Friday, July 29, 2011

Book Beginnings on Friday: Gang Leader for a Day

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Katy from A Few More Pages. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh

"During my first weeks at the University of Chicago, in the fall of 1989, I had to attend a variety of orientation sessions."

The main thing he learned in them? Do not go to the bad neighborhoods, especially the projects! So being a good sociologist, what did he precisely then go do? Yes, he went to the projects.


Laurie said...

I'll be interested to see how this thought-provoking premise plays out. Looking forward to your review!

Nic said...

I studied sociology for a while and found it so interesting, so straight away I'm interested in this book. Having said that, the opening doesn't really do a lot for me, so I hope it gets better!