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Texts from Bennett
     

Texts from Bennett

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by Mac Lethal
 

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A family story for the twenty-first century, based on the phenomenally popular Texts from Bennett Tumblr blog, this epistolary novel chronicles the year that Bennett and the rest of his freeloading family moved into his cousin Mac's household.

Hardworking Kansas City rapper Mac Lethal has a problem, and its name is Bennett. His wannabe gangsta cousin is

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A family story for the twenty-first century, based on the phenomenally popular Texts from Bennett Tumblr blog, this epistolary novel chronicles the year that Bennett and the rest of his freeloading family moved into his cousin Mac's household.

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.

Editorial Reviews

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

- 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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476706887
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
09/03/2013
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,106,008
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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Texts from Bennett 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whether real or fake I was laughing non stop Props to the pancake rapper
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why does the author advertise the book as $9 on his blog, but B&N is charging $11.92 and $10.93?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the funniest and amazing things I've read in a long while.