I Know How It Feels: Lessons of a Lifelong Dream
I Know How It Feels is about a man’s journey with God, and his constant disagreements with Him. Clark explores his past, his anger, and his eventual redemption, and does so in light of his personal faith. He covers a life lived large, starting with his gang background, his military history, and a soap opera- worthy family life, and then relates it back to his personal journey.
The major criticism against the book is that he needs to relax a bit, and take a little more time exploring his life; it just seems a little shorter than it should be. There are some sections, especially some of the military episodes, that need a little more detail, as well as a little more exploration of his mental state at the time, and more details of what happened. There definitely needs to be a little less compression, as the events need a little more spacing; they just feel a little too close together.
Otherwise, it’s an interesting read. This is a story that needs to be told, and Clark does so in a way that his chosen audience will listen to. He has been there, done that, and shows that he has survived a young black man’s dream, finding a way out through self-discipline, the support of his family, and faith in God. His anger was easily his main enemy over the years, and the only one that followed him throughout his life. It almost resulted in his death a few times, either physically or career-wise, and only luck seemed to save his neck a few times.
I Know How It Feels is ultimately the story of a man surviving only due to his belief that God wanted him to witness. This is a good beginning to that witnessing.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Page Count||151 pages|
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|Category||Biographies & Memoirs|