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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

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amira | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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