When I first heard of Tyler Perry in the late 90’s, his stage plays featuring the gun-toting Grandma character, Madea, were very popular. My cousins had the CDs and they’d watch them over the holidays. But I wasn’t so easily convinced. Something seemed off when I’d see a 6 foot tall Black man in a dress portraying a grandma. It seemed silly.
Fast forward to 2007 when I saw Perry’s film, Why Did I Get Married? It was around the time my then-boyfriend, now-husband, and I were discussing our future together. After I saw this film where Perry starred, wrote and directed featuring Janet Jacket and Idris Elba – I became a fan. Why Did I Get Married related to me. I loved seeing professional Black couples, even in the midst of marital troubles, come out on the other side.
Perry’s life wasn’t always glamorous and successful. His new book, Higher Is Waiting (Value:$18) , follows his 10 year journey from being homeless and broke to being a best-selling author, film maker, TV producer and father to his only son. Below you’ll see two videos where he explains the motivation to share his journey and you can enter to win a copy for yourself.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Penguin Random House. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
Tyler Perry also talked with his book publisher Random House:
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Higher Is Waiting Book Review
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