Coleman M says:
Read this for both a raw look at race and class in America, and for a love letter to good food and family.
By the time he was 27, the author had opened, and closed, one of America's most talked about restaurants. He had sold drugs in New York and been shipped off to rural Nigeria to learn respect. Through it all, his love of food and cooking remained a constant, even when, as a young chef, he was forced to grapple with just how unwelcoming the food world can be for people of color.