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Charlamagne Tha God - the self-proclaimed "Prince of Pissing People Off", cohost of Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, and "hip-hop's Howard Stern" - shares his unlikely success story as well as how embracing one's truths is a fundamental key to success and happiness.
In his new book, Charlamagne Tha God presents his comic, often controversial, and always brutally honest insights on how living an authentic life is the quickest path to success. Beginning with his journey from the small town of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, to his headline grabbing interviews with celebrities like Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, and Hillary Clinton, he shares how he turned his troubled early life around by owning his (many) mistakes and refusing to give up on his dreams, even after his controversial opinions got him fired from several on-air jobs. Combining his own story with bold advice and his signature commitment to honesty at all costs, Charlamagne hopes this book will give others the confidence to live their own truths.
©2017 Charlamagne Tha God (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Kindell Forbes on 04-19-17

Wonderfully Bold, Brazen and Brash!

Listened to the entire book in a day. Charlamagne delivers his story with such a deliberateness and honesty, you can't hate the man for bearing his soul. You hear the stories of the things he's done and you hear them out as if you don't know things worked out in the end. His eight principles are those you can share with your kids...maybe not in the same language, but in theory. A great listen. I highly recommend it for someone who is just beginning their journey or someone who feel as if they have lost their way. Access your privilege!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Taylor on 08-24-17

Amazing, Inspirational, Needlessly Crude at Times

First, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Charlamagne's message and thoroughly respect his mindset, hustle, and work ethic. Unfortunately, the importance of hard work, planning, and starting from rock bottom is desperately misunderstood and devalued among our youths. This book shows them how supreme sacrifice and struggle can have a pay-off over time.

I would very much like to share this book with my 15 year old nephew, but am wondering if I need to wait until he's a little older. What I didn't like about the book was (in my opinion) the unnecessary use of vulgarity and some crucial points I believed he overlooked. I know Charlamagne's response to me would be that he's just keeping it real. And, that's the clean version of what he might say.

There are parts of this book that send the wrong message to young men. I feel that sharing intimate details of he and his wife's sex life added absolutely no value to the book and showed a serious lack of respect for her and their marriage. Just as in a lot of Hip Hop, it promotes misogyny, which is the primary culprit in the destruction our families. Young men need to understand that some things should remain sacred between a husband and wife, and should not be shared with anyone. Also, while thug life is all too much a reality among our youths, Charlamagne's portrayal of misbehaving in school, selling drugs and going to jail as no big deal is dangerous and irresponsible rhetoric. Too many black youths view selling drugs, gang banging, and going to prison as simply a right of passage through which they will/must travel.

Charlamagne reveals little to no remorse and relatively minor consequences for his actions. He simply portrays them as a means to an end. Maybe he's not sorry about the role he played in poisoning people or destroying a community. But, if he was going to be so explicit about other things in the book, he should have also addressed the pain and heartache that goes along with living that kind of life, as well as the predictable results that come from squandering an education. At the very least, he should have discussed the heartache he certainly caused his mother. That is, if he even realizes it.

Finally, too many of our so-called roll models glamorize selling drugs and/or theft as acceptable stepping-stones for financing their legitimate dreams (Jay-Z, P-Diddy, etc.), when education MUST be emphasized as THE means for escaping poverty LEGALLY. Black men must understand that caring for their families, respecting the mother of their children, and empowerment through education is the only way to end the generational cycle of poverty that runs rampant through our communities. Charlamagne missed some very important teaching/motivational opportunities by ignoring these simple facts.

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5 out of 5 stars
By james on 04-21-17

Amazing truth! Great philosophy to life!

Never be too pride full to learn from some else. you never know where that rope to connect YOUR dots might come from.
I feel inspired and send my thanks threw prayer! Much love! x

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5 out of 5 stars
By Arieth on 04-20-17

Amazing!!

Thank you so much for sharing your story. This is a book is 11/10 and I will definitely be listening to it again and again and again. I hope your book tour includes London as well.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 06-28-18

Starts off really well...

I sought this book out after seeing Charlamagne on Real Time with Bill Maher. He was humorous, brave and insightful with Bill. His book starts off similarly, but he lost me two thirds in. Too much boring detail about the politics of the radio world, and too much bragging.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Carla on 02-21-18

Great Book!

Great narrator, Charalamagne has given me that oomph to go out and get what I want in life.

This is the book you need when you're in the slumps and need to get a good kick in the ass to get going.


I appreciate charlamagne sharing his life story with me and opening up about his trials and tribulations which helped him become the man he is today.


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