was...too much cursing! Then, I began listening to the stories in his work. And, when my daughter asked if she could read about him, I hesitated. After some thought and research, I found this book on BN.com. I read it first and agreed it would be appropriate for my daughter. Eminem's writing is quite good, humorous and provocative. There a many photos of his life growing up. Even if you're not an Eminem fan, this will provide insights into his life, his stories and his music.
DarkLotusICP4life More than 1 year ago
amazing from the very begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
T- More than 1 year ago
Very good book. Learned a lot about the ups and downs of one of the greatest rapper out there. He tells his whole story and doesn't hold back. Read it in one sitting, not a very long book, but very informative. I would definitely recommend this book to any Eminem fan and its even a great book for anyone interested in the rap game and how it works and the struggles from growing up in poverty to becoming one of the biggest names in music history. I have 3 friends waiting to borrow it from me already, 2 of which don't even listen to rap.
sinful298 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my teenage son but decided to read it when he was done. I was surprised to see how good it was. The book gave a lot of insight on the REAL Emimen. I have listened to his music and had a preconceived notion about him. After reading his book, I have a different, better view of him as a person, artist, parent, role model, etc. Great book!
MuggsJM More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book! It was an interesting easy to read biography! Sometimes, it's good to read about someone's life and experience's before judging them & this book explains a lot!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I find myself liking the man now.
maryJane9779 More than 1 year ago
I know this book will be great and I am excited to read it. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i knoe eminem but not personally i know how his ife has been like a rollocoster going up and down and some crazy loops bu i never knew ow it happend thats why im looking foward to readin his book
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DC74 More than 1 year ago
this book i have been lookin for, for so long i can accually relate to his life with my own thanx eminem
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I didn't read it but my daughter loved it and so did her friends. They are 19. This is an age appropriate book.
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