The Boy Who Could Draw Dr. King Richard Grayson

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The Boy Who Could Draw Dr. King  by  Richard   Grayson

The Boy Who Could Draw Dr. King by Richard Grayson
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In this collection of autobiographical essays, all previously published in print or online magazines, award-winning short story writer Richard Grayson (WITH HITLER IN NEW YORK, I BRAKE FOR DELMORE SCHWARTZ) contemplates some seminal experiences:MoreIn this collection of autobiographical essays, all previously published in print or online magazines, award-winning short story writer Richard Grayson (WITH HITLER IN NEW YORK, I BRAKE FOR DELMORE SCHWARTZ) contemplates some seminal experiences: selling his teenage drawings of Martin Luther King Jr.

from a downtown Brooklyn clothing store in the mid-1960s- watching another well-known African-American minister, Louis Farrakhan, unwittingly play Cupid for his friends- avoiding an overly friendly Kevin Bacon on the streets of their Upper West Side neighborhood in the 1980s- childhood TV watching of such sitcoms as Amos & Andy, Beulah and The Peoples Choice- dodging the Vietnam-era draft and hanging out with LSD-taking hippies in Greenwich Village- and making his 80-year-old Jewish grandmother one of Miamis most glamorous celebrities.

These wry, funny, thoughtful pieces use the medium of memoirin an entertainingly offbeat way to explore American history of recent decades through the prism of race relations, sexual behavior, and popular culture.



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