Grand Prize Winner, North Street Book Prize
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White Man’s Disease is set in the 80's. Sudden circumstances touched a number of lives and were the genesis of one man's journey from the depths of despair, to incredible highs, with a number of setbacks, victories, and subplots along the way, culminating in a cathartic event that takes place 30 years later. White Man’s Disease is poignant, sad, tragic, funny, and compelling throughout. White Man’s Disease is not overtly about race (although a wise person told me a memoir written by a Black man in America is inevitably about race). Nor is it literally about a disease--it's metaphorical--although medical calamity is a major subtext. White Man's Disease is a fish out of water tale of a 29-year old African-American thrust suddenly into an unfamiliar and mainly White world. It is a slice of life portrayal; young man in a corporate setting who seemingly had it all: gorgeous wife, beautiful kids, career success, health, looks, happiness, and ever-present smile, and virtually overnight was threatened with losing it all. In fact he did lose many of those things; some short-term, some long term; some permanent. Finally it's a redemption story; liberation from the self-imposed "imprisonment" of 30 years ago, and rebounding from many of the aforementioned losses.