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An explosive memoir from Bobby Hall, the multiplatinum recording artist known as Logic and the #1 bestselling author of Supermarket. This Bright Future is a raw and unfiltered journey into the life and mind of Bobby Hall, who emerged from the wreckage of a horrifically abusive childhood to become an era-defining artist of our tumultuous age. A self-described orphan with pare An explosive memoir from Bobby Hall, the multiplatinum recording artist known as Logic and the #1 bestselling author of Supermarket. This Bright Future is a raw and unfiltered journey into the life and mind of Bobby Hall, who emerged from the wreckage of a horrifically abusive childhood to become an era-defining artist of our tumultuous age. A self-described orphan with parents, Bobby Hall began life as Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, the only child of an alcoholic, mentally ill mother on welfare and an absent, crack-addicted father. After enduring seventeen years of abuse and neglect, Bobby ran away from home and—with nothing more than a discarded laptop and a ninth-grade education—he found his voice in the world of hip-hop and a new home in a place he never expected: the untamed and uncharted wilderness of the social media age. In the message boards and livestreams of this brave new world, Bobby became Logic, transforming a childhood of violence, anger, and trauma into music that spread a resilient message of peace, love, and positivity. His songs would touch the lives of millions, taking him to dizzying heights of success, where the wounds of his childhood and the perils of Internet fame would nearly be his undoing. A landmark achievement in an already remarkable career, This Bright Future looks back on Bobby’s extraordinary life with lacerating humor and fearless honesty. Heart-wrenching yet ultimately uplifting, this book completes the incredible true story and transformation of a human being who, against all odds, refused to be broken.


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An explosive memoir from Bobby Hall, the multiplatinum recording artist known as Logic and the #1 bestselling author of Supermarket. This Bright Future is a raw and unfiltered journey into the life and mind of Bobby Hall, who emerged from the wreckage of a horrifically abusive childhood to become an era-defining artist of our tumultuous age. A self-described orphan with pare An explosive memoir from Bobby Hall, the multiplatinum recording artist known as Logic and the #1 bestselling author of Supermarket. This Bright Future is a raw and unfiltered journey into the life and mind of Bobby Hall, who emerged from the wreckage of a horrifically abusive childhood to become an era-defining artist of our tumultuous age. A self-described orphan with parents, Bobby Hall began life as Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, the only child of an alcoholic, mentally ill mother on welfare and an absent, crack-addicted father. After enduring seventeen years of abuse and neglect, Bobby ran away from home and—with nothing more than a discarded laptop and a ninth-grade education—he found his voice in the world of hip-hop and a new home in a place he never expected: the untamed and uncharted wilderness of the social media age. In the message boards and livestreams of this brave new world, Bobby became Logic, transforming a childhood of violence, anger, and trauma into music that spread a resilient message of peace, love, and positivity. His songs would touch the lives of millions, taking him to dizzying heights of success, where the wounds of his childhood and the perils of Internet fame would nearly be his undoing. A landmark achievement in an already remarkable career, This Bright Future looks back on Bobby’s extraordinary life with lacerating humor and fearless honesty. Heart-wrenching yet ultimately uplifting, this book completes the incredible true story and transformation of a human being who, against all odds, refused to be broken.

30 review for This Bright Future: A Memoir

  1. 5 out of 5

    Krzysztof

    I've never heard Logic's music and I was not aware of Logic's existence at all when I started this book. BUT I had the pleasure to meet Bobby Hall and participate in over a 2 hours long discussion with him. It was such a remarkable experience that I wanted to know more about this amazing guy and immediately bought an audiobook. This is the best autobiography I've read since Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood and there are many similarities between those two books (Bobby stated o I've never heard Logic's music and I was not aware of Logic's existence at all when I started this book. BUT I had the pleasure to meet Bobby Hall and participate in over a 2 hours long discussion with him. It was such a remarkable experience that I wanted to know more about this amazing guy and immediately bought an audiobook. This is the best autobiography I've read since Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood and there are many similarities between those two books (Bobby stated openly that Trevor's book was an inspiration to write this one). Both work great as audiobooks because hearing authors speak about their experiences brings so much authenticity and color. Both show how growing up in a dangerous and hostile environment changes people and how some of them manage to break through against all odds. This Bright Future: A Memoir is a much darker book with drugs, abuse, violence, crime, mental illness, and poverty practically on every page for most of the book. However, the author doesn't delve into this looking for drama, sensation, or sympathy - just says how it was. Taking the perspective of a young boy, he rather cherishes rare good moments than overanalyzes the bad ones. You can feel his innocence and naivety in how he tries to understand the world around him and cope with the trauma it is causing. When "an adult" commentary is added, it provides a wider perspective on systemic issues... and a dose of humor... and a lot of profanities (be warned!). With all the somber subjects this book touches, there is always a sense of hope and having as much fun as possible given the circumstances. It feels also a bit therapeutic, giving the reader an insight into the process of healing, fixing broken parts, and making peace with the past. This book is written and recorded as a near-perfect simulation of the way Bobby speaks and acts when retelling these stories. You can get his authenticity, humor, wisdom, and a stream of emotions. Sometimes it hits you so hard that it is impossible to not press pause for a moment, because you can take only so much at a time. If not this, I'd certainly listen to the whole audiobook in one sitting. If you're a Logic fan - this book is a must-read. If you're not, then the story of Bobby Hall is still relatable as we all want to be loved, belong, and have some shit to deal with on our own. It might be not the best writing ever, but certainly, one of the most captivating I've read in a long time.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Alyssa Gonzales

