BOOK REVIEW Bad Boy: A Memoir

by Walter Dean Myers

2001 Harpers Press

This in an autobiography focusing on Myer’s childhood.  He describes how angry he was as a child, what it was like growing up in his grandparents home and coming to terms with racial issues.  We see how he discovered his writing talents and how that, and joining the military, saved him.  This is an interesting read.  Those who like Myers, or who like biographies will enjoy the book.