Letters to a Young Brother

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Letters to a Young Brother

Manifest Your Destiny

By Hill Harper

Gotham Books, Hardcover, 9781592402007, 176pp.

Publication Date: April 20, 2006


Most people associate Hill Harper with Hollywood, as he’s appeared in dozens of films and television shows. But he is just as comfortable in a school auditorium, rousing groups of students with his unique style of real-life wisdom. Having addressed thousands of high-school and middle- school students over the years, Hill is ready to take his message to an even wider audience. Letters to a Young Brother is drawn from the humbling life lessons he learned on the road to his Ivy League education and beyond. Inspired by the countless letters and e-mails he has received from teens, Hill Harper set out to write a series of letters to young people that would catch the attention of even the most reluctant readers.

The result is a motivational but approachable book full of encouragement on a wide array of hot topics, particularly among young African-American and Hispanic men. From the challenges of getting a good education and making it through college to the media’s destructive emphasis on material wealth, Letters to a Young Brother delivers eye-opening answers. Reminiscent of Marian Wright Edelman’s New York Times bestseller, The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours, Hill Harper’s words will resonate for years to come.

About the Author
Enitan Bereola II has taken the classic concept of manners and made it tasteful, again! He penned the award-winning & best-selling books: BEREOLAESQUE: The Contemporary Gentleman & Etiquette book for the Urban Sophisticate and GENTLEWOMAN: Etiquette for a Lady, from a Gentleman. As a celebrity ghostwriter, speaker, etiquette impresario, Beverly Hill's relationship advice columnist, Soul Train columnist and Essence Magazine relationship advice contributor, his voice reaches generations. The author won a BC Award for "Greatness in Literature" and "Man of the Year" Award from SHADES Wedding Magazine. Bereola was selected as one of BLACK ENTERPRISE Magazine's Young & Bold Business Leaders. He's exercised etiquette on FOX News and dished dating advice to NBC Niteside, BET, TV One and MTV. His writings are discussed on nationally syndicated radio and he's been featured on the national covers of Equanimity, American Dreaming & Shades magazine as well as the front page of Detroit's Front Page Paper. He's featured in Sister 2 Sister magazine, Naija Times in Nigeria & several other notable publications. His brand garners the interest of celebrities and pop-culture alike. He's paired up with Beats By Dre's "Show Your Color" campaign to spread his gentleman message as well as Jay-Z and Steve Stoute's Translation, LLC advertising & marketing company. Mr. Bereola produced an international soundtrack to his book entitled, "Seat 1-A and produced the short film, "This Time" which debuted at film festivals around the country. Mr. Bereola has been a keynote speaker at over 50 colleges & universities. He's been invited to speak at Harvard, Stanford, Tufts & several other institutions. Bermuda College & Kansas State made his first book a required part of their curriculum. Enitan finds solace in giving back. He partnered with the Alice E. Foster Scholarship Program to sponsor scholarships for high school graduates exiting the foster care system. He is also partnered with Autism Speaks through American Dreaming Magazine who donates 100% of profits from POP displays at retailers. The author adopted his former high school - Piedmont Hills, to contribute 20% of his Barnes & Noble book sales to help fund student programs. Recently, he partnered with the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America to help their mission to fund research and programs. Enitan attended Florida A&M University and is currently touring the U.S. & abroad.