    As a logic fan I know how bobby grew up But wow. Hearing how he grew up in detail and his mom lashing out on the phone and other situations like that. While the book is sad in some parts, there are some funny parts as well (Ooooo I’m the ghost of Christianity LOL). For non logic fans I would still suggest this book it is one man’s childhood to adult hood with the challenges of a parent with mental illnesses, poverty and other situations that no child should ever grow up in. (Warning: he does swe As a logic fan I know how bobby grew up But wow. Hearing how he grew up in detail and his mom lashing out on the phone and other situations like that. While the book is sad in some parts, there are some funny parts as well (Ooooo I’m the ghost of Christianity LOL). For non logic fans I would still suggest this book it is one man’s childhood to adult hood with the challenges of a parent with mental illnesses, poverty and other situations that no child should ever grow up in. (Warning: he does swear a lot in the book)

  3. 4 out of 5

    Nicole Leigh Reads

    I am a person who became a fan of Logic after his sensational performance at the VMA's in 2017 went viral. I saw the video of that performance and immediately launched myself down a rabbit hole of his music, history, and locked on as a permanent fan. Bobby Hall is a very complicated, multifaceted human being. He is real, raw, and believes in the power of conversations with nuance. I have respected him since that morning I watched that VMA video and then went to work and listened to his full musi I am a person who became a fan of Logic after his sensational performance at the VMA's in 2017 went viral. I saw the video of that performance and immediately launched myself down a rabbit hole of his music, history, and locked on as a permanent fan. Bobby Hall is a very complicated, multifaceted human being. He is real, raw, and believes in the power of conversations with nuance. I have respected him since that morning I watched that VMA video and then went to work and listened to his full music catalog up to that point throughout the day. This memoir is in three parts. Sir Robert's early childhood, Bobby's adolescence, and Logic's emergence and career. All parts are equally insightful into very different things, but he does an amazing job of tying all the pieces together and presenting them as they are: himself. This person is a compilation of a horrifically abusive childhood, a desire to be better than his circumstances, an underlying dream of creativity, the sufferings of mental illness, and love in his heart. There are parts of this book that were simultaneously difficult to read and difficult to stop reading. It pops the bubble of my privileged lifestyle and shows me up close an entirely different walk of life. Bobby's writing style makes this book feel like a friend confiding in you. I felt something like pride to think he'd trust me with such precious and vulnerable memories and insights. It's hard to write a book about your life and expose the dark and ugly parts of it. "This Bright Future" doesn't hesitate to show you those parts, but more importantly have a dialogue about them. Because they deserve to be acknowledged and they deserve to be talked about. Five great big stars for this one.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Devyn Leal

    This book is a journey. It’s a staircase that descends into the depths of human depravity. It shows us the worst humans can do to one another out of spite, or pity, or circumstance, while also maintaining a profound humane aspect to the entire package. It’s a message of peace, love, positivity and perseverance. It’s a reminder to self analyze and reflect on who we are as people. But more than anything, it was a book that showed me that I’m not alone. It showed me that one of the people I idolize This book is a journey. It’s a staircase that descends into the depths of human depravity. It shows us the worst humans can do to one another out of spite, or pity, or circumstance, while also maintaining a profound humane aspect to the entire package. It’s a message of peace, love, positivity and perseverance. It’s a reminder to self analyze and reflect on who we are as people. But more than anything, it was a book that showed me that I’m not alone. It showed me that one of the people I idolized more than anyone was more like me than I realized. It showed me that we can control our lives and make something special. It showed me—Logic showed me—what it means to become someone worth remembering, regardless of circumstance. Logic helped me escape, and transformed me into the person I am today, and this book, a reflection on his life, ended up being a reflection on mine as well. It was a look back on all of the things that we’ve overcome together, and all of the promise that awaits us in the future.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Nevin

