William Upski Wimsatt - Please Don't Bomb the Suburbs

As a potty-mouthed graffiti writer from the South Side of Chicago, William Upski Wimsatt electrified the literary and hip-hop world with two of the most successful underground classic books in a generation, Bomb the Suburbs and No More Prisons, which, combined, sold more than ninety thousand copies.In Please Don't Bomb the Suburbs, Wimsatt weaves a first-person tour of America's cultural and political movements from 1985–2010. It's a story about love, growing up, a generation coming of age, and a vision for the movement young people will create in the new decade. With humor, storytelling, and historical insight, Wimsatt lays out a provocative vision for the next twenty-five years of personal and historical transformation. Never heard of Billy Wimsatt before? Your life just got better.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 6:30pm
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57th Street Books
1301 E. 57th Street
60637 Chicago
Please Don't Bomb the Suburbs: A Midterm Report on My Generation and the Future of Our Super Movement Cover Image
ISBN: 9781936070596
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Published: Akashic Books - September 14th, 2010

Bomb the Suburbs: Graffiti, Race, Freight-Hopping and the Search for Hip-Hop's Moral Center Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933368559
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Published: Soft Skull Press - December 2007