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Losing My Cool: Love, Literature, and a Black Man's Escape from the Crowd

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  • Posted February 1, 2014

    Read without delay

    I found out about this book from my Sunday Times read of the Week in Review. This author had written an article about living in Paris today and NYT referred his last book publication. This of course influenced my desire to have my own copy. A very god read from what I have seen thus far and somewhat close to my own lifestyle and education. Interesting as to how we are viewed as men, of mixed backgrounds, in other countries especially Europe.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2011

    Great Read!

    A realistic look at the competing worlds that a lot of young black men and women face. To stay "true" to the status quo without question, or to leap out on faith and trust that there is something better for them out in the "unknown" world. A personal spin on this continuous social and cultural battle.

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  • Posted December 13, 2010

    Thought Provoking

    While I may not have agreed with all of the positions that Mr. Williams advances, this book has forced me to think differently about the culture. This is the type of book that needs lots of discussion. Well done Mr. Williams!!! Well done!

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  • Posted September 27, 2010

    Highly Recommended Must Read

    The hero in this book is Thomas' father. He required excellence from his son without prohibiting his natural growth and experiences. We seem to always want to blame children when in fact we are failing as parents and adults. Thomas' father lives a disciplined life and therefore Thomas was more apt to follow the EXAMPLE of his father then that of the street. I highly suggest that famlies read this book together and it be on high school's required reading list.

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