Power & Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets

Power & Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets

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by Tip 'T. I.' Harris, David Ritz
     
 

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Tip Harris, better known as Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling hip-hop artist and actor T.I., is at the top of his game. Now he displays yet another side of his remarkable talents with Power & Beauty, a love story of life on the streets. Set in the dangerous shadows of Atlanta, Georgia, Power & Beauty is a dark, gritty story of sex,

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Tip Harris, better known as Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling hip-hop artist and actor T.I., is at the top of his game. Now he displays yet another side of his remarkable talents with Power & Beauty, a love story of life on the streets. Set in the dangerous shadows of Atlanta, Georgia, Power & Beauty is a dark, gritty story of sex, violence, hustling, and redemption centered around Paul “Power” Clay and Tanya “Beauty” Long—two kids facing long odds and lethal temptations, yet whose miraculous, unbreakable bond ultimately becomes their salvation. A love story, a crime story, a survival story, Power & Beauty bristles with an electrifying authenticity born of Tip “T.I.” Harris’s hard life on the streets. This is exhilarating, brutally honest, page-turning urban African-American fiction at its very best.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062067661
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/12/2012
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
142,210
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.86(d)

Meet the Author

Tip "T.I." Harris is a Grammy Award-winning rapper, film and music producer, actor, and writer. He is the founder and co-chief executive officer of Grand Hustle Records, and he launched his film company, Grand Hustle Films, in 2007. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife.

David Ritz is the author of the acclaimed novels The Man Who Brought the Dodgers Back to Brooklyn and Blue Notes Under a Green Felt Hat. He is the only four-time winner of the Gleason Book of the Year Award. He's also co-written the memoirs of many celebrities.

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Power & Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 118 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was great in the begining. I couldnt put the book down...at first...half way through the story i was lost at what was going on..there were too many different characters and all i wanted to know more about was Power and Beauty. The story picked back up the last 2 or 3 chapters and by then book had ended. I hope part 2 will be better, but this still was a great book from T.I. he deff. has talent, he just needs to cut out unnessary information in the book and focus more on the bond between Power and Beauty!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed the characters as well as the transitions Beauty made throughout the story line. She was resilient. The ending really set me up lol, I'll be patiently waiting for part 2!!!
3440 More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the sequel!!
Leah Bryan More than 1 year ago
A real page-turner. An easy read that you won't want to put down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the book... it could of been better..i didnt finish the book i read 177 out of 285..it got very boring at the end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it. I finished it in one day the characters caught my attention from beggining to end. I cant wait for part 2. Great job TI!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a an okay book. I actually liked that power and beauty were separated however i hate that there was little emphasis or thought put into beauty's journey. I loved power and by the time that I got to beauty, I almost didn't care about her. All in all though it was a decent read and I'm assuming (and hoping) that part two will either delve more into power or at the very least give equal time to both characters.
diamondkee More than 1 year ago
WOW! I love this book, one of the best books I've ever read! Not only does it have a really good story line, there are life lessons within the story that everyone should follow. T.I. is extremly talented in everything he does. I hope he continues to write books I'd buy all of them! I can't wait for part 2 to come out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story felt very hard to live with out a mom
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great...I truly enjoyed it. I cant wait for part 2. GREAT JOB TI!
navwife More than 1 year ago
I loved the book and I am excited to find out what happens in the next book.
Dr_Wilson_Trivino More than 1 year ago
Award winning musician, movie star, and now author, Tip ¿T.I.¿ Harris has penned with David Ritz a new novel Power & Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets by T.I. Loosely based on his life¿s tales, T.I. takes you into the heart of the hood where protagonist Power & Beauty grow up in a blended family dealing with death, love, and the strains of the streets. Within the first ten pages, you are thrown right into the fry and the roller coaster of a story continues as this page turner keeps you engaged with present day challenges. Part of a series, Power & Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets by T.I. sets the tone with what is a peek into what gives today¿s hip hop artist a voice for the disenfranchised. Told in a first person view, the book moves back and forth between the two main characters and local Atlantans will recognize familiar ALT settings. Check out Power & Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets by T.I. and follow the thread of this talented young artist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I need part II of this book......This book was a excellent read. I wish I could read part II right now. T.I you did a great job. Thumbs up! Proud of you!:-)
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MsCheez More than 1 year ago
Awesome read.
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Add me .... Buy the way this is a good book read it