Power & Beauty [NOOK Book]

Overview

Hip-hop artist Tip "T.I." Harris has received every acclaim the music world has to offer. Now, working with bestselling celebrity collaborator David Ritz, T.I. applies all his talent and experience to the world of fiction by creating the epic love story of Power and Beauty.

After the death of his mother, Charlotte, Paul “Power” Clay allows himself to be guided by Slim, a local businessman. Slim always has the best of everything, and Power is sure that if he learns Slim's ways, ...

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Overview

Hip-hop artist Tip "T.I." Harris has received every acclaim the music world has to offer. Now, working with bestselling celebrity collaborator David Ritz, T.I. applies all his talent and experience to the world of fiction by creating the epic love story of Power and Beauty.

After the death of his mother, Charlotte, Paul “Power” Clay allows himself to be guided by Slim, a local businessman. Slim always has the best of everything, and Power is sure that if he learns Slim's ways, he'll make something of himself--and perhaps be worthy of Tanya “Beauty” Long. From Chicago to Miami to New York, through drugs, women, and violence, Power makes the difficult transition from boy to man and, in doing so, begins to question if those who have taught him--including Slim--truly have his best interests at heart.

Beauty has always known that the only person she can rely on is herself. After her mother died when she was eleven years old, she was adopted by close family friend Charlotte Clay. But with Charlotte's death, Beauty knows she's no longer safe and protected--especially as Power gets sucked into a new kind of life. As soon as she can, she turns her back on Atlanta--and the growing love she feels for Power--for a chance to make it in the Big Apple. With a successful fashion career on the horizon, Beauty takes New York by storm with her wit, business savvy, and breathtaking good looks. But she's never forgotten those she left behind. And when it becomes clear that Power needs her, Beauty will risk everything to save the man she loves.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In this entertaining debut novel from Grammy Award-winning rapper, producer, and actor, T.I., the lives of 16-year-olds Paul “Power” Clay and Tanya “Beauty” Long are torn asunder after the sudden death of Power's mother, Charlotte. Power chooses to follow guardian Charles “Slim” Simmons’s guidance and learn Atlanta’s street ways, while Beauty, wary of Slim’s hustling, leaves to pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer. The two ambitious, determined leads must suppress their mutual attraction while they pursue separate paths. Five years in different cities, sustained by mutual love and a hope that their paths will cross again, teach them important lessons of strength and survival. Though the prose is honest and reliable, if lackluster, and the narrative occasionally sags under long-winded, preachy monologues, the characters remain consistent. Despite time apart, the two realize that their fates are undeniably intertwined. Danger will eventually bring them together, but whether they can save each other is left unanswered until the next book. (Oct.) Agent: Vigliano Associates
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062067678
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/18/2011
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 108,995
  • File size: 9 MB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Alyssa

    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!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2012

    Great story!

    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!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2011

    Great book =)

    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!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2011

    Great read!!

    Can't wait for the sequel!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2011

    Great read!

    A real page-turner. An easy read that you won't want to put down!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Power and beauty

    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

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Hoping part 2 will be better

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2011

    Must read this book!

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Husle hard

    Great story felt very hard to live with out a mom

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Great book!

    This book was great...I truly enjoyed it. I cant wait for part 2. GREAT JOB TI!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 30, 2011

    Great book!

    I loved the book and I am excited to find out what happens in the next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Thumbs up

    Both authors did a outstanding job. Great read. Can't wait to read the second one.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2011

    Disappointed

    This book was a total FAIL! I was unable to finish the book because it was so boring. I must say, this is the worst I've read this year.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2011

    Life on the Streets

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2011

    Omgoodness!!!

    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!:-)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

    Pleasantly surprised...

    This was an enjoyable read. I guess I was not expecting this considering it was written by a rapper. I thoroughly enjoyed the plot and look forward to the sequel.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 24, 2014

    Awesome read.

    Awesome read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2013

    Arianna.jolly@yahoo.com

    Add me ....
    Buy the way this is a good book read it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    So-so

    Ok read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2013

    NEMESIS CABIN

    Goddess of Revenge

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