Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

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Adrian Nicole LeBlanc is an American journalist whose works focus on the marginalized members of society: adolescents living in poverty, prostitutes, and women in prison. She grew up in a working-class family in Leominster, Massachusetts. She studied at Smith College, Oxford, and Yale University. She worked for Seventeen Magazine as an editor after earning her Master's degree in Modern Literature at Oxford. She is best known for her 2003 non-fiction book Random Family. She was a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship -- popularly known as the "Genius Grant" -- in 2006.

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Random Family: Love, Drugs,...

4.25 avg rating — 10,736 ratings — published 2003 — 16 editions
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Money Power Respect: Pictur...

4.80 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2005
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Fight of the Century: Write...

4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — expected publication 2020 — 6 editions
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“Coco, however, courted consequence; she was still a girl, and she still assumed a connection between what she was doing and what she wanted and what might result.”
Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

“A fog of despair so pervaded the ghetto that the smallest gesture of rebellion could seem like a bold, piercing light. Bad, said with a fond expression, was almost always a compliment.”
Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx

“Love was the most interesting place to go, and beauty was the ticket.”
Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

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