Examining the complexities of the problems of black youths from an insider's perspective, an African-American journalist recalls his own troubled childhood, his rehabilitation while in prison, and his successful Washington Post career.
Nathan Mc Call
About Nathan Mc Call
Nathan McCall's autobiography, Makes Me Wanna Holler, was a New York Times bestseller. The book also won the Blackboard Book of the Year Award for 1995. McCall has worked as a journalist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Virginian Pilot-Ledger Star. He is currently on leave from The Washington Post. McCall lives in Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C.
"Not since Claude Brown's Manchild in the Promised Land has there been such an honest and searching look at the perils of growing up a black male in urban America....A compelling depiction of the toll that racism and misguided notions of manhood have taken in the life of one black man--and, by implication, many others."--The San Francisco Chronicle