A Hope in the Unseen (Paperback)
An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League
Broadway Books, 9780767901260, 400pp.
Publication Date: May 4, 1999
In September 1995, after years of near superhuman dedication, he realizes that ambition when he begins as a freshman at Brown University. In this updated edition, A Hope in the Unseen chronicles Cedric’s odyssey during his last two years of high school, follows him through his difficult first year at Brown, and now tells the story of his subsequent successes in college and the world of work.
About the Author
Ron Suskind is the author of The Globe and Mail and New York Times bestsellers The One Percent Doctrine, The Price of Loyalty, and A Hope in the Unseen. From 1993 to 2000 he was the senior national affairs writer for The Wall Street Journal, where he won a Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. He currently writes for various national magazines, including The New York Times Magazine and Esquire, and is the senior fellow at Harvard’s Center of Ethics. He lives in Harvard Square, MA.
Praise For A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League…
--David Halberstam in USA Today
"[An] extraordinary, formula-shattering book."
--New York Times Book Review
"A story of sheer human grit that should be read by others as example and inspiration."
--Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World
"Absolutely gripping. A sort of suspense novel of the human psyche. . . . It's beyond good, it's really extraordinary."
--Walter Kirn, National Public Radio