Saturday, October 15, 2011

I ain't gonna gossip in church no more : a novel


I ain't gonna gossip in church no more : a novel
Korey Deon Davis
Dallas, Tex. : Black Top Pub., c2008.
225 p. ; 23 cm.


Paperback: 244 pages
Publisher: Black Top Publishing; First edition (February 2, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0982019203
ISBN-13: 978-0982019207

I Ain't Gonna Gossip in Church No More is a highly entertaining and cleverly suspenseful tale that will keep you laughing from beginning to end. Janice West is a single mother, living life as a successful real estate agent. However, she has one small problem-she loves to know every detail about everybody. And who better to tell her than her best friend, Sheila Jenkins, the number one telephone-using, question-asking gossiper on the planet. If gossiping was an Olympic sport, Sheila would win the gold, silver, and the bronze just so the judges can show an enormous margin of victory against other gossipers. But, when they impulsively decide to discuss members in the church, everything spins out of control. Will this be the last gossip session or will they be exposed by a hilarious, no-nonsense pastor? One thing is for certain-church services won't be the same.


About the Author
Korey Deon Davis was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. He attended Grambling State University and was a member of the World Famed Tiger Marching Band. He continued his graduate studies at California State University, San Bernardino, and earned a master's degree in education. He has taught special education in the public schools of Louisiana, California, and Texas. As a writer, he has the ability to captivate the reader with his descriptive yet funny narratives. He has also performed stand-up comedy with some of the most respected comedians in the industry. He is the president and CEO of Black Top Publishing and is a member of Silver Dogs, Inc., Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity, Inc., and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.




Thursday, October 13, 2011

Don Lemon's Memoir






  • Hardcover: 264 pages


  • Publisher: Farrah Gray Fndtn Pr (June 1, 2011)


  • Language: English


  • ISBN-10: 0982702787


  • ISBN-13: 978-0982702789





  • Product Description

    In this unique memoir, Primetime CNN anchor Don Lemon takes readers behind the scenes of journalism, detailing his own struggle to become one of the most prominent African American men in television news—and inside some of the biggest stories of our times.

    Never one to stop at the surface of the story, Lemon digs deep, exposing his own history with wealth and lack, with family secrets and painful revelations--and explains how those painful early experiences shaped his ambitions and gave him the tools of empathy and fearlessness that he brings to his work. Then Lemon turns the same searing honesty on the news industry itself, taking the reader behind the scenes of September 11, 2001, the DC Snipers, the epidemic of AIDS in Africa, Hurricane Katrina, the election of Barack Obama, and the death of Michael Jackson among other events.

    With his clear and compelling storytelling and the rich detail of an Emmy-winning journalist, Lemon reveals his own painful journey from a little boy who dreamed of broadcasting in segregated Baton Rouge in the early 70s, to his current perch at CNN in a fascinating and compelling look at the world of television news and his own experiences reporting in it.

    About the Author

    Primetime Don Lemon is a multiple Emmy-award winning journalist and one of CNN's most well-known news anchors. He is an avid user of social media, was one of the first journalists to actively 'vlog' as a means of communicating with viewers and has been frequently invited to speak on the changing face of media. In addition to his role with CNN, he volunteers extensively and teaches journalism at Brooklyn College.


    Don Lemon

    Friday, October 7, 2011

    How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe: A Novel



    How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe: A Novel


    by Charles Yu




  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Pantheon (September 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307379205
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307379207
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 6 x 1 inches




  • National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Award winner Charles Yu delivers his debut novel, a razor-sharp, ridiculously funny, and utterly touching story of a son searching for his father . . . through quantum space–time.

    Minor Universe 31 is a vast story-space on the outskirts of fiction, where paradox fluctuates like the stock market, lonely sexbots beckon failed protagonists, and time travel is serious business. Every day, people get into time machines and try to do the one thing they should never do: change the past. That’s where Charles Yu, time travel technician—part counselor, part gadget repair man—steps in. He helps save people from themselves. Literally. When he’s not taking client calls or consoling his boss, Phil, who could really use an upgrade, Yu visits his mother (stuck in a one-hour cycle of time, she makes dinner over and over and over) and searches for his father, who invented time travel and then vanished. Accompanied by TAMMY, an operating system with low self-esteem, and Ed, a nonexistent but ontologically valid dog, Yu sets out, and back, and beyond, in order to find the one day where he and his father can meet in memory. He learns that the key may be found in a book he got from his future self. It’s called How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe,and he’s the author. And somewhere inside it is the information that could help him—in fact it may even save his life.

    Wildly new and adventurous, Yu’s debut is certain to send shock waves of wonder through literary space–time.









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