Happiest of book birthdays to Chanelle Benz! The author’s debut novel ☛THE GONE DEAD [pub: Ecco Books] drops today. Award-winning writer Kiese Lamon‘s description alone had me immediately adding it to my summer reading list:
The southern novel will never be the same after this book.
“A part of me was writing non-fiction short stories about things I remembered, while another part was preserving the lies I tell myself to ensure the truth doesn’t kill me. This book is about those truths and the ways in which we parcel fact in order to survive.
Dapper Dan née Daniel R. Ray is releasing his memoir ☛DAPPER DAN MADE IN HARLEM [pub: Random House] on July 9th. Fellow fashion legend, André Leon Talley’s blurb alone convinced me to add it to my #tbr list.
The rapper and now author Nas aka Nasir Jones posted the cover of his first children’s book ☛I KNOW I CAN on Instagram today. In the post the king from Queens also announced the launch of MAJR, an online children’s store and a division of the media and entertainment company Mass Appeal.