Common: One Day It’ll All Make Sense

The rapper and actor Common will discuss his memoir, One Day It’ll All Make Sense in this special Book Festival appearance during a visit to Iowa City sponsored by the University of Iowa Lecture Committee and other sponsors. In this candid, New York Times bestselling memoir, Common tells of his childhood on Chicago’s South side through to his emergence as one of rap’s biggest names. The poet Maya Angelou said, “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.” Saturday, Oct. 6, 2:30 p.m. at The Englert.