Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny

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Penguin, Apr 20, 2006 - Self-Help - 192 pages
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Most people associate Hill Harper with Hollywood, as he’s appeared in dozens of films and television shows. But he is just as comfortable in a school auditorium, rousing groups of students with his unique style of real-life wisdom. Having addressed thousands of high-school and middle- school students over the years, Hill is ready to take his message to an even wider audience. Letters to a Young Brother is drawn from the humbling life lessons he learned on the road to his Ivy League education and beyond. Inspired by the countless letters and e-mails he has received from teens, Hill Harper set out to write a series of letters to young people that would catch the attention of even the most reluctant readers.

The result is a motivational but approachable book full of encouragement on a wide array of hot topics, particularly among young African-American and Hispanic men. From the challenges of getting a good education and making it through college to the media’s destructive emphasis on material wealth, Letters to a Young Brother delivers eye-opening answers. Reminiscent of Marian Wright Edelman’s New York Times bestseller, The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours, Hill Harper’s words will resonate for years to come.


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User Review  - cm37107 - LibraryThing

Offering inspirational advice in a down-to-earth style, this unique compilation of letters provides wisdom, guidance, and heartfelt insight to help the reader chart their own path to success. Based on ... Read full review

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The process to order from overstock was fast simple and effective. This book was bought for my son as a graduation present. The book tallks to young men about finding and creating your destiny. It is an inspirational tool for all young men of all ages and ethnicities. Read full review

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The Newest Perfect Model
Friends as Family
Being Raised by a Single Parent
The Debt Rule
Working Hard at Working Smart
Quitting versus Changing Your Mind
Educating and MoneyMaking
Finding Your Swagga
Sex Matters

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Currently starring in CSI: NY, Hill Harper has appeared in numerous prime- time television shows and feature films, including Beloved and He Got Game. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a B.A. and cum laude from Harvard Law School. He also holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government. He was recently named one of People magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive.

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