Before I Forget

Leonard Pitts Jr (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Agate Bolden
Publish Date
March 20, 2009
Pages
365
Dimensions
6.0 X 1.0 X 8.9 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781932841435
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About the Author

Leonard Pitts, Jr., is the author of the novels Grant Park, Freeman, and Before I Forget, as well as two works of nonfiction. He is a nationally syndicated columnist for the Miami Herald and winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, in addition to many other awards. Born and raised in Southern California, Pitts now lives in suburban Washington, DC.

Reviews

PRAISE FOR LEONARD PITTS, JR.'S NOVEL BEFORE I FORGET

"Pitts is a master storyteller with a keen eye for both social trends and the human heart." --Tananarive Due, American Book Award winner, author of Blood Colony

"[Before I Forget] is a beautiful, tragic and riveting work." --Marilyn Dahl, Shelf Awareness--selected as one of top ten novels of 2009

"In a seamless transition to fiction, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Pitts Jr. (Becoming Dad) delivers an unsettling, compelling first novel about secrets, illness, and the role of African-American men in society and family life.... Bold in spirit and scope, this is a rare, memorable debut that should net Pitts a wide new expanse of fans." --Publishers Weekly

"A gripping story of regret, revenge, unconditional love, acceptance, and ultimately forgiveness." --Atlanta Daily World

"Laced with taut dialogue and description in a journey of self-discovery and an intense multigenerational pilgrimage." --AOL Black Voices

"Tough and tender, Before I Forget is the kind of novel seldom seen anymore, one that tackles the big themes [of] life, death, [and] love head-on, and is at the same time a great read." --Miami Today

"Before I Forget is a man's story, and Leonard Pitts, Jr. tells it with all the truth and passion we don't always have the courage or confidence to express. I saw myself in this mighty book, strong and weak, but mostly human." --Eddie Levert, Sr., lead singer, The O'Jays, and author of I Got Your Back: A Father and Son Keep It Real About Love, Fatherhood, Family, and Friendship

"Leonard Pitt's powerful depiction of memory loss explores the complexity of the relationship between fathers and sons in an emotionally gripping, must-read journey." --Lyah Beth LeFlore, author of Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

"I have been reading Leonard Pitts's work for 30 years. he is a one-of-a-kind storyteller, as he proves again with Before I Forget. This is a terrific book!" --J. Randy Taraborrelli, author of Diana: Call Her Miss Ross

PRAISE FOR LEONARD PITTS, JR.

"Leonard Pitts, Jr. is the most insightful and inspiring columnist of his generation." --Tavis Smiley

"He refuses to be predictable or to rest on his considerable laurels. He is funny when you think there's not a smidgen of humor to be found, enraged at the very moment we thought we no longer cared, and he shakes us up just when we're so certain we have it all figured out. In other words, he makes us better for having read him. What a gift. In sparse, often electric prose, Pitts challenges us to be bigger than we thought possible, and then shows us how to get there." --Connie Schultz, Cleveland Plain-Dealer

"As a long-time reader and admirer, I find there is only one thing to question about Leonard Pitts being awarded the Pulitzer Prize: What took them so long?" --Bob Costas

PRAISE FOR LEONARD PITTS, JR.'S BECOMING DAD

"This is a book about black men and fatherhood. But it is also much more....Pitts writes with a sensitivity and an eloquence that illustrate how these problems transcend race and gender. A must-read for anyone who has ever had a father--or has not." --Miami Herald