White Sugar, Brown Sugar by Michael A. Pyle,is this most provocative,captivating and uplifting book I have read since The five People You Meet In Heaven, by Mitch Albom. Michael A. Pyle's book for me, surpassed a level of such utter profoundness that I was not expecting. This book, White Sugar, Brown Sugar should be on anyones book bucket list to read during your lifetime. Whether you are an addict, recovering addict, someone that loves either of the two or someone that just wants to be inspired, it is a must read.
E. G. Tripp's White Sugar, Brown Sugar is an inspirational novel that everybody should read. I read an early version some years ago. To me, the most important theme is that people should never give up hope on anyone who is struggling with drugs, alcohol and other issues.
A lot of the descriptions are graphic and will make some people squirm.
I did not grow up in this country and never experienced or had any idea about many of the shocking issues and events described in this book. I learned a lot about segments of U.S. society that I never before and still have never experienced. I also learned about the grasp of addiction.
I heartily endorse this novel for everybody.
Author Nailed IT!
While I am familiar with the geographical area this book was written to represent, you cannot not connect with the vibe, the feel, the setting that was portrayed. I personally could relate to several of the scenarios. Not as a wealthy white person, but a poor white person.
Color is irrelevant as it relates to challenges growing up both poor and well off, and the author, while going with a well to do white kid and a not so much African American kid laid out a great story of what can and does happen even today. Substance abuse crosses all barriers.
Great book, great read. Fluid and made you want to keep reading even if you needed to maybe move on to something else out of obligation.
Will look for this author's work again.
This is a great book
White Sugar, Brown Sugar is an amazing story of two boys growing up from different sides of the tracks. It covers a lot of ground including family, drugs, growing up and growing wise. I was drawn in immediately and very much enjoyed it. It also has a solid ending. There are portions that made me laugh and pages that made me sad. There is a lot of emotion in this book.
Demonstrates the value and power of love, family, and life itself.
White Sugar, Brown Sugar. by E. G, Tripp, was a jolting look at the strength of the human spirit and the depth of friendship through unimaginable circumstances. This realistic fiction set in historically accurate roots of Daytona Beach, Florida; takes the reader on a compelling journey through years of struggle and human misery. Two friends, leading completely different lives; yet caught up in the same self destructive, addictive living nightmare. Readers may find they are almost unable to turn the page; yet are compelled to learn more about their painful journey to regain a foothold on firm life soil after clawing their way up and out of Hell. This book offers hope and pertinent life lessons for all readers. However harsh the circumstances, White Sugar, Brown Sugar, demonstrates the value and power of love, family, and life itself.
The characters were very real. Anyone who has a loved one that is or has struggled with dependency, this book makes you see the thrill of what pulls them in and the overwhelming struggle that they continuously battle. I couldn't put it down!
Having grown up during this era in Daytona Beach, I couldn't wai
Having grown up during this era in Daytona Beach, I couldn't wait to read the book. I was not disappointed. Although it was a work of fiction, I could see the faces and places so vividly and accurately described as I remember from a different time not that long ago. I thank God for getting me safely through these years. This book is relevant and I highly recommend.
captured me from the beginning
November 7, 2012
This book captured me from the beginning. The story was very realistic, and living in the Daytona area, I knew the places and landmarks exactly as they were described and felt like it was so true to life. The story linked the struggles of both the drug abuse and the overwhelming desire to be accepted and loved by each boy's parent in a way that was heartbreaking but genuine. I was moved by the journey of their lives.
I really loved it! I couldn’t put it down. It was racey during parts of it but I don’t see how you could tell the story any other way and still let the reader feel the pull of the whole drug scene. I was soo concerned through the whole book that Jude wasn’t going to make it — wasn’t going to overcome it. Especialy the way he struggled during the last voyage with his father. I was cheering when he finally realized he had the tools. I hope this gives hope to many who forget that they have those tools or don’t believe a different way of life is possible.