Back in business Monday, guys. Apparently people down at the main office were worried that I'd literally broke an ankle.
As an aside, a shout out to all the kids at City College back home. The most rewarding book events are those done for the exact audience you were writing for. Don't ever let anyone tell you that our kids are mostly about sex, guns and drugs. But if you're here, you already knew that.
Ta-Nehisi Coates is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.
Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.