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My American Life
From Rage to Entitlement
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About The Book
An important, electrifying memoir of race and rage, rebellion, and redemption, from one of the most preeminent minds in American psychiatry.
Medical professional, corporate consultant, freedom fighter, family man—Dr. Cobbs is diversity defined. A black pioneer in the field of psychiatry who came of age in the Civil Rights era, Dr. Cobbs has devoted his life to the study of race and gender. With My American Life, his first memoir, Dr. Cobbs picks up where the bestseller Black Rage left off by presenting a poignant account of his own journey toward Entitlement—the essential vision of the American dream.
"In my lifetime," he writes, "I've seen African Americans struggle beyond the legacy of slavery and rage to take their place as equal citizens entitled to the same opportunities and responsibilities as everyone else." This fundamental legitimacy of laying claim to one's needs is at the heart of My American Life. More than just a memoir, it is an engaging chronicle of the black experience and a guidebook for self-empowerment.
- Publisher: Atria Books (July 11, 2006)
- Length: 272 pages
- ISBN13: 9780743496223
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Raves and Reviews
"[Cobbs's] commitment to engaging the manifestations of racial rage in all its myriad forms entitles him to that ultimate compliment: He is truly 'a race man.'"
-- Derrick Bell, author of Ethical Ambition: Living a Life of Meaning and Worth
"In the same carefully wrought prose that attended his magnum opus, [Black Rage], Cobbs dissects his odyssey, probing the facts of his life as though he was the patient. His examined life is not only worth living, it's worth telling."
-- Herb Boyd, author of We Shall Overcome and Pound for Pound: A Biography of Sugar Ray Robinson
"[A] help, an inspiration, and a joy."
-- Jay Harris, President and Publisher of Mother Jones
"A nuanced portrait of mid-twentieth-century racial consciousness."
-- Publishers Weekly
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