50 Cent Reveals ‘Playground’ Book Cover
Besides his campaign to end world hunger, 50 Cent is addressing another social issue that's been a hot topic of discussion lately -- bullying. The hip-hop star unveiled the cover of his new book titled 'Playground' that was loosely inspired by his own life experience and written with his 14-year-old son in mind.
The cover features 50 Cent's name outlined in chalk letters and what looks like a drawing of a young Fiddy standing on top of his name. The novel details the story of a 13-year-old kid named Butterball who finds redemption in the face of the things he’s done as a schoolyard bully.
“I had a strong desire to write ‘Playground’ because I wanted to explore how a kid becomes a bully,” 50 said in a statement. "This book would have been very helpful for me growing up and now that I have a teenage son, it is my goal that this will have a positive influence on all teenagers.”
This is 50's third book following his self-help manual 'The 50th Law,' and his autobiography 'From Pieces to Weight: Once Upon a Time in Southside Queens.' Both tomes reached the top of the New York Times Best-Sellers List. 'Playground' will hit book shelves on Nov. 1.
According to the book's synopsis:
Thirteen-year-old Butterball doesn't have much going for him. He's teased mercilessly about his weight. He hates the Long Island suburb his mom moved them to and wishes he still lived with his dad in the city. And now he's stuck talking to a totally out-of-touch therapist named Liz.
Liz tries to uncover what happened that day on the playground -- a day that landed one kid in the hospital and Butterball in detention. Butterball refuses to let her in on the truth, and while he evades her questions, he takes readers on a journey through the moments that made him into the playground bully he is today.
This devastating yet ultimately redemptive story is told in voice-driven prose and accented with drawings and photographs, making it a natural successor to The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.
Loosely inspired by 50 Cent's own adolescence, and written with his fourteen-year-old son in mind, Playground is sure to captivate wide attention -- and spark intense discussion.
You can pre-order 50 Cent's book 'Playground' at Amazon.