It has been quite a while since I’ve emailed you. I apologize. What with all the crazy ish happening in this country right now—black men being killed left and right, a global pandemic, not getting a haircut in, like, forever—I’ve just been swamped. Here are some fun book and animated series updates:
Remember that lit agent I told you about in the last newsletter? The one who reached out to me in April (I first emailed her back in September). Well, after reading my full manuscript, I spoke with for over an hour. It was such an engaging conversation. I can tell she genuinely enjoys the book, but thinks we need more of a platform before she can represent it. She left the door open for me to reach out to her again. (Spread the word y’all)
The illustrator I’ve been working with created a bad-ass cover that will make your jaw drop.
I’ve started working with my BFFs JD and Yolanda (featured in the book) to make an animated series. Our plan is to put together a pitch deck we can take to people in the biz.
I’ve started interviewing people for a podcast I plan to put out shortly. Stay tuned.
Since I emailed you last, I’ve published three additional chapters:
Chapter 20: My Relationship with Facebook is…Complicated: wherein I tell the story about the house negro and the dufus asshole on Facebook who helped me find the secret of life.
Chapter 21: Positive Ron: wherein I tell the story of how I “graduated” to the next level of Angry Black Manhood when one of my white social media followers stopped following me because I’m no longer “positive.”
Chapter 22: Waxing Philosophical: this is easily one of my favorite chapters in the book. Of all of them, this one is probably the most Tarantino-esque. Sam Jackson is back with another lesson in blackness. (You will never look at “The Karate Kid” the same again).
At the bottom of this newsletter is the full Table of Contents (for published chapters) with Medium friend links (e.g. won’t count towards your monthly limit if you’re not a Medium subscriber).
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That’s it for now. As always, thank you so much for your support.
All the best,
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Bro Log—A Perfect Beginning
Chapter 2: Blackness is My Super Suit
Chapter 3: Wypipo Trigger Warning
Chapter 4: The White Elephant in the Room
Chapter 5: Stupid Sh*t Trump Supporters Say
Chapter 6: All I Need are Dreadlocks and a Sword
Chapter 7: Wonder Woman Was Black
Chapter 8: To All the White Girls I’ve Loved Before
Chapter 9: Origin of a Blaxistential Crisis
Chapter 10: My First Times All Have One Thing in Common
Chapter 11: Ode to the Black Woman, Queen Mother of Civilization
Channeling Viola Davis: The Making of Chapter 11 (the most challenging chapter for me to write.)
Chapter 12: Black People Are Not A Monolith
Chapter 13: Babysitters, Bad Words, and F-Bombs
Chapter 14: “Reverend Blue Jeans” (And other cool tunes no self-respecting black man should like this much)
Chapter 15: Me and Mr. T (The first time my blackness earned me a standing ovation at my predominantly white high school).
Chapter 16: Breakdancing and Breakthroughs
Chapter 17: A Faker’s Dozens
Chapter 18: Make George Costanza Moment
Chapter 19: Newsflash: America was/is Still Racist
Chapter 20: My Relationship with Facebook is…Complicated
Chapter 21: Positive Ron
Chapter 22: Waxing Philosophical