In 2007, Justice Thomas’ memoir, My Grandfather’s Son, was published and became a #1 New York Times’ bestseller. It garnered praise from reviewers across the political spectrum.

“Still, the black individual is now emerging as something of a new archetype in American life—not someone who disowns his group but someone who rejects it as a master. Today there is no more quintessential embodiment of this new archetype than Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas. And now—in his new memoir, My Grandfather’s Son—Justice Thomas offers up the rich details of his remarkable and often heroic struggle to become a man who simply thinks for himself.” – Shelby Steele in the National Review


“I am not sure if Justice Clarence Thomas or even his most admiring reviewer quite grasps yet what the justice has produced in his new autobiography My Grandfather’s Son. Ask serious readers and writers who care about the issue of race in America since emancipation, and most will agree that certain books have to be read: Richard Wright’s Native Son, Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird among them … No matter what you think you know about Clarence Thomas, you don’t know the half or tenth of it unless and until you have read this book.” – Hugh Hewitt in Townhall


“Thomas’ performance as a justice has earned the respect of almost every unbiased Court observer … One need not agree with Thomas’ answers, or with his view of public education, to appreciate how My Grandfather’s Son will remain a classic work of African-American autobiography long after oped columnists’ catty comments are forgotten.” – David Garrow in Legal Times


“As his memoir shows, Justice Thomas’s views were forged in the crucible of a truly authentic American story.” – John Yoo in the Washington Post


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