Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jan 26, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 432 pages
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Examining the complexities of the problems of black youths from an insider's perspective, an African-American journalist recalls his own troubled childhood, his rehabilitation while in prison, and his successful Washington Post career.

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I loved reading this book. It was a compelling story that I could relate to. Often stories are written and are so far fetched that they take away the authors' credibility. I was right there with him throughout. Read full review

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McCall, who spent his youth in a maelstrom of drugs, gang wars, and violence that culminated in a prison term for armed robbery, convincingly explains the legacy of self-hatred that is destroying so ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Nathan McCall grew up in Portsmouth, Virginia. He studied journalism at Norfolk State University after serving three years in prison, and went on to report for the Virginian Pilot-Ledger Star and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution before joining The Washington Post in 1989. He is the author of a memoir, Makes Me Wanna Holler; an essay collection, What’s Going On; and a novel, Them. McCall is currently is a senior lecturer in African American Studies at Emory University and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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