The Autobiography of Gucci Mane


For the first time Gucci Mane tells his story in his own words. It is the captivating life of an artist who forged an unlikely path to stardom and personal rebirth. Gucci Mane began writing his memoir in a maximum-security federal prison. Released in 2016, he emerged radically transformed. He was sober, smiling, focused, and positive—a far cry from the Gucci Mane of years past.

Born in rural Bessemer, Alabama, Radric Delantic Davis became Gucci Mane in East Atlanta, where the rap scene is as vibrant as the dope game. His name was made as a drug dealer first, rapper second. His influential mixtapes and street anthems pioneered the sound of trap music. He inspired and mentored a new generation of artists and producers: Migos, Young Thug, Nicki Minaj, Zaytoven, Mike Will Made-It, Metro Boomin.

Yet every success was followed by setback. Too often, his erratic behavior threatened to end it all. Incarceration, violence, rap beefs, drug addiction. But Gucci Mane has changed, and he’s decided to tell his story.

In his extraordinary autobiography, the legend takes us to his roots in Alabama, the streets of East Atlanta, the trap house, and the studio where he found his voice as a peerless rapper. He reflects on his inimitable career and in the process confronts his dark past—years behind bars, the murder charge, drug addiction, career highs and lows—the making of a trap god. It is one of the greatest comeback stories in the history of music.

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane is a blunt and candid account—an instant classic.


September 1, 2017 11:30 AM Barnes & Noble – Fifth Avenue. New York, NY.




At age thirty-eight, Senghor was released from prison, where he’d served for nineteen years—seven of them in solitary confinement, which he describes in this powerful memoir. Senghor, whose childhood goal was to become a doctor, read, meditated, and wrote during his time behind bars; once free, he acted on what he’d learned about atonement and forgiveness, becoming a mentor to youth at risk for drugs or crime, and working for social change with organizations including the MIT Media Lab and the Atonement Project. He is currently the director of Strategy and Innovation with #cut50, whose goal is to reduce the U.S. prison population safely and responsibly by 2025.

Senghor will be in conversation with Van Jones, a CNN political commentator and founder of founder of Dream Corps, Rebuild The Dream, Green For All, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Color of Change.



March 9, 6:30 p.m.| Busboys and Poets 14 & V2021 14th Street NW| D.C. 20009

Unruly: The Highs and Lows of Becoming a Man by JA Rule

Unruly: The Highs and Lows of Becoming a Man


July 1, 2014| 7:00 PM| 176-60 Union Turnpike| Fresh Meadows, NY 

July 2, 2014| 7:00 PM| The BookMark Shoppe |3rd Avenue. Brooklyn, NY

Unruly reveals the real man behind the persona that dominates the stage and emerges from his music. In this emotive page-turner, we get to know who lives behind the performer. Ja Rule, honestly and unapologetically, delves into the pain of being a fatherless child, raised by a single mother, and eventually growing to fulfill his dreams of becoming an iconic figure in hip-hop and beyond. He shares his humble and bold reflections, which are meant to be proof for young people everywhere that if you can see it, you can be it. And he speaks with brutal candor of his own staggering mistakes, including gun possession, senseless violence, drug dealing, petty theft, substances and alcohol, and, ultimately, landing behind bars.

This intimate book is a collection of powerful memories and lessons, reflecting a certain vulnerability that can only be interpreted as inner strength. Here we see Ja Rule for the sensitive, loving person that he has become. Unruly shows that the souls of young urban men are often unseen. Here is a truly revolutionary effort from a gifted, passionate artist.