iv, 261 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : 24 cm
Lord knows, Reverend Al has had his personal and very public ups and downs, but hes come out bigger and better than ever. Though the host of MSNBCs PoliticsNation is as fiery and outspoken as ever about the events and issues that matter most, hes learned that the only way we can get it right as a nation is by getting it right from within. In this his first book in over a decade, Reverend Al will take you behind the scenes of some unexpected places, from officiating Michael Jacksons funeral, hanging out with Jay-Z and President Barack Obama at the White House, to taking charge of the Trayvon Martin case. He will discuss how he came to his unexpected conclusions in such areas as immigration, gay rights, religion and the family. But at the heart of this book is an intimate discussion of his own personal evolution from street activist, pulpit provocateur and civil rights leader to the man his is today, one hundred pounds slimmer and according to the New York Observer, the most thoughtful voice on cable
Changing with the time: my unlikely journey -- If you want to lead, you must decide where you're going -- Breaking the shackles of childhood -- Learning from flawed leaders -- You need to know when to quit it -- Never rest on your laurels -- Be authentic -- Don't be afraid to change and evolve -- Value family, value community, and most important, value yourself -- Don't get hypnotized by the shiny objects -- How to be the greatest -- Stay focused, and don't be ruled by your emotions -- Practice what you preach -- At your lowest point, you may find your greatest gift -- Define yourself-- before others do it for you -- Don't be afraid to be big -- Be open to unlikely allies -- Don't be afraid to ask for what you want -- A true leader has to be disciplined-- and consistent -- Every life has value -- Beware of the danger of extremes -- True friends stick together through the good and the bad -- What is your legacy?