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Book details
  • SubGenre:Personal Memoirs
  • Language:English
  • Pages:198
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543909425

The American Dope Boy

Memoir of a Dope Boy

by M.C. Kerns

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Unapologetic and brutally honest, The American Dope Boy is a tale of a teenager who confronts life in it's most ugly form. Based on a true story, The American Dope Boy tells the story of a teenager who ends up selling drugs and learns the hard lessons of life during his journey. Set in the height of the crack epidemic in Memphis TN, you will get a first hand account of how crack had a devastating effect on a family and the collateral damage that followed. Even though the situations were dire at times you will read how the antagonist learned from his many lessons and persevered. The American Dope Boy is also a cautionary tale for youth about the pitfalls of the drug culture and the illusions of what the streets have to offer.
The American Dope Boy is a tale about life with it's many twist and turns. Not only does The American Dope Boy tells a story of a teenage drug dealer but tells the story of other youth who have been put in similar circumstances. Based on a true story and set at the height of the crack epidemic in Memphis TN. The reader will get a first hand account on how life is very unpredictable in the streets. Bleak is an understatement of life on the streets of Memphis TN. It took unwavering faith for this adolescent to make it out of the drug world and into a better place in life. But that place didn't come without hard lesson that have been bought and paid for. The fairy tale life he once knew was worlds away from the harsh reality he had to face. During the experience he discovered that knowledge was his key to freedom and that knowledge he learned was the playbook at winning at the game call life.
About the author
M.C. Kerns was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. As an adolescent M.C. Kerns fell victim to the trappings of the streets and ended up dealing drugs. Looking for a way out he used education as the key to his freedom from the streets and attended college. Studying in Emergency medical technology M.C. Kerns attained his certification as a Paramedic and worked in various medical services including the Memphis Fire Department. M.C. Kerns also has produced music for various artist.
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