February Book Club Selection: One Day It’ll All Make Sense by Common
In 2012, I decided to institute monthly themes* for BookTini, to ensure a diverse list of Literary Selections. To coincide with Black History month, our February theme is “a memoir, biography, or cultural criticism with focus on the African American community or African diaspora”. Sounds heavy, but it really isn’t. With prior selections like Elaine Brown’s autobiography, A Taste of Power, and Scott Paulson Bryant’s examintion of Black male sexuality in Hung, we already have a loose pattern of reading books in this territory.
The club voted to read Common’s somewhat recent memoir, Some Day It’ll All Make Sense. I’m not big on reading up on the lives of celebrities (unless it’s ybf.com), but I’m 100 pages in and it’s not too bad. Common shares his humble beginnings growing up in Chicago (with a mama who DOES NOT PLAY lol), and also gives insight on fatherhood, where his consciousness comes from, his rise to stardom as a rapper, and a few of his high profile relationships.
So far so good.
*January’s theme was ANY NOVEL.