• $14.99

Publisher Description

“A story of surviving and thriving with passion, compassion, wit, and style.”—Maya Angelou 
 
“In America, we have a tradition of black writers whose autobiographies and memoirs come to define an era. . . . Buck may be this generation’s story.”—NPR
 
A coming-of-age story about navigating the wilds of urban America and the shrapnel of a self-destructing family, Buck shares the story of a generation through one original and riveting voice. MK Asante was born in Zimbabwe to American parents: his mother a dancer, his father a revered professor. But as a teenager, MK was alone on the streets of North Philadelphia, swept up in a world of drugs, sex, and violence.
 
MK’s memoir is an unforgettable tale of how one precocious, confused kid educated himself through gangs, rap, mystic cults, ghetto philosophy, and, eventually, books. It is an inspiring tribute to the power of literature to heal and redeem us.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2013
August 20
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
7.2
MB

Customer Reviews

mic80205 ,

Great Read

The book was a fun and different style of writing. I caught myself laughing at times and learning from the book. Highly recommend reading.

jinandjuice_ ,

A must read!!!

I can't think of anything bad to say about this book. I loved it. Great read!

SyddieG ,

Worth a Buck

The word Buck embodies so many things so many meanings as does the man behind the buck. He's a strong man a resilient man he's every man.