Mountain, Get Out of My Way
Life Lessons and Learned TruthsBook - 1996
Born in Baltimore's black ghetto, Montel Williams was the youngest of four children in a family that was hardworking but loving. At the suggestion of a family friend, he joined the Marine Corps. There he acquired an education, a sense of direction, and a respect for discipline - values he would never forget. Recognized as a natural leader, Montel was asked to conduct family support groups on base. An electrifying speaker, he was soon talking to auditoriums of teenagers across the nation, traveling at his own expense and learning, on the front lines of this country's toughest neighborhoods, how to spread the civilizing principles of Montel's own three Rs: restraint, responsibility, and respect. In his own inimitable, down-to-earth style, Montel now offers us the hard-hitting yet compassionate advice that has already touched the lives of so many. Based on his three Rs, here is sound guidance on the difficult issues of violence, drugs, peer pressure, sex, poverty, and the lure of the streets, as well as their antidotes: education, commitment, self-esteem, and love. When you feel the power of Mountain, Get Out of My Way, you will understand how Montel's career in public speaking led to his television career. Most of all, you will feel the message of this book start to change your life. Whether you're a parent or child, black or white, rich or poor, Mountain, Get Out of My Way will fire you up, fill you with hope, and give you the confidence and energy you need to move the mountains in your way, every last one.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, c1996
Branch Call Number: 248.86 Williams
Characteristics: 207 p. ; 24 cm