I have written a biography on Eminem which has not been published yet. My manuscript is currently in Paul Rosenberg’s hands and I am asking for Eminem’s permission to publish this book.
I would like to share the synopsis of “The Real Story Of Eminem” with you.
CHAPTER 1:EMINEM A.K.A MARSHALL MATHERS A.K.A SLIM SHADY
The first chapter describes Eminem’s childhood,the harsh circumstances he went through,constantly moving from Kansas City to Detroit.
The fact that he was constantly switching schools made it difficult for him to build up true frienships. His only close friend was his uncle Ronnie.
When he finally moved to Detroit in a predominantly black neighborhood with his mom, he was constantly bullied at school.
Chapter 1 also explains how much Eminem suffered from his mom’s illness. Debbie Mathers suffered from Munchhausen’s syndrom.In this kind of desease,the mother makes her child believe that he is sick when he is not,just to get some attention and in order to prove she’ a caring mother. This kind of desease can even lead to the child’s death.
Debbie Mathers can be considered the first person responsible of Eminem’s drug addiction.She put him on Ritalin with no reason, which is a medication for hyperactive kids.
Eminem’s love hate relationship towards his wife has always been complicated d has finally lead to their divorce in 2001. He is a devoted father to his daughter Hailie Jade who is the most important person in his life.
CHAPTER 2 : MARSHALL’S WAY TO THE TOP
Chapter 2 is about Marshall’s rapid assumption from the bottom to stardom. It clearly shows his struggle to succeed.
During his rapid way to the top, Marshall Mathers has been facing financial and personal difficulties.
The start of his career put a lot of pressure on him.
CHAPTER 3: THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL RAPPER
Chapter 3 exposes the mind of a brilliant artist and lyricist and also tries to do away with the stereotypes attached to Eminem.
Its offers an analysis of his lyrics and of his sense of humor.
People who know Eminem talk about him.
CHAPTER 4: THE DIRTY DOZEN: EMINEM’S GROUP
D 12 is Eminem’s group. The D12 album shows a perfect reflection of the ghetto life in Detroit.
It has a thug life. It shows the harsh daily reality ofthe Detroit ghetto, that is a dark place where murder is law and where black people are constantly discriminated against.
CHAPTER 5 : 8 MILE, EMINEM’S MOVIE
8 Mile is a semi-autobiographical movie. 8 Mile refers to 8 Mile Road in Detroit , which is the border between the black neighborhood (7 Mile Road) and the white neighborhood (9 Mile Road). This border is also psychological: it represents the border between two different cultures.
But it represents even much more: it is also the border between our current situation and the place where we want to be,our dreams and our goals in life.
The message contained in ‘8 Mile’ is very positive: if you believe in your dreams and if you work hard enough at it,you will manage to succeed.
CHAPTER 6: HISTORY OF RAP
If you want to understand Eminem, you must understand where his roots are. He is a white man who totally integrated hip hop culture. His struggle to be recognised as a white M.C. in a black audience has been far from easy. A brief examination of the rules of rap game can make people understand Eminem’s behavior as a hip hop artist. Many negative critics come from a total misunderstanding of rap culture.