My Raaw Thoughts
Hands down, one of the best books I’ve read in my 35 years of living. I do have to admit when I first herd Charlamagne Tha God was writing a book, I really thought it was going to be on some dumb shit. I never really paid attention when he spoke about it. Then, when I heard the title. I damn sure wasn’t even interested in reading the book. I thought to myself, Black Privilege! Are you kidding me! There’s no such thing. On charlamagne’s podcast The Brilliant Idiots, he was talking about it and for some reason I zoned out. I totally judged the book. Never gave it a chance.
One slow day at work, I decided to use my friend Google, whose open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Gotta love the internet. I searched Charlamagne’s book and read the introduction. Maaaaaan I was wrong! I was stuck reading it. My eyes were so glued to my computer screen that I never checked my phone for any social media notifications, text messages, or emails. I loved what I was reading.
“Never stunt your own growth by dismissing something just because it doesn’t feel familiar”. Quoted by Charlamagne tha God.
The reason why I love this book so much is the honesty, which Charlamagne speaks about. I connected very well with this book because for years I’ve been asking myself, why am I always having issues with people when speaking my mind, especially at work. I carefully examine myself and talk to my “good” friends and family and they all say the same thing. Cause you keep it too real. Even my husband says the same thing. His words, “you don’t beat behind the bush”. My father even told me (in my 20’s) I was going to lose many relationships with friends and family memebers because I keep it too real and he ask for me to never to change that. I guess you can say, (quoted by charlamagne) “speak my truth” in my charlamagne’s voice.
I don’t want to be a spoiler alert, but there’s so much good stuff in the book. I totally laughed a lot and I learned a lot as well. To my surprise, I learned a lot about Charlamagne and I wasn’t excepting that, I also learned a lot about myself, which I’ll write about in a different post. Charlamagne is truly a genuine good guy and he’s a go getter. His journey, life story is great and lots of lessons learned. Yes he can be an ass hole, but that’s only because some people are consumed with fakeness. People don’t except for someone to stand their ground and speak their truth.
I wish I had this type of book when I was starting college.
It’s very ware to come across someone who will tell you to your face how they feel about you. I mean it’s refreshing, but at the same time I would be pissed off for a little bit if someone came to me and said, you’re getting fat, what you gonna do about that? In all honesty, I have gained A LOT of weight in an unhealthy way and I do need to make better and smart choices about my eating habits. I am all about communication and talking things through, even if we disagree, very much like Charlamagne and Andrew Schultz (who I really can’t stand). In this book THERE IS NO bullshitting, straight up you get the real deal from the sources mouth.