my father used to say that if you keep looking back you’re going to trip forward. that in life, sometimes you reach a fork in the road and you have to make a decision. which direction will it be? left or right?
to be firm in that decision you can’t keep looking back. you have to make peace with the past. it doesn’t happen overnight. it takes time for wounds to heal.
i’ve taken heed of that. to start a new chapter you’ve got to turn the page on the last one. still, every now and then i do think it’s okay to stop and look back, just for a moment, before continuing on your way. especially when it’s a hell of a story.
my review: i have never been a large trap music fan, but everyone knows gucci mane! so, when my boss said she had copies of his autobiography us to read, i was sold.
this book made me laugh. this book made me cry. this book made me want to shake gucci so many times! the simplistic, yet captivating writing style made you feel like you were attending a ted talk where gucci was being interviewed about his life and experiences.
as an aspiring judge, i felt continual frustration witnessing the intersection of poverty, mental health, substance abuse, and systemic racism consistently placing black people at the mercy of our very flawed criminal justice system.
despite many launches and setbacks, gucci’s resilience is a true testament to the power of authenticity and perseverance.
yes, this autobiography is that good.
p.s. i am sad that as a huge jeezy fan, the highly publicized “beef” didn’t paint jeezy in the best light.