This book provided a nice insight into Montel Williams, the man. The book was short and uncomplicated, and I read it in two days. Montel and Paisner do a decent job of keeping it simple. The chronology of the book enabled the reader to walk through Montel's life with him. The reader will learn that he is an ordinary man who has done extraordinary things with his life. Readers may even get renewed and set some goals of their own. However, the book does have some cliches` in it. He does a nice job of discussing the ever-present topic of his interracial marriage. After reading this book, I re-committed to some goals of my own. This book is worth a read, while not being very expensive.
I really enjoyed reading this book. Montel tells of his trials and tribulations in his life!
Inspiring man, inspiring story
Basic INFO: Born in Baltimore's black ghetto, Montel Williams was the youngest of four children in a family that was hardworking but loving. At the suggestion of a family friend, he joined the Marine Corps. There he acquired an education, a sense of direction, and a respect for discipline - values he would never forget. Recognized as a natural leader, Montel was asked to conduct family support groups on base. An electrifying speaker, he was soon talking to auditoriums of teenagers across the nation, traveling at his own expense and learning, on the front lines of this country's toughest neighborhoods, how to spread the civilizing principles of Montel's own three Rs: restraint, responsibility, and respect. In his own inimitable, down-to-earth style, Montel now offers us the hard-hitting yet compassionate advice that has already touched the lives of so many. Based on his three Rs, here is sound guidance on the difficult issues of violence, drugs, peer pressure, sex, poverty, and the lure of the streets, as well as their antidotes: education, commitment, self-esteem, and love. When you feel the power of Mountain, Get Out of My Way, you will understand how Montel's career in public speaking led to his television career. Most of all, you will feel the message of this book start to change your life. Whether you're a parent or child, black or white, rich or poor, Mountain, Get Out of My Way will fire you up, fill you with hope, and give you the confidence and energy you need to move the mountains in your way, every last one.
This is an audio cassette, which is very enjoyable to listen to. I learned so much about the background of Montel. I always wondered how he became a talk show host. I really think this is worth listening to.