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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (223 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Queen Latifah Narrator: Joshua Ferris, Queen Latifah Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2010 ISBN: 9781607881971
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Modeled after Maria Shriver’s Just Who Will You Be, Queen Latifah’s goal with Put On Your Crown is to help young women build a strong sense of self-esteem. A US Dept. of Justice survey found that females ages sixteen to twenty-four are more vulnerable to partner violence than any other group, almost triple the national average. Cases like Chris Brown’s assault on pop star Rihanna showed an ugly side of adolescent life. However, Queen Latifah has always been a shining example of a woman happy with herself and unwilling to compromise to fit into the “hollywood ideal” of what a confident beautiful woman should look like. The result: she’s one of the biggest A-list celebrities in Hollywood.

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  • “Like her 1999 autobiography, Ladies First, this mentoring guide draws on the experiences of herself and her friends to lay its life lessons. Put on Your Crown focuses on issues such as partner violence and sexual abuse that pervade our society. A personal lesson in self-empowerment.” 

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jinnie | 2/12/2014

    " Loved this book! While it was written by the celebrity known as Queen Latifah, it was really written by a woman named Dana Owens, a girl from from Newark, NJ who became famous via her alter-ego. Inspirational, intelligent and wise, this book speaks to women and girls of all ages about accepting and respecting themselves through anything life may throw at them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara | 2/2/2014

    " I love Queen Latifah. Self help isn't really my thing though. If inspirational words from the Queen is what you need, you got it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/1/2014

    " It was an easy read. She didn't share anything that was too profound, but for a young girl who is coming of age and needs some words of wisdom this would be a good book to suggest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Ingemar | 1/10/2014

    " A great book. I admire Queen Latifah even more after reading her words. Never underestimate yourself, and have confidence. Great lessons in how to be comfortable with and accepting of who you are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lholfeltz | 12/9/2013

    " Very upbeat and positive! Really liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea | 11/29/2013

    " I had high hopes for this book and Queen Latifah and she really raised the bar! I loved this book. That's all I have to say. Celebrate! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sierra crosby | 11/10/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was nicely written and was like listening to a normal person. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gratze Hendricks | 8/4/2013

    " She does a good job of writing and her story is inspirational. It was expecting it to be a light read and it was not. A good book, but not one that I really enjoyed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 7/5/2012

    " Great book for your daughter or you! I have never even heard her music but she impressed and inspired me! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry White | 6/29/2012

    " This is a short, enjoyable read. Solid advice, without being preachy and distant is hard to come by... Also, I have to say that Queen Latifah is one of my favorite celebrities. She just radiates positivity, despite some pretty hard knocks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimber | 12/24/2011

    " A great read filled with antidotes, personal stories, and great advice on how to be your own queen! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrina Mercier | 12/19/2011

    " Great for women that need a positive role model and positive outlook. Helps you change your thinking to more positive "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 12/17/2011

    " I like that the Queen reads the book herself. Inspiring in some of the stories she shares. Somehow it was missing a little of the pizzazz that I associate with her. She'll always be one of my favorites though, you go girl! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 12/10/2011

    " It may be cheesy, but I just love me some Queen! For a celebrity she just seems so real and down-to-earth. This book wasn't literary genius, but it was definitely worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yolanda | 7/18/2011

    " I really enjoyed reading this. It was almost as if she was talking to you and you were in the room beside her instead of some preachy crap. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 5/29/2011

    " I do enjoy Queen Latifah. This was interesting to me. She's very upbeat and positive. I think I'll rent some more movies of hers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 3/30/2011

    " It was an easy read. She didn't share anything that was too profound, but for a young girl who is coming of age and needs some words of wisdom this would be a good book to suggest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 3/15/2011

    " Great book for your daughter or you! I have never even heard her music but she impressed and inspired me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lholfeltz | 2/21/2011

    " Very upbeat and positive! Really liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 2/11/2011

    " All Hail the Queen!

    A book every young woman should read in today's world. What a classy role model Latifah is. She inspired countless young women in the 1990s during her early career and will undoubtedly continue to do so. This should be required reading for all women. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 8/15/2010

    " It may be cheesy, but I just love me some Queen! For a celebrity she just seems so real and down-to-earth. This book wasn't literary genius, but it was definitely worth the read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 7/5/2010

    " I pretty much dig Queen Latifah and have for years and years. She is to talented in so many ways. So, maybe I'm biased. I don't care. I loved this book, personal, inspiring, down-to-earth and honest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 6/26/2010

    " A nice quick read that was less like reading a book, and more like just having a nice chat. It actually complemented "Women, Food and God" very nicely. "

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About the Author
Author Queen LatifahQueen Latifah was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. The Queen got her first break in music when a demo tape featuring one of her raps made its way to Tommy Boy Records. She was signed and immediately became a hit. She won the Best New Artist Award in 1990 for her album "All Hail the Queen" which also went platinum. The second single from the album, "Ladies First," was eventually named by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll.
About the Narrator

Joshua Ferris received a BA in English and philosophy from the University of Iowa and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. His fiction has appeared in the Iowa Review, Best New American Voices 2005, and Prairie Schooner. He was born in Danville, Illinois, grew up in Key West, and now lives in Brooklyn.