A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-- From South Central to Hollywood

Book - 2012 | One World trade pbk. ed
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The hip-hop artist and television star shares the story of his early life, marked by the deaths of his parents, his involvement in gangs, and the single-minded work ethic that enabled his rise to international fame.
Publisher: New York : One World/Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, 2012, ©2011
Edition: One World trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780345523297
Characteristics: 251 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Century, Douglas


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Aug 27, 2013

I was surprised by this book. I really only know Ice-T from his television career, so hearing how he spent his formative years in South Central L.A. were insightful. It's great to see how he went from a stone cold criminal to someone who is contributing to society. He also gives you an inside look at what was happening in South Central L.A. during the rise of gangs like the Bloods and Crips.

MzVic2384 Jul 19, 2011

Excellent read! Ice was very open about his journey the good and the bad. But with a true understanding of what is really important to live in this life.

debwalker Apr 30, 2011

"According to Ice-T, he's not reinforcing a lifestyle. He's just presenting the facts. It's not his fault that the facts might be uncomfortable or hard. And he's not leaving anything out.

"If you read my book now, you'll also read that everybody that I was involved with during what we thought were good times ended up dead or in prison," he said. "If you follow the story completely, you'll see that Ice was on this road, and then he made a decision to change. And that's the only reason I'm around still today. If they're really going to read this book, they're not going to say 'I want to live the first half of Ice's life.' They're going to say 'I wanna be Ice now.'"

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