Inside the Literary Mind of… LaMont Anthony Wright, author of “The Art of Saying No: the memoir of a naive poet”

Joey Pinkney Exclusive Author Interview
Inside the Literary Mind of…
LaMont Anthony Wright, author of The Art of Saying No: the memoir of a naive poet
(Sunshine Solutions Publishing)

Inside the Literary Mind of... LaMont Anthony Wright, author of "The Art of Saying No"

 

Joey Pinkney: In your coming-of-age autobiography The Art of Saying No: the memoir of a naive poet, you are very careful to tell the truth about your vulnerability as a child and how that vulnerability was replaced with a hardened mindset. Loving yourself means giving yourself room to be vulnerable, but it also means being hardened enough to protect your vulnerability from parasitic distractions. Why was writing about this balance, in the context of your own life, important? And how will your readers most benefit from this aspect of your memoir – the balance between being vulnerable and hardened?

LaMont Anthony Wright: First off, that’s a great question. I have a theory, LOL… I was very curious coming up – as most kids are. Maybe more so, because I am a so-called “creative”. Unfortunately, there weren’t many mentors around when I was coming up. My youth was in the 70’s and 80’s. So between the Vietnam War and Ronald Reagan’s “War on Drugs,” a lot of men who may have been leaders in the community were either dead or in jail.Continue reading

JoeyTweets BookBlast – “A Sense of Place” by Tony Thompson

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Title: “A Sense of Place”

Author: Tony Thompson

Genres: humanities, philosophy

Description:

“Being sexually assaulted by my uncle at the age of eight, in what was then West Germany, was one of the significant issues in my life that deeply affected my sense of place and being. Spending the first fourteen years of my life in an orphanage was turbulent.” ~ Tony Thompson

A sense of place/belonging is what we all long and yearn for. Here is a story of one’s quest through philosophy, religion and psychology to find answers to life’s big questions. The author spent the first 14 years of his life in an orphanage. He then went home to live with his estranged mother and hostile stepfather in South London. From an early age to that quest of learning himself, where he is from and where he is going. Regardless of our upbringing, we all have those burning questions within us to know who are we.

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JoeyTweets BookBlast – “A Sense of Place” by Tony Thompson

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Title: “A Sense of Place”

Author: Tony Thompson

Genres: nonfiction, self-help, how to, memoir

Description: “Being sexually assaulted by my uncle at the age of eight, in what was then West Germany, was one of the significant issues in my life that deeply affected my sense of place and being. Spending the first fourteen years of my life in an orphanage was turbulent.” ~ Tony Thompson

A sense of place/belonging is what we all long and yearn for. Here is a story of one’s quest through philosophy, religion and psychology to find answers to life’s big questions. The author spent the first 14 years of his life in an orphanage. He then went home to live with his estranged mother and hostile stepfather in South London. From an early age to that quest of learning himself, where he is from and where he is going. Regardless of our upbringing, we all have those burning questions within us to know who are we.Continue reading

JoeyTweets BookBlast – “Rosebudd the American Pimp: Parts 1 & 2” by John “Rosebudd” Dickson

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Title: “Rosebudd the American Pimp: Parts 1 & 2”

Author: John “Rosebudd” Dickson

Genres: autobiography, biography, memoir, cultural heritage, reference

Description: Rosebudd the American Pimp is about the exploits of one of the pimps in the 1999 cult classic documentary “American Pimp” by the Hughes brothers. This book is Rosebudd’s version of how the game of pimping goes. He tells the ins and outs, and the dos and don’ts, of the pimp game, as well as the twenty-seven rules he lived by to become one of the greatest pimps that ever lived. The book covers the choices he had to make in order to go to the highest plateau in that lifestyle.

Rosebudd did all that was in his power to become a legend. His day-to-day activities, mental savvy, and toughness is displayed throughout the book. His book is not a book on how to become a pimp, but rather a book on how not to be a brutal, uncaring person and still receive the rewards of being one of the best pimps there ever was. In this book, Rosebudd has listed the twenty-seven rules to becoming a master at this game. If you pick this book up you will not put it down until it is completed. You must be cautious with this material, because you will be handling pure dope.

What else is there for a top flight PimP to do once he has retired from the Game and left the streets to the younger players? Rosebudd believes that what he spent his life doing was well worth the time he put in. He is dedicated to living according to this rule: “Be good to the Game, and the Game will be good to you.” RoseBudd believed the Game would take care of him in his retiring years, and this book shows the hard times and good times he’s had navigating this square life.

How do you decide to stop living a life of luxury, fast cars, even faster women, money, prestige, and an ability to do what ever it is you want to do? How do you decide? Painstakingly, that’s all Rosebudd can say.

RoseBudd the American Pimp: Part 2, revisits Rosebudd years following his retirement. There were a lot of decisions that had to be made. The first, and most important, decision was to become a single parent. Life after the Game left him with no marketable skills. All he had was his brain and his mouth piece. He talked his way into the soda fountain business. After being a top flight tech, he was promoted the the coveted spot of QMC (Quality Maintenance Check). His leadership capabilites began to fit his new life as a parent in addition to the promotion to supervisor. After 15 years, quit his job still unsatisfied. He started writing again. He wrote with a mission in mind. Twenty-one manuscripts later, he wrote Rosebudd the American Pimp: Part 2.

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