Magic City By Trick Daddy

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Magic City By Trick Daddy
?A thug is someone who stands on his own. He lives by the decisions he makes and accepts the consequences. A thug is comfortable in his own skin. I wear mine like a glove.?  Trick Daddy was born a thug?just a stone?s throw from downtown Miami, yet a world away from its dazzling beauty and sparkling wealth. Where grinding poverty, deadly crime, and devastating racial tension taught kids to live by the ?hood rules. RemarkabLy, Trick came from nothing and made it big just when his chances had run out. Magic City is the extraordinary tale of a boy whose father was a pimp, who learned to hustle to survive, and whose only role model was his brother, the drug dealer he watched plying his trade on the block. It?s the untold truth behind the cult movie Scarface, of the drug money that transformed the city into a shining mecca for the rich and famous while turf wars between smalltime pushers claimed countless lives. It?s also the incredible story of how that potent mixt…

Reading My Father By Alexandra Styron

Reading My Father By Alexandra Styron
Reading My Father By Alexandra Styron

PART MEMOIR AND PART ELEGY, READING MY FATHER IS THE STORY OF A DAUGHTER COMING TO KNOW HER FATHER AT LAST? A GIANT AMONG TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAN NOVELISTS AND A MAN WHOSE DEVASTATING DEPRESSION DARKENED THE FAMILY LANDSCAPE. In Reading My Father, William Styron?s youngest child explores the life of a fascinating and difficult man whose own memoir, Darkness Visible, so searingly chronicled his battle with major depression. Alexandra Styron?s parents?the Pulitzer Prize?winning author of Sophie?s

Choice and his political activist wife, Rose?were, for half a century, leading players on the world?s cultural stage. Alexandra was raised under both the halo of her father?s brilliance and the long shadow of his troubled mind. A drinker, a carouser, and above all ?a high priest at the altar of fiction,? Styron helped define the concept of The Big Male Writer that gave so much of twentieth-century American fiction a muscular, glamorous aura. In constant pursuit of The Great Novel, he and his work were the dominant force in his family?s life, his turbulent moods the weather in their ecosystem. From Styron?s Tidewater, Virginia, youth and precocious literary debut to the triumphs of his best-known books and on through his spiral into depression, Reading My Father portrays the epic sweep of an American artist?s life, offering a ringside seat on a great literary generation?s friendships and their dramas. It is also a tale of filial love, beautifully written, with humor, compassion, and grace.


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