"Going Through the Motions: The plight of your average black man in America" is a compilation of my diary and blog entries from the last 10 years. It's also the realest book I’ve written to date. In it, I open up about my struggles growing up a boy in north St. Louis city to a man providing for a family without the guidance and wisdom of my deceased father. I discuss how coping with chronic unemployment and layoffs affected me. I share my views on organized religion and race. I talk about parenting in a society that pushes promiscuity and teenage sex, but not family and stability. I talk about the horrendous flaws in the child support system and how in most cases it does more damage than good. I talk about the time I was in jail for 2 months facing a felony charge. I also talk about the challenges of building a legacy for your family from nothing, while dealing with all the issues above. "Going Through the Motions" is ME. It has been my life. I am an average black man in America. If you've ever wondered, now you can know. This book is not a novel, so not all things are in chronological order. Feel free to jump around as you read. Thank you!!
The book is 108 pages long.
GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS...
This book is a look into several facets of one man’s life: a Black man in America, a single father, and an entrepreneur. It depicts the day to day challenges that the writer is faced with, sometimes singularly and sometimes combined. It not only opens your eyes to the struggles that come with trying to achieve success, it also reveals the determination that is required to move forward. There is a heaviness in this book that weighs on you emotionally, but there is also an element of encouragement that says don’t quit.