Losing My Cool: Love, Literature, and a Black Man's Escape from the Crowd

Losing My Cool: Love, Literature, and a Black Man's Escape from the Crowd

by Thomas Chatterton Williams
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Losing My Cool: Love, Literature, and a Black Man's Escape from the Crowd by Thomas Chatterton Williams

"A provocative, intellectual memoir" (USA Today)-from a remarkable new literary voice.

Growing up, Thomas Chatterton Williams knew he loved three things in life: his parents, literature, and the intoxicating hip-hop culture that surrounded him. For years, he managed to juggle two disparate lifestyles, "keeping it real" in his friends' eyes and studying for the SATs under his father's strict tutelage-until it all threatened to spin out of control. Written with remarkable candor and emotional depth, Losing My Cool portrays the allure and danger of hip-hop culture with the authority of a true fan who's lived through it all, while demonstrating the saving grace of literature and the power of the bond between father and son.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143119623
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/26/2011
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 176,642
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Thomas Chatterton Williams holds a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Georgetown University and a Master’s degree from the Cultural Reporting and Criticism program at New York University. In 2007, he wrote an op-ed piece entitled “Yes, Blame Hip-Hop” for the Washington Post which generated a record-breaking number of comments. He writes for the literary magazine n+1 and currently lives in Brooklyn.

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Losing My Cool: Love, Literature, and a Black Man's Escape from the Crowd 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
manycharacters More than 1 year ago
I found out about this book from my Sunday Times read of the Week in Review. This author had written an article about living in Paris today and NYT referred his last book publication. This of course influenced my desire to have my own copy. A very god read from what I have seen thus far and somewhat close to my own lifestyle and education. Interesting as to how we are viewed as men, of mixed backgrounds, in other countries especially Europe.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago