Friday, August 27, 2010
A Must Read
Recommended by Julie, and further by myself, Gang Leader for a Day is a must read. This true story takes place in the Chicago Projects during the height of the Chicago gang era. Author Sudir Venkatesh details the ins and outs of life as a gang leader in the Black Kings, corner squatter, ruthless project leader, street hustler and average resident of the city's solution to mass housing. If you read Freakononmic, then you've experienced an excerpt. But, the whole story paints the best picture. I can't stop thinking about it! I felt like I was reading "True Life: I live The Wire".