    2.5 stars, rounding it up to 3. It was an OK book. A bit choppy writing, excessive swearing, repetitive memories, plus I don’t like rap so I have no idea who this artist is. Obviously a very sad life overwhelmed by addiction, mental Illness, violence and poverty. He came out of an unfortunate childhood to become a successful man and created a good life for himself. Kudos to that! I didn’t particularly enjoyed this book. But hopefully if you are into memoirs, than give it a go. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sydney

    I have never written a review before so, bare with me but I wanted to for this book to further my support that I have for Bobby. So, where do I start? First off, I would like to say I did have some technical constructive criticism for this book, and that's only that I felt some sentences were a little run off and there were few places where I thought he repeated himself that wasn't necessary or he simply reworded what he just said the sentence before but apart from that, this book was a masterpi I have never written a review before so, bare with me but I wanted to for this book to further my support that I have for Bobby. So, where do I start? First off, I would like to say I did have some technical constructive criticism for this book, and that's only that I felt some sentences were a little run off and there were few places where I thought he repeated himself that wasn't necessary or he simply reworded what he just said the sentence before but apart from that, this book was a masterpiece. I just want to thank Bobby for this incredible story about a kid who beat the odds. The bravery I know this book took, especially being something you put out into the world where anybody can read it is amazing. This book at times was a little hard to get through, I went from reading a chapter or two a day to flying through to the end. I really enjoyed how the book was sectioned into three different parts being all of the names. At the beginning it was very dense with everything he had to go through with his mom and was tough to get through. Once I got to the "Bobby" section it started getting a little easier to get through, and as soon as I hit "Logic" I didn't want to put the book down. at all. Now being a Logic stan I knew a lot of the story about how he became Logic through countless interviews I would watch and so on, but there is something so beautiful in reading it and hearing it again that was so exciting (for lack of better word). Something I thoroughly enjoyed while reading this was how I truly felt I was reading the book through young Bobby's perspective. He really felt like a kid again and he nailed it. The innocence and thought process was so real and raw and believable. It was like you took a time machine back to when Bobby was 6,7,8, whatever in Maryland and asked him all these questions and what came out of his mouth was what was written on the page. I do know that obviously it was him when he was little but I feel like some of the true emotion gets lost along the way as you get older, not with Bobby. It really added to the experience of the read. Another thing I thought really brought the book together and allowed the reader to appreciate what we were reading even more, was the photos included. It adds so much to the overall story and is a cool way to connect on a deeper level without even really "connecting" ya know? The comedic relief was great as well and the ability to throw in some funny moments while reading about such dark and fucked up situations is frankly just nice (again for lack of better word). I cried and teared up so many times while reading this it's crazy I don't see myself as an emotional person at all, but that just goes to show how great of a story teller Bobby is. I cried because some things were just so sad, I cried because you could see how much innocence he had still despite everything like when he was just looking for other kids his age to play with :(, and I cried because I was truly so proud of him. I know not everyone's experience is going to be the same as mine while reading this but I do know there will be some, other fellow Rattpack members and fellow Bobbysoxers. Like I said being a huge fan of Logic and Bobby, I knew every project and song that was being talked about. I knew exactly what he was talking about when he said he wore a Faze Clan hoodie in the "The Spotlight" music video, I knew what music video and song he was referring to when he mentioned "All I Do" I knew what songs were on WTF, TITS, Young sinatra, Young Sinatra: Undeniable, Young Broke and Infamous, and so on. I knew who 6ix and Chris and Lenny and DJ Rhetorik were because I've been a fan for so long. I was there in the crowd going crazy with him so close but yet so far on stage. What I'm trying to say is it's an amazing experience to read this, know exactly what he's talking about, and go back and listen to all those songs again. Once you do that, you have this whole new appreciation for the songs and music videos all over again, it's like listening to them for the first time or discovering Logic for the first time. I obviously didn't know "everything" he was talking about but in terms of music and certain people I did, and it was a cool feeling. It was also cool to be able to hear and read first hand so much more of his life that even his die hard fans won't know. When I reread this book I'm going to follow along with the audio book. I just know that's going to up the amp so much more with it being him reading it exactly how it should be. I listened to the snippets in his yt channel and that shits gonna be great lol. Overall, it's five stars for me and who knows maybe I'm a little biased but who cares.

