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Losing my cool

Thomas Chatterton Williams

Losing my cool

how a father"s love and 15,000 books beat hiphop culture

by Thomas Chatterton Williams

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Published by Penguin Press in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementThomas Chatterton Williams
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE185.615 .W497 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 225 p. ;
Number of Pages225
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24521534M
ISBN 10159420263X
ISBN 109781594202636
LC Control Number2009053251
OCLC/WorldCa466335760

"Losing My Cool " by: Thomas Chatterton Williams town 2. Meeting RaShawn In chapter 5, Williams first expresses his early prejudgment about the people of Georgetown University. It was a significant apart of the book because it allowed the readers to get a glimpse of his.   Losing My Cool portrays the allure and the danger of hip-hop culture like no book has before. Even more remarkably, Williams evokes the subtle .

Analysis: Losing My Cool Presentation Layout: 1. Overview of the book 2. Analysis of themes 3. Reaction of selected individuals to the book Samantha Sharpe IB English - IOP Themes Selected to Analyze: Analysis of Education throughout the text: Analysis of Experience throughout. Losing My Cool – Book Report Introduction From William’s childhood home of one-story ranch house, his father made a collection of books more than any library could hold. His father used some of these volumes to operate an academic prep service, while the other books were used in his never-ending quest for wisdom. William, as [ ].

  This book review is cross-posted on Reading Local: Portland.. Reading Local Portland Review: “Losing My Cool” by Thomas Chatterton Williams. By: Cara Holman [ Losing My Cool | Thomas Chatterton Williams | Penguin Press| $ ] Losing My Cool: How a Father’s Love Books Beat Hip-Hop Culture began as a word op-ed essay Williams had to write for a class assignment . His first book, released by Penguin in , was the memoir Losing My Cool: How a Father’s Love Books Beat Hip-Hop Culture—the subtitle is now Love, Literature and a Black Man’s Escape from the Crowd—which strode boldly, if rather late, into the “conversation” about black youth : Tobi Haslett.


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Click Download or Read Online button to get losing my cool book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Losing my cool is the story of Thomas Chatterton Williams’ youth and intellectual coming of age, against the backdrop of the hip hop culture of the 80’s and 90’s.

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By Thomas Chatterton Williams. Penguin Press, $ Losing My Cool is definitely a book I would recommend to others. Rated 5 out of 5 stars by WDH (New Port Richey, FL) Thoughtful Voice I like the author's voice throughout the book.

He chronicles growing up and trying to find your place in the world very well. He is thoughtful in how he examines his life and the lives of his friends and his. Book Review of “Losing My Cool: How A Father’s Love Books Beat Hip Hop Culture” by Thomas Chatterton Williams Posted on J March 2, by the uppity negro Earlier this week, my friend sent me a text and said “I found my new favorite writer.

Practically everything except classical is black music!” I refilled my glass with the brandy, which, I noticed, tasted an awful lot like Hennessy—better, though.” ― Thomas Chatterton Williams, Losing My Cool: How a Father's Love Books Beat Hip-hop Culture: Love, Literature, and.

Losing My Cool is a story that follows a man, Thomas Chatterton Williams, who is in search of his real identity. TCW is a black man trying to free himself from the crowd, but he has a few obstacles that interfere with his goal.

become."Losing My Cool" is a frank look at what has gone wrong in Black America. Williams points his finger at the culprits - and he names them.

Sadly, those who would most benefit from the lessons in "Losing My Cool" are the least likely to read the book, either because they cannot, or because they will not. Either way, that is a tragedy. Losing My Cool portrays the allure and the danger of hip-hop culture like no book has before.

Even more remarkably, Williams evokes the subtle salvation that literature offers and recounts with breathtaking clarity a burgeoning bond between father and son/5(20).

Book by: Thomas Chatterton Williams Review by: Matt Kubacki Associate Dean for Student Success St. Joseph's College, Brooklyn, NY. Early in Thomas Chatterton Williams’s thoughtful and and thought-provoking memoir, Losing My Cool, he explains both the clarity and complexity in his subject, himself, that unlike others of mixed-race heritage, he never wanted to be white.

In "Losing My Cool" the family is challenging and wise and strongest group of all. Rated 5 out of 5 stars by Marta M. (Tustin, CA) An interesting read I found this book very interesting. In fact I couldn't put it down and I was reading it while on vacation. On vacation I usually read fiction.

The author is well educated and the book is well. Both books include a character that leads to success, one book also has a character that has a fallout and ends up with the opposite of success. The two books are Losing My Cool written by Thomas Chatterton Williams and the second is The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore.

That struggle, and Williams’ eventual decision to fully break away from a life of baggy jeans and being “real,” is documented in his first book, “Losing My Cool: How a Father’s Love and. Losing My Cool is a frank look at what has gone wrong in Black America.

Williams points his finger at the culprits - and he names them. Sadly, those who would most benefit from the lessons in Losing My Cool are the least likely to read the book, either because they cannot, or because they will not.

Either way, that is a tragedy.