The Way I Am by Eminem

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View our feature on Eminem’s The Way I Am.For the first time, one of music’s most popular—and headline-making—rap artists shares his private reflections, drawings, handwritten lyrics, and never-before-seen photographs.

Fiercely intelligent, relentlessly provocative, and prodigiously gifted, Eminem is known as much for his enigmatic persona as for being the fastest-selling rap artist and the first rapper to ever win an Oscar. Now, in The Way I Am, he shares his private thoughts on everything from his inner struggles, to the trials of being famous, to his love for his daughter, Hailie, creating a book that is every bit as raw and uncensored as the man himself.

Illustrated with never-before-seen photographs of Eminem’s home and life along with original drawings, The Way I Am is filled with reflections on his greatest hits, previously unpublished lyric sheets, and other rare memorabilia. Providing his millions of fans with a personal tour of Eminem’s creative process, it is poised to be hailed in much the same way as Tupac’s The Rose that Grew from Concrete, Bob Dylan’s Chronicles, and Journals by Kurt Cobain.
 

About Eminem

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Eminem (aka Marshall Mathers) has produced, performed, and written several multiplatinum albums, including The Slim Shady LP and The Eminem Show. He starred in the semiautobiographical movie 8 Mile, winning an Academy Award® for Best Song. His first book, Angry Blonde, was an annotated collection of lyrics and a national bestseller.
 
Published October 21, 2008 by Dutton. 216 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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The Guardian

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If the rumours are true, there may be a new Eminem album before Christmas, the Howard Hughes of hip hop returning from a four-year absence to raise a middle finger to the season of goodwill.

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Publishers Weekly

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My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem: Setting the Record Straight on My Life as Eminem's Mother.

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Austin Chronicle

Eminem earned his reputation by spraying violent, often funny fantasias across hip-hop culture, so it's disappointing to find the rapper often contrite and relatively buttoned-down in this memoir-cum-scrapbook.

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Rolling Stone

With his new memoir, Eminem is speaking to his fans again -- after more than three years out of the limelight.

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