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Adam Bradley, co-writer of Common's memoir, says book addresses White House controversy

Common's memoir, One Day It'll All Make Sense, begins rather dramatically. The prologue reads: "When I was eighteen months old, my mother and I were kidnapped at gunpoint. My father held the gun. At least that's one side of the story."

Common, with help from co-author Adam Bradley, a University of Colorado English professor and co-editor of The Anthology of Rap, goes on to explain that his mother and father's versions of this incident, as well as their versions of many other events in his life, have great gaps between them.

He fills some of those gaps in the memoir, which went on sale Tuesday. The incident described in the prologue starts as a letter to the reader from Common, and each chapter begins with a letter from Common to someone instrumental in his life.

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Kyle Garratt
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