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Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.

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Four-time mayor of Washington, DC, Marion Barry, Jr. tells his shocking and courageous life story, beginning in the cotton fields in Mississippi to the executive offices of one of the most powerful cities in the world.

Known nationally as the disgraced mayor caught on camera smoking crack cocaine in a downtown hotel room with a mistress, Marion Barry Jr. has led a controver
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published June 17th 2014 by Strebor Books (first published February 4th 2014)
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Andre
In short, a first person look into his own life and the politics of D.C., that lacks depth but is worth a read. I think he could have dug deeper into some of the events in his life and the tone could have been less defensive. He passed away in November 2014, and the book was completed earlier that year, so it is a very topical history of Marion Barry. The book is written in a matter-of-fact style that takes us from Marion Barry's birth to 2014. It was good to see him put his story out there for ...more
Johnathan Royal
This book is so excellent
Greg Howard
There were some good aspects to this book, but not enough of them to redeem a 300 page exercise in self-indulgence written at a third-grade level. At times I felt sorry for Mr. Barry because he seemed unaware of how his decisions would hurt himself and the city. But nonetheless, I did get a better sense of what his priorities are, some of the challenges he faced, and the local political history of Washington D.C. So reading this book was certainly not a waste.
Meg
Poorly written ego-trip.
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Marion Shepilov Barry, Jr. (born March 6, 1936) is an American politician who served as the second elected Mayor of the District of Columbia from 1979 to 1991, and again as the fourth Mayor from 1995 to 1999. He has been a member of the Council of the District of Columbia, representing Washington, D.C.'s Ward 8, since 2005. A Democrat, Barry previously served two other tenures on the DC Council, a ...more
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