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Paperback Satisfied with Nothin' Book

ISBN: 0684834057

ISBN13: 9780684834054

Satisfied with Nothin'

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This is the story of Jamie Ray Griffin, a young black man who by virtue of his talent on the football field, finds himself suddenly thrust into a white world full of privilege, temptation, and possibility. It chronicles his development from naive teenager to cynical adult, determined to succeed.

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5 ratings

Loved It!

This is a wonderful book. I read this book while attending the University of New Orleans. I was very honored to meet Mr. Hill who visited our classroom to discuss this amazing book. This book has a powerful message and I will make sure that my children when old enough will read this book also.

One Not Soon To Forget

I read this book several years back. I am a 32 year old white man who grew up in the same community as Ernest Hill. I still live here, too. I am very proud of our community. Sure there are advances to be made socially, economically and spititually-but is there a perfect place? No. But, I believe we are much farther down the road than most communities. I can certainly identify with the racism that Ernest refers to. I saw much of it. And still see some of it. Also the plight of the young black man in our town is still uphill but this is one of the most economically depressed areas of the country. Ernest's book is a very honest account of the life and times in our community in the '70's. Hopefully, we have made progress. I recommend this book very highly. Thanks Ernest, you have made us all proud! Keep up the good work.

An excellent book about choices for a young Black Man.

3/24/99 I met Mr. Hill as a guest lecturer at Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA, yesterday and discussed his book in depth. His book can be used as a navigating tool for young black boys who are sometimes thrown into the spotlight and then unexpectedly jerked out again. Jamie Ray could be so many of the athletes here in Baton Rouge that are being primed for the Big Leagues and taught that they should focus only on that dream. Jamie Ray is one our sons, brothers, or cousins who hears but doesn't listen. I suggest we pass this book along through the commuity to help our future youth realize if they control their own thinking then they control their actions. Split second decisions can change your life forever. Mr. Hill's book is an example of having goals and making choices to reach them. His ending wasn't the fairy tale of everything worked out fine. It was the reality that so many of us face. La Malta Robins

Deep reading

Personally, there were a couple of strong racial scenes in the book that really made me mad and want to throw the book at the wall - hard! Mr. Hill is a writer who is good at making the reader feel as if they are actually in the scene observing everything firsthand. I had no problems with the book or Mr. Hill's writing style. The ending was sad but at the same time inspirational. I can't wait for Ernest Hill's next one.

Simply Marvelous!

Finally a male author who's writing something positive and whos next work you can definitely look forward to. Earnest Hill is surely here to stay. With his first novel Satisfied with Nothing, this book gives such an insight to a culture that is often forgotten and misunderstood. A "Think Peace" in it self. There is a message within a message in each paragraph. A must read! Captivating from the beginning. When's the next book? 10 all the way!
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