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Unbreakable: My Story, My Way

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A New York Times bestseller, this is the official biography from the beloved Mexican-American singer who lost her life in a tragic plane crash.

The only autobiography authorized by Jenni Rivera

"I can’t get caught up in the negative because that destroys you. Perhaps trying to move away from my problems and focus on the positive is the best I can do. I am a woman like any ot
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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published July 2nd 2013 by Atria Books
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Juan Ponce The plane were she was travelling crashed on December 9th 2012. :(
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Ann
Jul 13, 2013 Ann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't a Jenni Rivera fan until after her death. After reading this book, I now more fully understand why so many people loved her. It wasn't just about the music; her life echoed the lives of all the millions of fans she had. She grew up poor, was involved in violent relationships, suffered through domestic abuse, was a single parent, made poor choices more than once, disgraced her family, was on welfare, yet somehow rose to the top despite all the trials and tribulations of her life. Her int ...more
Cecy
As if I didnt love this woman enough...The book let me explore the inside of her heart. I absolutely LOVED this short read and wish i could continue reading. Made me laugh, cry, and smile.
DIVAFAN!!!
Heather
Aug 13, 2013 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I hadn't heard of Jenni Rivera until I saw an interview with her sister promoting this book. I love female memoirs and I love rags to riches stories. This book has both! She never once apologizes for who she was nor asked for sympathy. She's very to the point and very honest.
Carlo$
Jan 12, 2017 Carlo$ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
in Unbreakable: My Story, My Way Jenni Rivera is a strong woman who faces a lot of difficult decisions in to the music industry cause she is a girl and raising kids as a single mother. The main conflict begins where she starts to get hate because no woman has ever done banda and corridos. will she be able to succeed and not just be known as the sister of Lupillo Rivera?
Overall, I really enjoyed the book The story of her life of how she became to be Jenni Rivera La Diva De La Banda. I was disappo
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Yessica
Dec 02, 2015 Yessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book i'm currently reading is autobiography, and it is named “Unbreakable My Story My Way” By Jenni Rivera.This book is about a Mexican American singer named Jenni Rivera who spoke before she died in a tragic plane accident. Jenni Rivera passed away on December 9,2012! Jenni Rivera was one of the most the acclaimed Spanish language singers in the United States and sold more than 15 million records worldwide.
Jenni Rivera was daughter of Rosa Rivera and Don Pedro Rivera. Both her parents cam
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Vibiana Cruz
Mar 05, 2014 Vibiana Cruz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Unbreakable” is an autobiography that I fell in love with. A beautiful but heart breaking story is told by Jenni Rivera. She explains her life struggles from when she was a little girl to right before she died. Her life was never easy but she always had her head up and her children were here everything.

The main character is Jenni Rivera due to her telling her story. Jenni was a Mexican- American singer and actor. Her childhood was not easy because her parents were never home to take care of her
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Lizzete
Oct 13, 2014 Lizzete rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Unbreakable. My Story. My way." A biography where the last words of Dolores Janney Rivera (better know as Jenni Rivera) wrote about her extraordinary journey as a Regional Mexican Music singer. Jenni Rivera was brought to us on the lovely day of July 2, 1969. On December 9, 2012 tragedy struck many of our hearts when she boarded a plane that crashed down.
Jenni Rivera was an ordinary women. A daughter, sister, mother of five and a grandmother of two. A married women that struggled with economi
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Crystal
Jul 30, 2013 Crystal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
BE REAL!

Seriously. This was a quick read, I wouldn't recommend it. I mean this is for someone who didn't know Jenni and wanted to know about her.

Everything in this book is pretty much what she let be known on TV, Interviews and her show I love Jenni. Her family claims they didn't change it but seriously the last chapter was the only thing they didn't let go into detail and we all wanted to know about her fight with Chiquis and her divorce from Esteban.

