Poetry Madness
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Lists | March 13, 2015

    Hanya Yanagihara: IMG Nine Tips for Finishing That Novel



    My second novel, A Little Life — about a group of men in New York and their friendship over the course of 30 years — will be published... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$2.50
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Sociology- Drugs

Next Stop: Growing Up Wild-Style in the Bronx

by

Next Stop: Growing Up Wild-Style in the Bronx Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Beyond the safety of New York City's news headlines, andlt;iandgt;Next Stopandlt;/iandgt; is a train ride into the heart of the Bronx during the late eighties and early nineties at the height of the crack epidemic, a tumultuous time when hip-hop was born and money-hungry slumlords were burning down apartment buildings with tenants still inside. From one stop to the next, this gritty memoir follows Ivan Sanchez and his crew on their search for identity and an escape from poverty in a stark world where street wars and all-night symphonies of crime and drug-fueled mayhem were as routine as the number 4 train. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; In the game, the difference between riches and ruin was either a bullet or a lucky turn away. Almost driven insane by the poverty, despair, and senseless violence, Ivan left it all behind and moved to Virginia, but the grotesque images and voices of the dead continued to haunt him. This book honors the memories of those who died. At times heartbreakingly sad and brutal, andlt;iandgt;Next Stopandlt;/iandgt; shares with a whole new generation the insights and hard lessons Ivan learned.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Ivan Sanchezandlt;/bandgt; was born in the Bronx, New York City, in 1972. He left the inner city in 1993, and earned an associate's degree in applied science from Virginia's ECPI College of Technology and a bachelor's degree in management from the University of Phoenix. He currently holds a supervisory position with a major manufacturing organization in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and works as a youth advocate and motivational speaker in his spare time.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416562672
Author:
Sanchez, Ivan
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Subject:
History
Subject:
Puerto Ricans
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Bronx (new york, n.y.)
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
24 b-w photos t-o
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

Other books you might like

  1. Organizing South Bronx (Suny Series... New Trade Paper $30.50
  2. Boulevard of Dreams: Heady Times,... New Trade Paper $24.95
  3. The Modern Vegetarian Kitchen
    Used Book Club Hardcover $9.50
  4. The Concept of Community: Lessons... New Trade Paper $23.75
  5. The Book of Tempeh
    Used Trade Paper $13.50

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Children's » General
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Memoirs
History and Social Science » American Studies » Drugs and Culture
History and Social Science » Sociology » Drugs
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban Studies » General

Next Stop: Growing Up Wild-Style in the Bronx Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$2.50 In Stock
Product details 256 pages Touchstone Books - English 9781416562672 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.