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Don Lemon brings his vast audience and experience as a reporter and a Black man to today’s most urgent question: How can we end racism in America in our lifetimes?

The host of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon is more popular than ever. As America’s only Black prime-time anchor, Lemon and his daily monologues on racism and antiracism, on the failures of the Trump administration and of so many of our leaders, and on America’s systemic flaws speak for his millions of fans. Now, in an urgent, deeply personal, riveting plea, he tells us all how deep our problems lie, and what we can do to begin to fix them.

Beginning with a letter to one of his Black nephews, he proceeds with reporting and reflections on his slave ancestors, his upbringing in the shadows of segregation, and his adult confrontations with politicians, activists, and scholars. In doing so, Lemon offers a searing and poetic ultimatum to America. He visits the slave port where a direct ancestor was shackled and shipped to America. He recalls a slave uprising in Louisiana, just a few miles from his birthplace. And he takes us to the heart of the 2020 protests in New York City. As he writes to his young nephew: We must resist racism every single day. We must resist it with love.

©2021 Don Lemon (P)2021 Little, Brown & Company

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Best listen in a long time

Loved it!! Very well thought out and informative!! Don Lemon is the right person to release this type if book at this time!! Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, needs to either read or listen to this book!!

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Great first impressiom, I am going back for more

First pass through this book and found it to be packed with loads of insight. I am going to re-read this again to capture more of it. Don Lemon is a very talented writer.

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Informing Now

Don Lemon is gracious, informed and insightful. This book is fast paced yet the author braids the ugly past, the current circumstances with action and hope for the future. I am a Canadian and racism in Canada is subtle but part of colonialism and facing it ...naming it is key. Great narration.

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I enjoyed reading this book but ........

I enjoyed reading this book but I noticed how he carefully avoided mentioning his true ancestry. I read that he has a Nigerian/Cameroonian ancestry and he failed to mention that. He essentially joined the band wagon by being absolutely insensitive and generalizing that Africa is a ghetto. Otherwise, its a good read.

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  • Ms. Angie
  • 2021-03-19

A Must Read!!!

I enjoyed this book with it's rich content of history and real storytelling. Others have whitewashed our story, but this book tells it like it is. WOW!!! DON LEMON DID A GREAT JOB!!!

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  • Gregory
  • 2021-03-20

The Fire is a Timeless Anecdote, Part II is needed.

An anecdote is a brief, revealing account of a person or an incident: "a story with a point," such as to communicate an abstract idea about a person, place, or thing through the concrete details of a short narrative or to characterize by delineating a specific quirk or trait. (Webster
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Don Lemon is an excellent communicator; however, if I was a white racist I wouldn't be influenced to change any of my views that were anti-black. I would still be a racist.

I think that the final chapter was the strongest. I was waiting for a blind spot in the story that may sway me to believe that “whites” as a group would leave understanding the main issues with blacks and a reason to want to be around them.

Colorism is is a big issue in the black community. Let's start with that and do a deeper dive next time. Overall great job if I was new to the dance.

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  • Jarred Brown
  • 2021-03-19

Beautiful Blueprint

This is a beautiful blueprint of how to have the discussion of race in America. As a white man I pray this country changes and hope to see it happen. Thank you Don Lemon.

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  • D.Ryan
  • 2021-03-19

We are the fire!

I’m so very impressed with Mr. Lemon’s understanding and description of racism. Despite where each of us has come from, Don believes that we can, if we want do the work, change our views of people who are “different” than us.
He read the book as if he was telling a story. He read from the position of his truth and as if we were friends. I felt strange calling him Mr Lemon. I watch him every night snd refer to him as Don. Thank you my friend for your beautiful words!

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  • Slimsherri
  • 2021-03-19

Yes Don you told it like was

I’m glad to have did the audio because I would have not been able to say it like Don Lemon I love listening to him because the tone of his voice speak louder then his words
Thank you Don great listen

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  • Marty Dailey
  • 2021-03-19

thought provoking

fast paced, author narrator was a treat, it brought me to a place of reflection and I learned some historical facts I needed to know.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2021-03-16

Magnificent

Calling this anything less then a masterpiece, is unjust. Brilliant, I loved it! Well said, and well delivered!!

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  • EVPC
  • 2021-03-16

Poetic Voice in Our Life Today

Powerful message for all to hear today. Don Lemon has a wonderful voice for the listener and his emotions are well delivered. Only wish this book was longer.
EPC

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  • Roy Palmer
  • 2021-03-16

Very Well Worded;

This is a Very Truthful Book Should be Read by all young Black men" Great job. Mr Lemon"

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  • William
  • 2021-03-20

From Baldwin to Lemon

Amazing well written narrative with an important message that we all need to hear. A combination of personal heartfelt stories of love caring and heartbreak.

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