I gave it 4 stars because it was a good read
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 PuMbA's MoMmy*•.♥.•*
We really lost a beautiful person inside and out when Jenni passed. This memoir was very touching and brutally honest. She was a true fighter and a woman to be looked up to. It would have been interesting to see the rest of the pages that were yet to be written had she not passed away.
Kgonzalez5
I enjoyed reading this book
Joseline
Jul 06, 2013 Joseline rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't put it down. While I was not a fan, I found her story amazing.
America
Mar 10, 2015 America rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an interesting book to read,I liked it. If you're a fan of Jenni Rivera and you want to get to know about her life read it.
Jose Martinez
Jan 12, 2017 Jose Martinez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unbreakable
By Jenni Rivera
Review by: Jose Martinez

Lights, sound check, dress on point. This is what Jenni Rivera hears right after her preforms and when she gives a motivation speech. I like this book because it goes into great detail about her life and how she grew up and how she got famous. It’s good because there some things that a lot of people didn’t know about her. The book I am reviewing is Unbreakable by Jenni Rivera. She also famous for having a tv show that people love to watch.
The th
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Jamyleth
May 15, 2017 Jamyleth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unbreakable: My Story, My Way, by Jenni Rivera. This book is about famous Jenni Rivera , how she had nothing and then had everything. Jenni grew up most of her life with boys and she got taught to defend herself by her brothers. Jenni would fight boys because they would touch her butt or say things about her she was "La Reina" as her father would always say. Jenni got sexually abused and got pregnant at 15. She had later on ha more kids and more husbands.



I think that this book is sad but it is
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Hugo Chavez
Aug 15, 2013 Hugo Chavez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book walks us through the life and hardships of former Mexican American singer,composer,entrepreneur, mother, and world wide entertainer. Jenni Rivera was born with the name Dolores Janney Rivera. She was born July 2nd 1969. She later died in her private jet when it crashed in Nuevo Leon Mexico, right after a concert. Jenni Rivera was one of her generation's most popular and in demand artists, in the U.S. and Mexico. Jenni was also one of the decade's most award winning artist. She was the ...more
Diana Iglesias
Goodreads #1
Jenni Rivera, indeed the most unbreakable person I have ever read about. In the book she goes through many things that’s she’s been through and I have to admit it's so much that she's been through, in the book she states that she was a rebel since she was small gave lots of problems to her parents, she daily got into fights and that she got expelled from school. Throughout her life she suffered so much and she got rapped and hit by her first husband named Juan which was devastating
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Gisela Mendoza
Apr 24, 2014 Gisela Mendoza rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Now i am among the beautiful lights, but when i was alone, it was God who took care of me." Jenni Rivera's Unbreakable: My Story, My way amazed me with every downfall she had and how she managed to stay strong in order to help her kids have a better life than the one she had. I really love this book because even though she a Mexican musician she touched many peoples hearts with her life story and her songs.

The theme of the book is never give up! if you fall pick yourself right up dust yoursel
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Karla
1. Plot Overview (Don’t give the ending away!) What did you like about the plot? Did it move quickly or slowly? What didn’t you like? Was it interesting or not? Why? Give details!

What i truthly liked about all this book was that she gave her life completly from the beggining on how to she became famous. It was really sad how she had gone thruw so much stuff in life that no one else would be able too understand her story like i did it will make you cry thats for sure life is hard and sometimes ge
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Vanessa Herrera
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S Alvarez
Apr 18, 2016 S Alvarez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unbreakable: My Story, My Way by Jenni Rivera, is truly a book that motivates the reader. Readers get the opportunity to sincerely get to know Jenni Rivera. This book tells her prevailing story. She was a such a loving, strong, and compassionate human being. After reading her story readers can reference Jenni as a true fighter. She overcame becoming a mother at the age of 16, domestic abuse, rape, financial issues, and the list goes on. This books allows the reader to connect with Jenni on a per ...more
Deysi Diaz
Sep 22, 2015 Deysi Diaz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unbreakable by Jenni Rivera is a memoir book. Jenni talks about her whole life story of how she managed to keep moving forward with her five children. Throughout her life she tells us about her three husbands, her background, her family, her children's and most important how she started her career. Jenni gives us tears. Jenni start by talking about how she would go with her dad to music concert and ends the story with her last concert she performed in Monterrey, Mexico before she died in 2012. ...more
Monica
May 10, 2014 Monica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a story of the life of famous Singer, Actress, and Business women Dolores Janney Rivera. Who lived a very rough life after marrying her first husband and having to go through domestic violence and sexual abuse. This autobiography will tell you all the struggles and what it took her to get herself up as well as her younger sister and children.

One of the best books I have ever read about a famous person. Not only because I idolize her.

