The Wire , was born ill and underweight from her mother's drug habits, and later worked for a crack dealer in East Baltimore"/>
 

Grace After Midnight

Felicia Snoop Pearson, Author, David Ritz, Author
Felicia Snoop Pearson, Author, David Ritz, Author . Grand Central $22 (233p) ISBN 978-0-446-19518-8
Reviewed on: 09/17/2007
Release date: 11/01/2007
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Pearson, who stars in HBO's The Wire , was born ill and underweight from her mother's drug habits, and later worked for a crack dealer in East Baltimore. At age 15 she killed a woman in self-defense and wound up in the Jessup State Penitentiary. She got a wakeup call when the notorious dealers she called “Uncle” and “Father” wound up respectively dead and imprisoned for life. Once out on parole, Pearson took an assembly-line job and “didn't give [her neighborhood dope dealers] a second glance,” but after repeatedly getting fired because of her rap sheet, she returned to dealing before a chance meeting gave her a way off the street for good. This isn't a light celebrity bio, but a powerful story of someone trying to find her way in a dark world, realizing she can still choose her life's direction even in tremendously difficult circumstances. Pearson's narrative is spare, even poetic, rendering traumatic moments all the more powerful. (Nov.)

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