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Losing My Cool: Love, Literature, and a Black Man's Escape from the Crowdby Thomas Chatterton Williams
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"A provocative, intellectual memoir" (USA Today)-from a remarkable new literary voice.
Growing up, Thomas Chatterton Williams knew he loved three things in life: his parents, literature, and the intoxicating hip-hop culture that surrounded him. For years, he managed to juggle two disparate lifestyles, "keeping it real" in his friends' eyes and studying for the SATs under his father's strict tutelage-until it all threatened to spin out of control. Written with remarkable candor and emotional depth, Losing My Cool portrays the allure and danger of hip-hop culture with the authority of a true fan who's lived through it all, while demonstrating the saving grace of literature and the power of the bond between father and son.
About the Author
Thomas Chatterton Williams has written for The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Root, and n+1. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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