Book Review | Put On Your Crown

Title: Put on Your Crown: Life-Changing Moments on the Path to Queendom

Author: Queen Latifah, Samantha Marshall

About the Book:

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 16-24 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.

My Review:

I love Queen Latifah. There’s something about her that just makes me want to know her and in some ways be like her. A confidant plus size woman who knows what she wants in life and goes for it. That’s why I jumped at the chance to review her new book.

It’s funny, as I was reading this book I could hear Queen Latifah’s voice in my mind. This book is about empowerment and being a strong, powerful, confidant woman~ being smart about everything in life from love to money to  beauty.

I think this is a great little gift for any young woman in your life~ it’s about taking charge of your own life and “owning” every choice and decision you make along the way and how to make those choices wisely.

She does this by sharing stories from her own life and teaching us through what she has learned so far on her own journey.

Here’s one of my favorite excerpts from the chapter about loss…

” Whatever your religion or belief system, the key is to have an active inner life that radiates through all your actions in the world. We’re all being tested, everyday. It’s not so much how bad a time we have as how well we handle it. That’s what gives us real power. That’s what God is looking at. You have to hold your head up and look at the horizon, because if you don’t, if you keep gazing down at the ground, your crown’s gonna fall right off.”

Thanks Ms. Queen. I will be re-reading this book again… and again.

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


Vicki is a single woman living in Nova Scotia, Canada who loves to read, sing, cook for her friends and family and scrapbook. She loves to keep busy, hang out with her boyfriend and his cat and only sits still long enough to read and review books for "Simply Stacie."

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