Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud

Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud

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by Cornel West
     
 

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New York Times–bestselling author Cornel West is one of America�s most provocative and admired public intellectuals. Whether in the classroom, the streets, the prisons, or the church, Dr. West�s penetrating brilliance has been a bright beacon shining through the darkness for decades. Yet, as he points out in this new memoir, �I�ve never taken the time toSee more details below

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New York Times–bestselling author Cornel West is one of America�s most provocative and admired public intellectuals. Whether in the classroom, the streets, the prisons, or the church, Dr. West�s penetrating brilliance has been a bright beacon shining through the darkness for decades. Yet, as he points out in this new memoir, �I�ve never taken the time to focus on the inner dynamics of the dark precincts of my soul.�

\ \ That is, until now.

\ \ Brother West is like its author: brilliant, unapologetic, full of passion yet cool. This poignant memoir traces West�s transformation from a schoolyard Robin Hood into a progressive cultural icon. From his youthful investigation of the �death shudder� to why he embraced his calling of teaching over preaching, from his three marriages and his two precious children to his near-fatal bout with prostate cancer, West illuminates what it means to live as �an aspiring bluesman in a world of ideas and a jazzman in the life of the mind.� Woven together with the fibers of his lifelong commitment to the prophetic Christian tradition that began in Sacramento�s Shiloh Baptist Church, Brother West is a tale of a man courageous enough to be fully human, living and loving out loud.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401926779
Publisher:
Hay House, Inc.
Publication date:
10/15/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
606,536
File size:
1 MB

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