Nathan McCall Message Board
Sophie Hahn posts on 3/31/2006 1:29:21 PM
Your book makes my heart ache. For you, for all of us. Thank you.
R. Burnett posts on 3/25/2006 10:54:54 PM
I couldn't wait to read "What's Going On" just as I completed "Makes Me Wanna Holler." Nate, you have honesty about your writing style that impresses me. I enjoyed the experience that Itch Booty and you encountered at the "White Church." I actually envisioned when the pastor asked everyone to bow their heads and pray, with two brothers in the rear, must had been hilarious. I had one of those cramps in the side laugh experience. I can't commend you enough for the brute honesty and for keeping it real. Also, thanks for the tribute to one of our most shining stars, Mr. Muhammad Ali. And by the way, Corrie Tin Boom put it best, "There is no sin that is so deep that God's love cannot go deeper." It felt good to see that you are allowing you to forgive yourself. You are fulfilling your God appointed purpose by sharing your life with us. Incredibly rich. Thank you.
Anne posts on 3/25/2006 4:25:31 PM
While reading your first book I got so depressed and felt so hopeless--you MADE me "walk in your shoes". Although I have never suffered the discrimination and alienation you describe(I'm an old white lady), it felt like I was living your life. You made it so real I dreamed I was living in your neighborhood and your prison with you. I had to put the book down for a few days before I could finish it. The last part did leave me with a feeling of hope and redemption. Your dear parents must be so proud of you. I know I would be if you were my son. Your book is one of the best autobiographies I've ever read and I guess I've read hundreds. I hope to hear you speak some day and maybe meet you in person. Love and Peace to you, Mr. McCall.
Zanoni Ngira posts on 3/23/2006 2:08:19 PM
Hey Mccall, I'm Zanoni(writing from Canada), I wrote a review before about your book "Make me wanna holla". I just want to tell you how much you inspired me and how much your work have shaped my perception on many level. When I read your book, I was in 1st year University in Economics, but then I added another major and now I have a double major in Economics & Professional writing. It's paying off so far and I want to become a writer and own a magazine that will talk about many issues affecting our community; including those mentioned in your book...Anyways, I just wanted to tell you that you're really inspiring people and all the good stuff we write are not"bullshit". So Keep the good work and hope to read more of your work this summer when I'm off school. I hope to have the chance one day to meet you in person and tell you that myself.
Phil Giltman posts on 3/22/2006 11:45:53 PM
Anybody know if McCall is working on a third book. I know of What's Going On and Makes Me Wanna Holler, but I heard he had another one coming out. Nathan, if you see this, this is Phil from Emory and S. Africa, I hope you are doing well. I'd love to hear what you are up to. I'll check back in a couple of days
R. Burnett posts on 3/13/2006 9:06:59 PM
I recently read the book and saw so many similarities with my own journey. Perplexed. Hard. Cold. Uplifting. Understanding. A wrenching in the gut transformation! I've thought about the challenges that the author has faced and am encouraged by his brute honesty. Thanks for sharing with us the silent truth of the Black man's experience here in America. Solid.
Sameerah posts on 3/10/2006 10:30:16 AM
Mr. McCall your book has inspired me in so many ways. Thank you so much!
sarenefer posts on 3/9/2006 8:10:53 PM
Hotep, I believe that people will always do best what they do best. and as Malcolm X once said to Dr john h. Clarke, "Do your best work." I have friend who is looking for help putting together a most fascinating bio. If you would be interested in helping in any way, please let me know. Peace first and always. Nef
Scott McQuarrie posts on 3/9/2006 11:53:08 AM
Mr. McCall, As a male caucasion from Idaho I had no idea of black culture. I thought "what are they so mad about? That's all over with." After reading your book I realize it's not over with. Thanks for the insight.
Matt posts on 3/8/2006 9:21:04 AM
Mr. McCall, I am a 14 year old comedian player living in the suburbs in Kansas. I have not lived here all my life (fortunately) but i must admit, after two years in here, I started to question who I was. The caucasion ness rubbed off on me,but after reading your book, I remember what wonderful people like yourself had gone through to give me the rights that I have today. I appreciate everything that you have contributed, and you will forever remain an idol in every thing that I do.
Thank you very much, you saved my blackness!
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