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Grace After Midnight: A Memoir Paperback – Bargain Price, November 13, 2009
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"Felicia's story is a reminder to me that through the depths of the worst unforeseen circumstances, that life can sometimes bring, the 2 things that we must never lose sight of, GOD's Grace, and Hope. Felicia is a perfect example of one who learned this the hard way and will now, never lose her way again." (Jamie Hector, NBC's Heroes )
"Pearson's memoir is even more horrifying than the cold-blooded killer she portrays on The Wire." (Kirkus Reviews )
"A gripping story about overcoming obstacles in the face of great adversity and finding hope in the most unlikely place-television." (Ebony )
"A remarkable book about a remarkable lady...will encourage anyone who aspires to be bigger and better than what they are...an awesome book to give to a young person as a Christmas gift." (Allhiphop.com )
"This is no rage-to-riches story. In fact, it reads more like a miracle." (Essence )
"Read her intriguing life story...it's a short, punchy ride of a book." (Giant )
"Apowerful story of someone trying to find her way in a dark world, realizing she can still choose her life's direction even in tremendously difficult circumstances. Pearson's narrative is spare, even poetic, rendering traumatic moments all the more powerful." (Publishers Weekly )
Top Customer Reviews
Despite what you may have heard or read about Felicia Pearson, Grace After Midnight sets the record set. She tells her story in her own words for anyone that wants to read it. It is not a pretty picture but she owned it and she did not and does not have to apologize for the way her life turned out. This is a story of family, curiosity, drugs, death, murder, incarceration, grace, encouragement, despair, hope and love. Just when she was about to return to a life on the streets, fate stepped in and she was asked to come to the set of "The Wire" for an audition.
Being from Baltimore and having worked in the foster care department, this reader has seen firsthand many children like Felicia who have had to overcome so much. I applaud her for the courage to tell her story. Grace After Midnight is recommended for everyone, particularly for troubled youth who are looking for a light of encouragement.
Reviewed by: Priscilla C. Johnson
Felicia Pearson's story is engaging and real. She does not want readers to feel sorry for her and I applaud her for that. She wants to tell her story because it is a story of hope for souls lost in street life; especially children's souls. Written in a matter-of-fact way, she simply explains the mindset of a child that is not quite lost but falls prey to what feels right even though it is wrong; gangster life.Read more ›
Here, we learn about the man behind the character (LOL) and the life that she endured to get to where she is today - from the rough streets of Baltimore to 4 years in jail, then back to the streets after playing it straight works against her because of her conviction, to the meeting with Michael K. Williams that was divine timing and made her the star she is today.
It is not a pretty story; at times it is awful, but she made it. And she can speak her truth and be proud. That's what I loved most about this book, she is unapologetic about who she is, HOW she is and where she has come from. She doesn't glorify her past, and she was able to save herself through GRACE before it was too late.
This is a quick, riveting and rewarding read that makes you almost hear her reading it to you and I HIGHLY recommend it. Kudos to the co-author's subtlety that makes this book a knockout!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I honestly did not think I would enjoy reading this memoir....I was 100% wrong. What is Snoop doing now? Did she leave the Baltimore area? What other movies have she acted in? Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rvalentine
THIS IS A GOOD AND EASY READ, GREAT LIFE STORY, SHE REALLY LUCKED OUT IN LANDING THE WIRE GIG...Published 2 months ago by sam3dpg
Children are dying everyday. Some Have no choice, they see no way out. The streets consume them and once in trouble, without the help of God and a great support system the stay in... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
I was really disappointed in this book. It looked and read like it was written by a 10 year old. Still into my book library it will go.Published 5 months ago by Danielle Moore
Loved her in "The Wire." Her autobiography is going to make you cry, laugh, and remember "her" journey. Some are very, difficult, right from the beginning. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Zulaikha A. Byerly
Loved watching her character on The Wire - interesting to read about her life.Published 11 months ago by cindy domasky
I pick up this book and could not put it down. While it was quite blunt, it was very interesting. I'm so glad she turned her life around and wish her much successPublished 15 months ago by norma