Inside a Thug's Heart

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Inside a Thug's Heart

Format:  Hardcover,

241 pages

Publisher: Kensington Pub Corp

Publish Date: May 2004

ISBN-13: 9780758207890

ISBN-10: 0758207891

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The following content was provided by the publisher.
- Tupac Shakur continues to remain a pop culture icon and is still considered to be the greatest rapper ever.
- Tupac continues to sell both in music and in books--The Rose That Grew from Concrete is a national bestseller with over 400,000 copies in print and his CD releases continue to debut at #1 on the Billboard charts.
- These letters have never-before been published and his fans will want more insight into not only his psyche but his time spent in prison.


Publisher: Kensington Pub Corp
Publish Date: May 2004
ISBN-13: 9780758207890
ISBN-10: 0758207891
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 241
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.16 x 0.98 x 8.02

Chapter outline

The Betp. 1
The Callp. 11
The First Letter Exchangep. 21
Tupac Reaches Outp. 29
Our Letters Crossp. 47
Misunderstoodp. 58
A Requestp. 72
Getting Personal (and Shocked)p. 90
Trying to Get to the Bottom of Itp. 113
An Invitationp. 126
Thug Mansionp. 132
Getting Really Personalp. 138
Getting Heavierp. 155
Anticipationp. 178
He Truly Needed a Hugp. 190
I Send an Invitationp. 202
Another Shocking Discoveryp. 212
The Tripp. 222
The Visitp. 226
Releasep. 236

Book description

Rikers Island is the centrepiece of the New York City Department of Corrections, a sprawling prison city of concrete and steel with housing for more than 16,000 inmates. Early in 1995, it was also the temporary home of legendary rapper Tupac Shakur, incarcerated for a crime he swore he did not commit. And it was there that Angela Ardis, acting on a late-night wager among her friends and co-workers, sent a letter, along with a photo and her phone number.

To her utter delight and amazement, Angela's phone rang a short while later. Tupac Shakur was on the line. Over the next several months, Angela and Tupac shared a near-daily exchange of letters, poems and phone calls, and there the relationship quickly grew into something neither of them could quite define, a kinship of souls that touched each in unexpected ways. Those original poems and letters, many of them written after Tupac's transfer from Rikers to Dannemora State Prison, are presented here, along with the increasingly passionate and personal phone calls that touched on every subject imaginable.

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