Monday, October 15, 2007
"Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?" was the number one movie this weekend.
He is an independent playwright and movie producer - yet his film beat out George Clooney and Cate Blanchett.
Perry is a good example of overcoming your past.
Growing up, he experienced poverty and physical abuse. He became a bitter, angry man.
One day, he had an awakening, and poured out his anger onto paper. This became the subject of his first play - which was on surviving child abuse.
This play flopped at first - but he kept promoting it while struggling through odd jobs. Years later, his play caught on and his career took off.