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What I know for sure : my story of growing up in America

Author: Tavis Smiley; David Ritz
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The noted talk-show host details his experiences growing up black in an all-white Indiana community, describing what it was like to be an outsider, and the influence of his early life on his determination to succeed and to fight for the underdog.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smiley, Tavis, 1964-
What I know for sure.
New York : Doubleday, ©2006
(OCoLC)632133314
Named Person: Tavis Smiley; Tavis Smiley
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tavis Smiley; David Ritz
ISBN: 0385505167 9780385505161
OCLC Number: 67240857
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 260 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Gulfport to Gotham --
Gotham to Gulfport --
Gulfport to Bunker Hill --
The trailer and the church --
Men were walking on the moon --
The bully and the lesson --
The revelation --
In my father's house --
"Shame on the Smileys!" --
The boxcar children --
A rage that reaches to heaven --
Despising the shame --
Turn the fear to energy --
America has defaulted --
High school hierarchy --
Hustle and flow --
Dangerous unselfishness --
Conflict of sufferings --
The paradox paradigm --
IU --
Brave new world --
RIP Denver Smith --
Madam mayor --
End of the road --
Urban angels --
Hustle and flow revisited --
Urban angels revisited --
Lame-duck Hoosier --
Chillin' in the deep freeze --
End of the eighties --
I lost --
Just a thought --
A good bet --
The press and the President --
Castro --
Big mama --
Spring thaw --
Final bet --
The beginning --
Forces of light.
Responsibility: Tavis Smiley, with David Ritz.
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The noted talk-show host details his experiences growing up black in an all-white Indiana community, describing what it was like to be an outsider, and the influence of his early life on his determination to succeed and to fight for the underdog.

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