  7. 4 out of 5

    David Tovar

    The world could end tomorrow. My world as I know it will it end when I die. Do I want to spend that time crying about how unfair my childhood was and yearning for some reconciliation that’s never going to come? Or do I want to give my time and energy to the people in my life who love me and support me no matter what? I’m a pretty big fan of logic and have been since his Young Sinatra album. Under Pressure and the Incredible True Story are the albums that I had on repeat throughout high school. T The world could end tomorrow. My world as I know it will it end when I die. Do I want to spend that time crying about how unfair my childhood was and yearning for some reconciliation that’s never going to come? Or do I want to give my time and energy to the people in my life who love me and support me no matter what? I’m a pretty big fan of logic and have been since his Young Sinatra album. Under Pressure and the Incredible True Story are the albums that I had on repeat throughout high school. The albums kept coming and I listened. Loving some and not loving some as much. This book opened a different side to logic. A side that I was not used to but always curious about. It was Bobby, and Bobby’s writing made me feel like a younger brother who had just met his older bother. Listening to stories and taking advice from his older brother. It felt like a conversation that I got to be a part of. I got to understand a whole person, rather than just an alter ego. Seeing the worst part of someone’s life and the best part of someone’s life can be a powerful influence in how you see them as a person and character. I see Logic and I see Bobby, both trying to make a difference by spreading peace, love, and positivity.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Grayson Adelmann

    demolished this book in one day very casual and easy to hear! felt like bobby was sitting across the room from me just spilling his life although fairly lax, this must have been deeply liberating to write. this book is the undistorted source of Logic’s truth, and when I tell you Logic gets a false bad wrap… I think Logic is such a heated debate because when Logic is seen participating in black culture it’s so much easier to slap a negative label on him then to take a minute to understand Bobby’s co demolished this book in one day very casual and easy to hear! felt like bobby was sitting across the room from me just spilling his life although fairly lax, this must have been deeply liberating to write. this book is the undistorted source of Logic’s truth, and when I tell you Logic gets a false bad wrap… I think Logic is such a heated debate because when Logic is seen participating in black culture it’s so much easier to slap a negative label on him then to take a minute to understand Bobby’s complicated story and never ending internal conflict surrounding his mixed ethnicity… tragic although this surely won’t be read by the demographic that needs it the most. here it is in print- logics side of his entire life, done pretty well

  9. 4 out of 5

    Elaine

    I’ll be blunt. This Bright Future is a masterpiece. This will be made into a movie, no question. A modern coming of age story, it was like Catcher in the Rye with music, witches, sex, and a big splash of crack. At its core, this memoir is about a kind and overlooked soul who, through pure grit and determination, navigated to an existence where he is now safe, loved, and counted. Raised in poverty with a mentally ill, alcoholic, PCP-using white mother, an absent drug-addicted black father, and a I’ll be blunt. This Bright Future is a masterpiece. This will be made into a movie, no question. A modern coming of age story, it was like Catcher in the Rye with music, witches, sex, and a big splash of crack. At its core, this memoir is about a kind and overlooked soul who, through pure grit and determination, navigated to an existence where he is now safe, loved, and counted. Raised in poverty with a mentally ill, alcoholic, PCP-using white mother, an absent drug-addicted black father, and a system that failed him, This Bright Future is the quintessential success story of an outcast named Bobby Hall. There are kids living in horrific conditions. These kids don’t realize they are living in dysfunction, so they repeat the cycle. Despite the chaos and having the odds stacked against him, the same is not true for Hall, which can show a hopeless kid struggling today that they can do the same. Hard work, courage, perseverance, the kindness of others, and a good sense of humor helped Hall carve a path to what he was meant to do and be where he was meant to be. As tragic as this memoir was, I would be lying if I didn’t say it was also hilarious. Especially the chapter about his mother’s religiosity. I was literally laughing out loud in public. Hall’s stories about his parents, siblings, acquaintances are all shared with a care and sensitivity that demonstrates how much he doesn’t want to hurt anyone by disclosing to us how much they hurt him. This is an inherently good person who has empathy even for those who don’t appreciate or deserve it. I don’t think anything else I say could do this justice, so I’ll stop. Also, I don’t want to ruin anything for you because part of what’s so great about the book are the crazy stories you don’t see coming that knock you on your ass.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Alyssa

