Power and Beauty : A Love Story of Life on the Streets
Hip-hop artist Tip "T.I." Harris has received every acclaim the music world has to offer. Now, working with bestselling celebrity collaborator David Ritz, T.I. applies all his talent and experience to the world of fiction by creating the epic love story of Power and Beauty. After the death of his mother, Charlotte, Paul "Power" Clay allows himself to be guided by Slim, a local businessman. Slim always has the best of everything, and Power is sure that if he learns Slim's ways, he'll make something of himself--and perhaps be worthy of Tanya "Beauty" Long. From Chicago to Miami to New York, through drugs, women, and violence, Power makes the difficult transition from boy to man and, in doing so, begins to question if those who have taught him--including Slim--truly have his best interests at heart. Beauty has always known that the only person she can rely on is herself. After her mother died when she was eleven years old, she was adopted by close family friend Charlotte Clay. But with Charlotte's death, Beauty knows she's no longer safe and protected--especially as Power gets sucked into a new kind of life. As soon as she can, she turns her back on Atlanta--and the growing love she feels for Power--for a chance to make it in the Big Apple. With a successful fashion career on the horizon, Beauty takes New York by storm with her wit, business savvy, and breathtaking good looks. But she's never forgotten those she left behind. And when it becomes clear that Power needs her, Beauty will risk everything to save the man she loves.
- Hardback | 352 pages
- 162.56 x 226.06 x 33.02mm | 544.31g
- 20 Nov 2011
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- WILLIAM MORROW
- New York, NY, United States
About T. I. Harris
Clifford T. I. Harris Jr., is a Grammy Award-winning rapper, film and music producer, actor, and writer. He is the founder and co-chief executive officer (CEO) of Grand Hustle Records and he launched his film company, Grand Hustle Films in 2007. T. I. knows of the excitement, danger, and pain of which he writes. As a teenager he sold drugs and later served time on federal weapons charges. He and his wife, Tiny, are involved with charities and community outreach involving children and those suffering with Alzheimers. David Ritz has written several books, including the acclaimed novels The Man Who Brought the Dodgers Back to Brooklyn and Blue Notes Under A Green Felt Hat, and is the only four-time winner of the Gleason Book of the Year Award. He's written the lives of many celebrities, including Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, and Grandmaster Flash, and a New York Times review named him the first-call celebrity collaborator. He lives in California.