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IN BLACK IN WHITE Paperback – March 9, 2012
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"Woody's constant inner monologue and
amazing memory for details makes this
brutally honest book a must read for educators
laboring in urban schools." --Edgar Shockley MFA, Alumni Horae, St. Paul's School
"The self-publishing revolution continues to change the face of publishing in part because of authors like L.T. Woody, whose coming-of-age story, In Black In White, broke barriers when it was reviewed in the Baltimore Sun." (Mister Write: Books, writing, items of literary interest.)
"Even though it's talking about this elite boarding school," he said, "the experience that I am writing about is pretty universal for any kid that goes to a good school, who is a minority someplace and who had to adjust." By Yasmein James, for NewsWorks
From the Author
While my book is nonfiction, it is an easy "read", and somewhat of a fun romp, sometimes through the eyes of a teenager. It describes how I learned to deal with life at a very elite boarding school, St. Paul's School of Concord, NH, a place that was far outside of my experience as a kid straight out of the "hood", the "real hood". This is a real-life story, none of that "Fresh Prince of Belair" make believe, although I did find that sit-com amusing.
IN BLACK IN WHITE contains many lessons for smart young men and women trying to make something of their lives. All of it told from a thoughtful perspective that makes the two (apparently very different) environments accessible to readers from any background.
That is what I set out to do with this book.
Top Customer Reviews
In its simplest form, Woody's book is an amusing and at times emotional tale. Never sentimental, it makes you laugh and cry. The characters are authentic and imperfect. What makes the book compelling and complex is Woody's natural ability to be IN the story and simultaneously OUT of the story...the struggling protaganist and the invisible, detached narrator. He does this within a single paragraph. Riveting technique.
Deceptively simple, hauntingly complex in the issues he raises, the universal questions he asks. A page turner, a fast read, a book to bring you to a standstill for days afterwards.
I felt a deep connection to issues raised by Warren Farrell, The Myth of Male Power.
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