Saturday, May 05, 2007

the man


Marcus Leach, one of the main subjects of my book, graduated today from UMKC. Next up: Law school at Howard University.

It's amazing how much he's changed over the last four years. During his freshman year, he kept sending me these absurd e-mails about how many women he'd seduced. It was like three, four a night. And then there was Jane Rinehart's annual Christmas party, during which he referred to himself entirely in third person.

But then he ran for student body president and won in a landslide. Only to be impeached for completely bogus reasons. Only to be reinstated, or something like that, by the chancelor, or someone like that. And for this graduating class he was chosen as the sole representative of the College of Arts and Sciences. He was the only undergrad to cross the stage and have his name called.

Suffice it to say I'm quite proud of Marcus. Here's hoping he comes back home with his law degree and picks up a leadership position here in KC.

Here's a picture of him with his mom, Evaline Lumpkin:


BTW, Marcus is going to be on TV. His life, anyway. Lifetime Network officially bought the rights to Cross-X yesterday.


Anonymous said...

Congrats Marcus! You rock and I've also notice how much you've matured over the last few years - much love!


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Dan said...

That's great - congrats on the graduation and on the Lifetime deal.