THE BEAST SIDE by D. Watkins

January 11, 2016

D. Watkins spoke about his book, The Beast Side, at Politics & Prose on Monday, January 11, 2016.

Watkins grew up in Baltimore’s East side—aka “the beast side”—surviving both rival drug dealers and law enforcement to earn two masters degrees and become a writing teacher, a Salon columnist, a CNN and NPR commentator, and Baltimore magazine’s “Best Writer” of 2015. This powerful memoir is also an astute socio-cultural history and an urgent call to action, following Watkins’s experience and that of his community as Trayvon Martin was killed, as Ferguson was torn apart, and as Baltimore itself exploded after the death of Freddie Gray.

The Beast Side: Living and Dying While Black in America By D. Watkins, David Talbot (Foreword by) Cover Image
By D. Watkins, David Talbot (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781510716391
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Published: Hot Books - September 27th, 2016

BLACK MAN IN A WHITE COAT by Damon Tweedy

September 13, 2015

Damon Tweedy spoke about his book, Black Man in a White Coat, at Politics & Prose on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

In his first book, Tweedy, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke and a practitioner at the Durham VA Medical Center, explores the significance of race in the medical world. Tracing his own experience as a medical student on a full scholarship—who at one point is mistaken for a maintenance worker—Dr. Tweedy exposes some of his profession’s outdated assumptions, while also showing the very real impact of socio-economic factors on the health of black Americans.

Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine By Damon Tweedy, M.D. Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781250044631
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Published: Picador - September 8th, 2015

Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine By Damon Tweedy, M.D. Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250105042
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Published: Picador - September 6th, 2016

TELL HOMELAND SECURITY--WE ARE THE BOMB by Boots Riley

August 26, 2015

Boots Riley spoke about his book, Tell Homeland Security--We Are the Bomb, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, August 26, 2015.

As part of the rap group The Coup, among other projects, Riley is a socially conscious and notoriously defiant rapper from the Bay Area, who has been observing cultural movements and creating music for more than twenty years. This collection of lyrics, commentary, and photographs is Riley’s personal history as well as an account of some of America’s most divisive social conversations from the past two decades, including absurdist arguments, colorful language, and revolutionary viewpoints.

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By Boots Riley, Adam Mansbach (Introduction by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781608462537
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Published: Haymarket Books - August 4th, 2015

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