Book Description: As seen on The Rosie O'Donnell Show. "It's not about what you have. It's all about what you do with what you got-that matters." -Bridgett Stewart For a teen growing up in rural America, nothing can be more devastating than living isolated in poverty, being raised by a single mother with limited opportunities and literally having one's self-esteem torn from their soul by being verbally abused by peers. For Bridgett Stewart it has been her reality. Already a shining example to millions of teens in America. Bridgett Stewart shares her incredible life about her amazing journey through unthinkable poverty and discusses everything from gaining her own self-respect when no one else would respect her because of where she lived. Surviving verbal abuse from classmates, living without a father, school pressures and her decision to use education as a vehicle from poverty while earning a 4.0 grade point average in tough and trying times. Bridgett's candid account through her childhood leading up to her very first date is eye opening in more ways than one. While her words of wisdom on topics such as self-esteem, alcohol and drugs and many others are years well beyond her youth and will be welcomed by all. Bridgett is America's shining example of perseverance and achievement. She inspires and motivates others to realize dreams can come true-NO MATTER WHAT.