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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (635 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Omar Tyree Narrator: Omar Tyree Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2001 ISBN: 9780743549141
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amira Jammy | 11/14/2013

    " was one of a funny book that i read a while ago on singer and groupies and in between..great fictional story on the subject... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 6/22/2013

    " It read like a movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 4/17/2013

    " It was a slow read for me, but it was ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lashonda | 2/28/2013

    " I was blown away by this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon Hasson | 10/23/2012

    " My favorite book. Hands down. I won't give the details but...I imagine that Trey Songz life might be similar to John "Loverboy" William's in the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ciara | 7/23/2012

    " The price of fame. Hes excellent as well. One of my top authors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lawrence Tuck | 7/16/2012

    " I REALLY like this book. I play music, so I could identify with what was going on throughout "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 3/13/2012

    " Be careful what you wish for!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bionca | 2/2/2012

    " Well...I actually likes this Book. With fame comes problems... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Troy Bryant | 11/24/2011

    " Very good book with an inteteresting twist at the end "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maegan | 9/18/2011

    " Very descriptive book. I listened to the audiobook, which may have enhanced the song and beat descriptions a LOT. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diamora Hunt | 9/3/2011

    " One of Omar tyrees best and one of my favorite books of all time I read this book over and over. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jasmine Finch | 3/13/2011

    " Tyree is very hit or miss to me. I read most of this a while ago but I couldn't ever finish it. I recently picked it up at the library and plan to try to read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Terry | 2/9/2011

    " This book really amazed me...I loved the journey of the characters, career-wise as well as how they evolved as men. Awesome book; I've read it at least two or three times! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blair | 12/25/2010

    " Long... but very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl A. | 9/29/2010

    " Loved it so much, I've read it at least twice! Such a good book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Synthia Green | 8/7/2010

    " An excellent read with wonderful sensory language! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammy Washington | 6/14/2010

    " I never could really get into this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meme2293 | 4/23/2010

    " Greaaattt Booook.! I love Omar Tyree...although he has a tendency to be a bit longwinded sometimes "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shaneka | 11/18/2009

    " I love anything Omar Tyree, he was one of the first African American Authors I picked up as a teenager. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Troy | 10/5/2009

    " Very good book with an inteteresting twist at the end "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 6/6/2009

    " This book really amazed me...I loved the journey of the characters, career-wise as well as how they evolved as men. Awesome book; I've read it at least two or three times! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bionca | 5/16/2009

    " Well...I actually likes this Book. With fame comes problems... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jasmine | 11/13/2008

    " Tyree is very hit or miss to me. I read most of this a while ago but I couldn't ever finish it. I recently picked it up at the library and plan to try to read it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammy | 7/14/2008

    " I never could really get into this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ciara | 6/23/2008

    " The price of fame. Hes excellent as well. One of my top authors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lashonda | 12/22/2007

    " I was blown away by this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shaneka | 9/6/2007

    " I love anything Omar Tyree, he was one of the first African American Authors I picked up as a teenager. "

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About the Author
Author 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.