Come on, People!: On the Path from Victims to Victors

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Overview

Bill Cosby and Alvin F. Poussaint have a powerful message for families and communities as they lay out their visions for strengthening America, or for that matter the world. They address the crises of people who are stuck because of feelings of low self-esteem, abandonment, anger, fearfulness, sadness, and feelings of being used, undefended and unprotected. These feelings often impede their ability to move forward. The authors aim to help empower people make the daunting transition from victims to victors. Come ...

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Overview

Bill Cosby and Alvin F. Poussaint have a powerful message for families and communities as they lay out their visions for strengthening America, or for that matter the world. They address the crises of people who are stuck because of feelings of low self-esteem, abandonment, anger, fearfulness, sadness, and feelings of being used, undefended and unprotected. These feelings often impede their ability to move forward. The authors aim to help empower people make the daunting transition from victims to victors. Come On, People! is always engaging, and loaded with heart-piercing stories of the problems facing many communities.

  • Illuminating and captivating stories
  • Combines powerful message of personal responsibility with practical solutions
  • Rides on the media coverage of Cosby's public statements and city-by-city callouts
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780641940743
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/9/2007
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby is one of the most influential performers of the last half century. From a poor Philadelphia neighborhood, he rose to dominate the airwaves through shows like I Spy and The Cosby Show; become the all-time bestselling comedian on records; and author several blockbuster books, including Fatherhood, which became the fastest-selling hardcover book of all time and spent 54 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. A crusader throughout his career, his success is complemented by involvement with a host of charitable, education, and civil rights organizations.

Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D., grew up in a family of eight children in East Harlem, New York. He is a veteran of the civil rights movement, serving as Southern Field Director of the Medical Committee for Human Rights in Jackson, Mississippi, in the 1960s. He is currently a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Judge Baker Children's Center. Dr. Poussaint is coauthor of Raising Black Children and Lay My Burden Down.

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  • Posted August 15, 2009

    Excellent book for young people of today to read and get involved with what is going on in the world.

    Bill Cosby has written a book that will enlighted anyone that reads it. It also opens up ideas and thoughts that need to be addressed today, especially among the afro american people. I think young people need to grab a hold of this book and read it cover to cover. You can tell that there has been much research before the book was written. Not every day you can read a book that tells you factual information about your race. It also has momemts that will lift your spirits and make you feel there is hope for the future.

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  • Posted June 1, 2009

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    Another Must Have!!!

    This book spoke the truth, and nothing but the truth. I truly recommend this book to all: Students, Parents, Doctors, Lawyers, And even jail inmates, or convicts. This book will open up your eyes and what you thought was impossible for you to do, will be possible, after reading this book. It will show you how to overcome from being a victim to a victor! "WE are a resilient people"... Come on, people!

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

    Where are we going?

    Drs. Cosby & Poussaint definitely lay out what some might consider "dirty laundry." There are some great insights given on how we can heal some of the issues raised.

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