Damon Young

Damon Young is writer , critic, humorist, and professional black person.

He's a co-founder and editor in chief of VerySmartBrothas which garners over 7 million hits a month and was coined "the blackest thing that ever happened to the internet" by The Washington Post. A columnist for GQ.com he is the author of the critically acclaimed What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker which has been featured in the NYT, NPR, GQ, Time Magazine, and The Root, among many others. Ava DuVernay called his voice "clear and critical." Micheal Eric Dyson said he's "one of the most important young voices in humor writing today." And Kiese Laymon called his work "the best of American twenty-first century writing." 

A native Pittsburgher who attended Canisius College on a basketball scholarship, Damon is also a member of ACLU Pennsylvania's State Board. He currently resides in Pittsburgh's Northside, with his wife and daughter and many half empty boxes of gourmet pancake mix.

Books By Damon Young