by Lemon Andersen
Winner of Best Book of the Year from the New York Book Festival, a tough, yet poignant biographical account of a good kid growing up in an unforgiving environment. Lemon Andersen served two prison sentences before he was 21 and won a Tony Award before he turned 30. This on stage memoir touches on young love, the birth of hip hop, slinging crack, ballet, stealing car parts, prison and poetry. Weaving hard edged drama with urban poetry, a coming-of-age story told with profound honesty, compassion and humor.