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➚ [KINDLE] ❄ Losing My Cool By Thomas Chatterton Williams ➤ – Bchipdigital.co.uk A provocative intellectual memoir USA Today from a remarkable new literary voice Growing up Thomas Chatterton Williams knew he loved three things in life his parents literature and the intoxicating hiA provocative intellectual memoir USA Today from a remarkable new literary voice Growing up Thomas Chatterton Williams knew he loved three things in life his parents literature and the intoxicating hip hop culture that surrounded him Fo.

R years he managed to juggle two disparate lifestyles keeping it real in his friends' eyes and studying for the SATs under his father's strict tutelage until it all threatened to spin out of control Written with remarkable candor and em.

losing download cool pdf Losing My epub Losing My Cool PDFR years he managed to juggle two disparate lifestyles keeping it real in his friends' eyes and studying for the SATs under his father's strict tutelage until it all threatened to spin out of control Written with remarkable candor and em.

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PDF/EPUB Thomas Chatterton Williams ã ã Losing My Cool ePUB × Losing My Kindle - Thomas Chatterton Williams is the author of Losing My Cool and Self Portrait in Black and White He is a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine a 2019 New America Fellow and the recipient of a Berlin Prize He lives in Paris with his wife and children

10 thoughts on “Losing My Cool

  1. Ira Ira says:

    PDF/EPUB Thomas Chatterton Williams ã ã Losing My Cool ePUB × Losing My Kindle - losing download, cool pdf, Losing My epub, Losing My Cool PDFI first heard of Thomas Chatterton Williams' book Losing My Cool on a public radio program To the Best of our Knowledge I was a bit disturbed by Williams' thesis that “hip hop culture” is the source of serious problems in the US black community especially because he played down racism as an ongoing problem I was disturbed by the fact that the white host appeared to lap up Williams' ideasI am a white Jew and as such I think it's my responsibility to denounce racism like it is the responsibility of all caring people If anything white people have a greater responsibility to fight racism because the privilege of our skin means other white people who are after all the beneficiaries and arbiters of racism are generally likely to listen to us Thus I feel moved to respond to Williams whose book I fear only plays to white people's tendency to b


  2. Bill Bill says:

    PDF/EPUB Thomas Chatterton Williams ã ã Losing My Cool ePUB × Losing My Kindle - losing download, cool pdf, Losing My epub, Losing My Cool PDFI'm about 10 years older than the author so my relationship to hip hop is a bit different I grew up with funk and disco in the white suburbs of Pittsburgh When hip hop came along I lapped it up It was so black The mainstream white and black hated it People didn't understand it Hip hop became a source of pride for meOf course the music was a lot diverse in the '80s We had silly rap good time rap black nationalist rap misogynist rap and what would become gangsta rap It was before the multinational record labels got a hold of it and turned the lion's share of mainstream hip hop as though that could've existed in '87 into the gangsta varietyI often wondered what it must've been like growing up with that constant nihilistic self loathing misogynist message being pounded into impressionable young ears Losing My Cool gave me insight into that experience I


  3. Nadine X Nadine X says:

    PDF/EPUB Thomas Chatterton Williams ã ã Losing My Cool ePUB × Losing My Kindle - losing download, cool pdf, Losing My epub, Losing My Cool PDFAn engaging but very frustrating read I found it very upsetting how one sided the author is about a subculture that contains so many different elements both positive negative He has a very narrow view of hip hop While it is an interesting read I really HATE the premise message The author's racial politics taint every account he gives I'm not sure he can claim to be a voice for most black men since his experience of seeking to mimick and be accepted as black are tied to his biracial heritage This is reinforced by his continous stereotyping He euates black culture and black people to hip hop which is really over simplistic racistAs a teaching tool about development I feel it still has some value because it does speak to many issues faced by most


  4. Trey Trey says:

    PDF/EPUB Thomas Chatterton Williams ã ã Losing My Cool ePUB × Losing My Kindle - losing download, cool pdf, Losing My epub, Losing My Cool PDFOverall solid and fascinating account of the author's attraction to hip hop culture and its narrow definition of blackness versus his autodidact father's emphasis on grades reading and philosophy He expresses very well why and how he was attracted to hood styles make no mistake the hip hop he refers to is the street stuff not conscious stuff which he and his friends derisively referred to as Starbucks niggas Even though my experience is a bit different as a black male I identified wi


