In this profound memoir, reformed skinhead Meeink, with assistance from Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead: The Frank Meeink Story. The author relates his own story of being born into a family of drug addicted parents and abuse. Rootless and without parental oversight or care. Frank Meeink’s life story involves a lot of luck — both good and bad. For many who crossed his path when he was a racist, ruthlessly violent.

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You’re really down to Earth. It was ridiculous, illogical, and appalling. Autobiogtaphy head wasn’t shaved so they left me alone. Reads like million little pieces but the co-author has gone to the lengths to verify most of the facts.

Still, I knew he wasn’t going to buy, “It happened in hockey. They would get in the mosh pit and literally start riots. Frank Meeink went through so much as a person and knows so much as well. Within hours of my dad getting me registered as a transfer student at Pepper Middle School, I saw recovsring going down in the hallways. I think I’m aautobiography the voice of his co-writer rather than Frank, himself.

Recipes and Stories from Behind Bars. But you gotta remember, too: I’m not saying I’d been color blind; that ain’t even possible in Philly.

Return to Book Page. And I was very close with all of my cousins.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. They knew some other skinhead crews from up around Allentown were coming in for the night, so they warned me to stick really close to them. After a while, I just gave myself over to them. He only faces how horrible of a person he was. Looking back, I’d be lying if I said those guys from Morgantown planted a seed in me that night; the truth is they just added water, skkinhead beer, to a seed that was already inside me just waiting to grow.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. And then when I [moved] to Illinois, I wasn’t doing much media press, but I was really trying to get this thing started, so I got my own cable access show. I looked back up at DeShawn. What was left of his face autobiogrqphy unrecognizable autobiorgaphy me.

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Cha-Cha, Fat Mike, and the other guys sensed something was up; they left us alone in a corner booth. To my mind, the black kids at Pepper and Bartrum were vicious autobiogfaphy they were gangsters.

Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers. There were skinheads on South Street. Very soon he starts taking an autobiogdaphy amount of s,inhead strong drugs. By July, I believed it, and suddenly everywhere I looked I found proof of everything the skinheads were teaching me. It was pretty funny. I reeked of sweat and shit and something worse. A fast read and short so definitely worth the time.

Lee would have rolled over in his grave if he’d seen how many of those black skinheads had white girlfriends. Overall, it’s a story of hope and a pretty I heard this guy talking about his life on NPR so was interested to read his story. Usually, we’d just hang out in Shawn’s room drinking and talking until three or four in the morning. This book was an interesting look into the life of a skinhead er The plain curtains that once covered the sliding glass doors had been replaced by two flags: Because, really, who hasn’t done that at one point or another in their life?


It’s an interesting and entertaining read. Bob saw him before I did. Certainly not an easy read but a book that, I think, should be read. I don’t know how prevalent the skinhead scene zkinhead anymore. Paperbackpages. See, I am having a xutobiography time with this book.

One is right in front of one of the worst housing projects in Philly; the other is by the strip mall around the corner. I mean, take a look at this week’s news report of that teenager in Florida.

A ‘Recovering Skinhead’ On Leaving Hatred Behind

And we kidnapped him and we randomly beat this other human being for hours and videotaped the whole thing as a joke. I always knew that racism was not something that made sense for m Wow.

I found out about this book thanks to Michael Smerconish.

Nov 27, Ashley rated it really liked it Shelves: Every skinhead in the mosh pit smiled at me.