In Deep by Linda Beckstrom audiobook

In Deep: How I Survived Gangs, Heroin, and Prison to Become a Chicago Violence Interrupter

By Linda Beckstrom  and Angalia Bianca
Foreword by Kevin Gates  and Dreka Gates
Read by Christina Delaine

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10.67 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Before Angalia Bianca became one of Chicago's foremost authorities on violence interruption and prevention, receiving international recognition and a Resolution for Bravery from the City of Chicago, she was a criminal, a master manipulator, and a brilliant con artist. Bianca spent twelve years in prison for forgery, embezzlement, drug dealing, and theft. But now she has gone far beyond the expectations for recovery to a life of service fueled by an unrelenting determination to make a difference. Bianca was once a gang member; now she puts her life on the line to interrupt gang violence. For thirty-six years she was a heroin addict; now she mentors people in recovery. She was homeless; now she appears as an invited guest to speak at events across the country and around the world. Bianca crawled out of the deepest hole imaginable; now through her work with the renowned violence prevention group Cure Violence, she climbs back down to change lives. In Deep is a blunt, honest look at Bianca's life. Her mind-blowing stories take listeners deep into a world of grit and gang violence that seems inescapable. Her story is at once fascinating, terrifying, and ultimately full of hope.

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Summary

Summary

Before Angalia Bianca became one of Chicago's foremost authorities on violence interruption and prevention, receiving international recognition and a Resolution for Bravery from the City of Chicago, she was a criminal, a master manipulator, and a brilliant con artist. Bianca spent twelve years in prison for forgery, embezzlement, drug dealing, and theft. But now she has gone far beyond the expectations for recovery to a life of service fueled by an unrelenting determination to make a difference.

Bianca was once a gang member; now she puts her life on the line to interrupt gang violence. For thirty-six years she was a heroin addict; now she mentors people in recovery. She was homeless; now she appears as an invited guest to speak at events across the country and around the world. Bianca crawled out of the deepest hole imaginable; now through her work with the renowned violence prevention group Cure Violence, she climbs back down to change lives.

In Deep is a blunt, honest look at Bianca's life. Her mind-blowing stories take listeners deep into a world of grit and gang violence that seems inescapable. Her story is at once fascinating, terrifying, and ultimately full of hope.

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Author

Author Bio: Linda Beckstrom

Author Bio: Linda Beckstrom

Linda Beckstrom has written professionally for twenty-five years.

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Author Bio: Angalia Bianca

Author Bio: Angalia Bianca

Angalia Bianca works in the streets of Chicago and regularly speaks in schools, prisons, and the media on ways to combat violence. She has been seen on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 and the Science Channel’s Through the Wormhole. She was appointed as a goodwill ambassador for Golden Rule International by IChange Nations, an affiliate of the United Nations, and was named the National Association of Social Workers Illinois chapter’s Public Citizen of the Year in 2017.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 10.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English