- Paperback: 152 pages
- Publisher: Renegade Books; 1 edition (May 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0970892926
- ISBN-13: 978-0970892928
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,021,696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Man Up! Nobody is Coming to Save Us Paperback – May 1, 2006
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Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (June 1987) warned us in his book, "Family and Nation" ... about family disorganization, increasing numbers of impoverished preschool children, illegitimate births, and the destructive influences they had upon all communities in America. For his heroic efforts, he was excoriated by national leaders and branded a kook, hate -monger, and racist.
Unfortunately, his warnings were ignored and conflicts have increased exponentially in black communities all across America. "Man Up" takes up the mantle of exposing these problems ... as a reminder they are still alive, well, and destroying the fabric of black families. It is a precursor to similar warnings outlined in Bill Cosby's and Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint's controversial book, "Come on People: On the Path from Victims to Victors".
I found this exquisite book to be an inspiring read, well paced, and exceptionally informative. Those who point out flaws in editing, should not quibble with the appearance of the messenger, but should concentrate on the relevancy of the message. Man Up does more than just state what is wrong ... it provides realistic (but tough) solutions to the problems at hand.Read more ›
To borrow a phrase from Fannie Lou Hamer, " I am sick and tired of being sick and tired" of the poverty pimps i.e. Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton, (hate monger) Farrakan, ( emperor/crackhead) Marion Barry) etc.)
Thank you very, very much Mr. Perry.
The facts are clear; we in the black community are in crisis! My heart aches, wondering how we will correct the many issues that plague us.
Mr. Perry does an expert, incredibly honest job at pointing out both the issues and providing salient solutions.
It truly is up to us in the Black community to help ourselves. No more pointing fingers; no more relying on the same old broken methods of the past.
Well, this was supposed to be a book review. Bottom line, EVERY SINGLE black person
Should read take to heart the simple, but profound methods offered in this book. Well done Mr. Perry, keep up the important efforts.
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Excellent reminder of what the older African- American taught me growing up. Purchase and pass on!Published 6 months ago by A. Newman
A must read for anyone who wants to understand the disconnect between reality and the rhetoric of our African-American leadership.Published 13 months ago by NB11
Think grouchy uncle telling the "young whippa snappas" that they need to shape up. Don't get me wrong, I respect Dr. Read morePublished 22 months ago by J. Easmon
Searched in B&N for this book but they couldn't even get it. Thanks Amazon for your help. Will buy more copies for friends.Published on December 20, 2013 by Sam da Man
Man Up should be called Man Down. Easy for Perry to criticize when his corporate schools rob the same communities that he claims he is trying to help. Terrible writing as well.Published on November 21, 2013 by Nick Banks
I'm more of a fan of Mr. Perry than I was off this book, but not because it's bad. I actually think it's a decent read and many topics are touched on. Read morePublished on August 9, 2013 by WordSmith
This book tells the truth in a frank and honest fashion, holding nothing back. I would recommend it to those who are not afraid of hearing the facts.Published on February 3, 2013 by Robert L Drummond
Must read for every single mom & the young men they are trying to raise. A call to action. Harsh and insightfulPublished on December 17, 2012 by MommaBear