    I listen to Logic's music pretty casually, but I like it. I read his novel and wasn't a huge fan (but I can respect where it was coming from). Yet I was interested in his memoir for some reason. I'm really glad I picked it up. Hard to read at several points, but extremely hopeful. I especially loved the last 60 pages or so. If you just know of Logic and not much else (or even if you don't!) I would honestly still recommend this. He shares a lot of deep, personal things that I found worthwhile to I listen to Logic's music pretty casually, but I like it. I read his novel and wasn't a huge fan (but I can respect where it was coming from). Yet I was interested in his memoir for some reason. I'm really glad I picked it up. Hard to read at several points, but extremely hopeful. I especially loved the last 60 pages or so. If you just know of Logic and not much else (or even if you don't!) I would honestly still recommend this. He shares a lot of deep, personal things that I found worthwhile to hear about.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kaleb

    This is a dope dude and a dope memoir! A lot of info in this book I had no idea about. The struggles in his childhood were hard to read through. Lack of a true support system until he got into hip hop. His career then took off and he’s been doing big things ever since. I’m excited to see what he has in store for us. I’ll have to go back and listen to his catalog too!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Ric

    I’ve been a Logic fan for a while so this book was obviously one I was going to pick up. And it certainly didn’t disappoint, Bobby has always been a good writer and hasn’t been too shy about his upbringings in the past. But this hurt to read at times, it was so raw and real and made me appreciate him even more.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jessica White

    A month ago I couldn't have told you a single thing about Logic. I was vaguely aware that he was a rapper but other than that....no idea. My sister started telling me about his novel, Supermarket and how it deals with a lot of mental health topics like anxiety, bipolar, derealization, and things like that. So she loaned me Logic's novel and memoir and told me I would be absolutely shocked at his story. But I wasn't. His story is one that I've heard a million times from people incredibly close A month ago I couldn't have told you a single thing about Logic. I was vaguely aware that he was a rapper but other than that....no idea. My sister started telling me about his novel, Supermarket and how it deals with a lot of mental health topics like anxiety, bipolar, derealization, and things like that. So she loaned me Logic's novel and memoir and told me I would be absolutely shocked at his story. But I wasn't. His story is one that I've heard a million times from people incredibly close to me. Some of his stories are word for word the same stories I've been told. The unstable home life, the drug and alcohol addicted parents, the stark reality of mental illness in poverty ridden areas. I've heard this all before. It breaks my heart to hear anyone has gone through the abuse and mental torture that comes with this way of life. But it's amazing to see a story that doesn't end with arrests or overdoses. It's so illogical that Bobby Hall became Logic. The rawness of his story really grabbed my attention because most celebrities don't talk about being a child in this environment. Most rappers and rockstars created this life for themselves, they weren't born into it like Logic was. This was his every day reality and yet he somehow managed to pull himself into stardom with the help of AIM chatrooms and early Internet rap battles. I'm not going to lie, I've never listened to a single one of his songs but when he started talking about how he came up with the song 1-800-273-8255 I was hooked. This dude really took Mac Miller's death to heart, and wrote a song and used the National Suicide Prevention Hotline number as the title. It's incredible. This is a come up story focused on mental health. I just think we need more truly candid entertainers like Logic in the world. We need peace, love, and positivity. Review for both of Bobby Hall's books can be found at A Reader's Diary!

  14. 4 out of 5

    chantel nouseforaname

    Bobby Hall!!!! Listen, this memoir was a wild ride. I cry for the younger Bobby Hall who had to endure so much growing up. That being said, I’m so glad that he found some semblance of peace with all that he’s had to go through. Yes, there are so many problematic moments in this memoir re: Logic’s logic! I could write a book about the moments in this book that I found problematic. Get into some of those here, here and here and you can see what I’m talking about. On the flip side - the honesty is Bobby Hall!!!! Listen, this memoir was a wild ride. I cry for the younger Bobby Hall who had to endure so much growing up. That being said, I’m so glad that he found some semblance of peace with all that he’s had to go through. Yes, there are so many problematic moments in this memoir re: Logic’s logic! I could write a book about the moments in this book that I found problematic. Get into some of those here, here and here and you can see what I’m talking about. On the flip side - the honesty is refreshing, the way he promotes therapy, you can see towards the end, the positive effects that therapy has had on his life. The book was good, harrowing for real, for real.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Lucía Xochimitl

    An amazing rollercoaster. with a very kind and healthy view of the past.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Nick

