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5 comments | Friday, April 03, 2009




You may remember reading an interview on this blog a few months ago with emerging black gay author Lamar Ariel. Ariel who is currently on his first book tour landed in Atlanta last night for a book signing and reading at Outwrite Bookstore and Coffehouse.


Ariel read several letters from Ready To Male including one of my favorites addressed to "Dear Mr. Nice Guy". Ariel explained the concept behind this particular letter during our interview.


"Dear Mr. Nice Guy is actually a letter that I wrote to myself a few years ago, says Ariel. The letter really speaks to being so jaded that you can't participate in love in the way that you should. When you've become so accustomed to being in dysfunctional relationships that you can't embrace a healthy one."


I think we've all been there once or twice. Get into Lamar Ariel's reading of "Dear Mr. Nice Guy" in the video below.


5 Comments:

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Loved this...I have an affinity for those who are able to bring to life the thoughts that are rolling around their psyche...love it...

April 03, 2009 10:50 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Thanks for covering this Darian! I recently purchased and read his book, and I'm a FAN! This brotha is DEFINITELY going places!

April 04, 2009 1:55 AM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Yes!!! Many have become so jaded these day that when someone of any value comes along theyre labled as "boring" or "too nice"... Perhaps it is these dysfunctional, "no good" men who we're really looking for? Maybe the idea of having to work for the attention of these men makes people feel more worthy. And for these no good men.... the saying really is true: "TREAT 'EM LIKE DIRT AND THEY'LL STICK TO YOU LIKE MUD".

April 04, 2009 4:15 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Thanks Darian. I almost cried listening to Lamar read from his work. Boy did he sum up a ton of things that typify so many of us in the Black male SGL community. Its time more of us talked about the high level of our disfunctionality.

April 05, 2009 11:27 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Wow, that was deep and sooo true for so many people. I will have to purchase his book.

April 06, 2009 5:45 PM

 

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