"After his first album, Infinite, flopped, he reinvented himself as white trailer trash with a crazy welfare mom. I was shocked when I first heard the lyrics... but he constantly reassured me it was all a big joke... I went along with it for Marshall's sake," the New York Post quotes her as writing in the book"s introduction.
She also says by way of the book that years of verbal and physical attacks by her son"s fans have now got her through pretending. "This book is my way of setting the record straight," she writes. The book also reveals that as a child, Eminem was a shy boy who was so jealous of his mother's new man that he would not let him sleep with her on their wedding night.
Written through ghost-scribe and top British author Annette Witheridge, the book further reveals that the singer beat his mother up on his 23rd birthday, and that he does not remember 1999 when he first married his childhood sweetheart Kim Mathers. However, despite all these sufferings, Nelson does not condemn her son. "My son never intended for me to become an object of hatred," she writes in the book. Representatives for Eminem were unavailable for comment.