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City Kid by Nelson George
Mar 30, 2010 | ISBN 9780452296046
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    Mar 30, 2010 | ISBN 9780452296046

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    Apr 02, 2009 | ISBN 9781101022405

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“Stories of [George’s] boyhood moments are funny and downright arresting: his spiritual alignment with Captain America or the pluses and pitfalls of embracing the symbolism of the 1968 message movie ‘Planet of the Apes’. You can see the seeds of a media critic being planted, and its fun to watch.”
Los Angeles Times

“In a direct and passionate writing style, George recounts what it was like to be young, black, poor-and driven…City Kid puts the reader at the pulsating fault line of the seismic shakeup of black movies and music in the 1980s and 1990s.”

“Swift and authoritative.”
The Onion

“Charming memoir…a front-row seat to New York’s shifting dynamics.”
Time Out New York

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