Born: in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Dee is a Chicago native. Biography: Merri Dee, legendary TV and radio personality, shares insightful lessons she has learned throughout her life in this powerful memoir. With unflinching honesty, she takes you from her humble upbringing on Chicago's South Side, to her rise to the top as one of the most trusted names in media, philanthropy and advocacy. In vivid and heartbreaking detail, Merri Dee reveals the pain of losing her mother at a very young age and the horror of living with a cruel stepmother who constantly tortured her. Even as an adult, she was the victim of domestic violence perpetrated by her boyfriend-a famous R&B singer-who physically and verbally abused her during their rocky relationship. She celebrates her miraculous recovery after she was kidnapped, shot in the head and left to die. That tragic moment inspired her to live her life with even more purpose. Through all of the pain and calamity of her tumultuous past, Merri Dee found inner-strength through her unwavering faith and peace, love, an d joy that comes from God's amazing grace. After reading this inspiring story, you will discover the power of joy over pain and triumph over tragedy, as you walk with Merri to a rewarding, fulfilling and successful life. This inspirational book features a foreword by internationally acclaimed songstylist Nancy Wilson, insightful comments from jazz great Ramsey Lewis, radio legend Herb Kent and former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley along with historic photos of Merri's friends and associates-some of the most influential personalities of our time.
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|Life lessons on faith, forgiveness & grace
ISBN: 9781939654014 OCLC: 864683272 Life to Legacy, [Matteson, IL] : ©2013. Merri Dee is a trailblazing TV and radio icon from Chicago. More than simply a recitation of her life's journey, this book provides some of her hard-won lessons on how to be victorious in the face of pain and sorrow.
|Life lessons on faith, forgiveness & grace /
ISBN: 1939654009 OCLC: 849349564 Life to Legacy, [Matteson, IL] : ©2013. Merri Dee is a trailblazing TV and radio icon from Chicago. More than simply a recitation of her life's journey, this book provides some of her hard-won lessons on how to be victorious in the face of pain and sorrow.