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And did you start working on that immediately after your
YOUTH IN THE GHETTO report came out?
About a month or two later. I think I started --yes,
about a month or two.
A sort of author's question, I guess -- did the publisher
seek you out, or did you seek him?
Well, Harper and Rowe had been my publisher. Or had they?
My first book was published by Beacon Press. Harper and Rowe
has published three or four books, and I think the first one must
have been DARK GHETTO. And the constant was the editor,
Jeanette Hopkins, who was at Beacon Press, and then went to
Harcourt Brace, and then went from Harcourt Brace to ZHarper and
She was the staff editor of the publishers when she was
working with you.
Did this book evolve into somewhat of a different book,
different kind of book than what you'd originally envisioned, as
you proceeded with the writing? Were there additional materials
that you brought into it?
Or changes in directions?
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