Living the Life Prequel - Hank

( 3 )
$12.66 price
(Save 9%)$14.00 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (5) from $1.99   
  • Used (5) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

More About This Book

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780971039803
  • Publisher: Michael-Christopher Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Series: Living the Life Ser.
  • Pages: 160

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2002

    A journey well worth taking, thanks Michael-Christopher

    Hey Michael, I've been meaning to write to tell you how much I enjoyed Living the Life Prequel - Hank. My only regret is finishing it and having to leave those characters behind. I was especially moved by Hank's difficulties with his father. Their confrontations reminded me of my own with my late father. Like Hank, there was a time when I wasn't working or going to school (though, as I now recall, even when I was the conflicts remained) and my sexuality and the existence of a boyfriend caused many ugly and painful moments. You captured that father/son tension very well. I'm sure a lot of us can relate to it. Also, Hank's clear-eyed integrity and strength through that difficulty was quite moving. Part of me now wishes I had responded differently to those confrontations with my father -- oh, well. I have to admit, your novel makes me quite curious about your own coming out experiences with your family. But, back to the point. In Hank, you created a well-rounded and principled character struggling with issues I think we all have experienced -- or at least, can clearly recognize. He and his story are supported by "people" whose relative fullness add significantly to the journey you've invited us on. In addition, Hank and Damon's relationship, with it's false starts, wrong turns and missed cues was another aspect of the novel that rang true --for better or worse. I can't begin to say how important I think telling our stories is. Seeing our black, same gender loving selves reflected honestly within the culture in which we live is essential to the healing of our wounded and marginilized tribe. The next time you're hunched over your drawing table, or knocking out a new chapter, give a thought to all the lives you're touching. Now, aside from that grave burden, LOL!!! -- your work is a lot of fun, too. Can't wait for the next issues. Thanks!!! All the best, Allen

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2002

    'Hank' Does Same Gender Loving Black Men Justice

    This a book that is needed as part of the Black same gender loving diaspora. I felt that it was very identifiable in terms of it has a character {Hank} who isn't an elitist E. Lynn Harris {author} character making $100,000+ per year or a street driven banjee boy character from a James Earl Hardy {author} novel either. Hank's a character inbetween all that rendered in a reality setting and it works for me. The book is a page-turner and you truly are invested in the well-being of Hank. Definitely a MUST read! Hey Mike, I can't wait for your 'Andre - Prequel' novel. Peayce my brutha! Rod

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2001

    Prize-winning Page-turner!!

    The story in this book is very believable. It feels like I could walk in Hank's shoes. I have been recommending the book to all of my friends. Christopher keeps the reader's attention with everyday situations which makes for an easy reading page-turner! Much success to the auther and I can't wait for the sequel.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)