Les Brown Books & Biography
Les Brown came up the hard way. He and his brother were adopted at the age of six weeks by a single woman and raised in the Liberty City section of Miami, Florida. In the fifth grade, Les was mistakenly declared "educably mentally retarded." In spite of these conditions, he became a disc jockey, a community activist, and later served three terms in the Ohio State Legislature, becoming chairman of its Human Resources Committee. He is an internationally acclaimed speaker and has had five PBS television specials.