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Unbreak My Heart: A Memoir (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 20. Mai 2014


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Braxton recounts her struggles candidly... It’s the reflective, positive tone that makes this tell-all intensely readable. For fans who loved her in her heyday or recently found her on her reality show, Braxton Family Values, this is a must-read. (Booklist)

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The bestselling solo R&B artist finally opens up about her rocky past and her path to redemption

While Toni Braxton may appear to be living a charmed life, hers is in fact a tumultuous story: a tale of personal triumph after a public unraveling. In her heartfelt memoir, the six-time Grammy Award-winning singer and star of WE tv's hit reality series Braxton Family Values is unapologetically honest in revealing the intimate details of her journey.

Toni and the entire Braxton clan have become America's favorite musical family, but what fans may not know is the intense guilt Toni once felt when she accepted a recording deal that excluded her sisters. That decision would haunt Toni for years to come, tainting the enormous fame she experienced as a popular female vocalist at the top of the charts. Despite her early accomplishments, Toni's world crumbled when she was forced to file for bankruptcy twice and was left all alone to pick up the pieces.

Always the consummate professional, Toni rebuilt her life but then found herself in the midst of more heartache. The mother of an autistic child, Toni had long feared that her son's condition might be karmic retribution for some of the life choices that left her filled with remorse. Later, when heart ailments began plaguing her at the age of forty-one and she was diagnosed with lupus, Toni knew she had to move beyond the self-recrimination and take charge of her own healing—physically and spiritually.

Unbreak My Heart is more than the story of Toni's difficult past and glittering success: it is a story of hope, of healing, and, ultimately, of redemption.

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HASH(0x9222af18) von 5 Sternen A Great Read! 23. Mai 2014
Von GoldyLocs - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verifizierter Kauf
I purchased Ms. Braxton's memoir on my Kindle Paperwhite and thoroughly enjoyed it! I practically read it in one sitting! Ms. Braxton truly dished the "T!" The book takes one on a ride that one hopes won't end.

I would recommend the book "Boundaries" for her to read but I really feel she may have already read it.

It appears she has taken care of her family but now it's time for her to live her life and enjoy the fruit of her labor. I hope she finds some "me time" for herself and her immediate family.

Though she was very tactful, just the little she divulged about the record company left me shaking my head... Wow. What a business. The mere mention of the name Clive Davis made me cringe...

I now look at Mama Braxton with the side eye but then she was a broken woman who apparently spilled her broken-ness upon her daughters. Sad. Truly Mama and Daddy needed a real relationship with the Lord as opposed to all that religion and church hopping-rules made by man. Mr. Braxton's fooling around with a woman for 9-10 years without Mama knowing? Wow.

If you love Ms. Braxton's music and want to "know" her a little better then this book will make you feel like somewhat of a friend.

The book was a wonderful effort!
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HASH(0x9223b474) von 5 Sternen Honest, to a point 20. Mai 2014
Von Alphalover - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
MY GRADE: B

This was a quick read. While I'm not a fan of Toni's music, I am a huge fan of her family's reality show, Braxton Family Values that's on We TV. Toni opens up about her two bankruptcies, lupus, Autism, cosmetic surgeries, and other personal matters.

She grew up in Severn, MD with deeply religious parents, her mother more so than the father, it seems. She's grown up to feel guilty about things she shouldn't and seems to harbor a small amount of animosity because of it.

What I've learned about Toni is that she's terrible with money but wants us to believe that's not the case. She's terrible at using birth control too. She's been generous with her family financially and I wonder how much. She didn't get into that much but I'm curious. She never talked about how angry she is/was toward her cheating father or if she ever was. Odd not to mention it.

I've never been a fan of her mother, Evelyn (especially since she threatened to 'slap the piss' out of Tamar), and after learning that her mother always reminded Toni to not 'forget about your sisters' since Toni got a record deal at 23 and her sister's didn't, I like her even less. And she had the nerve to seem angry when Toni got the deal. I've always had the feeling, and I don't know why, that Toni has financially supported her mother after her separation, then divorce, from her husband. I'm intrigued by the fact that Evelyn's 'guarded' about her own childhood. At a young age, she moved from the south to live with an aunt in Maryland.

I wish Toni had opened up a bit more about some things but overall this was a good, mostly honest book about her entire life.
It's a bit watered down, like she didn't want to be completely honest and open about certain things for fear of hurting anyone's feelings...especially her mother's.

FYI- Trina's my favorite!

I received this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Same review here: wp.me/pLm4B-1Dx
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HASH(0x92259330) von 5 Sternen A Private Conversation With Toni... 26. Mai 2014
Von Chelly - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
I love Toni Braxton. I've always admired her voice and those slits that always stopped right before they became dangerous! Although it took a while for Braxton Family Values to grow on me, I've enjoyed watching her journey throughout the series. This book was the book that all of her fans needed to love and understand her beyond her soulful lyrics and television personality.

This book reads like a conversation; as I read, I felt like Toni and I were out to lunch just rehashing the details of our lives over some honey glazed salmon and rice (lol). The style of writing is very simple. It isn't boggled down with fifty dollar words, or allegories and allusions. The simplicity of the writing is bound to draw readers in because it gives the memoir a very personal feel; you feel as if she's talking to you as a friend or other trusted confidante. The conversation just flows...

She's very raw and honest about the details of her life that she knew her readers really wanted to know about. This book gave me everything I didn't even know I needed. I wish her much more love, laughter, and success as she continues to 'breathe again.'
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HASH(0x922f951c) von 5 Sternen This Should Be Entitled 'Guilt Me' Instead of 'Unbreak My Heart' 3. August 2014
Von Montoya_Mayan - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
This is the story of a small-town ugly duckling from an extremely religious family who grows up to become a famous, glamorous singing star. Her story sounds like a fairytale with all kinds of strings attached. She harbors so much guilt over becoming the big star in her family that the book should actually be entitled "Guilt" instead of "Un-break My Heart." This book is a must-read for anyone planning to enter the ghastly music industry where so many end up broke, dead before their time or both. And then she has a host of health problems, a form of lupus which attacks her heart and forces her to take a myriad of meds. She talks about all of this as well as her failed marriage and her devotion to her two sons, one of whom is Autistic. But mainly, she writes about her money problems (two bankruptcy filings) and her extreme guilt over taking advantage of the chance to be a solo star, leaving her sisters to fend for themselves. She is also guilty about her premarital abortion and all sins, real and imagined. This book is very easy to read and it's easy to relate to Toni's struggles, no matter how extreme they may seem to be.
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HASH(0x9222b4e0) von 5 Sternen Elegant, Weak and Full of Blame but Well Written 2. Juli 2014
Von Director - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe Verifizierter Kauf
Elegant singer with husky voice and weak personality. As much as I adore Braxton's ballads and sexy tunes, I find her story filled with weakness, indecision, blaming everyone around her and trying to justify her 'family guilt'.
There is very little sense of taking responsibility for anything, there is no soulful depth, it's hollow.
Braxton herself is much deeper than this book its just that she does not go to those places here, it's a simplified account with little true Soul Talk. Parts seem to be written in one style and other parts, like the introduction appear to be written in a different style.
The 1998 Soul Train error? I believe was to be 1988? The singing group her mother rejected a solo deal from with Motown was mentioned in one section and then re-mentioned the same way prior to going into detail. There were strange edits and lots of glossing over of important things. Yes I love Toni Braxton the singer and persona and even like her semi weak personality but wished this book really went deeper.
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