Thomas Chatterton Williams on “Losing My Cool”

Thomas Chatterton Williams is a young writer who grew up listening to hip hop. His scholarly father instilled in him a passion for reading books. He tells Jim Fleming that when he went to college, hip hop began to lose its appeal. His memoir is called “Losing My Cool: How A Father’s Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip Hop Culture.”



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