Mychal Denzel Smith, author of INVISIBLE MAN, GOT THE WHOLE WORLD WATCHING, talks to Clive Priddle, VP, Publisher of PublicAffairs about his new book STAKES IS HIGH, out this week by Bold Type Books. Listen to their conversation and find more about the books below!
The events of the past decade have forced us to reckon with who we are and who we want to be. We have been invested in a set of beliefs about our American identity: our exceptionalism, the inevitable rightness of our path, the promise that hard work and determination will carry us to freedom. But in Stakes Is High, Mychal Denzel Smith confronts the shortcomings of these stories -- and with the American Dream itself -- and calls on us to live up to the principles we profess but fail to realize.