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Robin Givens may be best known for her abusive marriage to
the volatile boxer Mike Tyson and its cataclysmic ending.
But in this vividly evoked, intelligent memoir she makes it
clear there is much more to her life. She recounts the
legacy of life-threatening domestic violence that has
haunted her family for three generations and how she has
managed to survive, and, ultimately, thrive.
It was Oprah
who convinced Robin to tell her story. As an honor student
at Sarah Lawrence, she landed a job on the Cosby
Show. She was a golden girl; success came instantly. And
then she met Mike Tyson, the most powerful man on earth who
made her feel safe. For a time. She vividly remembers Mike's
first punch, delivered coldly, dispassionately, and easily
tossing her 105-pound frame across the room. As she details
in the book he sliced her clothing to ribbons and nearly
choked her to death -- yet she remained determined to love
him enough to save them both. And at some point, she
realized that if he didn't kill her himself, he would drive
her to do it (a taunt he made constantly).
When she left,
the campaign of destruction continued. She went from being
selected as one of People's Fifty Most Beautiful
People to being vilified in the press. Robin tried to focus
on her career, but motherhood provided the clarity she
needed. It is through her children, and her stalwart mother
and sister, that she has been able to come to terms with her
choices, her faith, and ultimately herself. Grace Will
Lead Me Home is her extraordinary, yet poignantly
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