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Losing My Cool: How a Father’s Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-Hop Culture

by Patt Morrison

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Thomas Chatterton Williams tells his story in his new book Penguin Group

In a 2007 piece for the Washington Post Thomas Chatterton Williams wrote that, "... middle class blacks concerned with "keeping it real" are engaging in gratuitously self-destructive and violently masochistic behavior." Is hip-hop to blame or is it up to the parents? In his new book, "Losing My Cool" Williams discusses the detrimental aspects of hip-hop culture, the "cool pose” and the role his father played in getting him to lose his cool.

Guest:

Thomas Chatterton Williams, author of Losing My Cool: How a Father’s Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-Hop Culture

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