Never Drank the Kool-Aid Essays

ISBN-10: 0312425783

ISBN-13: 9780312425784

Edition: 2006

Authors: Toure

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His name is Toure --just Toure --and like many of the musicians, athletes, and celebrities he' s profiled, he has affected the way that we think about culture in America. He has profiled Eminem, 50 Cent, and Alicia Keys for the cover of "Rolling Stone," He' s played high-stakes poker with Jay-Z and basketball with Prince and Wynton Marsalis. In Toure ' s world, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. sits beside Condoleezza Rice who sits beside hip-hop pioneer Tupac Shakur, and all of them are fascinating company. "Never Drank the Kool-Aid" is the chronicle of Toure ' s unparalleled journey through the American funhouse called pop culture. Its rooms are filled with creative, arrogant, kind, ordinary, and extraordinary people, most of whom happen to be famous. It is Toure ' s gift to be able to see through the artifice of their world and understand the genuine motivations behind their achievements--to see who they truly are as people. This is a searingly funny, surprisingly unguarded, and deeply insightful look at a world few of us comprehend.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 2/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 8.50" wide x 5.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Tour� is the author of the novel Soul City and the story collection The Portable Promised Land. A contributing editor at Rolling Stone, his writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Tennis Magazine, The Best American Essays, and Da Capo Best American Music Writing, among other publications. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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