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The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

By: Gucci Mane,Neil Martinez-Belkin
Narrated by: Guy Lockard
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Publisher's Summary

The highly anticipated memoir from Gucci Mane, "one of hip-hop's most prolific and admired artists" (New York Times).

For the first time, Gucci Mane tells his story in his own words. It is the captivating life of an artist who forged an unlikely path to stardom and personal rebirth. Gucci Mane began writing his memoir in a maximum-security federal prison. Released in 2016, he emerged radically transformed. He was sober, smiling, focused, and positive - a far cry from the Gucci Mane of years past.

Born in rural Bessemer, Alabama, Radric Delantic Davis became Gucci Mane in East Atlanta, where the rap scene is as vibrant as the dope game. His name was made as a drug dealer first, rapper second. His influential mixtapes and street anthems pioneered the sound of rap music. He inspired and mentored a new generation of artists and producers: Migos, Young Thug, Nicki Minaj, Zaytoven, Mike Will Made-It, Metro Boomin.

©2017 Gucci Mane (P)2017 Simon and Schuster, Inc.

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Loved it

I was never a fan of gucci... Never understood him... Never really cared. But after reading this book, it gave me an insight on who and what to he is behind the cameras. I'm not a fan of his music but I'm definitely a fan of the man.

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Great solidification for the return of Gucci Mane

The story was well organized and flowed effortlessly. The reader was very good, but I could tell some street phrases fell flat to him at times. It only took away but a fraction of the story and immersion. Glad Gucci is back.

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Rock star life style

I am a big Gucci fan I’m from Detroit Michigan I remember every time I would buy tickets to see Gucci he would get locked up twice this happened lol reading this book now I know why he was battling the same demons I was battling when I finally got to see Gucci Mane live at the Fox theatre 2017 I had been clean of lean and pills for 7 years and me seeing the new him was good to see but I knew that would be my 1st and last time seeing him because the new me know longer belonged around the old me crowd. But I enjoyed the performance and I appreciate how it was just Gucci on the stage and not full of a bunch extra people. I relate to a lot of your life except I’m a female and I’m not rich 😂😂

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RetroNixon

the best book thank u wop 100 everyone must get it asap 1017 lets go

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Great story Gucci Mane

loved it.. would listen again... I've become an even bigger fan... strongly recommend you read it or listen...

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Lacking juice

This book lacked the depth of juice one would expect in a Gucci Mane autobiography. He gently grazes the deep, life changing topics and focuses more on musical relationships. I️ wanted to hear more about the hard times- feelings, emotions and things that drove him to do the things he did. Rather, I️ believe he wrote this book as a closure to his past, but really his past should be telling his present.

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Interesting

A story with not too much depth given it’s playback time.

Radric Davis still has a lot more to live and do in life so the content in this book is just beginning the story.

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This auto bio of Gucci Mane is worth EVERY minute

This is certainly the best auto bio that I’ve ever read. Well worth my time

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It's GUWOP... Gucci Mane LaFlare!!!

Love this book, story, and narration! Definitely recommend it. Gucci has had an interesting life. The evolution of Gucci is a glimpse of what it is like growing up as a young black youth in the deep South and the challenges you encounter living in the Hood. Peace!

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Great Read!

This book was a great Read/audible! It only took me two days to listen to and was interesting from beginning to end. Very hard for me to put down. Gucci had some very sad moments he reflected on as well as great times and I was so happy to have the opportunity to learn of his experiences of growth from drugs and the streets. His love for his family, friends, and now wife was able to overflow through his enormous love for music. Thanks again for sharing this book with the world.

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  • 11-29-21

Fantastic

One of the best books ive ever heard. Detailed explanation of Gucci Manes life and his influence.

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  • lusie
  • 12-27-20

Brilliant

it was really interesting. loved that he knew what he wanted but despite his obstacles and some bad decisions. he learnt from his negative situation. it was inspirational for me.......
Thank you Gucci Mane....

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  • Ryan
  • 10-30-20

This book is amazing!

As soon as I started this book I was hooked and with me, books ain't really my thing but after giving this ago I wanted more .

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  • Mr P.
  • 08-26-20

Enjoyed it

Found Gucci Mane's story interesting and inspirational on how he fought his way through it and is now in a good place. Although I've never listened to his music in the past, the life story of GM was eye opening.

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  • Tjloco
  • 03-09-20

insightful read into Gucci's life

well worth it to get an understating into all of Gucci's personal troubles, woes , success, lock down. Great to see how Gucci turned his life around amidst all the adversity and trauma

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  • Miss Sabrina Wade
  • 08-15-19

Wow

Was such a great audio and a very interesting life the ups and downs but he always came back stronger in his experiences

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-30-18

excellent story very entertaining

i enjoyed every part of it even though it does feel like some parts where watered down so that it could reach a wider audience. despite that still an awesome book . gucci mane story is very interesting.

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  • Tanne
  • 03-12-18

Gucci should have narrated this

A very interesting memoir but the narrator did not sound southern at all and overdid it with the exclamations.. this detracted a bit from the experience.. it felt lacking in emotion.
Besides his film role, all I knew about Gucci Mane was the car incident and his face tattoo so it was fascinating to hear about his experiences and his place in Hip Hop.

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  • Nadine Fontaine
  • 01-22-18

Gucci Mane

A great book worth every moment of listening time get this book it's a much have autobiography

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  • @HewlandM
  • 01-10-18

A great story

I loved it from start to finish. What a great story and what an inspiration. Gucci you are the truth.

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  • karey
  • 12-13-18

GUCCI CLONED

Still not sure if he was cloned. I could have told this story with the public information. Seems fishy

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  • Francis Kim
  • 01-27-18

Inspiring

Loved the story thoughout. It's a slow start which goes back to Gucci's childhood but the book never fails to keep you engaged. There are a lot of learnings to take from this book, and it has guided me through my tough time by helping me put things into perspective. Definitely listening to this all over again right now.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-23-17

Brutal, Beautiful and Honest

I wasn’t able to stop listening to this book.
Thank you Gucci, your story is incredible, and inspiring. Thank you so much.