Coming Into Adulthood in Today's America: A Story of My Final 100 Days of College
Framed around the final one hundred days before his intended commencement ceremony, it presents M. Johnson-Smith's personal coming-of-age story as a boldly curious, anxious college undergraduate in Boston. His relationships with his family and peers, their struggles with life, and his eventual move from prestigious private university to poverty stricken West Africa all become parts of a memorable script.
"You're standing in front of a door. On one side lies an environment that you know; an environment you're used to. On the other side, a place unvisited, opens to a great unknown. We all have an innate passion to explore and seek out what lies beyond our visual realm and our peripheral scope. As I stand facing this door wondering what is on the other side, it becomes clear where this door is leading: to the threshold of adulthood."
-Excerpt from Coming Into Adulthood in Today's America
By connecting his personal experiences with larger political, cultural, and core human questions, M. Johnson-Smith uses his life as a canvas on which to paint the nuances of race and identity, sex and love, violence and pain, triumph and forgiveness. Coming Into Adulthood in Today's America: A Story of My Final 100 Days of College serves as the memoir to young adults in today's America.
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