I wanted to spotlight someone whose work I’ve supported for the past couple of years, New York Times best-selling author Omar Tyree.
If you’ve been following my blog, you might remember a previous book review on his 2015 novel, All Access. Well, I recently finished another novel of his, entitled A Do Right Man, and I wanted to share my thoughts.
This story takes place between the late 80s and early 90s. Bobby Dallas, a Black radio-personality and Howard University graduate, is a young, handsome gentleman who’s on a quest for love and success. He experiences highs and lows with his personal and professional endeavors, like most of us in our twenties, but ultimately appreciates the learning process that eventually leads him to a life of happiness and fulfillment. The fact that he stayed true to his “Do Right” mentality (Nice Guy Syndrome) makes his narrative even more special.
I enjoyed this book mainly because it mirrored my own story almost identically. Scary, I know. Bobby’s personality seemed to be his strength and Achilles heel when it came to his relationships with women; he wasn’t a pushover but he wasn’t an assertive, take charge kind of guy either. That left him in more “situationships” than he expected to be in, especially when he had all of the qualities that the women he dated claimed they wanted in a man.
However, he did inadvertently cause some of his own headaches, which is reminiscent to the mistakes I’ve made throughout my young adulthood. As for his career, I wholeheartedly related to his struggles because the Mass Communications field, particularly in this new millennium, can be unstable if you don’t have a safety net. One of the main points that I took from his story is that divine intervention is real and whatever is meant to happen in your life will happen, personally and professionally.
I would like to encourage you all to check out Omar Tyree’s official website. His body of work includes books, poetry, stage plays, and films.
Until Next Time…