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Buck. n. a fashionable and typically hell-raising young man. 2. racial slur used to describe black men. 3. a young black man. 4. the act of becoming wild and uncontrollable. Born in Zimbabwe to talented American parents, MK Asante watched as his family went haywire; his mother landing in a mental institution; his father gone; his brother in prison; as he himself lapsed into drug abuse and buck wild behavior in the grim slums of North Philadelphia. In Buck: A Memoir, he pieces together what went wrong and how he managed to salvage himself. A coming-of-age memoir of uncommon promise; a Fall Discover Great New Writers selection worthy of attention.