    From the first page it was clear that this wasn't going to be a memoir about Logic and Logic alone. This wasn't for flexin or a hype show or self indulgence. This was Catharsis through the written word. This wasn't just the story of Logic, but the story of Sir Robert and the story of Bobby Hall. I have been a member of the Rattpack since 2016 and truly wish I'd found his music sooner. I remember when I first started listening to Logic and watching his interviews and learned about who he is as a From the first page it was clear that this wasn't going to be a memoir about Logic and Logic alone. This wasn't for flexin or a hype show or self indulgence. This was Catharsis through the written word. This wasn't just the story of Logic, but the story of Sir Robert and the story of Bobby Hall. I have been a member of the Rattpack since 2016 and truly wish I'd found his music sooner. I remember when I first started listening to Logic and watching his interviews and learned about who he is as a person and how his music and outlook on life would inspire my own in so many positive ways. This memoir filled in so many missing pieces to the story of one of my favorite artists of all time. Bobby vivisected his life and displayed it for all to see and hopefully understand him, his work, and his come up a little better. But with each page turned, and listened to (loved that he narrated the memoir. I think that should be the standard for all non-fiction, if I'm being real), it was clear that this was a cathartic experience like therapy for Bobby Hall. Putting down in words a few critical glimpses of his life strewn together leading toward present day and the happiness and success, personally and professionally, that he has come to and received. As a massive fan of Logic's work, I am grateful to have been granted access to this glimpse into such an incredible human beings life.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Hicks

    I didn't really know who Logic /Bobby Hall was before reading this book. It's a very well written & interesting story. Bobby is special person who survived a difficult childhood to become a successful singer & writer. I respect this dude & appreciate him openly sharing his past. I didn't really know who Logic /Bobby Hall was before reading this book. It's a very well written & interesting story. Bobby is special person who survived a difficult childhood to become a successful singer & writer. I respect this dude & appreciate him openly sharing his past.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Erica

    4.25 stars. I was blown away at how this memoir was so compulsively readable

  19. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Pannone

    As a massive Logic fan, I cannot say this is a very unbiased review however I still need to review it. The second this book was available on preorder, I preordered it. It could've been the worst book written grammar wise and I still would have given it five stars. Learning about his childhood in great detail (the majority of what this book focuses on) really puts into perspective why he is the way he is today as a person. I loved the photographs sparsed throughout and the beginning of the novel As a massive Logic fan, I cannot say this is a very unbiased review however I still need to review it. The second this book was available on preorder, I preordered it. It could've been the worst book written grammar wise and I still would have given it five stars. Learning about his childhood in great detail (the majority of what this book focuses on) really puts into perspective why he is the way he is today as a person. I loved the photographs sparsed throughout and the beginning of the novel had me tearing up as I read the awfulness of his upbringing and what he had to go through. It was almost too relatable at times with a childhood in poverty. I think that whether you're a Logic fan or not, this book is powerful. It is the ultimate underdog story. The dude who shouldn't have made it big but despite everything did. Not only it is inspiring to read how he defied odds and made it out of the situation, but this memoir is also funny and written incredibly well. Can't wait to see what Bobby Hall does in the future, whether it is music, books, or film.

  20. 5 out of 5

    tammy

    despite my bias towards this book since I've been a fan of logic's music for the past few years, this book is genuinely amazing and exceeded any expectations i could've had. i feel like it has widened my perspective, even just slightly, to many sides of the world that i've never encountered before. it's so fascinating to read about and be fully immersed in the world of a creator who i've only appreciated from afar in the latest years of his career. i'm so excited for all of his upcoming projects despite my bias towards this book since I've been a fan of logic's music for the past few years, this book is genuinely amazing and exceeded any expectations i could've had. i feel like it has widened my perspective, even just slightly, to many sides of the world that i've never encountered before. it's so fascinating to read about and be fully immersed in the world of a creator who i've only appreciated from afar in the latest years of his career. i'm so excited for all of his upcoming projects and can't wait to hear/see/read them <3

  21. 5 out of 5

    Mike Schouw

    Incredible story on how Bobby grew up and transitioned into Logic the rapper as most people know him. Was about to give it four stars since the writing style feels simple and childish at times. Sentences feel unnecessary long, containing up to 'and' 5-7 times. It sometimes feels like Bobby literally transcribed the sentences as he was speaking them. However, this does feel like the book and his stories are authentic. Therefore, the writing style also contributes to the overall feeling and percep Incredible story on how Bobby grew up and transitioned into Logic the rapper as most people know him. Was about to give it four stars since the writing style feels simple and childish at times. Sentences feel unnecessary long, containing up to 'and' 5-7 times. It sometimes feels like Bobby literally transcribed the sentences as he was speaking them. However, this does feel like the book and his stories are authentic. Therefore, the writing style also contributes to the overall feeling and perception of the book and the stories in it.

  22. 5 out of 5

    K

    I don’t usually listen to rap so I didn’t actually know who this book was written about but holy crap it was such a good book. It was honest and the way the book is written, the wording and the honestly prove the truths written in it. It’s very good. I did feel like the phone call (in the audio version) should probably have a warning before it but I’m glad it was included, it put the story he was telling into a perspective, of “that actually happened.”

