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What Next: A Memoir Toward World Peace

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  37 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Mosley, like many New Yorkers, has tried to make sense of the events of 9/11--and his own reaction to them. He remembered his father's stories about World War II and how he didn't think of himself as an American until German soldiers shot at him. How did he feel--and how did African Americans feel--about the unfolding debate of what brought America to this tragic juncture. ...more
Hardcover, 124 pages
Published January 29th 2003 by Black Classic Press
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As an Amazon Prime member, I am able to get a free Kindle book each month via their Kindle First program. I haven't been keeping up and have a bit of a backlog of titles, so when February rolled around, I decided I would read my Kindle First selection right away. I chose Emily Bleeker's Wreckage. Unfortunately, this has been the weakest book I've gotten through the program and one of the most disappointing books I've actually bothered to finish.

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An often overlooked and underrated contribution to Mosley's body of work. This memoir really captures a number of the personal and very human responses to 911. Mosley asks and seeks answers in this book for many of the questions that popped up and for some still seem unanswered.
Again. as I read though Walter Mosley, I have the opportunity to be challenged: Do I want world peace? What am I willing to do for it?
John Hood
Hope Gets In your Eyes - A Pulpist Calls for World Peace

I will never know what it feels like to be black, let alone what it means.

As a child, prowling for candy with a pocketful of change, I never fell under the suspicious glare of a profiling store clerk. As an adult I haven't been passed over for a position for which I was qualified - nor for that matter passed by a cab I was attempting to hail - simply because of the color of my skin. I never got arbitrarily smacked by the short end of the st
RK Byers
that 3rd star is just cause it's Mosley. otherwise, this maudlin and depressing memoir/essay would get a star because it exist and another star because it's heart is in the right place.
In this short, non-fiction book, Mosley lays out his thoughts regarding the world, and how to make it a better place. He has obviously given this a lot of thought, and he uses a nice, straight-forward method of explaining his thinking. He shares several stories about his father, and how his father overcame adversity and fear, and extrapolates these ideas for his readers. Mosley's suggestions are very workable, and he realizes that change is a slow process, and one that will take individuals work ...more
Written after 9/11 and Americans not understanding how anyone could have this attitude for Americans. Calls together many threads that help one see America from an outsider's perspective of us, our entrepreneurs, our capitalism, and our government's looking out for our own favored interests.

I appreciated the perspective, and then his call to African Americans with their unique experiences from fellow Americans, and their ability to become more pro-active and leaders.
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Walter Mosley (b. 1952) is the author of the bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins, as well as numerous other works, from literary fiction and science fiction to a young adult novel and political monographs. His short fiction has been widely published, and his nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and the Nation, among other publications. Mosley is the winner of numero ...more
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