With unprecedented access, The Nine Lives of Marion Barry tells the continuing saga of this despised, beloved and resilient politician. Its the potent story of race, power, sex and drugs; the tale of a complex and contradictory man who is the star of one of the most fascinating and bizarre chapters of American politics. Who is Marion Barry? Cherished hero? Abysmal disgrace? Was he the victim of persecution or did he set himself up? How is he viewed by his enemies, his followers -- by Black and White America? For the first time, The Nine Lives of Marion Barry reveals the complete unforgettable story.