Come On People: On the Path from Victims to Victors - eBook  -     By: Bill Cosby, Alvin F. Poussaint
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Come On People: On the Path from Victims to Victors - eBook

Thomas Nelson / 2007 / ePub

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Outspoken entertainer Bill Cosby joins Dr. Poussaint to share their vision for strengthening individuals, households, neighborhoods and the world! With poignant, inspiring stories, they offer insights on how to address low self-esteem, depression, abandonment, and anger and extend hope for those who want to move from victim to victor.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 9781418572051
ISBN-13: 9781418572051
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Bill Cosby and Alvin F. Poussaint have a powerful message for families and communities as they lay out their visions for strengthening America, or for that matter the world. They address the crises of people who are stuck because of feelings of low self-esteem, abandonment, anger, fearfulness, sadness, and feelings of being used, undefended and unprotected. These feelings often impede their ability to move forward. The authors aim to help empower people make the daunting transition from victims to victors. Come On, People! is always engaging, and loaded with heart-piercing stories of the problems facing many communities.

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Bill Cosby is one of the most influential performers of the last half century. From a poor Philadelphia neighborhood, he rose to dominate the airwaves through shows like I Spy and The Cosby Show, become the all-time bestselling comedian on records; and author several blockbuster books, including Fatherhood, which became the fastest-selling hardcover book of all time and spent 54 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. A crusader throughout his career, his success is complemented by involvement with a host of charitable, education, and civil rights organizations.

Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D., grew up in a family of eight children in East Harlem, New York. He is a veteran of the civil rights movement, serving as Southern Field Director of the Medical Committee for Human Rights in Jackson, Mississippi, in the 1960s. He is currently a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Judge Baker Children's Center. Dr. Poussaint is coauthor of Raising Black Children and Lay My Burden Down.

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    June 3, 2008
    Patricia Chadwick
    Though this book is written primarily to the African American community, its message can be applied to people of all colors. The authors preach a message of personal responsibility. They feel that it is time that people stop blaming everyone else for their adversity and realize that we are responsible for our own destinies. The authors' make many valid points about the everyday black experience in America and how the idolization of "thugs" and "pimps" must stop if the black community is to succeed.This is a wonderful book that is open and honest...and frank. The authors don't pull any punches in the excellent advice they give to families of all colors who are seeking to overcome problems they've been dealt in life.
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