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Too Good For The Hood

172 pages2 hours


    This is a contemporary comedy:  Our story unfolds in 1994, in a close-knit, multi-ethnic neighborhood located in Staten Island, New York.  The neighborhood is the home of many of America's newer immigrants living along side lower income Caucasians, and modest income Black Americans like Lenny's family, the Kravitzes.  

    Little Lenny Kravitz excels in elementary school and continues his academic success in high school, and then in college, where he graduates with a B.A. degree in two majors: accounting and math.  However, by 2009 Lenny finds himself trapped and out of work by the unrelenting, cruel recession.  The promise of success for the gifted Lenny, evaporates.

     As the recession drags on, young Leonard Kravitz is forced to survive by hustling for any freelance accounting job he can drum up in the neighborhood.  As if this hardship isn't enough, he is informed by his doctor that he has acquired a serious medical condition that threatens his already fragile body.  Rather than give up and throw in the towel, this diminutive man with a big heart decides to fight on courageously, and turn misfortune into opportunity.  It's a tough road.   So what does he do?  He decides to throw caution to the wind and challenge all wrong doers in the hood, regardless of the consequences, the danger involved.  By will and incredible guts, he creates a new chapter in his life, and ends up becoming a hero in the hood.  It's a story of love, courage, and the power of one's will to overcome adversity.

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