September 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Frank Meeink, in a special event introduced by Paul Ingram, will read from a new updated edition of Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead, a raw telling of his descent into America’s Nazi underground and his ultimate triumph over drugs and hatred. A violent childhood in South Philadelphia primed him to hate. By age 16 he had become one of the most notorious skinhead gang leaders on the East Coast and by 18 was doing hard time. The story of Meeink’s downfall and redemption has the power to open hearts and change lives. The new edition, updated following the 2016 election, includes a preface by the author, nine new additional chapters, and a comprehensive resource guide. 

"Frank Meeink’s book is a candid and captivating story of upbeat transformation of a raw racist into a courageous citizen which has much to teach all of us. Don’t miss it!" —Cornel West