Genres: Memoir, Non-Fiction
Original Publication Date: 2011
Source: Advanced Reading Copy from the publisher.
Find the Author: Goodreads, Amazon
Something Inside of Me: the inspiring story of how one woman’s journey through poverty and debilitating illness catapulted her to the halls of power as a successful businesswoman. Long before selling secondhand belongings on eBay and Craigslist was the rage, a preteen Chitoka Webb sold what others saw as junk to the residents of her neighborhood and made a profit. Without a college degree, through tenacity, grit, and a healthy dose of faith in herself, Chitoka became the owner of several businesses before the age of thirty. In Something Inside of Me, Chitoka Webb shares her poignant, funny, and inspiring life story, from her humble beginnings in the Nashville housing projects to her rise as the CEO of several companies.
Chitoka Webb’s memoir Something Inside of Me: How to Hang on to Heaven When You Are Going Through Hell tells the incredible story of how she rose from poverty to become a powerful businesswoman. She grew up in the projects of Nashville and faced hurdles by being African-American and a woman.
She grew up in poverty. Early on, Chitoka knew she was different from everyone else.
She learned to have a certain belief in herself – something inside of her — that has been good for her through the years.
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Something Inside Of Her
Chitoka Webb became a master barber and also opened up two barbershops and three healthcare agencies, all before the age of thirty.
Chitoka was doing exceptionally well when a devastating illness threatened everything – her work, her sight, and even her life.
Chitoka Webb Had To Fight A Devastating Illness
How did Chitoka Webb, who almost didn’t graduate from high school, find the courage to fight poverty, drug addiction, racism, sexism, a somewhat obsessive-compulsive nature, and the agonizingly painful illness that left her blind and threatened her life?
I think this book and Chitoka are truly inspirational!
She has such a positive attitude and works hard to get what she wants.
It is a short book, but very empowering.
Chitoka believes in doing everything with “excellence.” This book should be required reading for everyone — especially all young people.
Here is an interview with Chitoka!
Please read my review of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich.
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