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Paper-Thin/Soul-Deep: A Collection of Personal Letters and Journal Entries of African-American Men Hardcover – October 1, 2002


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 237 pages
  • Publisher: Vantage Pr; 1 edition (October 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0533139376
  • ISBN-13: 978-0533139378
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.8 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,368,866 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Aurelia Cannon on December 15, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Although I wasn't enamored by the book cover, I can assure you that this is one of the most powerfully written books I have read in a long time. As I read each of the personal letters and journal writings, I kept saying to myself, "YES! YES! YES!" Finally, there is an opportunity to look beyond the surface to both feel and understand the hearts of African American men. One moment, I was in tears, the next I was angry and then I was bursting at the seams with laughter. The experiences of these men as they write about their relationships with their parents, their children, their wives, thier lovers and themselves have all helped to bring greater clarity for me as I try to grow in my relationship with my beautiful chocolate man. Thanks Blanchard, Shelton and Goodman! What a personal education this book has been for me!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By jeffrey fairley on March 27, 2003
Format: Hardcover
These letters and journal entries ritten by men of color, in the simplist form, offer us the hope we need to tell our own stories. Stories of failure and success, of love kept and love loss. It show the diversity that exist among men of color, while rejection the myth that we are unable to express ourselves.
Blanchard, Shelton, Mims-Goodman and Company should be praised for this gathering of Black men that have spoken so profoundly through the written word on the lives of ordinary Black men. They take us from the hood to academia, to struggles with our sexuality, to the prison world, to our relationships with others, even our grandmothers.
Using several different styles of writing, from first person to narrative, comedy and tradegy, Paper-Thin Soul-Deep is a must read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers on May 11, 2003
Format: Hardcover
For many years including today, the African-American male has been stereotyped. From the thug to the super star athlete, he has had to endure the labels of society. A collection of letters and journals, PAPER-THIN SOUL-DEEP, allows us to delve into the hearts of African-American men, exploring many emotions on a variety of issues.
Coming from all walks of life, we are introduced to fathers, husbands, brothers, nephews, and friends. From the very beginning, their voices will captivate and inspire you. Several standout pieces include "Father Figure," "Paradise," and "Wings." While each piece is honest, poignant, and relatable, the impact they convey is simply powerful.
Compelling and stirring, PAPER-THIN SOUL-DEEP is a literary gem. It takes you on a journey that will awaken your emotions on all levels. You will laugh, cry, and be touched as you gain true insight from a variety of American-American men. This collection is one that will leave a lasting impact on your soul.
Reviewed by Kanika (Nika) Wade
of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 12, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Paper-Thin Soul Deep is a must read. It will take you through numerous emotions and give your heart a complete thrill. It will suprise you that the journals were written by the everyday men we see in our society today. It will open your eyes and give you a whole new perspective on African Amercian males, fracturing the modern steroetype.
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I'm giving this book to many friends. It's a great gift because it is well written and it will make you laugh, cry, and question current images of African American males. Although it is not an academic collection of work, it is a valuable tool for understanding African American males from their own perspective.
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