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Scenes from My Life by Michael K. Williams and Jon Sternfeld
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Aug 23, 2022 | ISBN 9780593634950 | 411 Minutes

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Praise

“Williams’s cool rasp leaps off every page, his story told in the direct yet impassioned language that defined his greatest characters.”Vulture

“Gripping, revelatory . . . Scenes from My Life tells a story which could have been a movie on its own.”—Eric Deggans, NPR
 
“Striking.”GQ

“Refreshingly straightforward . . . Scenes from My Life is an altogether superior memoir.”The Washington Post

“Moving . . . [Williams’s] warmth and hard-earned wisdom shine through the pages, his story ending far too soon.”The A.V. Club

“This incredibly powerful, incredibly moving book should be on everyone’s must-read list.”—Brad Thor, New York Times bestselling author of Rising Tiger

“It is too easy to call this memoir moving, although it is that. It also does not seem enough or adequate to call it powerful, emotional, and honest—although it is all of those things. Perhaps above all, the truest thing that I can say about this book is that it is honest. It is so honest that it repels the cowardice in the reader, as it also calls forward one’s highest self. You want to cover Michael in armor, in a blanket, in love, and in forgiveness. Being the consummate artist-human that he was, Michael’s words thank you for your care but asks you to first give those things to yourself. It is truly a profound read.”—Tressie McMillan Cottom, author of the National Book Award finalist Thick

“A bittersweet memento of a generational talent gone too soon.”Kirkus Reviews

Scenes from My Life
will cement Williams’s legacy as a kind, thoughtful man who used his public prominence to give back to his community.”BookPage

“Immensely inspiring and candid . . . This bittersweet and poignant work will leave readers in awe.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Awards

NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work WINNER 2023

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