What I Know for Sure: My Story of Growing Up in America by Tavis Smiley

    What I Know for Sure: My Story of Growing Up in America

    by  Tavis Smiley

    Hardcover

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    Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

    Publication Date: 10/10/06

    ISBN: 9780385505161

    From the man who catapulted The Covenant with Black America to number one on the New York Times bestseller list comes a searing memoir of poverty, ambition, pain, and atonement.

    Tavis Smiley grew up in a family of thirteen in rural Indiana, where money was scarce and the sight of other black faces even scarcer. Always an outsider because of his race, economic background, and Pentecostal religious beliefs, he was sustained by his family's love. But one day his world was shattered when his father brutally beat him, sending him to the hospital and then into foster care for a period of time.
    In What I Know for Sure, Smiley recounts how he overcame his painful history and became a major...