Callus on My Soul A comedian actor civil rights activity and nutrition guru Gregory is renowned for his biting satire Now than years after his bestselling book Nigger Gregory has put his provocative life story

  • Title: Callus on My Soul
  • Author: Dick Gregory Shelia P. Moses
  • ISBN: 9781563525544
  • Page: 494
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A comedian, actor, civil rights activity and nutrition guru, Gregory is renowned for his biting satire Now, than 30 years after his bestselling book Nigger, Gregory has put his provocative life story down on paper, recounting his unique experience and discussing a host of other luminaries from Rosa Parks to Hugh Hefner 25 photos.

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      Published :2019-07-10T02:03:01+00:00

    About “Dick Gregory Shelia P. Moses

    1. Dick Gregory Shelia P. Moses says:

      Richard Dick Gregory was an American civil rights activist, social critic, writer, entrepreneur, comedian, motivational speaker, author and actor He became the first black comedian to successfully cross over to white audiences.

    2 thoughts on “Callus on My Soul

    1. This memoir was an excellent showing of the life of Dick Gregory and his family. He shared aspects of his life that involved the Civil Rights Movement, the Black power struggle, and the black leaders that helped shaped the black world and the mindset of the people during that time. He went from his childhood to the year 2000, that expressed and explained the times, the emotions, the hostility, the racism, and the segregation. The way he told the story of his life was phenomenal. His comedy paved [...]

    2. Comedian, civil rights activist, author, actor, philosopher, and nutritionist- Dick Gregory has been all these things. A champion of political and social causes, he is reknowned for his biting satire. Now, more than thirty years after his bestselling book Nigger, Gregory has put his provocative life story down on paper. In this riveting memoir, he recounts his unique experiences and discusses the fascinating people he has known. Gregory grew up in the St. Louis ghetto sharing a bed with five sib [...]

    3. I believe this book should be used in lieu of history books that overlook the contributions and undermine the celebrations of African-Americans. Reading it, I smiled, I chuckled and I fell into a deeper love and respect for the root of who we are. Dick Gregory speaks passionately and I appreciate how honest he was about his life. He showcases his profound love for his wife and challenges black men to extend that love to the black women around him. He holds a mirror to state of the world and dema [...]

    4. It was a joy reading Dick's Memoir and reliving some of the most historical events up close and personal with someone who was in the trenches during these times. I felt at one point Dick was advertising his Formula X product and diverted from the focus of his book for a chapter or two. His insights concerning the conspiracy theories of the FBI and CIA were very eye opening and truthfully, plausible.

    5. This is a good book about a great life. If you don't know anything about Dick Gregory it's a pretty good place to start.While written in primarily blunt statements, I compared the incredible journey that is Dick Gregory's life to "Forrest Gump". In the hands of the right director this would make for an amazing cinematic experience.As Dick's life has been primarily focused on the civil rights movement I think it's only fair to say that I, as a white human, have never had to experience the indigni [...]

    6. I listened to the audiobook while traveling to and from Pennsylvania over Thanksgiving weekend.Dick Gregory's life shows that one can use their own power to lift others up. Like Mark Segal, whom we are lucky enough to still have around, Gregory connected with powerful figures to leverage positive change for African Americans. Gregory constantly challenged the status quo while evaluating his values. Rest in Power, and may his long life inspire others.On another note, Callus on My Soul is a firsth [...]

    7. Even with some of the lapses that take place in the text (relatively speaking), I thought it was an amazing read. As someone who grew up in segregation and participated in the movement, Gregory shares a wealth of wisdom and history with the kind of depth that isn't discussed in most history classes of its kind. This book should be used in lieu of classroom textbooks when discussing the history of the Black Experience in America and Civil Rights. I gave it five stars for how entertained I was thr [...]

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