There and Now (Volume 1) weaves the story of a young man called Lil E and his life growing up in Philadelphia. In the mid-1970s and early 1980s, in inner-city Philly, was a riveting place for an African-American boy, and Lil E remembers it all. Starting from his first memories of his time in the crib, There and Now explores every tumultuous turn in his life, from his father's custodianship to the time he set pillows on fire, his experience in daycare, going through the desegregation program and learning to ultimately fight back when bullied. Because Lil E, no matter how much he grew, was always being the person everyone wanted to tease and pick on. But bullying was far from the only thing in Lil E's life. A childhood built in the 1980s built and broken in the fire of crime, hip-hop, the challenges of urban life, and the true nature of boys in the hood. Between the smiles of nostalgia to tears of regret, There and Now is a book that will pull you along a journey full of history and emotion.