Autobiography of A Recovering Skinhead

Autobiography of A Recovering Skinhead

The Frank Meeink Story

Book - 2009
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Recounts the author's youth as a violent skinhead, leading a notorious white supremacist gang in Philadelphia before he reconciled his racism in prison and, once released, fought to spread tolerance with the Anti-Defamation League.
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Hawthorne Books & Literary Arts, 2009
ISBN: 9780979018824
097901882X
Branch Call Number: HV6439.U5 M44 2009
Characteristics: xv, 350 p. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Roy, Jody M.

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jessisnow Feb 12, 2011

The start of Frank Meeink’s life was met with violence, drugs and alcohol by his parents and other family members. The life was seen as normal, so when Frank is recruited into a neo-Nazi chapter it seemed like a natural next step. By the time Frank was 16 he was deep into the white supremacist ... Read More »


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PearlyBaker
Sep 13, 2017

I related to the complications of children spread round the world and am pleased to see him recognize recovery as a wheel more than a stock market index. Although I have a long history of klansmen in the family and grew up in a racist church of latter day saints, it never stuck with me. I reckon through experience I realized early on that anyone could be an A hole despite the color of their skin or which middle eastern *god they believed in. Plus with the systematic genocide of 10-60 million of the greatest women, children and men ever to exist I'm not that impressed with white people or this fading Empire on her knees. I'm glad Frank came around but I wouldn't go so far as to call him altruistic when he has an agent and gets paid yuge sums to speak about his recovery from racism and heroin.

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saxxon
Oct 27, 2014

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jessisnow Feb 12, 2011

The start of Frank Meeink’s life was met with violence, drugs and alcohol by his parents and other family members. The life was seen as normal, so when Frank is recruited into a neo-Nazi chapter it seemed like a natural next step. By the time Frank was 16 he was deep into the white supremacist movement and was skinhead gang leader. Jail time was had as were children by more than one woman. When the Oklahoma City bombings happened something clicked in Frank’s head making him realize the life he chose is not the life he wants. He begins to look at the prejudice and racist beliefs he held onto so tightly and starts to reevaluate his life. Frank ends up sharing his story with the Anti Defamation League and is encouraged to meet and speak to children and people all over the US about his experiences as a neo Nazi. Even with this experience Frank is still met with struggles and it’s not as easy seeing more than half his life had been hate, addiction, and violence. Frank obviously has flaws and is aware of them but its’ the journey he goes on to find the route of his flaws that helps to understand the violence and hate he participated in. The incidents of violence and hate he shares aren’t gratuitous but serve as lessons. Readers that like stories of redemption like Stanley Tookie WIlliams and My Bloody Life.

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