Author Sherika Moore releases ‘Been Hustlen the Remake’

New book follows Oakland friends as they embark on journey of survival, redemption

Style Magazine Newswire | 6/15/2016, 8:52 a.m.
Growing up in West Oakland 24th Linden Street, author Sherika Moore is speaking from experience when she wrote “Been Hustlen ...
“Been Hustlen the Remake” By Sherika Moore Hardcover | 6x9in | 326 pages | ISBN 9781524503604 Softcover | 6x9in | 326pages | ISBN 9781524503598 E-Book | 326 pages | ISBN 9781524503581 Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Growing up in West Oakland 24th Linden Street, author Sherika Moore is speaking from experience when she wrote “Been Hustlen the Remake” (published by Xlibris). In this novel, she reveals a story of friendship, courage and salvation.

This book follows a group of friends who grew up together, gaining love and respect for one another at a young age. Though each of them lived different lives, they all have the same struggles – paying bills and negative guidance. These challenges drove them to the road of hustling as a means to survive – all stayed focused on their own talents, gifts or tricks of their trade even though the system’s vision for them was failure. The Oakland friends had one mission: making it out alive and on top by any means necessary.

Moore draws from her creative side to produce a novel that is raw and uncut. She explores the depth of the human psyche, digging deep into the reasons why many stray from the right path. She also underlines how the youth of today are easily influenced by their environment and become the products of society, doing whatever it takes to endure this doggie-E-doggie world. Taking readers through a journey of hardship and tough choices, Moore imparts to them a hard-earned lesson on survival and redemption.

“History repeats itself,” Moore says. “People still hustle to survive with the same stories, some even worse. But this book will enlighten you and motivate you to do something completely different.”

About the Author

Born on July 10, 1984 in Berkeley, Sherika Moore is a signed artist who goes by the name Rico Da DonDiva. Moore was inspired by the greats Karen White, Johnny Gill, Tupac Shakur and Yoyo. She has had an eye for music and entertainment for as long as she could remember. In school, she became active in every program, from African dancing and choir to leadership and cheerleading. Graduating a scholarship honor roll student at Encinal H. School in Alameda only added to Moore’s many accomplishments. Moore’s passion is giving back, making a difference and being a part of a positive movement. She is ready to take on the industry with her new single, “I Love Money,” published book “Just Listen” and her upcoming clothing line Lady Dame.

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