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Charlamagne Tha God - the self-proclaimed "Prince of Pissing People Off", cohost of Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, and "hip-hop's Howard Stern" - shares his unlikely success story as well as how embracing one's truths is a fundamental key to success and happiness.

In his new book, Charlamagne Tha God presents his comic, often controversial, and always brutally honest insights on how living an authentic life is the quickest path to success. Beginning with his journey from the small town of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, to his headline grabbing interviews with celebrities like Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, and Hillary Clinton, he shares how he turned his troubled early life around by owning his (many) mistakes and refusing to give up on his dreams, even after his controversial opinions got him fired from several on-air jobs. Combining his own story with bold advice and his signature commitment to honesty at all costs, Charlamagne hopes this book will give others the confidence to live their own truths.

©2017 Charlamagne Tha God (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Don't Judge a Book by It's Cover

I'm going to be honest. When I read the title of this book, I thought, "I'm not interested in race or any implications behind it right now." I was looking for a book that was going to teach me how to live life. Not another book about how a black person overcame oppression. Just wasn't looking for that the time. But I listened to it anyways after listening to the preview, and it was the best book I have read. It was more about life than anything else. Charlamagne also filled the book with more inappropriate punchlines than Will Ferrel in the Step Brothers. This was just incredible. I'm going to listen to it again.

42 of 48 people found this review helpful

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Wonderfully Bold, Brazen and Brash!

Listened to the entire book in a day. Charlamagne delivers his story with such a deliberateness and honesty, you can't hate the man for bearing his soul. You hear the stories of the things he's done and you hear them out as if you don't know things worked out in the end. His eight principles are those you can share with your kids...maybe not in the same language, but in theory. A great listen. I highly recommend it for someone who is just beginning their journey or someone who feel as if they have lost their way. Access your privilege!

16 of 18 people found this review helpful

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Great book

first audible in fact my first book I've ever finished. this book make you feel motavtated and inspired to never stop chasing your dream even if have to take steps the pays next to none.

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Great Read!

I really enjoyed this book. I found it to be a smooth read with a lot of little gems scattered through it. Charlamagne did a good job with the narration. Overall, very inspiring book and I highly recommend it as a must read!!!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Really good book.

This book should be a requirement for young black teen boys! Really inspiring book. Keep up the good work.

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  • Krystal
  • Middletown, CT, United States
  • 07-09-17

Very insightful!!

I enjoyed the book. It was so good that I even took notes. The little stories provided to drive a theme home were great. I learned so much about Charlemagne that I didn't know before. I admit I am a little biased due to being a fan of his work on the Breakfast Club and Brilliant Idiots but as a fan I can say he practices what he preaches in this book. I connected a lot with certain things like the toy he believed was alive. I had a similar experience with that as well. The only negative thing I would say would be sometimes if felt like we got off track when telling the stories with the name dropping and different asides. It was cool via audiobook because it felt more like a convo but not sure how it would be in actual print!! Great start to your writing career!! Will keep a look out from much more!!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Laughs, jaw drops, and more

I Thoroughly enjoyed this story. I could relate to so many parts throughout his childhood and establishing his career. What a great outlook to have when one thinks they have lost, they really have won. Thank you for your opportunity as you said so well.

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Surprisingly Awesome

I was skeptical about reading this book just because I only really know Charlemagne other than radio personality. The title brought me in and the curiosity of what he has to say. Man the storytelling kept me. The content kept me. It wasn't just some simple 10 step book of being successful it was very thoughtful. I'll have to read this book again to entirely get the gems dropped in this one. Great read.

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Entertaining and Inspiring

Never heard of this guy before I listened to this book. I was skeptical and wasn't won over right away, but I feel wiser and more optimistic after listening to this book. It is actually impacting all my new decisions due to giving me expanded perspectives. I know this sounds somewhat vague, but it's the best I can do. Highly recommened.

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Atop the Mount Rushmore of books!

It has been a long time since I picked up an book and could not put it down. Black Privelage is one of those books that you will not and cannot put down. It is filled with so man nuggets and gems of wisdom that everyone should deposit into their life. I've been a huge Charlamagne fan for a long time and salute my fellow Carolinian brother for his contributions to our culture our community and to the world as a whole. I stand behind this work because it it exactly what every young person needs to hear as they journey towards success. So before you purchase anything else forget that new Michael Koors bag or those new Beats headphones invest in your life in your dreams and your purpose and get this book and let Uncle Charla speak truth into your life.

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  • Arieth
  • 04-20-17

Amazing!!

Thank you so much for sharing your story. This is a book is 11/10 and I will definitely be listening to it again and again and again. I hope your book tour includes London as well.

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  • james
  • 04-21-17

Amazing truth! Great philosophy to life!

Never be too pride full to learn from some else. you never know where that rope to connect YOUR dots might come from.
I feel inspired and send my thanks threw prayer! Much love! x

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  • David
  • 05-02-17

Breakfast Club Charlamagne

Great book, if you're already familiar with Charlemagne you'd have heard some of the stories in this book previously.
However he does incorporate some "Gems" and life lessons throughout which are very practical and that I'll personally take on board.

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  • ShaneG
  • 04-27-17

If you like C Tha God, You'll love this book

Great book and well performed by the author. Was worried this book would just be lots of waffle used to make money but there are some interesting stories and great gems in here all read with passion, humour and humility by Charlamagne himself.

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  • T
  • 05-03-17

Amazing book

It hit home more than anybody would know. Well written, read and was only a true representation of him as a man and the mindset.

Thank you

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-06-17

loved it. I

it was a good listen and I will recommend it for any one to either read or listen to it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-02-17

Entertaining whilst educative

I’m pretty sure no matter who you are, you will find value out of this book. The audio is read by Charlamagne, giving it a more entertaining feel. More importantly, the content and story is very inspiring, even with the savage stories and tone that you would expect from CTG

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-01-17

honest and raw

really loved how raw these truths about the life hustle is... great outlook on privilege and choices that we make in life. well done.

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  • sebastian sutherland
  • 10-30-17

The best Audio book out there!

I just want to thank Charlemagne for producing to me what I call the best Audio book out there today. This book should be read by all black males who are in search to learn more about themselves, prosper in life and just being comfortable being themselves. I will never get bored listening to this audio book over and over again.

Basically don't hesitate to buy it it will be a great investment to your life.

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  • M Adeson
  • 10-26-17

Provocative motivational audiobook

I added Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It to my library as I was keen to review how Charlamagne Tha God had come to the conclusion/concept of "Black Privilege". However the title is simply a play on words, intended to be provocative.

This a memoir sharing some great gems, have a listen if you're wanting a witty, truthful motivational book. Here's some of the gems that resonates with me:

“Always live your truth. That way no one can use your truth against you… People can slander you all day, but no judgement or opinion formed against you shall prosper when you live your truth.

“God designed me to win…I’m confident that every man and every woman is equal in the eyes of God. We each have our own unique privileges. It’s just up to us to unlock them”

“Knowledge is infinite…If you think you’re the smartest person in the room, then you clearly have been in that room and around the same people for far too long.”




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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-17-17

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Great book. Every bit as interesting and expected. A great journey into the mind of Charlemagne the God.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-14-17

Israel Adesanya the last Stylebender!

Just what I needed to read at this time in my life, thanks C tha God for sharing your story! #dicktalk