This book is a riveting and emotionally charged with information on the plight of African American males and their transformations from the boyhood to manhood. By plight, I mean the conditions, problems, and difficulties that prohibit our young gifted African American males from becoming viable, useful, successful, productive citizens in our society. The reader will discover compelling and disturbing information, which is subtle and provocative, in the book about what it means to be alive in the twenty-first century, especially, but not exclusively, for young African American males. The transformation of the African American male is one of the greatest challenges that has confronted the African American community. This is not merely one-dimensional or a single-layer problem. I believe that the enormity, complexity, and scope of the crisis of the African American males are astounding in the American society today. In many ways, it is a kin to a tsunami that possesses the potential to annihilate everything in its wake. One can pick up this book, and it will become part of you until you reach the end, for it is one of the most interesting and creative books you will ever read. This incredible story is about how the plight of one's life can be turned around through the process of transformation of the African American male.