the author

After booking his role on The Wire, Bernard Dillard had no idea of the types of doors that would open up for him in the future. Perhaps the most exhausting yet rewarding opportunity he was afforded was the writing of his memoir.

Winner of the 2013 Global eBook Award in the Autobiography/Memoir category, Lemonade chronicles the gripping story of Bernard Dillard’s tenuous journey to manhood. The memoir, a coming-of-age story, highlights his persistence, faith, and triumph as he journeys through the maze of life. Exposed to the goods, the bads, and the straight-up uglies of Dillard’s world, readers can’t help but sympathize with, cheer for, and laugh out loud at a man, who is trying his best to find the most stable path that leads from boy to man. Written like a novel and presented in bite-sized chapters, Lemonade is indeed a page-turner.

Through vulnerability and candor, Dillard exposes wounds that he has held close to the vest over the years. Using modern-day, pop-culture references and side-splitting humor, he confronts serious issues that find themselves at the forefront of national discussion, especially absentee fatherhood, drug addiction, and sexual abuse. Lemonade also gives women a behind-the-scenes peek at the making of men like Dillard and sheds light on why some men struggle often when it comes to investing in relationships and making them work.

In a nutshell, Dillard stands in life’s kitchen, gathers his ingredients, and shows readers what to make when all there seems to be is a basket full of lemons.

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