GRACE AFTER MIDNIGHTNew Memoir From Star of HBO Hit Series “The Wire”
New York, NY (BlackNews.com) – “Entertainment Weekly” called Season 4 of The Wire a staggering achievement. Since its 2002 debut, this Peabody Award-winning drama has been one of the TV’s most critically acclaimed shows. The HBO series delves deep into life on East Baltimore streets, as seen through the eyes of cops, politicians, criminals and everyday people.
What a singular thrill then is Grace After Midnight (A Grand Central Publishing, Hardcover, $22.00, November 1, 2007), the electrifying memoir of one of the most popular, and most intimidating, members of the Dickensian cast: Felicia Pearson. In Felicia, life and art collide; her 27 years have had more tears, anger, violence, murder, mayhem and victory than all the fictional seasons of the series combined.
Felicia has partnered with Jamie Hector who founded GBU; Give back University, a non-profit organization that works with “at-risk youth.” Felicia believes that with her new celebrity status comes a huge responsibility and she eagerly seeks opportunities to assist misguided youth on the verge of making poor choices that can change their lives forever.
When not filming, Felicia now spends time traveling to inner city high schools to speak to the students urging them to think carefully about their actions and their choice of friends. She has a quick checklist to help them to develop the decision making skills that they may be lacking, and to help them to recognize those life altering moments and the situations that lead to them.
What Some People Are Saying About Grace After Midnight:
“Pearson’s narrative is spare, even poetic, rendering traumatic moments all the more powerful.”
– Publisher’s Weekly
“A hard luck-luck tale that never asks for pity.”
– Kirkus Reviews
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