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The Resource Letters to a young brother : manifest your destiny, Hill Harper

Letters to a young brother : manifest your destiny, Hill Harper

Label
Letters to a young brother : manifest your destiny
Title
Letters to a young brother
Title remainder
manifest your destiny
Statement of responsibility
Hill Harper
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Straight talk and inspiring advice for America's youth are offered by the powerhouse public speaker and star of "CSI: NY." 8-page color insert
  • The film and television star draws on personal experiences to present a series of motivational letters that explores such topics as the value of a good education and the media's inappropriate emphasis on material wealth
  • Inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, Harper, a young black actor and graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School, offers similar inspiration to young men clamoring for advice and encouragement at a time when popular culture offers little positive direction. Interspersed throughout are e-mail inquiries from young men and Harper's responses and those of other celebrities, including Nas, Venus Williams, and Barack Obama. He devotes separate chapters to school and work, sex, and life aspirations, tackling such issues as single parenthood, sexually transmitted diseases, the allure of materialism, and the power of words and faith. Harper offers his personal story: a young man brought up by a demanding father, who developed a relationship with his mother only as he grew older. He views the youth of today as an evolved species, like the latest model car, with improvements that come from the experiences of those who came before
Cataloging source
NPL
Dewey number
170.84/21
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
BJ1671
LC item number
.H35 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Letters to a young brother : manifest your destiny, Hill Harper
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Young brotha: the newest perfect model -- Qualities / from Nas and Curtis Martin -- Friends as family -- My friends at school / from Anthony Anderson -- Being raised by a single parent -- Staying in the game: the debt rule -- Effort: working hard at working smart: mentors, careers -- Quitting versus changing your mind -- After graduation / from Jerry Bruckheimer -- Tools of choice: educating and money-making: salary, cars -- Finding your swagga: what women want, girl(s) -- Sex matters -- Girl complications / from Gabrielle Union -- Mistakes: HIV-AIDS / from Phill Wilson -- Dreaming big: superstardom / from Venus Williams -- Living with passion: questions -- MANifesting your destiny: smoking and drinking -- Fear and the "doing-ness" of life: gossip -- The power of belief: making money -- Vision into being -- Life / from Ray J, Barack Obama -- Wealth and winning: mantras? -- The wind at your back
Control code
ocn127280416
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Paperback.
Extent
xvi, 176 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781592402496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portraits (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)127280416
Label
Letters to a young brother : manifest your destiny, Hill Harper
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Young brotha: the newest perfect model -- Qualities / from Nas and Curtis Martin -- Friends as family -- My friends at school / from Anthony Anderson -- Being raised by a single parent -- Staying in the game: the debt rule -- Effort: working hard at working smart: mentors, careers -- Quitting versus changing your mind -- After graduation / from Jerry Bruckheimer -- Tools of choice: educating and money-making: salary, cars -- Finding your swagga: what women want, girl(s) -- Sex matters -- Girl complications / from Gabrielle Union -- Mistakes: HIV-AIDS / from Phill Wilson -- Dreaming big: superstardom / from Venus Williams -- Living with passion: questions -- MANifesting your destiny: smoking and drinking -- Fear and the "doing-ness" of life: gossip -- The power of belief: making money -- Vision into being -- Life / from Ray J, Barack Obama -- Wealth and winning: mantras? -- The wind at your back
Control code
ocn127280416
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Paperback.
Extent
xvi, 176 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781592402496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portraits (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)127280416

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