A Diamond in the Rough A Diamond in the Rough is the compelling tale of Diamond Weatherspoonís life growing up in the ghetto neighborhoods of Brooklyn, NY. Diamond witnesses her mother Angel, who is 15 years her senior, abused and mistreated by her father Rahmel, a womanizer and major player in the lucrative crack game. When Diamondís mother finally summons up the courage to leave Rahmel, she and Diamond are forced to go on public assistance. Already abused and battered in spirit, Diamond and Angel find themselves living in a womanís shelter until the welfare system can find them adequate housing. Diamondís plans of going to college are interrupted and her dreams of a better life deferred. Shaped by a life of pain and disappointments, Diamond turns to the Brooklyn streets for refuge. Embracing the shiesty lifestyle of the hustlers in pursuit of the easy life, Diamond encounters many types of people. When she meets Shymeek, an up and coming music producer, the dark hell she calls life begins to look brighter. Finally, Diamond has some breathing room. But things are not always what they seem. Life can change drastically at any moment. Journey into the world of Diamond Witherspoon whose story mirrors so many of our young women that are caught up in the chase for a better life. A Diamond in the Rough is a stark reminder that in every city neighborhood there is a rough jewel waiting to be polished to brilliance.
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Amiaya Entertaiment (May 30, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.5 x 8.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces