Read Gettin' Down to the "Real" Nitty-Gritty, Life: American Dream or American Nightmare by Georgia Madison Free Online
Book Title: Gettin' Down to the "Real" Nitty-Gritty, Life: American Dream or American Nightmare|
The author of the book: Georgia Madison
ISBN 13: No data
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 827 KB
City - Country: No data
Edition: Heavenly Realm Publishing Company
Date of issue: 2011
ISBN: No data
Loaded: 1983 times
Reader ratings: 3.3
Read full description of the books:
There's a popular saying out these days that says, "Keep it Real." If you want to read a book that really keeps it "real" regarding everyday life, you have to read Gettin' Down to the "Real" Nitty-Gritty by Georgia Madison. This book is not only "real," it's also bold, humorous, down-to-earth and very entertaining and that's for real. Really! Brothas and sistahs, Ms. Madison pulls no punches. Through forty chapters, this enthusiastic author has no qualms with calling it as she sees it-thus, anyone who endorses political correctness should be forewarned!
Download Gettin' Down to the "Real" Nitty-Gritty, Life: American Dream or American Nightmare ERUB
Download Gettin' Down to the "Real" Nitty-Gritty, Life: American Dream or American Nightmare DOC
Download Gettin' Down to the "Real" Nitty-Gritty, Life: American Dream or American Nightmare TXT
Read information about the authorI am a native Houstonian. As a child of age 7 to age 8 I lived about a year in Dallas, TX and I lived a couple of months in Salt Lake City, Utah. I have one younger brother, he still resides in Utah. I am an Alumna of Jesse H. Jones High School in Houston, TX and Prairie View A&M in Prairie View, TX.
During my years in school; even though I got teased for being so skinny, I never had a problem making friends. I was very well-liked; most likely because I was cute and funny. You know cute and funny is a good combination that people like as opposed to cute and snobby.
Also, I interacted with mostly everybody and didn't try to hang only with cliques so that's another reason I was very well-liked. In high school and college I was told I was funny a lot; and I was told by many people that I should be a stand-up comedian.
I was even told a lot; by my coworkers; that I should be a stand-up comedian and they still tell me that. Of course; after reading my book; it confirmed to my friends, coworkers and others that they were right about me being very funny.
Now, regarding school, during high school and college I absolutely hated Speech Class. I loved English and History class, which is where I did a lot of my writing but I did not like getting up in front of my class giving speeches.
Even though I wasn't shy but instead was fun and outgoing, I was just a bundle of nerves when it came to giving a speech in front of my class. I participated in the choir, plays, sports at recess & Black History events; but I just couldn't get comfortable standing in front of my class to give a speech.
Unfortunately, as you all know, if you have Speech Class you have to get your butt up there to read even though you're scared, nervous and shaking like a leaf. There's no ducking down in the back (like I tried to do every time); hoping you'll get bypassed.
Though you dread it ever so much, you have to get up there while all of your classmates sit there in total silence; staring you down (which makes the situation even worse); and you have to make it happen or get yourself an "F". Well, I did not want an "F," so I got my butt up there; all nerved up and I made it happen.
Here's the thing, even though I was nervous as hell, I told great stories that were very funny; especially the ones based on "real" life events. As I began my speech; of course I was a mess because I was nervous so I wasn't speaking with confidence and I definitely had no direct eye contact. No way in hell was that happening! If I lost points then "So Be It."
Once I shook off the nerves; which took a few minutes after I got started and got off into my story, I was able to push through. Even though I was a mess and lacked confidence and had no direct eye contact, my stories would be so funny, my class couldn't help but laugh; so instead of teasing me; which classmates love to do; especially when you mess up, they had to let me slide and forgot about the issues I had with my nerves.
This brings me to this very funny story I want to share that is not included in my book. This very "real" and true story is the one I told in Speech Class at Prairie View as a freshman; and this is the story that earned me the title of "Person Most Remembered."
I know a lot of people give themselves self-proclaimed titles; but I'm going to share this story and you'll know that I'm telling the truth and that I did not give my own self that title. The title of this story is, "My Grandmother's Spaghetti."
I wish I could just sum this story up and make it very brief, but I can't because then you wouldn't know what my classmates heard and why they couldn't stop laughing. At the time of this incident I was a freshman in high school.
I wasn't privileged to have a car so I walked home from school in the elements. Even though the walk was a little less than 2 miles and was about a 35 minute walk, it felt like a lot of walking. After school, most teens are already hungry anyway but we're