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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Big homie’s telling me, ‘Represent your hood with a book in your hand.’

posted by on April 30 at 12:47 PM

Harry Allen has obtained a publishers’ promotional video of memoirist Margaret B. “Jones” Seltzer talking about being a gang member from South Central L.A. Of course, Seltzer wasn’t a member of any gang, and this video is from before she was busted. It’s pretty fascinating, watching her act in her fictional persona. She’s not a bad actor, I guess, but this video really doesn’t make me want to read the book—it sounds like an endless string of cliches and stereotypes, loaded down with inspirational nothings, which I think was what the book was like, also.

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she only had to act well enough to fool those who didn't know anything beyond the stereotypes.

Posted by infrequent | April 30, 2008 1:54 PM

She does have great tatties!

Posted by JimBob | April 30, 2008 2:12 PM

OMG, she is such bullshit.

Posted by Papayas | April 30, 2008 8:28 PM

Harry Allen? PE's Media Assassin?

(checks link)

Holy shit, it is! Awesome.

Posted by Kent M. Beeson | April 30, 2008 8:29 PM

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