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"Y'all know OKP Jboogs is a 2018 National Book Award finalist right?"
Thu Oct-11-18 02:03 PM by CyrenYoung

  

          

*Edit: https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/10/10/17959504/2018-national-book-award-finalists



Its been getting phenomenal reviews and its available online and in your local book stores. Its done well enough pre-release that the publisher has already ordered a 2nd run.

I'm so happy and proud for him. He's been working on his craft as long as Ive known him, and maybe working harder to get published. Shit is real for POC authors.


Anyhow here is the synopsis:
n the nine expansive, searching stories of A Lucky Man, fathers and sons attempt to salvage relationships with friends and family members and confront mistakes made in the past. An imaginative young boy from the Bronx goes swimming with his group from day camp at a backyard pool in the suburbs, and faces the effects of power and privilege in ways he can barely grasp. A teen intent on proving himself a man through the all-night revel of J’ouvert can’t help but look out for his impressionable younger brother. A pair of college boys on the prowl follow two girls home from a party and have to own the uncomfortable truth of their desires. And at a capoeira conference, two brothers grapple with how to tell the story of their family, caught in the dance of their painful, fractured history.

Jamel Brinkley’s stories, in a debut that announces the arrival of a significant new voice, reflect the tenderness and vulnerability of black men and boys whose hopes sometimes betray them, especially in a world shaped by race, gender, and class—where luck may be the greatest fiction of all.



Here are a couple or reviews

http://www.latimes.com/books/la-ca-jc-brinkley-lucky-man-20180427-htmlstory.html

https://mastersreview.com/book-review-lucky-man-jamel-brinkley/

A full list:
https://www.jamelbrinkley.com/press/




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Not just any book, a bestseller already in its second printing!!!!
May 01st 2018
1
That too!
May 01st 2018
2
Nice. Copped! Always liked him as a poster
May 01st 2018
3
Nice! Congrats Boogs...punkass could told Survivor league though
May 01st 2018
4
lol thanks man!
May 03rd 2018
16
congrats!..
May 02nd 2018
5
thanks!
May 03rd 2018
17
yay! congrats!
May 02nd 2018
6
thanks!
May 03rd 2018
18
ey whats the best way to buy this book so he makes the most money?
May 02nd 2018
7
Barnes and Noble- if the publisher gets fewer returns that helps the
May 02nd 2018
9
      cool thx.
May 02nd 2018
10
           he recommended ordering from your local book store
May 02nd 2018
11
                RE: he recommended ordering from your local book store
May 02nd 2018
12
yesssssss
May 02nd 2018
8
My boy just posted an IG story featuring this.
May 03rd 2018
13
Aiight!
May 03rd 2018
14
I had no idea he went to the Iowa writing workshop
May 03rd 2018
15
wow. that's dope. congrats to JBoogs! i read that LAT review. whew.
May 03rd 2018
19
Thanks!
May 10th 2018
26
Thanks for the shoutout, Shawn!
May 03rd 2018
20
So far soooooooooo Good
May 07th 2018
21
A!
May 09th 2018
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anyone wanna discuss any of the stories?
May 10th 2018
23
LOL I'm gonna log off if this starts up
May 10th 2018
25
dope
May 10th 2018
24
Tonight at Word! Brooklyn
May 18th 2018
27
Bought the ebook
May 23rd 2018
28
how awesome is this. adds to list. kudos!!
May 25th 2018
29
!!!!!!!!!!
May 25th 2018
30
I loved the book
May 26th 2018
31
sounds like a good read
May 27th 2018
32
Holy shit — we made it yall
Sep 15th 2018
33
That's dope!
Sep 15th 2018
34
Thanks for upping this! Missed it! Congrats JBoogs!
Sep 15th 2018
35
congrats again!..
Sep 17th 2018
40
!!!
Sep 17th 2018
41
Congrats...bookmark
Sep 15th 2018
36
yoooo i’m late, but congrats, bro!!!
Sep 16th 2018
37
yo, that's awesome, congratulations on the award man
Sep 17th 2018
38
congrats! this is big!!
Sep 17th 2018
39
up, because I copped from a local bookstore yesterday
Sep 21st 2018
42
Thanks!
Sep 24th 2018
43
YO! He’s a finalist!!!!
Oct 10th 2018
44
Damn, that's huge. It's next up in my queue.
Oct 11th 2018
45
hell yeah
Oct 11th 2018
48
Can we get a re-anchor with a post title change?
Oct 11th 2018
46
I grabbed it at Book Culture.
Oct 11th 2018
47
WHat was your favorite story?
Oct 15th 2018
52
      I'm about half way through, and it's a beautiful book
Oct 15th 2018
54
           RE: I'm about half way through, and it's a beautiful book
Oct 15th 2018
55
This is some damn good news.
Oct 12th 2018
49
this is absolutely amazing. congratulations!
Oct 14th 2018
50
Tight! Congrats, Boogs.
Oct 15th 2018
51
CONGRATS, PLAYA!
Oct 15th 2018
53
Thanks, yall!
Oct 15th 2018
56
Boogs needs an OCK by his name for today!!!!! Make it happen!!!
Nov 14th 2018
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NYTImes feature with 31 other Black Male writers:
Nov 30th 2018
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AMAAAAAZING SPREAD AND CONGRATS TO JBOOGS!!!!!
Nov 30th 2018
59

