Do or Die by Leon Bing [FIRST EDITION / 1991]
Do or Die - Members of L.A.'s Most Notorious Teenage Gangs, the Crips and Bloods, Speak For Themselves ...by Leon Bing
FIRST EDITION / THIRD PRINTING  HARPER COLLINS
Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
Dust jacket is very good; some visible wear and a small sealed corner split.
Book itself is like new w/ some tanning to pages. *neat signature of orig. owner on flyleaf
Do or Die is the first insider account of teenage gangs--the lives, loves, and battles of children who kill--from the only journalist ever allowed inside this closed and dangerous world.
This is no West Side Story. Welcome to a world where teenagers wear colostomy bags and have scrapbooks filled with funeral invitations; where a young man, after being shot in the chest, drives himself to the hospital; where another youngster, caught in crossfire, uses his girlfriend as a human shield; where teenage gangsters are kidnapped, tortured, and held for six-figure ransoms; where kids hum the latest movie's theme music while killing people. It's a world of clickheads, sherms, bangers, ballers, and mummyheads; a world where the strongest feelings of family come from other gang members; a world where the most potent feelings of self-worth come from murder.