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From Ghetto to Greatness
     

From Ghetto to Greatness

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by Kevin "Coach" Brown
 

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Set in the late 1970's, Author Kevin "Coach" Brown's novel From Ghetto to Greatness is a masterpiece of storytelling that grabs your attention from the very beginning. Once you are pulled into the protagonist's Jerome Green's world, you are whisked away with him through the perils of teenage drug addiction and living life with no parental guidance. You will be pulling

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Set in the late 1970's, Author Kevin "Coach" Brown's novel From Ghetto to Greatness is a masterpiece of storytelling that grabs your attention from the very beginning. Once you are pulled into the protagonist's Jerome Green's world, you are whisked away with him through the perils of teenage drug addiction and living life with no parental guidance. You will be pulling for Jerome all the way. The plot is fresh and intriguing; as opposed to the trite storyline of "I sold drugs, I was in a gang, I went to jail, and now I want to save the world." The result of this brand new approach to urban literature is a book that is absolutly a must read for all. It's just a wonderful story that will inspire you. It will make you laugh and sometimes want to cry. Brown paints his characters brilliantly as they all come to life and have a cumulative effect on Jerome Green's unsure future.

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ISBN-13:
9781257173358
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
05/05/2011
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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From Ghetto To Greatness 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Fatimah Moore 5 days ago
From Ghetto to Greatness Kevin (coach) Brown Dear Coach: Brother, Hommie, Father, Grandfather, Husband, Man I read your book in a couple of days from beginning to end, an excellent literary (common sense) masterpiece, highly descriptive, everyday life story of young Black men in America. This book about the effects of “Ghetto” life on the ‘endangered species” of young Black men in America, can identify with this book, from slavery till today. The broken family, mother, father divorce, remarrying, children moved around place to place, friends, peer pressure, drugs, sex, alcohol, gangs, police, personal decisions to make at different crossroads in our lives. Our first kiss, first sexual experience, first death of a friend, dysfunctional family life etc. and finally coming to the realization why I’m making all these bad decisions due to lack of positive parental guidance, sibling guidance, friends and environment. At some point around High School at Long Beach Polytechnic you began to realize, think about how to be a better person from your teachers back in elementary school thru high school. God, Creator sends all us thru experiences unknown at the time necessary for our development and desire to make something of ourselves, “it is in all of us all the time, just depends on what decisions we make at different junctures of our life, makes the difference.” I’m seventeen years older, but was referred by my wife born, raised in Long Beach to read your story with references to Richmond, Ca. of which I lived around nine years. We presently live in Long Beach, CA. I can identify with many of your experiences with family, friends, teachers who gave encouragement, including some friends who saw your potential, English teacher, Track coach Mr. Richardson, his wife in Junior Hi school and most importantly Diamond regarding Sergeant Perez. Your life and all our life stories as “spiritual beings (incarnate as) human beings having the power of God, “CHOICE” to be or become whatever we choose to be. You choose to escape from the “Ghetto” and become your “Greater self.” I thank you for this great Novel. I will pass it on my children and grandchildren. Namaste Professor, Therman E Robinson, Adlib Nabeeh Azikiwe LATTC, Social Science Department, History
MerryT More than 1 year ago
This is a masterpiece of storytelling. It grabs you from the very beginning of the book so that you can't walk away from it. You get behind the main character Jerome and root for him through the whole book as you watch him navigate the hard life full of many perils. Oh and just a tip - the author also has a life coaching service at http://www.kevinthelifecoach.com. It's worth checking out because it totally changed my life.