This is the story of Lucille O’Neal, mother of one of the greatest athletes of all time, Shaquille O’Neal. It reveals her journey through life. It starts with her upbringing by very rigid grandparents, walks through her battles of being a single mother, a wife, an alcoholic, a college student in her forties, and then being divorced and making a new way for herself. She talks of her struggles with her sons fame and the downfalls of him becoming independently wealthy. She shares her hurts and joys and her return to Christ late in life.
This book is an easy read, it is always interesting, to me, to see how others deal with the challenges of life. I hated that she didn’t turn to Christ earlier in her marriage. She really seemed to be of the opinion that her marriage wasn’t worth the effort to make it be what God intends for us to have in a marriage.
I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to read about her struggles raising Shaquille and dealing with life, but only for enjoyment, not for wisdom.
I have been blessed with a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson for review.