A Breed Apart
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BeschreibungOriginally self-published, this extraordinary memoir became a word-of-mouth success for candidly recounting a story that touches--and terrifies--communities across America: how an African American youth born to wealth and opportunity assuaged his disillusionment by turning to a life of crime. Born the son of a Fortune 500 executive and a dedicated schoolteacher in an affluent Chicago suburb, Victor Woods attended all the best schools and grew up in the safety of a loving home. But like so many African Americans who came of age in post-segregation America, he felt alienated and enraged. At fifteen, he ran away from home and never looked back, embarking on a life of crime that began with petty theft and climaxed with amassing forty million dollars' worth of counterfeit credit cards. Arrested by federal agents, Woods spent six years in prison, where many harsh moments of truth brought him to the realization that he needed to change his life. "A Breed Apart is his incredible story, told by a man reborn, a public speaker who has dedicated his life and work to motivating young people. Sure to inspire readers from all walks, this is a valuable work of penetrating honesty, depth, and passion.
PressestimmenClaude Brown author of "Manchild in the Promised Land" "A Breed Apart "should be required reading, and one of the most important books of the coming millennium.
Untertitel: A Journey to Redemption. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Atria Books
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2005
Seitenanzahl: 308 Seiten