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He Talk Like a White Boy
by Joseph C. Phillips

Publication Date: Apr 25, 2006
List Price: $22.95
Format: Hardcover, 232 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780762423996
Imprint: Running Press
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Parent Company: Lagardère Group

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Hardcover Description:

As a young student, Joseph Phillips once overheard someone say of him, "He talk like a white boy!" The Denver native never thought that speaking correctly would cause others to question his authenticity as an African-American. Little did he know what lay in his future. His choices in music, politics, faith, and family have given rise to many accusations of his not being "black enough.” As an actor, Joseph has encountered even more pointing fingers, this time for not being liberal enough for Hollywood. With a frank voice and a loving heart, this brilliant, conservative and outspoken African-American man presents a series of funny and thought-provoking essays that speak to the simple fact that authenticity is far more complicated that one’s choice of words or music

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