If you managed to survive a beating by over 100 gang members one cold night deep in gang turf, would you ever go back into that neighborhood? Writer M. Rutledge McCall not only went back, he moved into the 'hood--for nearly a year and a half.
Described as a young, urban "The Sopranos"-meets-"Boys In The Hood," this shocking saga details the time McCall spent living in one of the largest, most violent ghettos in America during a period when gang members were sending bullet-riddled corpses to the county morgue at the rate of almost one every 11 hours. After spending months in gang turf on a regular basis, sufficient mutual trust and respect grew between gang members and McCall that they allowed him to be involved in every aspect of their lives: to go where they went, to see what they saw, to do what they did. To move among them as no white outsider had ever been allowed. McCall saw it all, from crimes committed by gang members to crimes committed by police officers. He saw firsthand the path that leads 6 year-old boys to becoming 16 year-old killers, and society's role in creating and fostering the mayhem and violence in America's big-city ghettos.
The book was optioned for film by David Sacks (Co-Founder of PayPal, and Producer of the hit movie "Thank You For Smoking).
> To view a demo video of the book and news interviews of McCall, go to: American-Ghetto.com
> To read McCall's complete biography and endorsements of his writing, go to: MRutledgeMcCall.com
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"It isn't often we get this excited about a title. This book addresses so many current socio-political issues--juvenile street crime, police abuse, fatherhood, racism, and on and on--in such a unique you-are-there style that we recognized it immediately as a work of immense contemporary significance. We publishers know not to openly confess such feelings, but one word popped into my head when I finished my non-stop reading of the draft...'Pulitzer.'" -Charles Washington, Jr.From the Inside Flap:
"This is great stuff...McCall can [flat-out] write." - Steve Feke, Writer/Producer; "Profiler"; "Beastmaster"; "Sins of the City"
"Highly recommended...a masterful piece of work by ANY standard...read this book, and mark its lessons well." - Karen Bernardo; BookReview.com
"...an incredible insight into understanding what it means to be human. McCall is a sharp writer capable of mind blowing ideas that are accessible to the public at large." - Jackson Raine; "Beastmaster"/Tribune TV Network
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Book Description Archangel House, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0970153112
Book Description Mccall Books, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 6th paperback/cd-rom edition. 456 pages. 8.25x5.50x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0970153112