Thursday, July 28, 2005

Reads: From Pieces to Weight

That's what this book is about--the good times and the bad times. I wrote this book to explain the world I come from. To a lot of people, I may be too young to reflect on life. And they may be right. But I'd be wasting my blessings if I didn't use the attention I'm getting to shed light on the experiences that have caused me to say the things I say and make the kind of music I make. I want to explain my environment to those who don't come any closer to it than the records they buy or the images they see on television. People want the truth. Even if they can't handle it, they want it. I let you know that I survived nine bullets not to sell records, but because it's the truth. Every time I sit down for an interview, I'm asked, "Well, 50, how did it feel to get shot nine times?" But those stories don't hold the weight, the pain, or the hope of my experience. It just can't. This is my mindset and these are the things that go on. This is why I say the rhymes that I say. This is what happened when I was trying to get rich before I died in Southside Queens. -50 Cent

So begins From Pieces to Weight: Once Upon a Time in Southside Queens, a violent and introspective memoir that reveals not only 50's story but the story of a generation of youth faced with hard choices and very little options. A tale of sacrifice, transformation and redemption, but it is also one of hope, determination and the power of self. Told in 50's own unique voice, the narrative drips with the raw insight, street wisdom, and his struggle to survive at all costs...and behold the riches of the American Dream.

From Pieces to Weight: Once Upon a Time in Southside Queens
50 Cent with Kris Ex Hardcover: 240 pages Price: $23.00 August 2005


  • First Paris Hilton gets a book deal, now this. I'm sorry, but does anyone out there have anything else to say about growing up Black or in the ghetto besides, it was rough, I saw more than I should have, I'm a survivor?

    I don't mean to shit on him, but really...I'm sorry, I just can't take this seriously. I can't take "Confessions of a Video Vixen" seriously either...since when does being a whore warrant a book deal?

    Some have said that the book is more than meets the eye...she has a story, she's been abused and raped...point is: who hasn't, in their own mind, been through strife? Not many people, rich or poor, white or black, have happy memories. That's just the way it is. "Things" just could have been better in most people's opinions.

    Am I way off base here, or what? What the fuck is going on with Black literature? Sadly, I think 50 might outsell Cornell West-a writer who relays experiences with insight and philosophy...what will I walk away with if I read 50's book?

    By Blogger formerly-known-as, at 11:20 AM  

  • Im gonna F u up. LMAO

    By Blogger boogietonight, at 6:44 PM  

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