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1. "Not just any book, a bestseller already in its second printing!!!!"
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3. "Nice. Copped! Always liked him as a poster"
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4. "Nice! Congrats Boogs...punkass could told Survivor league though"
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So we could've been first on the cop. Lol

Still good news brother!

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..keep going.


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7. "ey whats the best way to buy this book so he makes the most money?"
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9. "Barnes and Noble- if the publisher gets fewer returns that helps the"
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most, because then they are not sitting on that second printing, its out the door.

Barnes and Noble will keep a book like this on the shelf for a while, but them registering sales helps the publisher, which is a smaller press which in turn helps Boogs, because advances are generally broken up into pieces- one check when you sign, another when you publish and the final when you sell above a certain threshold.

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11. "he recommended ordering from your local book store"
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Graywolf is a pretty big small press and lots of tehir titles are at ant decent bookstores. This is one of their hottest current releases I think, so you should find something.


I think one of teh issues with B&N and amazon is they buy and sell the books at a lower rate. At the local book store you would pay more, but because of that put more money in his pocket.

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12. "RE: he recommended ordering from your local book store"
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but most of the returns to the publisher are going to be from the Barnes and Noble. The local bookstores are ordering the same quantities and are more likely to keep books longer, thus fewer returns.

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13. "My boy just posted an IG story featuring this."
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Called it amazing. Said ol' dude is "the future." Good to hear, too. He works at a pretty popular indie bookstore in town (Chicago). I'll have to grab a copy, read it and write a talker to make sure my shop keeps it in stock.

  

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15. "I had no idea he went to the Iowa writing workshop "
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that is an achievement in itself.

Congrats, I'll be placing an order.

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19. "wow. that's dope. congrats to JBoogs! i read that LAT review. whew. "
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i'm hyped to read it.


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20. "Thanks for the shoutout, Shawn!"
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And thanks, everyone, for the love.

  

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21. "So far soooooooooo Good"
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im trying not to be biased cause I know him and have been in some of the situations with him or heard him tell the stories. But the detail and imagery from reading so far is fire to go along with the actual stories that capture the characters so well in a short amount of space

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nice!

I'm going to B&N next weekend!

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23. "anyone wanna discuss any of the stories?"
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Im 3 in.

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gonna have to check this out

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27. "Tonight at Word! Brooklyn"
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not really Brooklyn since its Greenpoint lol...

https://www.wordbookstores.com/event/word-presents-jamel-brinkley-lucky-man-conversation-tomi-obaro

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Looking forward to reading it.

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29. "how awesome is this. adds to list. kudos!!"
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Instant coppage

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31. "I loved the book"
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Can’t wait for more of you to read it so we can discuss our favorite stories.

Every story was good to me... if I had to choose a favorite, I think I like the story about the brothers— everything the mouth eats(?)

I loved the storytelling and how Ny the stories felt. I loved how finishing a story felt complete even though not everything was always resolved. I felt like I wanted to know more, but what I read was also satisfying enough. When I finished the stories I still felt as if I was so immersed in the characters that I had read a whole book about them. The depth of storytelling in the few pages was great, and the way he writes his characters makes you really sympathize with them.. even when they aren’t perfect. In some ways as the character narrates and thinks... almost feels like you are the character.

