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Lies I Never Quite Believed is a book inspired by experiences throughout the life of its author, Akil Johnson. Despite having a way with words, Akil often struggled with the idea of seeing himself as a writer. This self-doubt continued even after Akil found a loyal audience for his work over many years as a newspaper columnist. Akil explains that he writes, not because he ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by ApoeticLife Publishing
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Leah
Apr 11, 2013 Leah rated it it was amazing
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What an inspirational read. I really enjoyed Akil's poetic flow through his collection of writings. The description before each one has great insight for what the upcoming piece is about. I like that I'll be able to go back and read certain pieces for a boost of confidence and inspiration to tell me I'm not alone. I'm intrigued by Akil's thoughts which as I was reading, he really had me thinking and it's kind of fitting that I was having a stressful week and reading this brought somethings into ...more
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This book is not your average story. This story opens up your eyes to what many believe is impossible. I have never read this book but I would gladly give it to a classroom of students who need the inspiration from the elementary schools to the eldest adult. :-D
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Jun 29, 2016 Jaszmine rated it it was amazing
This book was one of the best memoirs that I have read to date. The way that Akil tells his story through poetry reflects how far he has come and you feel his personality and his level of maturity expanding with each page. The verbiage of the text was easy to read, yet also not a difficult one. because this book is written with a lifetime of history, at first glance you would think that it would be difficult to read but the way that Akil sequenced his experiences with his poems was perfect and m ...more
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Some dream of having hit songs on Billboards Top 100, others dream of staring in Block Buster films or Hit TV Shows. While I'd agree those are great dreams to have, my dream is much like an actually dream I had where an old lady who was a little girl when President Lincoln was in the White House told me that she revered my literary work as much as she did his. I had this dream at a time when I nee ...more
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