Tyler Perry returns to the Fox Theatre with HIGHER IS WAITING – A CONVERSATION WITH TYLER PERRY on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m., which will explore Higher Is Waiting, an intimate book of inspiration by one of the great cultural icons of our time. In advance of the book’s Nov. 14 release, ticketed guests will receive a signed complimentary copy of Higher Is Waiting, provided by local independent bookstore A Cappella Books.
Tyler Perry writes of how his faith has sustained him in hard times, centered him in good times, and enriched his life. Beginning with his earliest memories of growing up a shy boy in New Orleans, Perry recalls the moments of grace and beauty in a childhood marked by brutality, deprivation, and fear. With tenderness he sketches portraits of the people who sustained him, who taught him indelible lessons about integrity, trust in God, and the power of forgiveness: his aunt Mae, who cared for her father, who was born a slave, and sewed quilts that told a story of generations; of Mr. Butler, a blind man of remarkable dignity and elegance, who sold penny candies on a street corner; and his beloved Maxine, his mother, who endured abuse, financial hardship, and the daily injustices of growing up in the Jim Crow South, yet whose fierce love for her son burned bright and never dimmed. He writes of how he nurtured his dreams, discovered solace in nature, and his resolute determination to reach ever higher.