Rev. Run Cashes In On Parenting Tips, Pockets Big Check For New Book

 Run DMC rapper and MTV reality show star, Joseph "Reverend Run" Simmons, is penning a new book and planning a tour across America, challenging parents to take back their families.

Simmons recently received a deal with Gotham Books for over $1 million; in exchange the Penguin imprint will publish his latest book, written alongside wife Justine Simmons, which offers their keys to successful parenting and maintaining a productive and tight-knit family.

The Simmons family, kids included, have also planned a mobile, multi-media US book tour to promote their latest endeavor. The book, whose official title has not been announced, is scheduled for release in 2008.

Rev. Run has previously published two other books Rev. Run's Words of Wisdom, published last year on Harper Collins' Amistad imprint and It's Like That: A Spiritual Memoir. Justine Simmons is the author of God Can You Hear Me?, the first in a planned series of spiritual children's books.

Since MTV's "Run's House" debut in 2005, the Simmons family has entertained and intrigued households around the world.

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