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Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun?
~ by Reginald F. Lewis & Blair S. Walker

Before his death in 1993, Reginald F. Lewis created a global business empire worth over a billion dollars. He was 50 years old.

In celebration of one of the most powerful and successful American businessmen in history, Black Classic Press announces a limited Commemorative Edition of Lewis’s inspiring and enduring autobiography, “Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun?”.

Loida Nicolas Lewis, Filipino American community leader, and widow of Reginald Lewis encouraged the issuance of this Commemorative Edition to continue sharing her husband’s inspiring life story of determination, hard work and triumph. Mrs. Lewis provided the included DVD which features two segments: the American Legacy televsion episode focusing on Mr. Lewis and the tribute video shown at his memorial service.

Also presented in this reissue of “Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun?” is a new introduction written by Lewis’s daughter, Christina Lewis Halpern, and a new foreword by Richard Parsons, former chairman of Citigroup and former chairman and CEO of Time Warner, Inc.

Their remarks are followed by commentary from key leaders in business and education who each have been profoundly influenced by Mr. Lewis’s business savvy and generosity while he lived and in the twenty years since his passing. Among those contributors are Ken Chenault of American Express, BET founder Robert Johnson, Mellody Hobson of Ariel Investments, Deborah C. Wright of Carver Bancorp, and James White of Jamba Juice.

This renewed edition is a living, breathing, continuing testament to Reginald Lewis’s passion for “the deal” and for life itself.

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by calling 410-242-6954. ISBN 978-1-57478-050-5, $24.96, 376 pages, paperback with DVD.


Keep Going No Matter What
by Loida Nicolas Lewis and Ponchitta Pierce

Released on the 25th anniversary of his landmark billion dollar acquisition of Beatrice International Foods, Keep Going No Matter What - The Reginald F. Lewis Legacy: 20 Years Later details how Lewis’s impact on the business world can still be felt today. The book contains the testimonials of entrepreneurs sharing their compelling stories of how Lewis has left an impact on their lives and careers.

ISBN 978-0-9886318-1-6, $15.95, 112 pages, paperback, available on


Lonely at the Top
by Christina Lewis Halpern

Christina Lewis Halpern is a journalist and essayist and the author of Lonely at the Top, a memoir about her father, Reginald Lewis, the first African American to build a billion-dollar business. A former real estate reporter for The Wall Street Journal, her writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The National Catholic Reporter. She received her B.A. from Harvard College, where she was a columnist for The Harvard Crimson. She lives in New York City with her husband, son, and dog. Kindle book, $1.99, available on

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Reginald F. Lewis: Before TLC Beatrice
by Lin Hart

Decades after his death, the pioneering vision and spirit of enterprise that made Reginald F. Lewis one of the leading figures in the American business community continue to resonate and capture the imaginations of entrepreneurs and corporate leaders across the country. This inspirational book, written by Lin Hart, combines the best attributes of a rousing memoir with the direct imperative of a self-help book, holding up the life of Reginald F. Lewis as an indisputable model for success.

Available in Paperback and all E-book Formats:
Amazon --- (Paperback & Kindle)
Epub --- (Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and most other e-reading apps)

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