Texts from Bennett [NOOK Book]

Overview

Hardworking Kansas City rapper Mac Lethal has a problem, and its name is Bennett. His wannabe gangsta cousin is seventeen, uses drugs and foul language, claims to be 13 percent black, and swears he speaks "da female language." (Strangely that last one sort of seems true.)

But as different as they are, when Bennett and his mom lose their home, Mac’s got their backs. They’re ...
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Texts from Bennett

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Overview

Hardworking Kansas City rapper Mac Lethal has a problem, and its name is Bennett. His wannabe gangsta cousin is seventeen, uses drugs and foul language, claims to be 13 percent black, and swears he speaks "da female language." (Strangely that last one sort of seems true.)

But as different as they are, when Bennett and his mom lose their home, Mac’s got their backs. They’re family after all. Sure, it takes patience to live with the eternally smoked-out Bennett and the pill-popped Aunt Lily, but he can handle it.

You know who can’t? Mac’s very pretty, very WASPy, very uptight girlfriend. So as his once-peaceful household gets completely crazy, Mac learns that wanna-be-Crips are thicker than water, that his little cousin—flawed, irreverent, and basically a Saturday morning cartoon gone horribly wrong—has become his mentor, and that he really has no idea what’s up with girls.
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Library Journal
Kansas City, MO-based rapper/videographer Lethal (aka David Sheldon) created the perfect viral storm with his Texts from Bennett Tumblr blog, then created another when it appeared that his story of the bad-mouthed druggie young cousin whose family he took in was made up. Here's a first novel, then, based on the blog; with a 50,000-copy first printing.
Marl Eleveld<br><br> - Booklist
"This is a necessary novel that follows the phenomenon of poor white teens diving into black cultural stereotypes. The language is rough but true, and tough issues are addressed with care and understanding."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476706887
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication date: 9/3/2013
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 197,951
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Mac Lethal (aka David Sheldon) is a rapper, videographer, and entrepreneur from Kansas City, Missouri. His albums have charted in the top 100 on Billboard through his Black Clover Records label. His videos have gone viral online (see “Pancake Rap”) and earned his YouTube channel a spot as that platform’s most viewed in the world for six weeks straight. Connect with him on Facebook, or follow him on Twitter via @MacLethal.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

    This is a great novel with a great (and hilarious) story.  Mac L

    This is a great novel with a great (and hilarious) story.  Mac Lethal has done a superb job of translating his popular Tumblr into a very readable book.  I appreciate the fact that you're not just buying a book with a bunch of text messages copied from the blog; rather, you get a narrative about Mac, Bennett, and the whole family, and what it means to work hard and get through things together.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2013

    Why does the author advertise the book as $9 on his blog, but B&

    Why does the author advertise the book as $9 on his blog, but B&amp;N is charging $11.92 and $10.93?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    Amazing

    One of the funniest and amazing things I've read in a long while.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

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