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City Kid

A Writer's Memoir of Ghetto Life and Post-soul Success

by Nelson George

Hardcover, 248 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $25.95 |

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City Kid
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A Writer's Memoir of Ghetto Life and Post-soul Success
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Nelson George

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Traces the author's rise from a youth spent in Brooklyn's Brownsville housing project to a Grammy Award winner and two-time National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, in an account that describes his early family life, the pop culture that inspired his career, and his collaborations with such figures as Spike Lee and Chris Rock.

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Nelson George Remembers Life As A 'City Kid'

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Popular Critic Spills Secret To 'Post-Soul Success'

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Chronicling Mike Tyson's Rise To Fame, Infamy

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