This book has very important values such as family, se
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Melanie
Oct 29, 2016 Melanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In all honest opinion, this book by far has been the greatest, saddest, incredibly shocking, and most suspenseful autobiography I've ever read. I'm not really into autobiographies but when I found out my favorite singer had made a book about her life, I thought to myself, "I have to read it!" This book made me cry and at some points, even mad based on the fact of how cruel people could be! I never really understood how Jenni Rivera put up with all the hatred from the people around her and her fa ...more
Flor Sinaloa
Jun 02, 2014 Flor Sinaloa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jenni Rivera's book, "Unbreakable", is a novel of the life story of la "Diva de la Banda". Jenni throughout her entire life has suffered plenty conflicts. During her childhood she always dreamed of being a star some day and she made that dream come true. Jenni has struggled all her life to find the true love, "Runner Boy", as she describes. Even though Jenni suffered many abuses around her, she still manages to keep on going with her life and not care what others think or say about her.

I recomme
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Edith Estrada
Mar 10, 2014 Edith Estrada rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book so much. I rated it a 5 because Jenni R. talks about what she went through & was very descriptive, i was able to put myself in her shoes. She talked about everything she went through which was eye-opening because no matter what nothing stopped her from reaching the top and still when she got there she kept going for more. Jenni past away before her book got published and still with no changes in it was one of the best books i read. In her book she talks about all she did to ...more
Vanessa
Aug 13, 2013 Vanessa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unbreakable: My Story, My Way
By Jenni Rivera
Life always has obstacles and problems to face. In the book Unbreakable: My Story, My Way, the main character is Jenni Rivera. She is a very inspiring and gives a lot of advice. She is a really strong person. Even though she was a single mom of 5 kids, she always gave them the best life she could. She was cheated on by her husbands, abused. One of them even abused her daughters and sister and told them not to tell anyone or Jenni would die. She went
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Yasmin
Oct 09, 2013 Yasmin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unbreakable is about Jenni Rivera life.She was a Mexican singer she sing a song "MARIPOSA DE BARRIO"that song describe her life.she die in the last December. she was one of the favorite singers on mexico her story talk about when she was baby and when she marry with her 3 husbands.

She said she marry with one boy but she don't love him she just marry with and when she was going to marry she go see her crush after she marry. they tell about her family when she get pragnet she go live with the fat
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Jayce Uribe
Oct 10, 2013 Jayce Uribe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is very interesting because it talks about her life and the tragic things that happen to her on the way. In this book its talks to you about how she dealed with domestic abuse from her ex husband and how he raped her daughter Chiquis and Jenni's sister Rosie. Then she reveals a shocking story that the world never knew until you read this book.

1. Im on page 140
2. I choose this book because of the Author. Ive always been a Jenni Rivera fan.
4. Biography and Autobiography
5. I would call i
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Cynthia Rojo
May 05, 2014 Cynthia Rojo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unbreakable is basically based on the most important events on the famous singer, Jenny Rivera. It changed your perspective on how famous people live their lives; it's not as easy as we think it is. Before this book I saw Jenny Rivera as a simple singer who had it easy; however, her biography proved to me just like anyone else she suffered and struggled. My admiration for her then grew, after learning how far this single mother went regardless of all the struggle she went through. It gave me an ...more
Emmanuel A
Nov 06, 2013 Emmanuel A rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is about Jenni Rivera and how she started with close to nothing and made it big in the world.the book focuses mostly on her early life before the fame. It talked about how her two eldest druthers were sexually abused and the pain she felt when she realized that she was married and sleeping with someone that was hurting her children.it also explains the ups and downs in her life.
The book also talks about her experience having a tumor in her breast and getting surgery in on of here knee.
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Dolores Janney Rivera, better known as Jenni Rivera, was an American singer-songwriter, actress, television producer, and entrepreneur known for her work within the banda and norteña music genres.
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“I vowed that I would never tell anyone of my shame. They say that when you kept a secret, it eats you up inside, but I felt it was better that way. I wanted to appear strong in front of my children and my family. I didn't want anybody to know. And I would maintain my persona as Jenni, the Rivera Rebel who had never lost a fight. But deep down inside I knew I had lost a piece of myself that I would never recover. My soul had been shattered, but to the outside world I did just as I had been taught since I was a little girl; I kept my head up and continued forward. It is, after all, the Rivera way.” 13 likes
“We never told on each other. That was an unspoken rule.” 8 likes
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