The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"As wild, unpredictable, and fascinating as the man himself. " -- Complex
"A cautionary tale that ends in triumph." -- GQ
"A revelation and a welcome addition to hip-hop's literary legacy." -- All Hip Hop

The highly anticipated memoir from Gucci Mane, "one of hip-hop's most prolific and admired artists" ( The New York Times ).

For the first time Gucci Mane tells his story in his own words. It is the captivating life of an artist who forged an unlikely path to stardom and personal rebirth. Gucci Mane began writing his memoir in a maximum-security federal prison. Released in 2016, he emerged radically transformed. He was sober, smiling, focused, and positive--a far cry from the Gucci Mane of years past.

Born in rural Bessemer, Alabama, Radric Delantic Davis became Gucci Mane in East Atlanta, where the rap scene is as vibrant as the dope game. His name was made as a drug dealer first, rapper second. His influential mixtapes and street anthems pioneered the sound of trap music. He inspired and mentored a new generation of artists and producers: Migos, Young Thug, Nicki Minaj, Zaytoven, Mike Will Made-It, Metro Boomin.

Yet every success was followed by setback. Too often, his erratic behavior threatened to end it all. Incarceration, violence, rap beefs, drug addiction. But Gucci Mane has changed, and he's decided to tell his story.

In his extraordinary autobiography, the legend takes us to his roots in Alabama, the streets of East Atlanta, the trap house, and the studio where he found his voice as a peerless rapper. He reflects on his inimitable career and in the process confronts his dark past--years behind bars, the murder charge, drug addiction, career highs and lows--the making of a trap god. It is one of the greatest comeback stories in the history of music.

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane is a blunt and candid account--an instant classic.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781501165320
Branch Call Number: 782.421649092 GUCCI
Characteristics: xv, 286 pages, [24] pages of plates : photographs and portraits (some colour) ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Martinez-Belkin, Neil - Author

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 08, 2018

Gucci Mane’s autobiography is a fascinating insight into the mind of one of trap music’s most interesting characters. He details his life, from his early poverty and family troubles, to his legal problems, to his eventual rehabilitation and new life outlook; and his life story is as exciting and inspiring as anyone else's has been. The description of prison, and the injustices he faced during his experiences with the legal system, were particularly eye-opening. Gucci Mane is a surprisingly strong author, having actually written this book himself rather than dictating it to a more experienced writer, as many authors of autobiographies do. I liked this one a lot overall, I would recommend especially it to anyone with an interest in rap music, but it functions very well otherwise, just as a story of a man's life; 3/5.
- @zlogan of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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jezicuhh
Dec 07, 2017

I was LOVING this autobiography until it ended so abruptly! I was looking forward to hearing how Gucci changed after his last stint in jail, but that was not included. It makes sense, this book was wrapped up a while ago and he's only been out of jail for a little over a year. But the ending felt like it was slapped together just to end the crazy story. This DOES NOT take away from the insanity that was the rest of the book! I still highly recommend Gucci's tale of his iced out, trapped out life.

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