Sunday, May 2, 2010

Put On Your Crown

When Queen Latifah started making her way in the Hollywood scene, I was put off. A self proclaimed queen? Give me a break. I have since changed my tune. She knew back in her twenties what I'm only learning in my forties. My approach is a little different but the conclusion is the same. We are worthy to be called "queens."  It is innate. We are made of divine matter (my conclusions of why we are queens). Yet our favorite past times seem to be to beat ourselves up for our perceived weaknesses. 

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. 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. The result: She's one of the biggest A-list celebrities in Hollywood.

GUESS WHAT?! Three lucky readers will get this book for free!!! Wahoo!!
Leave a comment with your email address and your queenly name or kingdom. 

 I am Queen of Chocolate.  I am working on my 4th cupcake right now.  {Don't you be judging me.}

For an extra entry, become a follower of this blog. Include an extra comment.
Contest open to U.S. and Canada residents. Contest ends May 15, 2010.

*This books is being provided by Hatchette Book Groups. Although I received a review copy, I am under no obligation to endorse product. 


Lisa said...

I'm in. I like a girl with confidence.
I'm gonna give myself the title of The Queen of Change. I'm feeling big changes coming and it's getting exciting.

Mom24 said...

Well, I could never be Queen of Change, change makes me very uncomfortable. I am Queen of my Kitchen. Some days I embrace that, somedays now so much, but the title fits. :)

Mom24 said...

I follow you.

Ardith Haws said...

I am the reluctant Queen of an Empty Nest. Trying to find meaning. Thanks for your thoughts.

Marjorie said...

Welcome to blogging, I am a follower as of today.
Count me in.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Marian said...

My username on a couple of discussion boards is "Queen of Swords", does that count? :)

It's after the Tarot card (meaning a strong, independent woman who sees the truth and speaks her mind).


mdperera at hotmail dot com

Sus said...

Please sign me up, too, and I probably need it the most, cause I can't even think of a queenly name for myself. I promise I'll try to do better after I've read the book.

;) Susanne

Mary (BookHounds) said...

I am Queen of the Dogs -- WOOF!

I blogged about this giveaway as well.

Mary (BookHounds) said...

I am a new follower on GFC.
maryinhb at gmail.

CJ Sime said...

Wooohooo Look at your new fancy review site! I regret to inform you I won't be following via the follow button. It's not you, its me. I will however follow you google reader style.

Any who . . I officially crown myself Queen Sitsonmybutandblogsalot. :o)

I hope I win!

hugbandit7 said...

just what I need...another book to read! so I dub myself Queen of the "too many books and not enough time"

I'm going to put a link to your blog on my book review blog:

hugbandit7 (at) gmail (dot) com

etirv said...

Right now I'm the Queen of the DVR, too many taped shows to watch!


Elise said...

I am the Queen of Eating. Love trying new restaurants and types of foods.

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Became a follower, thank you,

Not Very Queenly, sorry,

Bill ;-)

billsmith2003 (at) gmail (dot) com

Hope you'll check out my book giveaway:

Kelsey said...

I am definitely the Queen of Coffee!

I'm a follower.

Thanks for the giveaway!
krae991 at yahoo dot com

PeachyTO said...

I think I'll dub myself Queen of Organics. I've devoted a lot of my time lately to learning how to eat, practice and live organically. As a result I feel very powerful, and dare I see regal!

Please enter me for the win. I have become a new follower and can be reached at booksnakereviews [at] gmail [dot] com

Good luck Queens and Kings!

Amber LaPointe said...

New follower and loved the review. I'm the Queen of Tea. Drink WAY too much of it.

poetees said...

Oooh fun! I would have to say I'm the Queen of magazine. I have so many that I love and am always carting them around, along with a book or three, in my tote bag...

poetees at gmail dot com

Jaci said...

Right now I'm Queen of Pregnancy. I'm about to burst!

misskallie2000 said...

I am the Queen of Oh my gosh, where is the darn thing, which means "I Know I Got It, I Just Have To Find It". LOL

I am always looking for something that I put up where I could find it, but usually don't find until after the reason for looking is over. Did that make sense?. Well that's me. I'm a little bit crazy, but that's ok, my cats love

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

misskallie2000 said...

I am a new follower. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Dawn M. said...

At work, I'm the Queen of Computers. I'm the go-to girl for computer questions.

librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Rebecca Graham said...

I am the Queen of Starbucks.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Susan said...

I am Queen QQ, according to my little granddaughter. Thanks!

karenk said...

i am queen k ;)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com