Journalist and author Cliff Williams provides a unique offering of a journey to awareness for readers in his book intriguingly titled “Pimps to Pops – A Journey To Fatherhood.”
In his book, he artfully weaves the lives of seven colorful characters into an engaging tapestry that blankets the experience of scoundrels, sex-addicts, and seducers. The characters represent different types of male personas in society.
This fictional work created by Williams is based on real life conversations and interviews he conducted with several men during the development of the book. The content and structure of the book is loosely based on a fatherhood conference the author previously attended. Its content is also supported by various excerpts from perspectives on fatherhood by, for example, former President Barack Obama, a staunch and passionate supporter of parenting-related themes.
In “Pimps to Pops”, Williams writes about the trials and tribulations that can transform boys to men. He introduces the reader to suave and savvy personalities who, while holding reputable occupations, also supplement their income through means of exploitation and greed. Early in their careers the characters became spoiled by the luxuries of fine wine, good times, and pliable women. They boast of their spurious role as gentlemen of leisure who manipulated women for self-promotion and sexual favors.
Their goals were to make money at any cost with little regard for legalities. Through these lifestyles, the spurious and selfish prowess of each character creates significant consequences for themselves and in the lives of others. This factor, along with an unplanned life-changing responsibility, sets the stage for the transformative essence of the book.
Williams, born in New Mexico and currently residing in Oakland, holds a BS in journalism and mass communication and a MA in leadership. He can be contacted at [email protected] com.
The author will conduct a book discussion and signing of “Pimps to Pops – A Journey to Fatherhood,” on:
- Saturday, Aug. 17, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., at Railroad Book Depot, 650 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg, CA.
- Saturday, Aug. 24, 1 p.m.– 3 p.m., at the African American Museum & Library, 659 – 14th St., Oakland.
Pimps To Pops – A Journey To Fatherhood, is available for purchase locally at:
- Walden Pond Books, 3316 Grand Avenue Oakland, CA
- DeLauer’s Newsstand, 1310 Broadway, Oakland, CA
- Pegasus Books, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA
- Book signing venues