Alton is a Broadway star and played Mufasa (the father of Simba) in the Lion King for many years. He accomplished a record of more than 4,000 performances in that role. He has also played leading roles in Ragtime, Miss Saigon, The Color Purple, and other Broadway and TV projects. His book, recently published, is called “My Pride.” Pride is a play on words, because a group of lions is called a pride. Alton grew up in the Projects with an alcoholic father and endured intense bullying because he was soft-spoken and intelligent. With the help of teachers who recognized his intelligence and talent, he raised himself up and out of the projects to go on to great success.
Read "My Pride" immediately after receiving. It was a smooth, enjoyable and fascinating read. I was spellbound by his generosity of sharing his story and his life journey. His story is interesting and inspirational. I am touched and motivated by his discipline and professionalism. He gives us a peek behind the theater curtain to show the insights of the world of music and theater. His love for his family and friends...and especially his respect for his Mom is notable. The question section at the end of each chapter gave me pause for thought. I I highly recommend this book.
MY PRIDE: Mastering Life’s Daily Performance. I loved and enjoyed this book. I met @alton2459 in Bikram Yoga East Harlem. I remember the first time I was practicing next to him. I felt his positivity and caring aura. Reading his struggles and lessons learned are inspiring. No matter where you come from and what others think you can’t do NEVER STOP REACHING FOR YOUR DREAMS. I enjoyed the quotes and FOOD FOR THOUGHT both of which engaged me to discover myself deeper. My favorite quote comes at the end of Chapter 9: Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase—Martin Luther King Jr. Thank you @alton2459 for sharing your story and talent with us. You are loved by many❣️❣️❣️❣️
Alton White Fitzgerald is a great writer. This book is filled w pain, passion and teaches one how to pursue perseverance. I am truly inspired by the words in this book. It is so important for all those who feel somewhat lost in their pursuit of happiness. In addition, it is crucial for anyone at any age who is interested in being a part of theatre at any level! This book will help one focus on achievement and not allow failure to cloud one’s thoughts! Order this book ASAP. It’s a very easy read and one of the most worthwhile self help books I’ve read in many years!
I am enjoying this book SO much! I think people from all walks of life will enjoy this book, but as an actress/singer myself, I am enjoying it all the more. It's so inspiring!
UPDATE UPON FINISHING: When I say you need to get your hands on this book, I mean you need to get your hands on this book! Even more so if you're in the performing arts! There is so much wisdom in here. I wish the book had come out ten years ago. I haven't been this inspired in a LONG time! Alton Fitzgerald White gives such a truthful, insightful look into his triumphs and challenges in life and showbiz. Loved it!