ᗩ Kindle Read [ ৪ Buck: A Memoir ] ᙡ Kindle Author M.K Asante ᛩ ᗩ Kindle Read [ ৪ Buck: A Memoir ] ᙡ Kindle Author M.K Asante ᛩ A coming of age story about navigating the wilds of urban America and the shrapnel of a self destructing family, Buck shares the story of a generation through one original and riveting voice MK Asante was born in Zimbabwe to American parents his mother a dancer, his father a revered professor But as a teenager, MK was alone on the streets of North Philadelphia, swept up in a world of drugs, sex, and violence MKs memoir is an unforgettable tale of how one precocious, confused kid educated himself through gangs, rap, mystic cults, ghetto philosophy, and, eventually, books It is an inspiring tribute to the power of literature to heal and redeem us.Praise for Buck A story of surviving and thriving with passion, compassion, wit, and style.Maya AngelouIn America, we have a tradition of black writers whose autobiographies and memoirs come to define an era Buck may be this generations story.NPRThe voice of a new generation You will love nearly everything about Buck EssenceA virtuoso performance an extraordinary page turner of a memoir written in a breathless, driving hip hop prose style that gives it a tough, contemporary edge The Philadelphia InquirerFrequently brilliant and always engaging It takes great skill to render the wide variety of characters, male and female, young and old, that populate a memoir like Buck Asante is at his best when he sets out into the city of Philadelphia itself In fact, that city is the true star of this book Phillys skateboarders, its street corner philosophers and its tattoo artists are all brought vividly to life here Asantes memoir will find an eager readership, especially among young people searching in books for the kind of understanding and meaning that eludes them in their real life relationships A powerful and captivating book.Hector Tobar, Los Angeles TimesRemarkable Asantes prose is a fluid blend of vernacular swagger and tender poeticism He soaks up James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston and Walt Whitman like thirsty ground in a heavy rain Buck grew from that, and its a bumper crop Salon Buck is so honest it floatseven while its so down to earth that the reader feels like an ant peering up from the concrete Its a powerful book Asante is a hip hop raconteur, a storyteller in the Homeric tradition, an American, a rhymer, a big thinker singing a song of himself Youll want to listen The Buffalo News Flight of Passage A Memoir Rinker Buck Flight on FREE shipping qualifying offers Writer looks back than years to a summer when he Joan Juliet Wikipedia Joan born is an American writer and actressShe was the editor in chief French Vogue from , only ever have edited magazine She contributing Vanity Fair for many years, writes Harper s Bazaar The author two novels, she published memoir, Price Illusion, March Pearl S Pearl Sydenstricker June also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu novelistAs 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