The Wealth of My Mother's Wisdom
The Lessons That Made My Life Rich
On Sale: October 10, 2013
Hardcover / e-Book
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"It's amazing how much my mom did on my behalf. As a
seventeen-year-old single mom with relatively little support
and all the chips stacked against her, she was able to
provide an incredible amount of support for me. Her lessons
enriched my spirit, my emotions, and my relationship with
When Lisa, a seventeen-year-old from Queens, New
York, found out she was pregnant, she knew she only had one
choice—to keep the child and give him the best life she
could. That baby was Terrence Jenkins, better known to the
world as Terrence J. From hosting gigs on BET's 106 and
Park and E! News to roles in some of
Hollywood's biggest movies, Terrence J is living a life he
could have only imagined when he was a young boy. But it was
the lessons he learned from his mother that helped make him
a man—lessons about sacrifice, courage, loyalty, dreams, and
perseverance. Through her words and her actions, Lisa showed
Terrence the right path.
From an early age Terrence's
mother pushed him to succeed and led by example. Most
important, she put her son first—even if it meant leaving
behind the only life she had ever known in New York City in
search of a safer environment for her son, having the drive
to go back to school to learn a new skill, or having the
courage to start her own business and build it from the
ground up. Her drive eventually became Terrence's
Inspirational, funny, current, and
down-to-earth, The Wealth of My Mother's Wisdom
offers advice for a new generation. With stories, lessons,
and advice from one of the top young names in Hollywood,
along with input from some of his famous friends like Kevin
Hart, Ludacris, T.I., Trey Songz, and Laz Alonso, Terrence J
offers a positive, powerful message: with a strong family
bond, the possibilities are endless.
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