I'll give everything a try
I loved this book, the writing is festinating and lively. All the characters, i.e. the people the author met throughout his years with JT's gang. The story and his experiences though amazing, I was most impressed by how he used the book to remind us that sometimes, it pays to stay quiet. Sometimes you can learn so much more by listening, even when in an unexpected place and from unexpected people.
This book is I think, one of the best autobiographies I've read. You should read it. There is so much you can learn, one of which is the lesson is to learn to accept others and not let appearance to deceive you as well as the levels of relationships explored and discussed in Gang Leader for a Day.
Great book, one of my handful of favourites so far
While being a true story with incredible insight into "living in the projects", the story is captivating and as good or better than fiction.
There are some reviews that criticize the narrator. I disagree. I thought the narrator did a good job at bringing out some of the different personalities and characters.
Highly recommend this book especially if you like to get a little education while reading something enjoyable.
The book reads as if Sudhir tape recorded the whole thing and regurgitated it in this book.
really wants to be a nightmare;) they are lucky enough to be a good one. I love you. I am a beautiful person. I have a question about the same time. I will be in the 90s the same time. I will be in the 90s the same time. I will be in the 90s the same time. I have just been pressing auto fill the entire time.
the speaker uses a jazz cat voice when speaking as any of the black speakers. it's a jarring experience and constantly made me frustrated to hear such a strange and out dated, but no less racist, cadence. the story was amazing and I couldn't help but finish the book. the performance however leaves everything to be desired.
Great read! Sudhuir Venhatesh was able to capture an honest truth of the relationship between local policing agencies and low income communities as well as the familial relationship between people in this community.
Road warrior, love listening ~ love learning
This was a very entertaining listen. The language at times may be troublesome for those sensitive to this, however in an effort to align the real life experiences of his travels to this book it is warranted. Gang Leader For A Day is a wonderful introspective to urban Chicago and the realities of gang life. It was interesting to learn how closely the drug world aligns to a corporate organizational chart. If only opportunities existed and hard work could be focused on positive efforts. The author is lucky to have made it out of this experience. I am looking forward to reviewing his other works.