Saturday, November 10, 2012
FREE KINDLE E-BOOK ALERT: TEARS OF A CLOWN (I'M NOT MADEA) by Vincent Morris
TEARS OF A CLOWN (I'M NOT MADEA) by Vincent Morris
Imagine every stereotype about black people in drag…………………………………
Upcoming novelist Vincent Morris’s Tears of a Clown is not only an insightful commentary on the exploitation of African Americans in cinema, it’s a captivating look at its impact on family and personal development.
Samuel Freeman is a classically trained actor who has starred in off broadway productions of everything from A Raison in the Sun to Fences. Although many of these performances are Tony Worthy and artistically fulfilling they lack the money necessary to survive and hold down a family.
Financial ruin creates the way for his most profitable creation Mama Sista, a modern take on characters such as Madea (Tyler Perry), Big Mama (Martin Lawrence) and Mrs. Doubtfire (Robin Williams). The Mama Sista phenomenon leads to satisfaction economically, mixed with disappointment artistically due to exploitation. Mama Sista represents almost every stereotype about African Americans in the form of a wise talking, gun toting, weed smoking, grandmother.
On a brighter note Mama Sista creates multiple African American millionaires, opportunities for minorities both behind and in front of the camera, as well as a black owned television studio.
Despite the positive aspects of her existence, Mama Sista generates media negativity, backlash from religious groups, separation of friends and family. It is this war between the positive and negative that send Samuel Freeman and his flamboyant, womanizing, emotionally bankrupt business manager Robert Combs into a tailspin.
Beyond being a novel Tears of a Clown is a revelation in its understanding of human nature and it’s cast of characters who are everyday people in extraordinary situations. Whereas standard novels have you on the outside looking in, Tears has you on the inside looking out, almost as if you are seeing the world through Samuel’s eyes, literally.
Newcomer Vincent Morris is one of the most unique African American authors of his generation both in voice and perspective taken. The bad thing is Tears of a Clown isn’t available in hard copy or paperback. The good thing is you can download it on Kindle for less than the cost of a burger and fries. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download a free attachment to your device wherever there is internet. You owe it to yourself to invest your time and money into this innovative new wordsmith.
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