  23. 4 out of 5

    Julie Doyle

    This is a memoir about Bobby Hall, Logic. Wow. Not for the faint of heart but loved learning more about him and how he got to be who he is today.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Hetal Sonpal

    To be honest, I have never heard Logic. I got interested in reading this book because my daughter, a huge fan, read it in record time and was very moved by his story. Bobby's tough upbringing and how he chanced upon rap is quite inspiring. His writing style is extremely candid, simple and totally lucid. If you love Logic, you will love the book. To be honest, I have never heard Logic. I got interested in reading this book because my daughter, a huge fan, read it in record time and was very moved by his story. Bobby's tough upbringing and how he chanced upon rap is quite inspiring. His writing style is extremely candid, simple and totally lucid. If you love Logic, you will love the book.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Norman

    First off I love that it is read by Bobby. 2 hours in I was definitely getting “ Heroin Diaries” by Nikki Sixx vibes. If you liked this check that one out! All in all this is a good book, definitely made me laugh because it was actually funny. It was tad too repetitive to me but I expected that especially with Bobby. I enjoyed all of the movie and tv references. Growing I was that same kid that had the tv channels memorized. If you like Logic I would definitely recommend picking this up! I’m goi First off I love that it is read by Bobby. 2 hours in I was definitely getting “ Heroin Diaries” by Nikki Sixx vibes. If you liked this check that one out! All in all this is a good book, definitely made me laugh because it was actually funny. It was tad too repetitive to me but I expected that especially with Bobby. I enjoyed all of the movie and tv references. Growing I was that same kid that had the tv channels memorized. If you like Logic I would definitely recommend picking this up! I’m going to buy a physical copy but I don’t see myself reading this again. Definitely a good time and I hope you does write more.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Shammy

    Beautifully written, heartfelt and raw. I have been a huge fan of Logic and reading his story I feel a deeper appreciation for his music. He takes you on a dark journey detailing his experience with childhood abuse, neglect, violence, poverty and racism. Logic's determination and ambition for a better life is an over arching theme that inspires the reader to believe things can be better and that we deserve better. Beautifully written, heartfelt and raw. I have been a huge fan of Logic and reading his story I feel a deeper appreciation for his music. He takes you on a dark journey detailing his experience with childhood abuse, neglect, violence, poverty and racism. Logic's determination and ambition for a better life is an over arching theme that inspires the reader to believe things can be better and that we deserve better.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Laura Noggle

    Wow — the artist known as Logic went THROUGH IT as a kid. It's mind blowing what he overcame to get where he is today. Just a genuinely interesting guy, with a positive, uplifting story of an underdog turned pro. 😵🏚💻🎤🙌🏼💰👌🏼 Wow — the artist known as Logic went THROUGH IT as a kid. It's mind blowing what he overcame to get where he is today. Just a genuinely interesting guy, with a positive, uplifting story of an underdog turned pro. 😵🏚💻🎤🙌🏼💰👌🏼

  28. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    Like most people who decide to pick up this book, I'm a huge fan of Logic's music and have been for many years now. I also have always loved Bobby as a person. He's a genuine dude who promotes a good message and I've always looked up to him and admired him. I knew he had a tough childhood and he went through some tough times growing up, but this book really puts it into perspective. You are able to learn about Bobby's inspiring story and how he overcame his challenges as a child and as an adult Like most people who decide to pick up this book, I'm a huge fan of Logic's music and have been for many years now. I also have always loved Bobby as a person. He's a genuine dude who promotes a good message and I've always looked up to him and admired him. I knew he had a tough childhood and he went through some tough times growing up, but this book really puts it into perspective. You are able to learn about Bobby's inspiring story and how he overcame his challenges as a child and as an adult. The memoir is split into 3 parts. Sir Robert, Bobby, and Logic, and I think that is so cool. Growing up as a kid living with his abusive mom and occasionally his addict father, he was known as Sir Robert. Once he became a little older, gained more knowledge about the world he was living in, made some of his own friends, he went by Bobby. And finally when he found his passion for rap and music, he became known as Logic. Bobby went through things as a child that no kid should or deserves to go through. It is disgusting, unbearable, and absolutely heartbreaking to hear some of the stories that Bobby remembers as a kid. His mother and father were terrible people who did not show what a real family love is like. Actually, they showed him quite the opposite. It blows my mind that Bobby is who he is, because he did not grow up around loving, supportive, and kind people, but that is exactly who he is. He saw how his mother and father were and he knew he didn't want to be like them, and I think that is pretty inspiring. I love how Bobby talks a lot about the other people in his life. The friends he was able to make as a child, the parents he went and lived with to get away from his own, his girlfriends and even his siblings. He was able to find a family outside of his own which is such a beautiful thing. It teaches you that friends you make along the way become family. Bobby did an excellent job writing his life. He makes it funny and lighthearted at times, but he also makes it real and raw. You are able to see the highs and lows of his life and how he managed that. It's so fascinating learning about Logic's come-up and how he got started. Who helped him, what he did, what he was able to accomplish at his age, it's pretty cool especially being a big Logic fan myself. He also talks a lot about the personal struggles he faces like anxiety, depression and mental health and how he dealt with it and how he still faces those issues today. Bobby wrote this book for his son. He wrote it so that he can understand one day just what he went through. He makes a promise to never treat him like his parents treated him, and to give him the childhood he never had. Bobby is a huge inspiration to all and not just through his music, just as a person himself. I really enjoyed reading his memoir, and it made me appreciate Logic more than I already did before. His message of "Peace, love, and positivity" is something I think everyone should live by, and I love how Logic promotes that in every aspect of his life.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Zahra Muhammad

