HoopsHype Tanya Young Williams rumors

December 2, 2010 Updates

Inspiraional speaker Tanya Young Williams, ex-wife of one-time basketball hotshot Jayson Williams -- who reportedly attempted suicide, was a bad boy, fatally "accidentally" shot his limo driver Costas Christofi in 2002, currently residing in prison -- is out with the self-help workbook, "I'm Tired! Carry Your Own S#!T!" Subhead: "Oops, I mean bags." Subsubhead: "A 7 Day Journey to Peace, Passion & Purpose." About its inelegant title: "I went back and forth with that. If it loses some audience, I thought, 'Well, this is for real.' With him I was in a negative situation. Physically, emotionally tired. So I needed to help myself and others by lightening our load on a fast track. A detailed tool for how I crawled out of anxiety. "I wrote what I felt. I started two years ago with pen and pencil when I filed for divorce. It's no memoir. I offer exercises I'd done for years to combat trials and stress. New York Post

"I'd made compromises, given up my own goals and dreams, forgotten my own gifts or talents, lost the ability to laugh. I carried the baggage of a bad marriage. I had to ease that. Think of my own life and relationships. Can't forever stay stuck. Your husband blazing his own trail doesn't mean you stop your world because he's more important. "First days are tough. You're stuck, unhappy, no joy. But then it's, 'What would life be if I didn't have this relationship?' Admit you're in a bad place. Evaluate the stress. Do you really need to keep it? I had a sample group go through my exercises." New York Post

July 17, 2010 Updates

Tanya Young Williams is the estranged wife of former NBA star Jayson Williams, who's serving time in prison for the fatal 2002 shooting or a hired driver. Williams played for the New Jersey Nets from 1992-2000. Tanya, an attorney, filed for divorce last year, saying in court papers filed in New York that Jayson was an emotionally abusive husband and father - though he never hit her. In an exclusive interview on "The Early Show on Saturday Morning," Tanya said she's "enraged" when she hears of the abuse Mel Gibson's former girlfriend claims the Oscar-winner inflicted on her. CBS News

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