Book and Movie Reviews


by Hey U.G.L.Y.


by Hey U.G.L.Y.

“We highly recommend 50 Cent’s compelling book, Playground. Not only will youth benefit from reading his account of bullying in middle school, but also parents and teachers. In the book 50 Cent gives important clues to adults on how youth think and how they process what adults say … and, in some cases, don’t say. We are hoping this book will inspire youth and adults to be able to have open discussions about bullying … both from the standpoint of the bully and the bullied in order for them to become part of the solution the epidemic of bullying.” Betty Hoeffner, Co-found/president of Hey U.G.L.Y.  Unique Gifted Lovable You … the nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering youth to be part of the solution
to bullying.

I applaud 50 Cent for writing this book for young adults about the terrible epidemic of bullying. He has the ear of his audience, and by sharing some of his own experiences, he is in the best position to help kids get through the frightening time and come out of it whole. As a mother, I thank him for teaching the basic human principals of kindness to one another.” Bette Midler

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