“It shows the lifestyle from the inside,” Morales told the New York Daily News. “Since our society is obsessed with celebrity, the book gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the real reality.”
The title is being kept under wraps but Morales revealed that the athlete in her book is a professional football player instead of an NBA star. However, fans will recognize Odom in the main character.
“You’ll see a lot of tidbits that make you go, ‘Hmm,'”said a source who read the manuscript. But Morales says she wrote the book with a higher purpose in mind than payback.
“My intent is not to bash my ex or any pro athlete,”she told the Daily News. “I want to show women that you can rise up from a certain situation.” (Sounds like what they all say).
Morales says she “stayed too long” with Odom because she came from a “broken home” and wanted to “break the cycle” for her kids. The death of their 7-month-old son Jayden from sudden infant death syndrome in 2006 was “a real wake-up call,” she adds, because Odom essentially left her alone to deal with her grief and their surviving children, Destiny, 12, and Lamar Jr., 9. The couple split in 2008.