Blair

As a youth, Blair discovered his love for literature and storytelling because his mother made sure he never missed a Scholastic Book Club fair in elementary school. Born and raised in Southeastern Pennsylvania, he once had saccharine visions of "Being Like Mike" and then a music business impresario a la Berry Gordy, but deep down he always knew that he'd find his way to telling stories and/or supporting others who dared venture to tell them. Throughout the years he has put his pen to work as a copywriter for clients such as Nike, MasterCard, and Jordan Brand.  In his free time he can be found spilling his overpriced craft beer at a concert venue or fanning the flames of his incendiary love for basketball, vintage first pressings of Soul Jazz vinyl, and old school skate vids by Spike Jonez.  


Reviews & Recommendations

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Between the World and Me Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780812993547
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - July 14th, 2015

A bare-knuckled love letter steeped in fatherly wisdom written to Coates's son that rendered me speechless, angry, and hopeful. Coates writes with an urgency and a sensitivity that begs to be shared with those looking toward a future in which systemic oppression has no home in this country. 
 


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Invisible Man (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679732761
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Published: Vintage - March 14th, 1995

Ellison broke the mold with this novel. This is one timeless, poignant, gut-punching story that deftly details the realities of African-American life in America. Ellison's writing is rife with rhythmic paranoia and steeped in a hopeful passion. Invisible Man was ahead of its time, yet still very much on time today as it was in 1952. 


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Song of Solomon (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400033423
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

I dare anyone to try not to cry at this literary gift that Morisson has bestowed upon us on these pages. Song of Solomon is equal parts elegiac, heartwarming, and transcendent.