- Paperback: 378 pages
- Publisher: Brown Girls Publishing (January 16, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1625176058
- ISBN-13: 978-1625176059
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.9 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,421,843 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Growing Up Gangster: The Rise, Fall and Redemption of a Notorious Hustler Paperback – January 16, 2015
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Greg Marshall was an innocent youngster-turned-gangster whose journey took him from the dangerous streets of South Central Los Angeles to the Deep South in Natchez, Mississippi. A life of crime, several stints in prison, all led up to Greg being shot and left for dead in a drug deal gone bad forcing him into the ultimate struggle for survival. After undergoing an intense rehabilitation, in which Greg had to overcome paralysis throughout the right side of his body, he penned his story about the deepest secrets of street life and the underworld, but also of how he eventually embraced God’s redemption and forgiveness. Greg’s story is one of pain, despair, crime, love, healing—all leading to where he is today—hoping to make a positive difference in the lives of others and becoming a beacon of hope for those who need it most.
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If you want to read a well-written memoir that will have you at the edge of your seat, I highly recommend this one.
As I read Greg's story, I was reminded of several valuable lessons. Every criminal, thug, or homie has a back story that is fueling their actions. It's easy to condemn people when we place them in a category such as evil, corrupt, no good. This attitude also helps the rest of us to distance ourselves from them, to judge them, to fuel the school to prison pipeline because once the label is applied, all the good and constructive parts of the person are discarded.
I believe God spared Gregory Marshall's life, not to glorify "the game" but as a cautionary tale for young men and women that you are putting your life, your freedom, and your family at risk when you turn to a life of crime. There is also a lesson for community building that as long as we glorify the acquisition of money, of things as the measure of success, we are telling young men and women to hustle and grab for the right now. Well done, Greg. I am waiting for your second book.
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