Grace after Midnight

Grace after Midnight

by Felicia Pearson, David Ritz
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Grace after Midnight by Felicia Pearson, David Ritz

Felicia Pearson, who starred of the acclaimed television series 'The Wire', reveals her incredible, hard-knock life story, one that dramatically parallels her television character.

While Felicia is a brilliant actor who played a truly chilling role, what's most remarkable about "Snoop" is what she has overcome in her life. Snoop was born a three-pound cross-eyed crack baby in East Baltimore. Those streets are among the toughest in the world, but Snoop was tougher. The runt of the ghetto showed an early aptitude for drug slinging and violence and thrived as a baby gangsta until she landed in Jessup state penitentiary after killing a woman in self-defense. There she rebelled violently against the system, and it was only through the cosmic intervention of her mentor, Uncle Loney, that she turned her life around. Eventually, Snoop was discovered in a nightclub by one of The Wire's cast members and quickly recruited to be one of television's most frightening and intriguing villains.

While the story of coming up from the hood has been told by Antwone Fisher and Chris Gardner, among others, Snoop's tale goes far deeper into The Life than any previous books. And like Mary Karr's story, Snoop's is a woman's story from a fresh point of view. She defied traditional conventions of gender and sexual preference on the hardest streets in America and in front of millions of viewers on TV.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446195195
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 11/13/2009
Pages: 233
Sales rank: 440,384
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Felicia still lives in Baltimore, Maryland and is studying at the Baltimore school of the Arts. Felicia is now focussing on expanding her career to movies.

David Ritz's most recent bestseller is Tavis Smiley's What I Know For Sure. He has also collaborated with Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Laila Ali and B.B. King on their life stories. He has won a Grammy, a Deems Taylor ASCAP award, four Rolling Stone/Ralph J. Gleason book awards and is the co-composer of "Sexual Healing." He lives in Los Angeles.

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lexie222 More than 1 year ago
they had this book at my school and it looked interesting so i read it , and once i started i never wanted to stop and all my friends couldn't wait for me to finish so they could read it too . it was a great book and i read it everyday until i finished i highly recommend this book , you just gotta read it !
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TheART77 More than 1 year ago
A friend suggested I read this book and so I ordered it and had not put it down for a week from front to back cover .I found this book very interesting through the eyes of the writer Felicia Pearson wrote such an amazing book through life experiences Highly Recommended this read.
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I was always intrigued by the character Felicia Pearson portrayed in The Wire. So when I learned she had a book, I had to grab it. It didn't diappoint. She's pretty direct and clear about her life and how she lived it and she made no excuses for it. Her book was a quick read and maintains your attention throughout. Good book. *I purchased this book shortly after it was released so my review is late.
CraigTN More than 1 year ago
This is her story told in her words. Very authentic. A little more about the lesbian lifestyle than I cared to know. But again, that is part of her story. I look forward to more coming from this artist/actor.
Slessman More than 1 year ago
GRACE AFTER MIDNIGHT Felicia "Snoop" Pearson With David Ritz Grand Central Publishing ISBN: 978-0-446-19519-5 $13.99 - Paperback 240 pages Reviewer: Annie Slessman Memoirs can include people from all walks of life. From statesmen to the homeless, people share their lives in the hope that somehow they will be remembered. This seems to be the case of Felicia "Snoop" Pearson in her memoir, GRACE AFTER MIDNIGHT. Born into the world of a street kid, she came into the world weighing only three pounds. She grew strong, not only physically, but also mentally. These were traits that served her well on the streets of East Baltimore. Her birth mother was on crack when she gave birth to Snoop and eventually the drug caused her death. Snoop was taken in by the Pearson's, a couple who had little, but shared what they had with Snoop. The Pearson's hoped for something better for Snoop than the street life. However, Snoop liked the street life and against their wishes, she becomes part of the life of drugs, guns and sex. Snoop is a self professed homosexual who feels comfortable with her sexuality. Unfortunately, she finds this sexual preference a problem when she ends up in prison for second degree murder. Her life story is not a pretty one. It is full of the harsh reality of street survival, prison life and of the people who tried to help her along the way. It was the television media that gave 'Snoop" her biggest break when she is cast as a regular on the HBO television series, "The Wire." What turns "Snoop" from the streets and into a legitimate life makes for some interesting reading. Don't look for pretty tales here, they don't exist.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Baltimore, Felicia Pearson was born to a drug addict. Although the infant mortality rate is high for that class of baby, she survived overcoming illness. She was raised by foster parents who cared about her, but she could not accept their loving kindness. Instead she turned to the streets where she worked the crack trade under the tutelage of "Uncle" and "Father". At fifteen she killed a woman in self defense but spent several years behind bars. At the same time Uncle is killed street style and father goes to jail for life. Not wanting to emulate them any longer, upon parole Felicia accepts work on an assembly-line but her criminal past kept her from going straight. The Wire saved her in a Hollywood only happy ending as Felicia Pearson keeps the hope alive fueled by the regrets of the harm she had caused. This autobiography pulls no punches as Felicia Pearson tells her past with an open eyed honesty; not often seen in memoirs. Using street vernacular, Ms. Pearson leaves nothing to the imagination as she explains her street life childhood in spite of a loving foster mom and Pop. Profound and profane made even deeper by the street vernacular, Ms. Pearson has in deed come a long way from working the corners to Hollywood, but has not lost who she is. Grace After Midnight is inspiring for it's in your face from the heart honesty. Harriet Klausner
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dominican4life More than 1 year ago
You know what? when i first saw this book online i thought it was a guy but then when i clicked on it and saw the name i was glad to see that it was felicia from the wire..i really thought it would be an awesome book and it was! the money was well spent and didnt regret one bit buying this book..its so inspiring no matter if u gay, bi or straight it would still motivate you to keep going with life no matter the obstacles you go through..this girl sure got herself together from streets selling drugs to been a celebrity and role model for everybody in the hood..i wasnt raised in the streets but i sure do respect this book and recommend this one to everybody that has overcome a really big step in their lives! get it asap! you wont regret it
-x-JazminNiqquh More than 1 year ago
This book has really showed me that life is a gift and yes everyone goes through things in life but see the good even when it's bad. I sort of kind of been in her shoes only mo\y parents are alive and still together. Much love to snoop she's the best and one day I might marry her. x-x Jazmin.
newyork2KT More than 1 year ago
snoop ur a gud writer and u have a blessed heart i wish u the best!!!
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I did'nt know anything about the series ( the Wire). but i came across a segment on tv about women in prison and show the name felicia snoop pearson. afterwards i got on the net for more information. long story short I went to the bookstore and got the book and i read it within 2 hours cause it was so simple and straight to the point. this book would be good for alot of young girls to read who are headed in the wrong direction as i see just as i was walking downtown seattle to the bookstore to see these kids hanging out on the streets... I will take my book and give it to a youth center counselor and maybe they can give it to someone who needs encouragement.... god bless you felicia ... maybe you will come to seattle wa for a book signing ...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Snoop has had such a blessed life, despite the presence of some extremely harsh realities. She has a wonderful way of telling her story and while some of the writing is too simplistic, overall, the tone of her story is important to get the feeling of her life. I loved this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found 'Grace After Midnight' to be a recommended read for anyone in the African-American community. It spoke of the streets in a way that was down-to-earth and insightful. If you enjoyed books such as 'The Coldest Winter Ever' or 'Black Girl Lost' you will love 'Grace After Midnight'. Unlike fictional characters and plots this was real and to the point.