The nationally syndicated columnist describes growing up in Shreveport, Louisiana, her coming of age in a lively African American family, and the hard-won values and religious faith that she discovered along the way.
Yolanda Young grew up in the rambunctious but God-fearing town of Shreveport, Louisiana, where people prayed as hard as they gambled and loved as hard as they fought. Her neighborhood’s unpaved streets were lined with shotgun shacks, but lack of money didn’t stop her family from teaching her bedrock values.In this warm and heartfelt memoir, Yolanda Young unfolds stories of innocence and experience, wisdom and redemption, tragedy and deliverance: the strong lessons on which her life and her faith are based. Bracing, funny, and always uplifting, On Our Way to Beautiful will resonate with readers looking for stories of inspiration and faith told with wit and verve. It marks the debut of a fresh new voice of startling wisdom.