Old School Love: And Why It Works

by Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons

Illustrated by Justine Simmons

On Sale: 20/01/2020


About the Book

Run-D.M.C.'s iconic rapper Joseph “Reverend Run” Simmons and his wife, Justine, share their secrets to lasting love and the guiding principles that have kept them together for more than twenty years.

This is a book about love.
The kind of love that will keep you warm at night-that will keep you feeling safe and sound.
The kind of love that will get you through some dark times; get you through some hard and yes, some tough times.
The kind of love that will make you laugh, that will make you smile, that will make you nod knowingly.
The kind of love that is nurtured and watered and grows-from a seedling to a flower.
The kind of love that is desperately needed in the world right now, shared and sprinkled everywhere.

Old School Love is a book to help you find the kind of soul-filling love you desire, written by a couple who has built a strong and joyful relationship amid the pressures, pitfalls, and temptations of the entertainment industry. Rev Run and his wife, Justine, have been blessed with a devoted partnership that has inspired others. In this homage to classic courtship, Rev and Justine reveal the secrets to their marriage's longevity and happiness.

Each chapter of Old School Love offers stories, anecdotes, and memories of Rev and Justine's marriage, their family, their experiences, their passion, and their deep faith and belief in God. Some will make you laugh, some will make you think, and some will make you cry. Yet all will make you wiser-more beautiful for the wear-and encourage you to be a kinder, more generous, and better human. Their reflections are bookended by a verse or line from scripture, a saying, or a favorite quote and a sampling of personal wisdom.

Over two decades strong, Rev and Justine's partnership is an inspiration. With Old School Love they are spreading their message of positivity, and creating a legacy for all of us to embrace and share. Powerful and life-changing, this little gem of a book is about magic, and miracles, and yes, the irrefutable power of love.

Old School Love includes 8 pages of photos from Rev and Justine's personal collection.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062939722
  • ISBN 10: 0062939726
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - US
  • On Sale: 20/01/2020
  • Pages: 240
  • List Price: 55.00 AUD


Rev Run entered the public eye in 1983 as Run, leader of the pioneering rap group Run-D.M.C. He is an ordained Pentecostal minister and, along with his wife, Justine, co-star of the MTV hit reality show, Run's House. He and Justine live in Saddle River, New Jersey.

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Justine Simmons is the costar of the blockbuster MTV show Run's House. She and her husband, Rev Run, aka Joseph Simmons-one of the pioneering founders of Run DMC-live in New Jersey with their children.

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