Pressure: From FBI Fugitive to Freedom

Pressure: From FBI Fugitive to Freedom

by Wade Malik

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Overview

Pressure is Malik Wade’s compelling, brutally honest description of his descent into the underworld, his years as a FBI fugitive, his incarceration, and his ultimate redemption. Wade began dealing drugs in San Francisco’s infamous Sunnydale housing project at age 15. By 19, his network reached from the Bay Area to Washington, DC. By 22, he had made the FBI’s wanted list. By 29, he was serving a 14-year stretch in federal prison.

In prison, Wade began a rigorous program of self-improvement. He would emerge from the darkness of prison a changed man. Once released, he enrolled in Stanford Law School’s Project ReMADE entrepreneurship program and began speaking about his experiences at UC Berkeley and other universities. Then in 2013, Wade founded the Scholastic Interest Group, a nonprofit dedicated to helping at-risk youth.

In addition to a gripping personal story, Pressure is also social commentary. Wade chronicles the societal forces that shaped him, and he explodes many of the myths about drug dealers, prison, and growing up in the inner city. A vivid, authentic account of the triumph of the human spirit, Pressure is a revelation with the power to open minds and change hearts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998616704
Publisher: Pressure Publishing
Publication date: 06/15/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Malik Wade has lived three lives. As a teenager, he was a recourceful drug dealer. As a young man, he was a fugitive from the FBI and eventually a prison inmate. As an adult, he transformed his life to become a mentor, author, entrepreneur, and the Executive Director of Scholastic Interest Group. Malik is a graduate of Stanford Law School's Project ReMade entrepreneurship program and the author of Pressure, a book about his life. When not speaking as a youth advocate at universities, he lives in San Francisco, California.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD BY JEFF ADACHI, SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC DEFENDER

INTRODUCTION

THE HERO’S JOURNEY

MY SAN FRANCISCO

PART I: THE PATH TO DESTRUCTION

Chapter 1: HOW IT ALL BEGAN

Chapter 2: SEDUCTION

Chapter 3: FALSE VICTORY

Chapter 4: A FATHER’S IMPACT

Chapter 5: HUBRIS

Chapter 6: TROUBLE IN PITTSBURGH

Chapter 7: THE CHASE IS ON . . .

Chapter 8 THE PHONE CALL

Chapter 9: THE FUGITIVE

Chapter 10: THE POWER OF CONDITIONING

Chapter 11: INSATIABLE AND UNTOUCHABLE

Chapter 12: ART OF THE DEAL

Chapter 13: FACE THE MUSIC

Chapter 14: TRANSFER

Chapter 15: FINDING MY WAY

Chapter 16: MENTAL WARFARE

Chapter 17: TRUE EDUCATION

Chapter 18: LET THE GAMES BEGIN

Chapter 19: PRESSURE MANIFESTED

Chapter 20: RELIGION VS. SPIRITUALITY

Chapter 21: MASTER STUDENT

PART II: RETURNING, RELEARNING, RESTORING

Chapter 22: A NEW WORLD

Chapter 23: STAYING FOCUSED

Chapter 24: PRISON’S IMPACT ON RELATIONSHIPS AND SELF

Chapter 2:5 BERKELEY

Chapter 26: MENTORSHIP

Chapter 27: STREETS TO STANFORD

Chapter 28: THE JOURNEY

Chapter 29: THE RIDDLES OF THE WORLD

Chapter 30: THE BIRTH OF SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

Chapter 31: COLLEGE BOUND

Chapter 32: I CAN BREATHE

Chapter 33: THE POWER OF LISTENING

Chapter 34: AN OPEN LETTER TO MY COMMUNITY

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