Educator and philosopher Cornel West is the Class of 1943 University Professor at Princeton University. Known as one of America’s most gifted, provocative, and important public intellectuals, he is the author of the contemporary classic Race Matters, which changed the course of America’s dialogue on race and justice, and the New York Times bestseller Democracy Matters. He is the recipient of the American Book Award and holds more than 20 honorary degrees.
Award-winning writer David Ritz is the co-author of the autobiographies of Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, and B.B. King.
I do like the book:very much.
When adversity came, and it will in everyone's life, the Brother showed great restraint, and again, great Love for everyone he was interacting with at all times.
Since that day, whenever his name comes up in print or I happen to catch him speaking on television, I always tune in or read what he has to say.
While occasionally brilliant, this book contains way,way too much name dropping. Beyond a certain point, the reader "tunes out" and skims the sections containing long... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Harvey . C Ritchey
This book was interesting. Cornell west explains the details of his life in this autobography. Cornell is a very intelligent and interesting person.Published 3 months ago by Adrian T.
great read! the mish-mash of secular music and dr. west's biographical theological narrative was superb. Read morePublished 5 months ago by rg
I saw Cornel West several times as a guest on Bill Maher's HBO show. I enjoyed Cornel's attitude and love of life. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Wes Thompson
Well written story of an impressive bluesman. A book that will grasp the attention of many. A definite page turner and continuously leaves you wanting more.
he was always been a smart and interesting cat who states where he is coming from. this book speaks to what has made him the man he is. Read morePublished 9 months ago by mistermaxxx08
A very approachable read giving insight into the mind of Dr West. Definitely a tragicomic tail of an athletic youth who walked away from his talent to pursue his calling of... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Sam Motes
What a devotional read and a surprise this was, the book allows you to feel a personal connection with West and truly get a grasp on his visions and thoughts of several elements in... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Bernard Wright
Excellent, touching, and passionate account of Professor West's auto biography. A resilient, smart, and loving man doing all the right things growing up while dealing with the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Claudia