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September 01, 2009

Literary Spotlight: The Denzel Principle

The denzel principle

I got an email the other day about jimbrah izrael's new book, the Denzel Principle. I thought it wasn't coming out until the end of next year, but Amazon says it's gonna be out in February. It's available now for pre-order. Bonus!

If it's anything like the posts he did on his blog four or five years ago, detailing his struggles with his babies' mothers, it could be the best book evar. I'd provide links to a few of them, but they've since been removed from the Internets. Now all we've got is the blog he does for the Root, the site edited by Skip Gates, the Harvard Professor arrested for going home while black. Which is fine - but to read it, you'd wonder why they're letting him write a book, and why I'm offering a tentative endorsement of it. It's just not very in-depth.

The other stuff from his blog I enjoyed were his adventures in hip-hop journalism. You might remember the one where he described how tight Danyel Smith's shirts were back in the '90s (when she was still in her 30s), which led to Elliott Wilson taking a shot at him in one of his XXL editorials, in between coming up with lies about how people got on the cover. I wonder if there's gonna be any of that in this book. At the very least, there should be a bit about the woman he forced to quit the Root. That seems like it would be in keeping with the theme.

The Denzel Principle: Why Black Women Can't Find Good Black Men [Amazon]

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