  5. Rachelreads Rachelreads says:

    PDF/EPUB Thomas Chatterton Williams ã ã Losing My Cool ePUB × Losing My Kindle - losing download, cool pdf, Losing My epub, Losing My Cool PDFI was happy to win this book as a Goodreads giveaway It was a fast read and I found it to be very compelling I loved the premise of the author being able to throw off the shackles of the hip hop culture through the salvation of books ideas and his father's influence The first part of the book convincingly shows how captivating the


  6. Steph Steph says:

    PDF/EPUB Thomas Chatterton Williams ã ã Losing My Cool ePUB × Losing My Kindle - losing download, cool pdf, Losing My epub, Losing My Cool PDFLosing My Cool is a profound reflection on one of the prevalent cultures within the US While I find it somewhat bemusing that any individual could be so bold as to critiue any nonfiction writer who is willing to offer up their own intimate and precious life experiences for a greater good which Williams does in brilliant fashion I nevertheless wish to praise this candi


  7. Cynthia Cynthia says:

    PDF/EPUB Thomas Chatterton Williams ã ã Losing My Cool ePUB × Losing My Kindle - losing download, cool pdf, Losing My epub, Losing My Cool PDFFirst I've got to say that Williams was brave to write this book Taking a hard honest look at hip hop culture being critical of it and then publicly writing about his conclusions are fraught things for a black man to do in this country Opens him up to all sorts of unwarranted criticism I've seen him called an Uncle Tom in than one place That being said the book itself is an interesting and engaging read Williams is a real writer He writes lucidly and concisely and has a knack for choosing from among all the scenes from his life those scenes that will best convey the story he wants to tellThe story itself is both sad and wonderful Sad because there are so very many intelligent talented young people who never have a chance to flourish because they're caught up on a culture that doesn't value and encourage those att


  8. James Lang James Lang says:

    PDF/EPUB Thomas Chatterton Williams ã ã Losing My Cool ePUB × Losing My Kindle - losing download, cool pdf, Losing My epub, Losing My Cool PDFThis book offers an interesting perspective on hip hop culture and the ways in which it can distort the perspectives of young black people and especially some of its misogynistic tendencies But the author has a very solipsistic perspective best displayed in his treatment of RaShawn a young black man he admired when he was younger RaShawn becomes the author's foil in that while Williams reads and thinks his way out of his circumstances RaShawn goes down into a spiral of crime and jail But the implication of this is that hip hop culture which RaShawn embraced and Williams ultimately rejected determined their fates Williams never once stops to ask or investigate what RaShawn's life circumstances were like outside of his hip hop posing Perhaps poverty abuse at home etc determined both RaShawn's embrace of hip hop AND his ultimate fate rather than hip hop being the culprit Williams seems u


  9. Leslie Leslie says:

    PDF/EPUB Thomas Chatterton Williams ã ã Losing My Cool ePUB × Losing My Kindle - losing download, cool pdf, Losing My epub, Losing My Cool PDFWhile I appreciated the author's honesty and ability to write about some hard subjects I just didn't get into the book The first half I felt was overkill I understood the hip hop culture and how he lived it out pretty uickly And then the second half was the same way I read at least 30 pages making the same point I also felt that the author was a bit too universal in his judgements He was certainly able to see his own actions for what they were and that I


  10. Jay Jay says:

    PDF/EPUB Thomas Chatterton Williams ã ã Losing My Cool ePUB × Losing My Kindle - losing download, cool pdf, Losing My epub, Losing My Cool PDFMildly heartwarming as a fatherson coming of age story but lacking sufficient perspective or nuance in its portrayal of hip hop culture Far too many reductive sweeping judgments of hip hop's influence based on tenuous interpretations of scant anecdotal evidence I'd highly recommend the The Beautiful Struggle by Ta Nehisi Coates for a much sharper take on similar subject matter


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