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You're here so you must be interested in reading too right? 

I read a few books a month and the busier I've become the less I've had the opportunity to break bread with friends to discuss the latest read.  So let's do this together online and take it offline when the opportunity presents itself! 

We'll discuss the book in the Facebook group and I'll be sure to list the current and upcoming book here.  (Still with me?) We'll start a new book on the 1st of each month (wake up, wake up, wake up it's the 1st of tha month....) and discuss it throughout the month in the group.  

Now to keep this thang moving as inclusive as possible, I'm going to need your help to create a lending library.  You can either mail a copy of the book or make a donation towards the purchase of a book.  Either way -- you'll be helping to get a copy of the book in the hands of folks who want to participate but may not be able to purchase it.  Yes, yes I know that the library may have copies --- but the holds for some of the more popular titles get really LONG! 

Okay here's how you send your support: 

Make a donation towards the purchase of a book: 

Send a copy of the book for the lending library: 

S. Madison/HMP Book Club, PO Box 258043, Madison, 53725

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OCTOBER 2017

Around The Way Girl: A Memoir, by Taraji P. Henson

"From Taraji P. Henson, Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe winner, and star of the award-winning film Hidden Figures, comes an inspiring and funny memoir—“a bona fide hit” (Essence)—about family, friends, the hustle required to make it in Hollywood, and the joy of living your own truth.

With a sensibility that recalls her beloved screen characters, including Katherine, the NASA mathematician, Yvette, Queenie, Shug, and the iconic Cookie from Empire, Taraji P. Henson writes of her family, the one she was born into and the one she created. She shares stories of her father, a Vietnam vet who was bowed but never broken by life’s challenges, and of her mother who survived violence both at home and on DC’s volatile streets. Here, too, she opens up about her experiences as a single mother, a journey some saw as a burden but which she saw as a gift..."

 
 
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November 2017

Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It

by, Charlamagne Tha God

"Charlamagne Tha God—the self-proclaimed “Prince of Pissing People Off,” co-host of Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, and “hip-hop’s Howard Stern”—shares his unlikely success story as well as how embracing one’s truths is a fundamental key to success and happiness.

In his new book, Charlamagne Tha God presents his comic, often controversial, and always brutally honest insights on how living an authentic life is the quickest path to success. Beginning with his journey from the small town of Moncks Corner, South Carolina to his headline grabbing interviews with celebrities like Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, and Hillary Clinton, he shares how he turned his troubled early life around by owning his (many) mistakes and refusing to give up on his dreams, even after his controversial opinions got him fired from several on-air jobs. Combining his own story with bold advice and his signature commitment to honesty at.."