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The Way I Am by Eminem
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Dec 06, 2011

it was amazing
Read on December 06, 2011

Eminem's travels have come near death and also greatness. His life will never be forgotten. Eminem's takes us on a journey through his life mapped out like a timeline. He tells us about the bullying he used to face every single day at school, his father absence in his life, and his less than satisfactory childhood.
As he talks about his life down the road he mentions his battle with prescription drugs and his anger problems. But not all of Em's life was so negative. We get a look at his success on stage and him being a father to his daughter, Hailie and his niece Alaina. Eminem, obviously writing his book from experience, shows a remorseful tone at points and a proud unregretful tone at other times. That is the beauty of Eminem's attitude in this memoir. He knows he messed up at some points in his life and he is remorseful, but at other times he knows he made the decision he thought was right at the time and it made him who he is today so he does not regret it.
There are a few significant times in Em's life that made him who he was. One being how Eminem got his nickname and the image most people to know him as, "Slim Shady." In the midst of one too many extacy pills he poured peroxide all over his hair bleaching it. He went up to his producer and good friend "Dr. Dre," and he found Eminem's alter ego. This was what Slim Shady was supposed to look like. Another very important series of events in the memoir was his father being absent. He was raised by his grandmother and uncle because his father was gone and mother was not around too much. I think this was what made Eminem who he is today more than anything else. I know this from experience and from the viewing of his acting out, how he acted out, and when he snapped. This memoir was a very well written one. It was very relevant to today's society and so many people could relate to this story as I did. In my opinion Eminem did such a wonderful job of telling his life to anyone who cares to read it. He showed tremendous courage to put himself on the line like that. To be honest, this truly is the best book I have ever read.

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message 1: by Samakosky (new)

Samakosky Nicely done J! Next time around see if you can add a little more. Maybe you are able to give some specifics from the book.

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