I wonder if it feels tht way for women readers too.



Really hope this gets the pub it deserves.

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32. "sounds like a good read"
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I just had one sent to my fam in prison.

  

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33. "Holy shit — we made it yall"
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https://qz.com/quartzy/1390049/national-book-award-nominees-2018/

Just in case y’all needed another reason to buy or read it

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34. "That's dope! "
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I missed this post the first time around so I'm glad you upped it. I'm not a huge reader, but I wanna check this out. Short stories are great.

  

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35. "Thanks for upping this! Missed it! Congrats JBoogs!"
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Shall cop.

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40. "congrats again!.."
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..keep going.

*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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Thanks!

  

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36. "Congrats...bookmark "
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37. "yoooo i’m late, but congrats, bro!!!"
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38. "yo, that's awesome, congratulations on the award man"
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www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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42. "up, because I copped from a local bookstore yesterday"
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I went to the front desk lady to see if i could order it, thinking she might not have heard of it before. Nope, she was stoked. She was like 'since it was nominated for a National Book Award we've probably got it in stock'. Sure enough they had it on hand.

I'm most looking forward to reading the “Everything the Mouth Eats”. Salve JBoog.

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43. "Thanks!"
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44. "YO! He’s a finalist!!!!"
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https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/10/10/17959504/2018-national-book-award-finalists

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45. "Damn, that's huge. It's next up in my queue."
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I just finished a truly shitty book yesterday, so I'm super ready to read 'A Lucky Man'.

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48. "hell yeah"
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You know it's drama, but it sound real good.

  

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46. "Can we get a re-anchor with a post title change?"
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This is big!

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47. "I grabbed it at Book Culture."
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First piece of fiction I've enjoyed in a while.

  

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52. "WHat was your favorite story?"
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I wonder how people who have never lived or been to NY interact with it.

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54. "I'm about half way through, and it's a beautiful book"
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as far as the NY part, I've been a handful of times, but not a New Yorker by any stretch. Reading it, I still feel like I'm there. Now if i was from NY, I think it would probably be even that much more real.

Like the capoeira story.. I've played for 10 years. That whole event was like super real to me in a way it wouldn't be if I didn't play. But I've heard a bunch of people say it's their favorite story even though they're not part of that world. So similar to NY, it's not necessary to be from that world, but it just gets even realer and makes the story even better if you know.

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55. "RE: I'm about half way through, and it's a beautiful book"
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yea I think this is my fave too. Mostly because I know him and have met his brother. I know its a very personal story, but the dialogue and feelings in that story, were so powerful.Reminded me of my own relationship with my sister.

and I think the one with the roomate and his girl are my favorite.


The Jouvert story takes place in my neighborhood so I like that.
The Wolf and Rhonda story.
The Private school story.

All of them are beautifully written though


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>Like the capoeira story.. I've played for 10 years. That
>whole event was like super real to me in a way it wouldn't be
>if I didn't play. But I've heard a bunch of people say it's
>their favorite story even though they're not part of that
>world. So similar to NY, it's not necessary to be from that
>world, but it just gets even realer and makes the story even
>better if you know.

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49. "This is some damn good news."
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50. "this is absolutely amazing. congratulations! "
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definitely adding this to my purchase / reading list.


peace & blessings,

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51. "Tight! Congrats, Boogs. "
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53. "CONGRATS, PLAYA!"
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56. "Thanks, yall!"
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I'm still in shock about all this...

  

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57. "Boogs needs an OCK by his name for today!!!!! Make it happen!!!"
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***prays to QuestGawd, Overlord of the Anthill***

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58. "NYTImes feature with 31 other Black Male writers:"
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https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/11/30/t-magazine/black-authors.html?action=click&module=Features&pgtype=Homepage&fbclid=IwAR3n_34mpmH2wdQyaV2MiKBf3sNJnemxvjXoy2kVIReKZsZ97PrJJI-ly38

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59. "AMAAAAAZING SPREAD AND CONGRATS TO JBOOGS!!!!!"
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