NEW YORK TIMES and WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER
To Jeezy’s legion of fans, his name is synonymous with hustle, grit, and the integrity to go out there and achieve your dreams. In his first book, Adversity for Sale: Ya Gotta Believe, Jeezy shares never heard stories of what it took for him to beat the odds and get out of the streets, his mindset he carefully honed to get an edge, and the lessons that changed his life and business.
Born into poverty and raised in a small town in the middle of South Georgia’s so-called “Black belt,” Jeezy realized at an early age that nothing was going to come easy, there were no handouts headed his way, and if he ever wanted anything in life, he was going to have to get out there and get it on his own. So that’s what he did.
Now, for the first time, Jeezy retraces his steps, going back to day one to share how he turned nothing into something, stayed solid, survived the trap, and triumphed over adversity to become the successful artist, father, husband, entrepreneur, and philanthropist that he is today.
Adversity for Sale isn’t a street memoir. Like his music, these pages are filled with lessons from his deeply personal story to motivate you to go out and get after your dream.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The rapper who helped put trap music on the map offers some major life lessons in this inspirational memoir. Jay Jenkins—better known as Jeezy—unspools a lifetime’s worth of the good and bad decisions that put him on the path from street hustler to superstar. He doesn’t shy away from the unsavory parts of his story, like the long string of scams he ran as a military brat in South Georgia and Okinawa. But he underlines the things that helped him survive and eventually transcend street life, like his own dogged determination and the family and friends who showed up for him at crucial moments. Even if you don’t know Jeezy’s music, Adversity for Sale will make you a fan of his boldness and dedication.
This book was so real and authentic. Such a great read through and through
Whole New Level of Respect
I’ve been an admirer of Jeezy the music artist for years. But after reading this book, I am an admirer of Jay Jenkins the person, hustler and businessman. The words in this book literally up-leveled my business acumen in a single weekend.
I’ve always been convicted in what I bring to the table in my businesses and in life, but this book and the words and story of Jeezy’s journey further confirmed what I already knew….”my price is my price!”
Well done sir!
- Candace (@thebigbluedebutante)
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