There are many challenges for African Americans attempting to achieve corporate or entrepreneurial success at the executive level and most of the challenges have been identified many times over but seem to still plague the black community for the past forth plus years. From poorly funded inner-city schools to the pressures of deeper economic issues, the path for African Americans achieving success in today society is very much possible; however, overcoming the challenges are only possible with proper planning and focus. Glass In My Throat is a unique autobiographical self-help book which documents the story of an underprivileged African-American kid from Yonkers and Harlem, NY who rose to become a corporate executive. B.R. White's book The Glass in My Throat is a detailed chronicle of how he overcame the pressures an underprivileged kid encounters. In his book, B.R. lays out what he calls personal cookbooks that provide for every African-American dreamer a step-by-step guide to help reach their goals. B.R. dreamed of a better life and success. The teenager, whose family spent time on welfare, did not fully understand the steps to obtaining personal and financial success by rules not governed by the streets. But whatever it was, he wanted it. His memoir begins during his later high school years when he decided that he would document his journey towards his goal, especially the obstacles, the mistakes he made, and the steps he took to reach his goals. B.R. discusses the problems an underprivileged African-American kid encounters, such as drugs and other unique problems, and how to deal with them. He documents his missteps and presents to the readers a "realistic plan" with information to drive your adult life down the right road and avoid life impacting critical mistakes. For B.R., there are key stages along the journey, and he focuses on how these can be handled well. Indeed this new book is a thorough self-help manual that should be read by every African-American desiring to improve his or her life. Whether the reader is still in high school, college, or working his way up the corporate ladder, everyone will find what they need in this new book. An African-American kid does not have to be athletic or musically talented to succeed. The Glass in My Throat shows that a poor kid can overcome roadblocks and succeed through listening, planning, and understanding the dynamics of progressing through each level of the personal and professional growth process.