Book Review – A Love Letter to Black People (ARC)

A Love Letter to Black People,a-love-letter-to-black-people2
Audaciously Hopeful Thoughts on Race and Success
Written By: Brian McClellan
Published By: Sherian Publishing, 2009, First Edition, 288 pages, hardcover
ISBN 978-0979567650
(Available NOW!)

A Love Letter to Black People is uplifting and positive; a supportive and inspiring book written to encourage Black People around the world.”

Product Description – From
“I Love Black People! I Just Can’t Help It.’ A Love Letter to Black People: Audaciously Hopeful Thoughts on Race and Success’ by Brian McClellan is a book sure to challenge and inspire those who have this type of deep affection for the Black community but also deep concerns for its future. Inspired in part by the historic political success of Senator Barack Obama, ‘Love Letter’ explores the unique way high achieving African Americans view race and success and why, for the love of the Black community, all Black people must apply these lessons. The insightfulness of McClellan’s discussion in ‘Love Letter’ is bolstered by a supporting survey about race and success completed by more than 100 young, Black business and community leaders. Their opinions regarding provocative racially charged topics such as ‘acting white’ are inspirational, thought-provoking and sometimes more provocative than the questions themselves. ‘Love Letter’ is a must read for those who love Black people and just can’t help it!”

A Love Letter to Black People is a moving book. No matter what your skin colour is, this “Love Letter” really explains a lot about the inner workings of the Black community. It strives to build hope and a strong belief that there is every possibility, for a Black person to be totally and completely successful. By asking some tough questions and answering them with a flourish, Brian is hopeful about the future of the Black community, as he should be! This somewhat controversial book, inspires everyone to take some risks and dare to believe that you DO have the right, even the responsibility, to be everything you ever hoped you could be.
Some chapter titles include: Living Angry, The YSB’s, Carrying The Weight, The “Man” Is Dead, Keeping It Real, Can’t We Do Better? Responsibly Black, Who To Be, How To Be, Ignoring The Evidence – The Remix. There are lots of interesting testimonials from successful Black people and great quotes throughout the book.

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ (7 out of 10 Diamonds) – I really enjoyed it

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A special thanks to Bostick Communications for sending me a copy to review.

Copyright ©  Book Reviews By Bobbie — Bobbie Crawford-McCoy


5 thoughts on “Book Review – A Love Letter to Black People (ARC)

  1. Bobbie, this sounds like a wonderful book. I’m trying to read more and watch less movie. Unfortunately for me, I’ve been catching up on One Tree Hill and they have 6 season on DVD. Takes a long time, takes a lot of time.

  2. Hi Shoshana,

    It is a really eye opening book, that made me think about things on a deeper level. I had no idea about many of the topics that the Author writes about, sad to say I know.
    Yes, I know what you mean. :-) Movies are so wonderful and a TV series…well we’re lost then lol haha I’m trying to get a copy of the first season of ‘True Blood’. ;-)
    You are most welcome for the Butterfly Award! I’m glad you will enjoy it, you deserve it!

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