Rate, review and discuss Priceless Inspirations by Antonia Carter for free at Read Print. Priceless Inspirations by Antonia Carter. 98 likes. Book. On her hit television show ‘Tiny and Toya’, Antonia ‘Toya’ Carter seems to be living the good life: she has a beautiful home, good friends, and is pursuing her.
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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Priceless Inspirations by Antonia Carter. Priceless Inspirations by Antonia Carter. But hers has been a life of peaks and valleys. Abandoned by her parents as a child, she was passed from family member to family member as her mother sank deeper into her drug addiction. Feeling unloved and unwelcomed, Toya fell into the arms of a year-old rising musical star Dwayne Michael Carter, known these days as the rapper ‘Lil Wayne’– and ended up pregnant at the tender age of In Priceless Inspiration, Toya takes the reader through the pain of being a teenage mother struggling to raise a child while still a child herself without the benefit of the guidance of her own mother.
Using the words she recorded in the journals she kept as a teen and the wisdom she has gained in the years since Toya bares her own struggles, using them to offer young women real and heartfelt understanding and advice about sex, relationships, motherhood and growing up. Paperbackpages. Published April 15th by Hcio first published February To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Priceless Inspirationsplease sign up.
See 1 question about Priceless Inspirations…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Sep 28, Regina rated it really liked it Shelves: I never watched Tiny and Toya.
To be honest, I was a bit prejudiced. Comments or tabloid posts didn’t necessarily sway me, but I was a bit tired of the reality shows that highlighted the almost-wives, wifey material, and opportunistic exes of celebs. That, and I’ve lost interest in most of what BET produces these days. Neither life interested m I never watched Tiny and Toya. Neither life interested me in the least, and I just wasn’t up to the real housewifey-ish drama.
I wonder if I had watched, inspriations I be less inspired and profoundly touched by Ms. She had much, much more to say than what I expected to hear. Antonia Carter may be known by some as the ex-wife of a famous rapper, but she’s also a heroine.
A survivor of family secrets, heartbreak and desperation. She’s turned her life into something she can be proud of, and not only is it a story worth reading, but one worth sharing. At a very young age, Toya was “collected” by an uncle and his antoia who realized that drugs were keeping Toya’s parents from actually taking care of her.
She grew up longing for a relationship with her mother, and yet ashamed of her through the harsh words of oriceless and even some family. That embarrassment led to teenage rebellion, which also led to her being tossed from house to house within her family.
Some aunts were too old to take care of an angry, disrespectful teen, while some cousins were simply uninterested. The few family members who wanted more for her, she rebelled even harder against. Meanwhile, the place she would freely accept affection from, was boys. Their hugs and kisses made her feel worthwhile and acceptable.
As Toya put it, she felt like if inspirafions was pretty and he was handsome, and they were popular all would be well. While she evaded actually going “too far” with most of the boys she dated, she finally fell head over heels in love with a boy pricelses calls “Dream”, who readers learn is her name for Wayne.
Their romance was hot, heavy, and endearing but she makes reference to inspiratuons fact that Dream was simply not ready for the family life she had in mind.
Even less when she actually did become pregnant at age Through short vignettes into her life as a young and practically homeless mom to daughter Reginae, 18 year old wife of a young man whose career was taking him farther from the home she wanted imspirations desperately to build, and overcoming her feelings of low self worth, Toya gives amazingly blunt and heartfelt advice. She discusses the relationship with her ex-husband, friends, and family members freely, with a tone of maturity and forgiveness.
Some of Toya’s advice is said with an innocence that can be mistaken for naivete, but it is clear that she’s nobody’s fool anymore. The chapters cover everything from sex to faith, and she is careful to include antknia bit of herself that could be helpful to other girls and young women. Including her own daughter. The book was published by Farrah Gray Publishing, which I feel could have done a much better job on the editing, as there were missing words and some minor misspellings.
There were also some times where I couldn’t figure out which aunt she was referring inzpirations, or what time period we had jumped into.
Overall, it was a beautiful book that I will share with the young girls in my life. Dec 02, Johna Brown rated it really liked it Shelves: I have had this book since the date it was released incqrter I recently picked it back up to start reading it again. Toya was abandoned as a child and forced to become a woman sooner than most, giving birth at the age of fifteen. In this book, Toya covers several topics including boys to men, sex and love, pregnancy and motherhood, heartbreak and healing, money and fame, and many more priceess women face everyday.
In Priceless Inspirations, Toya uses her voice and point of view to speak directly to women across the world and share the wisdom she has gained over the years.
Toya uses her voice to express situations that connect her to the readers. Although I could not relate to Toya on any of these situations, I honestly felt like Inspiirations was telling me these antonai about her life herself.
It had me emotional, and I felt the heartache and pain that Toya experienced just by reading a few chapters.
I knew this book was going to be powerful by watching an interview with Toya. The author does a great job using point of view to show the audience that she was a victim just like many of them. Point of view is very important because Toya is telling the story in the first person, which makes the story more personal and relatable. I could tell that she was passionate about writing her book by the things she shared, and I could see how determined she was about touching the lives of younger girls.
This shows the personal connection Toya intended to have with the readers. Teenagers would be more likely to know and relate to Toya, especially since most of this was written when she was an adolescent. I would instruct each student to imagine that they had become successful and had never taken the time to sit with a writer to begin a biography.
They would then be instructed to begin to write their own stories in the manner they think will better attract readers. First person is such a fun perspective to write from because it is completely your own antonai and opinions. Sep 21, Nikia Coles rated it it was amazing.
Priceless Inspirations is By Antonia Carter. THis book is a Autobiographe. Also priceless inspiration is ny times best seller The paperback book has pages. czrter
It took me two days to read this book. THe knspirations character is Antonia Carter. The setting in priceless inspriation is in lousianaand georgia. THe qntonia Toya has to make from puting lil wayne on child support ,dealing with her mother beening on drugsmoving from houses to house.
NObody is the bad guy but there were people in her life that was cuased most of her problems. Alsoother characters in the book are. Lil wayne her ex husband. The theme of this book is you shouuld make the best out of ever situation.
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Also the message mrs. Antonia CArter was trying to put a cross is that teen pregancy is not a good thing. The characters in the book convey the message becuase they all are apart of her insspirations and went through the problems by bring her happiness.
IF i Had the choice do do things differently i would not change a bit becuase if unspirations wasnt for the things she went throught she probley would havent wrote the book for been famous to day.
Priceless Inspirations by Antonia Carter
THe characters help us understand the message better becuase they all play a role in antonias life. What i like about the book is that she was real she didnt not try to sugar coat anything in the book or hide anything. What i dont like about this book is nothing i love this entire book. I wolud recommendd this book to somebody who likes reality things like me and whos been married at a young age or pregant.
Also i would recomend it to everone becuased its an amazing book. You should also ready the bookMoney hungry. Nov 08, Janell rated it really liked it.
This book was one of my favorite books. I felt like I could relate to the majority of the inspiratlons that she was talking about. She also gave great advice-advice that you would give to your daughter if you have a close relationship.
I also carteer like we had a relationship thru her book because of emotions that strikes up in her book. Feb 02, Cayla rated it it was amazing. This book is about the life of Antonia Carter.