Lucille O’Neal shares her public battles and personal struggles as the young, single mother of NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal. Lucille O’Neal would one day have it all, but not before fighting the public battles and personal demons that would threaten to shatter the very foundation of her life and took a devastating toll along the way.
Over the past 16 years, Lucille O’Neal has become one of the best-known mothers of a celebrity athlete. But behind the scenes, this mother of four has her own story, at once heartbreakingly familiar in its pain and yet wonderfully inspirational in its outcome. In this memoir, O’Neal candidly describes the pain of being an outcast and the stigma of becoming an unwed teenage mother. Most interestingly, she candidly shares another side of fame and fortune—a side rarely revealed or admitted to in public: her unexpected feelings of anger and resentment towards her son’s blinding success.