"Malcolm X's autobiography seemed to offer something different. His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me; the blunt poetry of his words, his unadorned insistence on respect, promised a new and uncompromising order, martial in its discipline, forged through sheer force of will."--Barack Obama, "Dreams from My Father"
"Extraordinary . . . a brilliant, painful, important book."--"The New York Times"
"A great book . . . Its dead level honesty, its passion, its exalted purpose, will make it stand as a monument to the most painful truth."--"The Nation"
"The most important book I'll ever read, it changed the way I thought, it changed the way I acted. It has given me courage I didn't know I had inside me. I'm one of hundreds of thousands whose lives were changed for the better."--Spike Lee
"This book will have a permanent place in the literature of the Afro-American struggle."--I. F. Stone "From the Hardcover edition."show more