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MARCUS BARAM is Managing Editor at International Business Times and a former news editor at the New York Observer, The Wall Street Journal, and Huffington Post. He has also worked at the New York Daily News and ABC News, and has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York magazine, Vibe, The Village Voice, and the New York Post. Gil-Scott Heron: Pieces of a Man is his first book. A life-long fan, Baram knew Gil Scott-Heron and they were discussing collaborating on a memoir before he died.

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"Controversial and enigmatic, the tragic trajectory of Scott-Heron's life and career is expertly examined in this testament to one of the last great radical artists." --Kirkus "Baram's exacting, intimate, and sensitive portrait preserves and honors Scott-Herron's unique genius and essential legacy." --Booklist "A poignant portrait... of the artist as a black man struggling to make sense of his culture from the 1960s to his death... Baram's appreciative biography offers a glimpse into the complex feelings and thoughts of this Renaissance man we lost much too soon." --Publishers Weekly "An addict and a recluse; a genius and a poet; a defacto founder of hip=hop who died in poverty, afraid to open his front door. Baram...traces Gil Scott-Heron's complicated path in the first full-on biographical work devoted to a career as turbulent as it was brilliant." --NOLA.com, The Times-Picayune Controversial and enigmatic, the tragic trajectory of Scott-Heron's life and career is expertly examined in this testament to one of the last great radical artists. "Kirkus" Baram's exacting, intimate, and sensitive portrait preserves and honors Scott-Herron's unique genius and essential legacy. "Booklist" A poignant portrait... of the artist as a black man struggling to make sense of his culture from the 1960s to his death Baram's appreciative biography offers a glimpse into the complex feelings and thoughts of this Renaissance man we lost much too soon. "Publishers Weekly" An addict and a recluse; a genius and a poet; a defacto founder of hip=hop who died in poverty, afraid to open his front door. Baram...traces Gil Scott-Heron's complicated path in the first full-on biographical work devoted to a career as turbulent as it was brilliant. "NOLA.com, The Times-Picayune"" "Controversial and enigmatic, the tragic trajectory of Scott-Heron's life and career is expertly examined in this testament to one of the last great radical artists." - "Kirkus" "Baram's exacting, intimate, and sensitive portrait preserves and honors Scott-Herron's unique genius and essential legacy." "- Booklist ""A poignant portrait... of the artist as a black man struggling to make sense of his culture from the 1960s to his death... Baram's appreciative biography offers a glimpse into the complex feelings and thoughts of this Renaissance man we lost much too soon." "- Publishers Weekly" "An addict and a recluse; a genius and a poet; a defacto founder of hip=hop who died in poverty, afraid to open his front door. Baram...traces Gil Scott-Heron's complicated path in the first full-on biographical work devoted to a career as turbulent as it was brilliant."--"NOLA.com, The Times-Picayune"

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