    As a huge and long time fan of Logic I'm probably more than a little bit biased coming into this but I genuinely mean it when I say that this is a brilliant memoir. Having listened to Bobby's music for years I knew bits and pieces of his story and about the rough upbringing he'd had, but seeing it all laid out in this book was totally gut wrenching. And yet there is so much humour and hope and love woven into this memoir. I have always had so much respect for Bobby and everything he stands for ( As a huge and long time fan of Logic I'm probably more than a little bit biased coming into this but I genuinely mean it when I say that this is a brilliant memoir. Having listened to Bobby's music for years I knew bits and pieces of his story and about the rough upbringing he'd had, but seeing it all laid out in this book was totally gut wrenching. And yet there is so much humour and hope and love woven into this memoir. I have always had so much respect for Bobby and everything he stands for (peace, love and positivity) and knowing the depths of the hardships he has faced over his life and the fact that he has not let any of that beat him only makes me respect him more. He beat the odds, he broke the cycle of abuse and destruction and he turned to hip hop as an escape. This Bright Future is as much a love letter to hip hop as it is a critique of the toxic culture that surrounds it. Honestly there is so much more I could say about This Bright Future because there is so much to unpack; social commentary, kernels of wisdom and lessons to be learned, but ultimately this is a heartfelt and very true story about a boy in a terrible situation trying to find a way out and find his place in the world. If you're a fan of Bobby as a person and/or Logic as a musician this is a must read. And even if you don't know anything about him and have never heard his music, I would still recommend picking this up. It will break your heart and then put it back together. What Bobby has to say is important and worth listening to. I will forever admire the strength and courage it takes to share his story with the world through his music and now this memoir and I can only hope it has healed and helped him as much as it has healed and helped us as fans.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Julie Shuff

    I found a signed copy of this book so so so randomly while visiting friends in Philly. We had time to kill before brunch and ducked into a bookstore. I will admit to complete judging a book by its cover (A+++), but for some reason all the times listening to Logic in the car with my brother stuck in my brain and I recognized his real name. I only know a couple of his bigger songs and whatever my brother chose to play, but this book is phenomenal. I came to this book with no expectations, but I’m I found a signed copy of this book so so so randomly while visiting friends in Philly. We had time to kill before brunch and ducked into a bookstore. I will admit to complete judging a book by its cover (A+++), but for some reason all the times listening to Logic in the car with my brother stuck in my brain and I recognized his real name. I only know a couple of his bigger songs and whatever my brother chose to play, but this book is phenomenal. I came to this book with no expectations, but I’m blown away. Not every sentence was perfect and a few lines I had to re-read , but I know I’ll be talking about this memoir for a long time. Let me say-I’m not a person who usually reads nonfiction. Much like the author, I’m much happier escaping into fantasy worlds, but this book might change that. His voice comes through so clearly (note: if you’re sensitive to strong language this may not be the book for you) and his life has truly been so unbelievable that it reads as a story. He’s very introspective and self aware, and he seems like a genuinely cool person to shoot the sh!t with. Not to mention how open and vulnerable he is about what he went through and the people in his life. All of the book is awesome, but I was personally especially intrigued by his comments about internet culture, fandom, and what it means to be a fan/commentator of an artist as they grow and change. I’ve been a fan of a certain artist for over 7 years at this point and it gave me a lot to think about my own ways in which I interact with the artist’s work.

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