MOTHER: Will The Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up?




My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem: Setting the Record Straight on My Life As Eminem’s Mother

By Debbie Nelson, with Annette Witheridge

BEVERLY HILLS, CA—September 16, 2008—Eminem is the Elvis Presley of the new century. His fans are legion and loyal. Tens of millions of his albums have flown off the shelves. His music videos—even the older ones—have tallied millions of hits on YouTube. His relevance is undisputed. And his mother wants to set the record straight.

In MY SON MARSHALL, MY SON EMINEM, Debbie Nelson reveals the truth behind her son’s allegations of her abuse and manipulation of his success, money, and dreams. A charismatic woman with undeniable love for her son, Debbie Nelson will surely incite her readers’ sympathy and anger for the injustice of her misrepresentation. Any parent who’s dealt with a rebellious child and anyone who’s ever felt guilt for rebelling against a well-meaning parent—will identify with this story.

MY SON MARSHALL, MY SON EMINEM illustrates their earliest days in the small town of St. Joseph, Missouri, to Eminem’s teenage years in Detroit, to his rise to stardom and very public falling out with his mother. The definitive story of the rap megastar’s origins, MY SON MARSHALL, MY SON EMINEM includes rare photographs of mother and son, as well as never-before-seen lyrics and poems written by Marshall before he became Eminem. An essential addition to any music lover’s lover library, Debbie Nelson’s fabulous tell-all is perfectly positioned to spill ink across the country.

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