"Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go" by Lucille O'Neal

Lucille O'Neal is probably best known as NBA star Shaquille O'Neal's mom. In Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go she shares the story of her life, from being a rebellious teen and single teenage mom to a forty-something college student and confident woman. She overcame heartbreak, financial difficulties, alcohol addiction and abuse to become an assured woman and stronger than ever. In this book she shares her journey in the hopes of guiding other young women down a different path.

Lucille O'Neal definitely has a story to share. Many women will see themselves in Lucille in some way. The book is written through the voice of a proud woman and mother. She is honest about her trials and she recognizes her responsibility in them. She shows women that it is never too late to make a change and bring forth a new beginning.

The book is a quick read. It's a simple telling of her story, and feels very much like a motivational speech. A great feature of the book is the epilogue in which she shares forty memorable pieces of Scripture and what she learned from them. Many women will find that they can relate to Lucille's story and this book can be an inspiration to any woman who is struggling in her life and looking to make a change.

I received this book to review courtesy of Thomas Nelson as a part of their Booksneeze.com program. Everything above is my own opinion and I am under no obligation to give the book a positive review.


  1. I think this just goes to show that if
    you stay faithful to God he will
    stay faithful to you.

  2. That is very true. I enjoy reading books written by people who aren't celebrities, who didn't experience some famous tragedy but who went through the trials of life and came out on the other end with their strength and faith in tact. This is definitely one of those books.


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