Lord knows, Rev Al has had his personal and very public ups and downs - but he's come out bigger and better than ever. Though the host of MSNBC's PoliticsNation is as fiery and outspoken as ever about the events and issues that matter most, he's learned that the only way we can get right as a nation is by getting right from within.
In this, his first book in over a decade, Rev Al will take you behind the scenes of some unexpected places – from officiating Michael Jackson's funeral, hanging out with Jay-Z and President Barack Obama at the White House, to taking charge of the Trayvon Martin case. And he will discuss how he came to his unexpected conclusions in such areas as Immigration, Gay Rights, Religion and the Family.
But the heart of the book is an intimate discussion of his own personal evolution from street activist, pulpit provocateur and civil rights leader to the man he is today - one hundred pounds slimmer, and according to the New York Observer “the most thoughtful voice on cable.”
No, the Rev. Al you met ten years ago isn’t the same man you’ll meet today. And he has a simple promise: We can transform this nation and we can all lead better lives if we're willing to transform our hearts and transform our minds.
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About the Author
Al Sharpton is a political and social activist in the fight against injustice.
Table of Contents
1 Changing with the Times-My Unlikely Journey 1
2 If You Want to Lead, You Must Decide Where You're Going 9
3 Breaking the Shackles of Childhood 15
4 Learning from Flawed Leaders 25
5 You Need to Know When to Quit It 31
6 Never Rest on Your Laurels 37
7 Be Authentic 41
8 Don't Be Afraid to Change and Evolve 49
9 Value Family, Value Community, and, Most Important, Value Yourself 63
10 Don't Get Hypnotized by the Shiny Objects 75
11 How to be the Greatest 113
12 Stay Focused, and Don't be Ruled by Your Emotions 117
13 Practice What You Preach 135
14 At Your Lowest Point, You May Find Your Greatest Gift 149
15 Define Yourself-Before Others Do It for You 165
16 Don't Be Afraid to Be Big 169
17 Be Open to Unlikely Allies 173
18 Don't Be Afraid to Ask for What You Want 191
19 A True Leader Has to Be Disciplined-and Consistent 205
20 Every Life Has Value 217
21 Beware of the Danger of Extremes 225
22 True Friends Stick Together Through the Good and the Bad 235
23 What Is Your Legacy? 245
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Rev. Sharpton has captured the essence of the hardships, trials and joys of physically experiencing and seeing this country evolve. And while today, we are in subtle (and not so subtle) ways seeing and hearing the ugliness of racism in our government, in our neighborhoods, in our schools and the streets throughout america, we still have come a long way. The book is written with a very clear and concise, straight forward, no nonsense prose for the young reader and for the aged. If you are looking for first hand historical information from one born in raised in the deep south, The Rejected Stone is a great place to start! Thank you Reverend Sharpton for taking the painstaking time to share your life with us!
poorly written,,,disjointed racist rant by a poorly dressed cheap suit jerk-curl wearing race pimp