Can I Be Ernest?

Can I Be Ernest?

by Ernest K. Aning


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In a quest for adoration, admiration and acceptance, Can I Be Ernest? delivers an uncensored look at his early life growing up in gritty 1980s New York City. He finds himself in unfamiliar territory, leading to a series of unfathomable life-changing events impacting his perspective on humanity and the world.

Born to a proud African father and American mother, Ernest examines his childhood struggles embracing African culture at a peculiar time in black America, while highlighting the importance of not succumbing to the pressures of social acceptance and life's deceptions. The book tackles education, the perils of toxic relationships, fatherhood, maintaining sound friendships and more!

Can I Be Ernest? is deeply reflective, exposing raw emotions, truth-telling, self-deprecating humor, his devotion for baseball and enough nostalgia to last a lifetime.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732457300
Publisher: Eighty-One Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/2018
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue. 1

Chapter One: Ernest Goes to Jail! 19

Chapter Two: New York, N.Y.: Big City of Dreams, Rats

and Attitudes! 35

Chapter Three: Ugly as Ever! 55

Chapter Four: Strictly for the Weirdos. 71

Chapter Five: I Love The 80s! 93

Chapter Six: My First Love. 99

Chapter Seven: Big Feet, Big Roaches: My Teenage Agony. 117

Chapter Eight: The Last GREAT ADEQUATE Decade! 133

Chapter Nine: School Daze. 151

Chapter Ten: A**, T*ts, Porno Flicks…... 173

Chapter Eleven: Control Your D**k, Control Your Life! 183

Chapter Twelve: Chatlines and Hard-On’s: My Roaring

Twenties. 201

Chapter Thirteen: Friends: How Many of Us Don’t

Have Them?. 215

Chapter Fourteen: Unlike Father, Unlike Son. 223

Chapter Fifteen: The Lifetime Underachievement Award

Goes To…... 235

About the Author 255

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