Autobiography of A Recovering Skinhead

Autobiography of A Recovering Skinhead

The Frank Meeink Story

Book - 2010
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Recounts the author's youth as a violent skinhead, leading a notorious white supremacist gang in Philadelphia before he reconciled his racism in prison and, once released, fought to spread tolerance with the Anti-Defamation League.

Perseus Publishing
Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead is Frank Meeink’s raw telling of his descent into America’s Nazi underground and his ultimate triumph over drugs and hatred. Frank’s violent childhood in South Philadelphia primed him to hate, while addiction made him easy prey for a small group of skinhead gang recruiters. By 16 he had become one of the most notorious skinhead gang leaders on the East Coast and by 18 he was doing hard time. Teamed up with African-American players in a prison football league, Frank learned to question his hatred, and after being paroled he defected from the white supremacy movement and began speaking on behalf of the Anti-Defamation League. A story of fighting the demons of hatred and addiction, Frank's downfall and ultimate redemption has the power to open hearts and change lives.

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Hawthorne Books & Literary Arts, 2010
ISBN: 9780979018824
Branch Call Number: B MEEINK
Characteristics: 350
Additional Contributors: Roy, Jody M.


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Sep 13, 2017

I related to the complications of children spread round the world and am pleased to see him recognize recovery as a wheel more than a stock market index. Although I have a long history of klansmen in the family and grew up in a racist church of latter day saints, it never stuck with me. I reckon through experience I realized early on that anyone could be an A hole despite the color of their skin or which middle eastern *god they believed in. Plus with the systematic genocide of 10-60 million of the greatest women, children and men ever to exist I'm not that impressed with white people or this fading Empire on her knees. I'm glad Frank came around but I wouldn't go so far as to call him altruistic when he has an agent and gets paid yuge sums to speak about his recovery from racism and heroin.

Oct 27, 2014



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