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2015 Diversity Reading Challenge Adult Fiction

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s Time for Beyonce: Becoming BeyoncĂ©: The Untold Story

So, I snagged this Beyonce biography on a whim. I’m not big into biographies but seeing as Beyonce is such a big star I thought perhaps there might be a few nuggets of wisdom about her work ethic.

Becoming Beyoncé: The Untold Story

I was not wrong. While this biography was informative, it did not feel like it was properly sanctioned from Beyonce’s camp nor did it feel like you were listening to the whole story. What it felt like was information gleaned from speculation, court documents, and old stories from people who knew here when.

And that gives me mixed feelings. But here’s what I learned from Beyonce:

  • You have to believe in yourself
  • You have to work hard
  • You can’t trust everyone (not even your father)
  • You can be nice to people
  • Sometimes it’s best not to look back

Not rocket science, for sure, but certainly interesting. While I’m kind of out of the Beyonce loop, I respect the brand that she’s built and the following she has. Her fans (the B hive…?) are crazy, love her unconditionally, and come from all walks of life.

And she’s worth like 400 skajillion dollars.

Not too shabby. Perhaps when her real biography comes out I’ll read it too. After all, we both lived in Houston at about the same time.H-town in the HOUSE!!

This book is suitable for teens, although there are a few f bombs as the author recounts conversations with various hip hop and rap artists. Full of diversity, Becoming Beyonce should inspire little girls of any color to follow their dreams.