When: Tue., Sept. 20, 6-8 p.m. 2011
They don't count him among the kings of conscious hip-hop for nothing. In his new memoir, One Day It'll All Make Sense, the rapper and actor explores "what it was like for a boy with big dreams growing up on the South Side of Chicago." Here's what Maya Angelou has to say about the book: "His story is the story of all young people trying to grow up. His saga reminds the reader that love liberates and poverty cripples. Common" writes beautifully, like the poet he is."