I revealed to you last week that in addition to his VH1 reality show, that Tip was publishing a book.
Clifford “Tip” Harris worked with bestselling celebrity collaborator David Ritz, to create a “fictional” account of two friends growing up on the streets of Atlanta. The cover of the book has been revealed as well as a lengthy description of it’s contents.
The book is being referred to as an “epic love story” and is entitled, Power & Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets.
Peep the cover of T.I.’s new book as well as a brief excerpt below:
After the death of his mother, Charlotte, Paul “Power” Clay allows himself to be guided by Slim, a local businessman. Slim always has the best of everything, and Power is sure that if he learns Slim’s ways, he’ll make something of himself–and perhaps be worthy of Tanya “Beauty” Long.
From Chicago to Miami to New York, through drugs, women, and violence, Power makes the difficult transition from boy to man and, in doing so, begins to question if those who have taught him–including Slim–truly have his best interests at heart.
Beauty has always known that the only person she can rely on is herself. After her mother died when she was eleven years old, she was adopted by close family friend Charlotte Clay. But with Charlotte’s death, Beauty knows she’s no longer safe and protected–especially as Power gets sucked into a new kind of life.
As soon as she can, she turns her back on Atlanta–and the growing love she feels for Power–for a chance to make it in the Big Apple. With a successful fashion career on the horizon, Beauty takes New York by storm with her wit, business savvy, and breathtaking good looks.
But she’s never forgotten those she left behind. And when it becomes clear that Power needs her, Beauty will risk everything to save the man she loves.
Oooooh! Sounds juicy! I wonder how “fictional” this book actually is… could this possibly be a true story with names changed to protect the innocent? Hmmmmm….
As you know, Tip is currently serving the remainder of his 11-month sentence in an Atlanta federal prison, and is expected to be released on September 29, 2011.