Like most middle-class americans who grew up in the 1980's, the only contact I had with a "Crack Economy" was through movies.
Sudhir Venkatesh really pulls off the veil and lets you into a world so shockingly different... well it made my jaw drop more than once.
Expertly read by Reg Rogers, "Gang Leader for a Day" is the kind of audio book that keeps you listening in the parking lot 30 minutes after you arrive.
A real treat was having the author read the last chapter of the book. Hearing his voice somehow changed the perspective, if just slightly. A nice touch.
Sudhir also wraps up the book by taking some of the characters forward after his time with the BK's, another nice touch.
A highly recommended listen.
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