Take Back Your Family: A Challenge to America's Parents (Hardcover)

A Challenge to America's Parents

By Rev. Run, Justine Simmons, Chris Morrow

Gotham, 9781592403813, 288pp.

Publication Date: August 5, 2008



Stars of MTV's Run's House ? dubbed ?the new Cosby family? ? celebrate family values in this inspiring guide to modern parenting
Despite being a hip-hop icon, an ordained minister, and a reality TV star, Rev Run's greatest accomplishment has been raising his six children?Angela, Vanessa, JoJo, Diggy, Russy and Miley?with his wife Justine. Their journey has been captured on "Run's House," a show that celebrates ? finally ? a reality TV family that is functional instead of dysfunctional. In an age marked by shallow materialism and fragmented families, Rev Run and Justine have inspired millions of viewers by teaching old-fashioned family values applied with a hip-hop twist. In "Take Back Your Family," Rev Run and Justine celebrate the role of parents and share their secrets to raising a respectful and loving family that can enjoy the good times while surviving the hard ones.

About the Author

Rev Run aka Joseph Simmons is one of the founding members ofthe major pioneering hip-hop group, Run-D.M.C. The group had anenormous impact on the development of hip hop through the 1980s andis credited with breaking hip hop into mainstream music. Born inQueens, NY, he is the younger brother of Def Jam Records founder, Russell Simmons. He is currently the star of the blockbuster MTVreality show "Run s House," MTV s most popular show, now in its fifth season. He now spends the majority of his time spreading the good news through his Words of Wisdom and building the foundations of his family.

Justine Simmons wife to Rev Run aka Joseph Simmons and costar of "Run s House." She is also the designer of the Brown Sugar Jewelry Collection for Simmons Jewelry.They live in Saddle River, NJ, with the four youngest of their sixchildren.

Chris Morrow is the author of "Stir It Up: Reggae Album Cover Art" and has written about hip-hop and politics for numerous publications, including "The Source" and "The New York Daily News." A resident of Brooklyn, New York, he has been working as a speechwriter for Russell Simmons since 2003."