Just Say No! by Omar Tyree audiobook

Just Say No!: A Novel

By Omar Tyree
Read by Omar Tyree

Simon & Schuster Audio
5.37 Hours 1
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Omar Tyree, New York Times and Blackboard bestselling author and winner of the 2001 NAACP Image Award for literary fiction, delivers a powerful story of two childhood friends lured into the sex, drugs, money, and madness of R&B stardom.    Darin Harmon and John Williams, two good church boys from Charlotte, North Carolina, have been best friends forever. Both use their God-given talents to breeze through high school, and both are awarded scholarships to North Carolina A&T State University; Darin for foortball and John for music. During their sophomore year, John, the introverted momma's boy, showcases his musical genius in a homecoming talent show that changes both their lives forever. John's romantic crooning earns him the nickname "Loverboy". As his R&B career begins, he asks Darin to tag along as his manager. Darin wants no part in the music scene and has big dreams of his own, but when he suffers a season-ending football injury, he hops on the "Loverboy" bandwagon. The two set out to turn John into an R&B superstar. For Darin, dealing with John's rising fame proves a difficult challenge. The more the two adapt to the dangerous celebrity lifestyle of big-time money, fast women, and recreational drugs, the harder it gets for both to "just say no!" Just Say No! is destined to become another urban-American classic from Omar Tyree.

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Summary

Summary

Omar Tyree, New York Times and Blackboard bestselling author and winner of the 2001 NAACP Image Award for literary fiction, delivers a powerful story of two childhood friends lured into the sex, drugs, money, and madness of R&B stardom.

  

Darin Harmon and John Williams, two good church boys from Charlotte, North Carolina, have been best friends forever. Both use their God-given talents to breeze through high school, and both are awarded scholarships to North Carolina A&T State University; Darin for foortball and John for music.

During their sophomore year, John, the introverted momma's boy, showcases his musical genius in a homecoming talent show that changes both their lives forever. John's romantic crooning earns him the nickname "Loverboy". As his R&B career begins, he asks Darin to tag along as his manager. Darin wants no part in the music scene and has big dreams of his own, but when he suffers a season-ending football injury, he hops on the "Loverboy" bandwagon. The two set out to turn John into an R&B superstar. For Darin, dealing with John's rising fame proves a difficult challenge. The more the two adapt to the dangerous celebrity lifestyle of big-time money, fast women, and recreational drugs, the harder it gets for both to "just say no!"

Just Say No! is destined to become another urban-American classic from Omar Tyree.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Omar Tyree continues his winning streak with readers with Just Say No! This look at an R&B singer’s rise to the top will be impossible to resist.”  Essence
“Two lead male characters offer such an interesting twist, you might even get your man to read it.”  Honey magazine
“The pitfalls of success swallow up a young soul singer in Tyree’s latest, a buddy story about a pair of African-Americans from North Carolina who rocket to stardom together after leaving college to enter the music business…Tyree’s books are tried-and-true crowd-pleasers.” Publishers Weekly
“That the realization of one’s dreams often comes at a price is a message with which women and men will be able to connect.”  Booklist

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Author Bio: Omar Tyree

Author Bio: Omar Tyree

Omar Tyree is a New York Times bestselling author and the winner of the 2001 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work—Fiction and the 2006 Phillis Wheatley Literary Award for Body of Work in Urban Fiction. His books include Boss Lady, Diary of a Groupie, A Do Right Man, and more. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English