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New novel offers a perfect blend of humor, soul, and romance
David Lamb, author of On Top of the World

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) – David Lambs unique blend of laughs, love, politics and vibrant African-American culture has enchanted audiences on-stage for years in his smash-hit play, Platanos Y Collard Greens. Now Lamb unleashes his new novel, On Top Of The World (Until The Bell Chimes) – a hilarious, romantic, modern African-American retelling of a Christmas Carol with a superstar twist.

On Top of the World has been greeted with acclaim that promises that readers wont be able to put it down or stop talking about this hilarious satire about race, class and celebrity worship that depicts Ebenezer Scrooge not as a crusty, aged English money-lender, but as Scrooʝe, a hyper-talented, self-centered, handsome, Black music star with 100 million albums sold and millions of social media followers.

And the love of his life, other than money, is, Belle, a beautiful take-no-prisoners lawyer whose flawless chocolate complexion causes traffic accidents as she stylishly zips through Manhattan.

Its a fantastic story of love about two people who never imagined being musics most powerful couple, except thats exactly what happened when Belle fell head over heels and gave Scrooʝe, the Coke-bottle-glasses-wearing biggest nerd on her campus the ultimate makeover. With her love inspiring his confidence and turning him into a fashion impresario from Milan to New York – only to realize too late shed created a chart topping monster with an unstoppable ego.

Like the music stars he depicts in this prize-winning work, David Lamb grew up a poor boy in the big city who discovered that the pen really is mightier than the sword. Growing up in New York City public housing, David went on to attend graduate school at Princeton University and NYU School of Law. While working as a lawyer by day, at night David transformed into a writer and eventually wrote and produced, along with his lovely wife Jamillah, the hit off-Broadway play Platanos Y Collard Greens.

Now in On Top of the World, David blends heart, soul, bling and romance in a story, that is not only hilarious, but politically right on time – with its satire of Trumps presidential campaign and the challenges of being an outspoken Black artist – in a story that will have readers laughing, thinking, feeling romantic and enjoying themselves from the first page to the last, all year round.

Copies of On Top of the World can be pre-ordered from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. And can follow David online at www.davidlambbooks.com; on Twitter @authordavidlamb, as well as set up a Skype meeting with David and your book club by emailing David at lamb@davidlamb.club.
What others are saying:

FIVE STARS! Perfectly combines humor and romance in a novel about race, class and celebrity worship that readers will love! — Hollywood Book Review

Dynamic novel about the price of fame packed with so much heart and so many laughs I couldnt put it down! — Talib Kweli

Photo Caption: Author David Lamb, and the bookcover for “On Top of the World”

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