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Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory's million-copy-plus best-selling memoir - now in audio for the first time, and featuring an all-new exclusive foreword written and performed by Dr. Christian Gregory, son of Dick Gregory, in which he shares why that word still carries so much weight and why his father's message of activism still endures.

"Powerful and ugly and beautiful...a moving story of a man who deeply wants a world without malice and hate and is doing something about it." (The New York Times) 

Fifty-five years ago, in 1964, an incredibly honest and revealing memoir by one of the America's best-loved comedians and activists, Dick Gregory, was published. With a shocking title and breathtaking writing, Dick Gregory defined a genre and changed the way race was discussed in America.

Telling stories that range from his hardscrabble childhood in St. Louis to his pioneering early days as a comedian to his indefatigable activism alongside Medgar Evers and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Gregory's memoir riveted readers in the '60s. In the years and decades to come, the stories and lessons became more relevant than ever, and the book attained the status of a classic. The memoir has sold over a million copies and become core text about race relations and civil rights, continuing to inspire readers everywhere with Dick Gregory's incredible story about triumphing over racism and poverty to become an American legend.

©1964 Dick Gregory Enterprises, Inc. (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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  • 05-06-20

PLEASE don't pass this book up!

I'm standing here trying to finish my work and I am SHOOK! It is Wednesday May 6th 2020 and just this morning I saw where a young man was gunned down by a father and son who claimed he looked suspicious, and just like that, another human life- GONE; this happened February just a few months ago. The words that are shared here are powerful, beautiful, terrifying, real as rain, and alive and well. I could've sat at this family's feet and listened on and on about their life, their story, but since I can't I'll do the next best thing I know to do, and that's share it. As a almost 40 year old white woman who's opinion might not mean shit, I'm gonna share it anyway and HIGHLY recommend you read/listen to these pages. (;

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Beautiful, moving, devastating

I’m so glad I purchased this book. I’m crying at work now. It’s so beautifully written and so raw. Incredibly moving. I would recommend this book to everyone and anyone who asked me what I recommend. Don’t pass this book up.

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I laughed, I cried, I learned.

hopefully I have changed. a profoundly interesting and moving book. worthy of not only a second listen but a third as well.

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Touching

This book was absolutely amazing...I felt his words in my soul!! Thank you Dick Gregory for sharing your beautiful story!

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I want to thank Mr./Mrs. Gregory and others for the sacrifices they made, so I can have and my children/grandchildren can have the freedom we have today.

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Inspiring

Couldn’t stop listening! So easy to connect with his story on a personal level because of how well it is written. So insightful and helpful for me as a white person, really gave me things to think about I haven’t before. Also inspires me in so many ways. Highly recommend.

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Mr. Gregory thank you for the story of so many Americans in this country Rest in peace

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My fav audiobook

Perfect voice, beautiful writing a very humbling experience brought to you through the perspective of Mr Dick Gregory

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Excellent Story Highly Recommend

love ed it . Could not stop until I finished it. Beautifully written. I enjoyed the narration.

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Simply Dick.simply inspirational.

for me Dick Gregory was, is and will remain one of the best person I have ever heard talking. he had a way to open people's eyes and mind, his autobiography is a testament that gives you a glimpse of why he was the way he was and why he inspired so much through his life and teachings.

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