There Will Be No Miracles Here

There Will Be No Miracles Here

by Casey Gerald

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Overview

The testament of a boy and a generation who came of age as the world came apart—a generation searching for a new way to live.

Casey Gerald's story begins at the end of the world: Dallas, New Year's Eve 1999, when he gathers with the congregation of his grandfather's black evangelical church to see which of them will be carried off. His beautiful, fragile mother disappears frequently and mysteriously; for a brief idyll, he and his sister live like Boxcar Children on her disability checks. When Casey—following in the footsteps of his father, a gridiron legend who literally broke his back for the team—is recruited to play football at Yale, he enters a world he's never dreamed of, the anteroom to secret societies and success on Wall Street, in Washington, and beyond. But even as he attains the inner sanctums of power, Casey sees how the world crushes those who live at its margins. He sees how the elite perpetuate the salvation stories that keep others from rising. And he sees, most painfully, how his own ascension is part of the scheme.

There Will Be No Miracles Here has the arc of a classic rags-to-riches tale, but it stands the American Dream narrative on its head. If to live as we are is destroying us, it asks, what would it mean to truly live? Intense, incantatory, shot through with sly humor and quiet fury, There Will Be No Miracles Here inspires us to question—even shatter—and reimagine our most cherished myths.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735214200
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 35,576
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Casey Gerald grew up in Oak Cliff, Texas and went to Yale, where he majored in political science and played varsity football. After receiving an MBA from Harvard Business School, he cofounded MBAs Across America. He has been featured on MSNBC, at TED and SXSW, on the cover of Fast Company, and in The New York Times, Financial Times, and The Guardian, among others.

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There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Poorly+written%2C+this+book+has+a+lot+of+words+but+doesn%27t+tell+a+story.+Casey+seems+to+have+an+interesting+story+but+this+book+was+just+terrible.++
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too many meanderings without going anywhere. Some details interesting and some insight into the author's life and thinking. If you think you want to read it, borrow it, check it out from the library, don't pay for it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good job.