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An Immigrant's Life
Jean, Wyclef & Anthony Bozza. Purpose: An Immigrant's Life. It: HarperCollins. Jun. 2011. 352p. ISBN 9780061966866. $25.99.
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Haitian-born Jean, son of a pastor, grandson of a voodoo doctor, and recent candidate for president of Haiti, grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and then Newark, NJ, where rap proved to be his path to success. Here's the story of his career, including his time with the multiplatinum and Grammy Award-winning hip-hop group the Fugees. Since Jean's followers number 1.6 million on Twitter, 300,000-plus on Facebook, and 200,000 on Myspace, there's clearly an audience for this book. With a 125,000-copy first printing.

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