Never Drank the Kool-Aid: Essays
His name is Touré--just Touré--and like many of the musicians, athletes, and celebrities he's profiled, he has affected the way that we think about culture in America. He has profiled Eminem, 50 Cent, and Alicia Keys for the cover of Rolling Stone. He's played high-stakes poker with Jay-Z and basketball with Prince and Wynton Marsalis. In Touré's world, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. sits beside Condoleezza Rice who sits beside hip-hop pioneer Tupac Shakur, and all of them are fascinating company.
Never Drank the Kool-Aid is the chronicle of Touré's unparalleled journey through the American funhouse called pop culture. Its rooms are filled with creative, arrogant, kind, ordinary, and extraordinary people, most of whom happen to be famous. It is Touré's gift to be able to see through the artifice of their world and understand the genuine motivations behind their achievements--to see who they truly are as people. This is a searingly funny, surprisingly unguarded, and deeply insightful look at a world few of us comprehend.
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NEVER DRANK THE KOOL-AID: EssaysUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Collected dispatches of the de Tocqueville of the Hip-Hop Nation.Journalist Touré's (Rolling Stone; the New Yorker) impassioned, insightful and stylish articles on hip-hop make up the bulk of these ... Read full review
Never drank the kool-aid: essaysUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This collection of essays and journalistic features doesn't differ much from other anthologies by contemporary pop culture writers. Not only does TourÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½ dish on intimate moments shared with ... Read full review
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8 Strange Fruit
9 Somehow Theres Love in the Hiphop Nation
10 Boys Will Be Boys
11 Who Do You Think You Are?
12 I Cant Take It